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Old 26th March 2020, 01:27 PM
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Hey Dean,

At the moment Iím just running the US corner lamps without any additional wires or bulbs - straight bolt in.

I did have the additional corner sidelights wired in but I had to remove them as they kept throwing up a bulb out error when braking. I couldnít be bother to invest any further time on them....maybe one day

I remember when I first got them fitted; I was over the moon. Itís so subtle but cleans up the rear end so much. The cost was a bit ridiculous to be honest but cíest la vie. Iím sure all in from the US it was somewhere in the region of £250 once converted from US to GBP. The units were about £60 each, shipping was £70, and then import duty was a further £60.
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Old 26th March 2020, 01:36 PM
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Ricky, thanks for the videos. Car looks great!
The indicators look perfectly clear to me.
Did you have any trouble during MOTs?
I have one US corner unit, I need to find another one. I really prefer the colour compared to UK/EU units.
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Old 26th March 2020, 01:41 PM
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Hey Dean,

At the moment Iím just running the US corner lamps without any additional wires or bulbs - straight bolt in.

I did have the additional corner sidelights wired in but I had to remove them as they kept throwing up a bulb out error when braking. I couldnít be bother to invest any further time on them....maybe one day

I remember when I first got them fitted; I was over the moon. Itís so subtle but cleans up the rear end so much. The cost was a bit ridiculous to be honest but cíest la vie. Iím sure all in from the US it was somewhere in the region of £250 once converted from US to GBP. The units were about £60 each, shipping was £70, and then import duty was a further £60.
OK. So just the standard bulbs that you had in your EU/UK lenses?

So I just need to find the lenses, bolt them in, and then deal with any MOT inspectors / other drivers who don't think that they are doing a sufficiently legal job at indicating.
Brilliant!
Thanks
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Old 26th March 2020, 07:39 PM
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Ricky, thanks for the videos. Car looks great!
The indicators look perfectly clear to me.
Did you have any trouble during MOTs?
I have one US corner unit, I need to find another one. I really prefer the colour compared to UK/EU units.
Thanks
Thanks

No issues with MOTís so far. I still have my original units just in case though.
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Old 26th March 2020, 07:46 PM
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OK. So just the standard bulbs that you had in your EU/UK lenses?

So I just need to find the lenses, bolt them in, and then deal with any MOT inspectors / other drivers who don't think that they are doing a sufficiently legal job at indicating.
Brilliant!
Thanks
Yes to all of the above

A cheaper alternative is to use red film or red spray. From my days as a Ďdubberí (VW golf modding days) this was quite popular and had really good results.
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I vaguely recall a film called something like "Fly Eye" that would let light through but look whatever was printed on it in spots.
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