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Old 04-14-2004, 00:03   #1 (permalink)
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Either fashion has changed in recent years, or the average person hasn't got a clue about clear indicators. A startling percentage of stock vehicles I am seeing with clear indicators have had the proper amber bulbs replaced with regular clear ones. The result is annoyingly bright and arguably unsafe indicators without even a hint of amber/yellow. It's also something of a fundamental roadworthy issue.

I'm not sure how the installers fail to notice that the old bulbs are amber. Perhaps people are turning a blind eye, or trying to save a couple of cents. Predictably, Falcons and Commodores (mainly EF and VR onwards) are most effected.

Might be time for a little public education one of these days...
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Re: Disturbing trend with clear indicators

The bulbs are different in pin configuration as well, so would take a little effort to jam the thing in as well, so is not a SIMPLE mistake to make either.

I changed to front clear and kept the standard bulb holder and had to make a small mod for amber bulbs to fit in properly on my EA anyways.
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i agree with this.. i see it a lot, and it annoys the crap out of me!

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Re: Disturbing trend with clear indicators

i am yet to see this, but now i know i'll probably look out for it. Is this defectable? I mean surely cops would see this and say it is illegal (distracting/blinding other road users)?

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Re: Disturbing trend with clear indicators

yes it is.. one of my AU2's had a cracked stop/tail bulb holder so i just used a earlier model loom that didn't accomodate the different pin position of the amber bulb... Well it got put off the road for using a clear indicator bulb inside a clear housing :(
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Re: Disturbing trend with clear indicators

never noticed that.. have to keep an eye out.
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Re: Disturbing trend with clear indicators

Well that's the problem - you never do notice them Not many over here yet, btu I've seen a few. Only because I was looking straight at it wondering why he was turning there!
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I see so many st00pid Lancers, Preludes and Civics like this. What really annoys me is the fake pink light from their brakes...
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Yeah I hate those tail lights that look pink...
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Re: Disturbing trend with clear indicators

Are you sure that most of these cars don't come from the factory like this? Most, if not all VTII Commodores I've noticed have the clear bulbs in the tail light indicator. My VSII Berlina also has clear bulbs in the rear indicators. Interestingly, when Damian bought my clear repeaters they came with amber bulbs to put in behind them.

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