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...
Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President
1989 Ford Fairmont Ghia turbo/GL replica (underway)
1994 Eunos 800M
1990 Ford Laser S
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 :(
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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