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      05-29-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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hey, this is my first time posting on here. i have a 2006 330i, i wanted to change the typical red turn signals to ones with yellow bulbs. The problem is i cant seem to find a yellow bulb that fits the car. Anyone know where to find it???
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hey, this is my first time posting on here. i have a 2006 330i, i wanted to change the typical red turn signals to ones with yellow bulbs. The problem is i cant seem to find a yellow bulb that fits the car. Anyone know where to find it???
Well, there's two approaches you could take here, LED or regular halogen.
You're going to want to use this website: http://autolumination.com/ (once you get past their atrocious design...they're really a fantastic website)

According to the silvayna bulb replacement guide, the rear turn signal bulb is a 7506 bulb (it's probably labeled on the light block as a P21W).

If you want to take the LED method, go to this page http://autolumination.com/1156_1157.htm and search the page for "44 High Powered Wide Angle SMT LEDS". It should only have one result on the page, it comes in Red, Amber, and White, and it's a CANBUS LED, so it should not throw any errors or cause problems. HOWEVER, the 06/07 E9x's are very finicky with LED upgrades or HIDs--even if they have error cancelling modules. So it's a gamble, but it could come out really nicely. But at any rate, if you want this ones, pick the 1156 in AMBER

If you want to take the halogen method, but don't want to see the ugly yellow bulb in the housing, try these bulbs: http://autolumination.com/chromedomeseries.htm Pick the 1156 in AMBER.

Best of luck.
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No problem! One more thing I forgot to say: if you want to go LEDs, go for those Eagle Eye SMT towers - like the first ones the 1156/1157 etc. pages. They're crazy bright. If you go with those, you have to code out bulb check so it doesn't throw errors in your car--but that's not too difficult, so don't sweat it! Check the coding section and they can recommend how you do it, or people who can do it.
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Well, there's two approaches you could take here, LED or regular halogen.
You're going to want to use this website: http://autolumination.com/ (once you get past their atrocious design...they're really a fantastic website)

According to the silvayna bulb replacement guide, the rear turn signal bulb is a 7506 bulb (it's probably labeled on the light block as a P21W).

If you want to take the LED method, go to this page http://autolumination.com/1156_1157.htm and search the page for "44 High Powered Wide Angle SMT LEDS". It should only have one result on the page, it comes in Red, Amber, and White, and it's a CANBUS LED, so it should not throw any errors or cause problems. HOWEVER, the 06/07 E9x's are very finicky with LED upgrades or HIDs--even if they have error cancelling modules. So it's a gamble, but it could come out really nicely. But at any rate, if you want this ones, pick the 1156 in AMBER

If you want to take the halogen method, but don't want to see the ugly yellow bulb in the housing, try these bulbs: http://autolumination.com/chromedomeseries.htm Pick the 1156 in AMBER.

Best of luck.
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Thanks for the post. Really helped me as well!
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Haha thanks guys! Oh and there's another solution. You can get the 120 SMD LED towers or the Eagle Eye SMT towers (your call), but you will HAVE to code out bulb check!! In saying that, that's not too difficult, and the results will probably be a noticeable amount brighter. But I'm going to try these canbus bulbs, and I'm pretty cozy with autolumination at the moment, so I could probably return them for a small financial impact if I'm dissapointed, and trade up to the Eagle Eye towers. I'm finally out of school, and to celebrate...I enabled my rear fogs
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Wait.....so your want an amber signal in a red housing?

How's that going to look?
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Wait.....so your want an amber signal in a red housing?

How's that going to look?
Like the euro LCI taillights(ish). They have amber LEDs in a red housing, and it works just fine--I think it looks pretty cool actually!
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