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      04-19-2012, 09:03 AM   #1
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parking/cornering light in amber?

Are any vendors selling an amber bulb for the light housing closest to the grill. I'm sick of these being lit around turns and people thinking my highs are on. I want an LED amber bulb that matches the interior for these to show their not headlights. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Are any vendors selling an amber bulb for the light housing closest to the grill. I'm sick of these being lit around turns and people thinking my highs are on. I want an LED amber bulb that matches the interior for these to show their not headlights. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Do people really think your highs are on??

No one sells an Amber bulb unfortunately, however, if you wanted to try something unique, you could get something like this http://www.amazon.com/AC-Orange-Auto...sim_sbs_auto_5 and spray it on to a set of $5 Hella 55-watt h3 bulbs, and give it a go.
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Well I mean there is always eBay for you: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-x-Car-Bulb...item20b830758f

I was just wondering if its been done. And yes around here people are very particular and un educated about the whole if your fogs are on your highs are not.
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Any electrical engineers or something know if these will work without any codes?
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When do these lights come on? does the switch need to be in auto?
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They will be barely visible.
Get a regular incandescent bulb like this

http://www.amazon.com/HELLA-HLA-H831...5199878&sr=1-8
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They will be barely visible.
Get a regular incandescent bulb like this

http://www.amazon.com/HELLA-HLA-H831...5199878&sr=1-8
If you read the thread I'm not looking for a brighter bulb!
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I was actually just thinking i want mine to be yellow, like people do on their e36's guess no one has done it yet?
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Bringing this back from the grave to see if there are any answers to what controls these light to come on and how do I change the conditions
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the cornering lights come on when you signal to turn and when you turn the wheel at slow speeds. They shouldn't be on all the time. At least thats how my LCI Xenons work.
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Bringing this back from the grave to see if there are any answers to what controls these light to come on and how do I change the conditions
They are cornering lights. Your headlight switch needs to be in Auto and it has to be dark enough for the headlights to come on. They come on:
- While standing if your wheels are straight and you turn blinker
- While standing if you turn your steering wheel either side
- At low speeds and high cornering angles (like on ramps).
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They are cornering lights. Your headlight switch needs to be in Auto and it has to be dark enough for the headlights to come on. They come on:
- While standing if your wheels are straight and you turn blinker
- While standing if you turn your steering wheel either side
- At low speeds and high cornering angles (like on ramps).
And, both turn on while in reverse.
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And, both turn on while in reverse.
sorry guys i know how they work. Im just trying to code these to be on when i want. they are no longer turning lights for me anymore.
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sorry guys i know how they work. Im just trying to code these to be on when i want. they are no longer turning lights for me anymore.
you coded them to be on all the time while the headlights were on?
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you coded them to be on all the time while the headlights were on?
No. When I'm at an intersection waiting to turn with my turn signal on one lights up. The people around here assume the other one is burnt out and think I'm high beaming them. So I don't like them.

I now have OSS and changed the turning lens into a projector lens so I'm looking to code them to come on with my highs. Or to replace the bulb with a colored led and run them as demon eyes with my running lights. The trick is in the coding.
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