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Amber indicator bulbs
« on: 01 May 2022, 15:12:49 »

Hi

Needing to replace the rear indicator bulbs as they're almost clear of the amber coating, is it just a standard amber indicator bulb I need, any specific code for them?

Thanks

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Re: Amber indicator bulbs
« Reply #1 on: 01 May 2022, 16:01:16 »

just a standard bau15s amber indicator bulb.(offset pins)i have found however that different makes seem to have a differing level of amber coating. ie some are more orange than others !
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Re: Amber indicator bulbs
« Reply #2 on: 01 May 2022, 20:45:30 »

just a standard bau15s amber indicator bulb.(offset pins)i have found however that different makes seem to have a differing level of amber coating. ie some are more orange than others !

Thanks, that's just the luck of the draw isn't it, how good a coating you get, hopefully they're better than the ones I got at the moment.
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Re: Amber indicator bulbs
« Reply #3 on: 01 May 2022, 21:24:56 »

yellow or white is only really a problem at MOT time & I can't see most testers failing you .... just give advisory.

I've a box of amber bulbs in my garage ..... Ring IIRC
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Re: Amber indicator bulbs
« Reply #4 on: 01 May 2022, 21:53:35 »

You can buy orange paint for bulbs  :)
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Re: Amber indicator bulbs
« Reply #5 on: 01 May 2022, 22:08:10 »

You can buy orange paint for bulbs  :)
Yes, but why would you?  ;D
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Re: Amber indicator bulbs
« Reply #6 on: 01 May 2022, 22:14:03 »

You can buy orange paint for bulbs  :)
Yes, but why would you?  ;D
exactly ....  ;D
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Re: Amber indicator bulbs
« Reply #7 on: 01 May 2022, 22:18:35 »

You can buy orange paint for bulbs  :)
Yes, but why would you?  ;D
exactly ....  ;D
The orange ones in my astra have been in there at least 8 years, so I don't think I'd save much money buying clear ones and a can of paint  ;D
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Re: Amber indicator bulbs
« Reply #8 on: 02 May 2022, 07:46:16 »

You can buy orange paint for bulbs  :)
Yes, but why would you?  ;D
exactly ....  ;D
The orange ones in my astra have been in there at least 8 years, so I don't think I'd save much money buying clear ones and a can of paint  ;D
I re coat the old bulbs if required (my MOT tester is strict) and have plenty of spares from cars i've scrapped
the only bulbs I have to buy are HID ,LED :o
Glad I made a few people smile  ;D
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Re: Amber indicator bulbs
« Reply #9 on: 02 May 2022, 07:47:08 »

You can buy orange paint for bulbs  :)
But then you have to buy the Clear Coat, the Wet and Dry, the Lacquer, Rubbing Down Compound, Paint Wipes, T Cut, Polish, Buffing Machine, and on and on, its just endless.
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Re: Amber indicator bulbs
« Reply #10 on: 02 May 2022, 07:52:24 »

MOT up this week, thought they looked very white so decided to change them.
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Re: Amber indicator bulbs
« Reply #11 on: 02 May 2022, 08:27:29 »

You can buy orange paint for bulbs  :)
But then you have to buy the Clear Coat, the Wet and Dry, the Lacquer, Rubbing Down Compound, Paint Wipes, T Cut, Polish, Buffing Machine, and on and on, its just endless.
and that's all AFTER you've knocked the dents out of the glass and masked up the chrome work  :D
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Re: Amber indicator bulbs
« Reply #12 on: 05 May 2022, 21:17:06 »

Now changed, and I'll rub off the remaining amber flakes on the old bulbs and keep those as spares, how's that for penny pinching!
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