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      04-07-2020, 05:53 AM   #1
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silver front indicator bulbs

On lockdown so lots of free time, my car is very clean and very low miles.

This was easy and cheap mod. There is a small access panel at the front of each wheel well.

I used these bulbs: https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/58...onet-bulb.html

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      04-07-2020, 09:01 AM   #2
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Did you get any warning lights on your dash given these are LEDs.

Replaced mine with Philips Silvervison. Subtle change but makes a difference to the headlights

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      04-07-2020, 11:05 AM   #3
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Hi D3, no warning lights from these. I have fitted Twenty20 and Silver Vision bulbs to many cars and both are good products.

In fact silver bulbs are about half the price and arguably look better (more oem). The led bulb is typically brighter, 750 vs 280 lumens.

Maybe I have OCD but I think it looks lots better and maybe something that could be standard?
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Seems like a easy upgrade for those without icon headlights.
Reading some reviews, many have said the Philips bulbs still let off a orange tint (when off).

I've ordered OSRAM DIADEM CHROME PY21W as these seem more silver. Let's see when they arrive in a few days.
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Seems like a easy upgrade for those without icon headlights.
Reading some reviews, many have said the Philips bulbs still let off a orange tint (when off).

I've ordered OSRAM DIADEM CHROME PY21W as these seem more silver. Let's see when they arrive in a few days.
Did you fit them? Pics?
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