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View Poll Results: Rear Turn signals on BMWs, RED or YELLOW?
RED 12 30.00%
YELLOW 28 70.00%
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:26 AM
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Angry WHY the "blink" is the rear turn signal RED and not YELLOW on 2006 330?

Any thoughts? Red rear turn signals??? One of the things I liked about the BMWs was the yellow rear turn signals. Now they are like the G35 and all American Cars (not that those other cars are bad or anything)...but, what that "blink"?
Does anyone know if it would work to just put a yellow bulb under there?
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:35 AM
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The bulb is probably clear. It's the plastic housing that determines the color.

Oh, and I think it looks fine.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:48 AM
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The bulb makes no difference. You have to get the Euro-style lights.

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The bulb makes no difference. You have to get the Euro-style lights.

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Or blacklines
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I would guess it has something to do w / cost cutting.
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Old 06-03-2006, 02:53 PM
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As long as the indicators are separate actual bulbs, I don't mind.

I can't stand GM cars, where the same light is the brake light, running light, and turn signal. I don't know how the DOT, which is so strict about most things, allows that.
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Old 06-03-2006, 05:01 PM
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Any thoughts? Red rear turn signals??? One of the things I liked about the BMWs was the yellow rear turn signals. Now they are like the G35 and all American Cars (not that those other cars are bad or anything)...but, what that "blink"?
Does anyone know if it would work to just put a yellow bulb under there?
Thanks
I saw a 2006 325i the other day with a yellow rear turn signal. (Peoria, Ill)
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The one's on the 7 are yellow with a clear white housing.

I wish they were clear or red. , cause it looks cleaner looking.
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I hated the red signals and went out and got myself a set of OEM blackline and did the upgrade, no more red signals just amber.
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I would guess it has something to do w / cost cutting.
Not really, its a US DOT mandate. Something to do with the design on the e90 taillight; the turn signal area doesn't meet some prescribed proportion/size to the whole taillight area so they have to be red not amber...just something I read somewhere.

Its either that or the decision makers at the DOT loves love their Buicks

Not mentioning the ugly amber reflectors in the headlights...
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Old 06-09-2006, 05:31 PM
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Not really, its a US DOT mandate. Something to do with the design on the e90 taillight; the turn signal area doesn't meet some prescribed proportion/size to the whole taillight area so they have to be red not amber...just something I read somewhere.

Its either that or the decision makers at the DOT loves love their Buicks

Not mentioning the ugly amber reflectors in the headlights...
KL2DC:

Do you think this means then that I cannot get/buy the European tail-light version that was posted above if I really wanted that yellow turn signal? Will it not pass inspection or something (which I doubt)?

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