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Old 01-02-2005, 05:51 PM
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Clear Corners?

I'm looking for clear corners, but I want the ones that have some orange color in it. But my question is, is the corner really clear with the parking light on that makes is have that orange color or are their two different types of clear corners..? (One that is completely clear and one that is partially). Because I've seen pictures that seem to depict both unless its just the parking light being on that makes it look that way.
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Old 01-02-2005, 08:01 PM
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I'm looking for clear corners, but I want the ones that have some orange color in it. But my question is, is the corner really clear with the parking light on that makes is have that orange color or are their two different types of clear corners..? (One that is completely clear and one that is partially). Because I've seen pictures that seem to depict both unless its just the parking light being on that makes it look that way.
I think the difference is just the bulb. Standard is with the orange bulb, and some people put a coated bulb that isn't orange until on.
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:44 PM
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What you are looking for is the OEM clear lenses with the stock orange amber bulb installed. Most people opt to switch out the amber bulbs and get a bulb that complements their clear lenses better. However, you can also just leave the stock orange bulb in there to get the look that you want. Here is a link to the OEM clear lens kit:

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Old 01-04-2005, 03:43 PM
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I saw what I liked on an M3 at the dealership the other day, they were clear but you could still see some orange on it, unlike those that are totally clear.
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Old 01-04-2005, 04:28 PM
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I saw what I liked on an M3 at the dealership the other day, they were clear but you could still see some orange on it, unlike those that are totally clear.
Please take comfort in knowing that it actually costs extra money to get the totally
clear effect. If you like the stock fussy amber look, that is great news for you could
be both more satisfied and spending less money at the same time.
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Old 01-04-2005, 04:30 PM
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Please take comfort in knowing that it actually costs extra money to get the totally
clear effect. If you like the stock fussy amber look, that is great news for you could
be both more satisfied and spending less money at the same time.
True, having that preference can save you about $50 which is the cost of the bulbs I sell that get rid of the orange look.
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Old 01-04-2005, 04:47 PM
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Oh so they really come like that, but people just replace the bulbs. ? I've never seen what I liked in person until I saw that M3, I couldn't tell if they were like that with the parking light on or off. I finally came across what I liked at bavauto.com, though in the magazine they only offered the white looking clear corners. Thanks!
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Clear Bulbs

Go to Pepboys.com and search for titanium series bulbs by APC, i have a set and the are INVISIBLE with the lights off! The are a nice orangeish yellow when on.
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Oh so they really come like that, but people just replace the bulbs. ? I've never seen what I liked in person until I saw that M3, I couldn't tell if they were like that with the parking light on or off. I finally came across what I liked at bavauto.com, though in the magazine they only offered the white looking clear corners. Thanks!
Yup, that is how they come, most people just dont like the orange bulbs so they change them out
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Old 01-05-2005, 12:37 PM
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You like what many call the egg yolk look.

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Sunny-side up please !

Actually, you could just take a two-step approach and start with the clear corners (covers) first. Then, give it a few weeks with the standard amber bulbs to see if you like it. If you don't, then go get the clear bulbs as well. You'd determine what you like and not end up spending the extra $$ on the bulbs if you are happy with the "egg yolk look."

This is probably what I will do. I'm about 2 weeks away from getting a 330i ZHP in Sapphire Black. Clear corners and the Sapphire Black reflector replacements are my first to-do. I'll hold off on the bulbs to see how it looks.

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I want it to have the orange look wether on or off. My car is silver and I've seen many with the clear corners without the yellow bulb and I don't like it very much, but on other colors I do, just not on silver or white cars.
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Old 01-05-2005, 04:58 PM
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This is probably what I will do. I'm about 2 weeks away from getting a 330i ZHP in Sapphire Black. Clear corners and the Sapphire Black reflector replacements are my first to-do. I'll hold off on the bulbs to see how it looks.

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I'll check it out! -Thanks
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I'll check it out! -Thanks

OBMW0323i:

I just did this whole thing last month...

I purchased the clear corners from circle BMW for about $200...

Then I purchased a silver light kit set (solaris bulbs) from bimmian
http://www.bimmian.info/SOL/46

If you have a dark colored car, lose the egg yolk--it looks much better
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I just did this whole thing last month...

I purchased the clear corners from circle BMW for about $200...

Then I purchased a silver light kit set (solaris bulbs) from bimmian
http://www.bimmian.info/SOL/46

If you have a dark colored car, lose the egg yolk--it looks much better
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There are 2 kinds of clear corners, Smoked, and Clear. The orange your seeing in the clear is probably the bulb. I have smoked lense in my E46 coupe, with stealth bulbs, The bulbs are silver so they cant be seen except when on! Bavarian Autosport has the lenses. and I can find out exactly who make sthe bulbs.
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Another option to lose the eggyolk look (that is, if you don't like it) is to take your regular amber bulbs and put a light coat of high temperature paint on them. They will still illuminate amber but will not be orange when off.



Rust-Oleum Specialty High Heat --available at places like Home Depot/Lowes fro around $4 a can
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I want it to have the orange look wether on or off. My car is silver and I've seen many with the clear corners without the yellow bulb and I don't like it very much, but on other colors I do, just not on silver or white cars.
I guess it's a matter of taste. I think my silver car looks better without the yolk (or the reflectors)





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how come some bimmers have the reflectors and others dont? my 2001 sedan does not
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whats the diff b/t ordering thru modbargains and ordering directly with bimmian.com???
Just the price. Bimmian still ships out your order, and I input it directly into their system. I'm just hooking you guys up with better prices, that's all.
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The same goes for other items on my site... all of the orders still go directly to the original company that stocks them, I just get you lower prices on them. We have over 1,000 products offered, with partnerships with more companies in the works
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Well, your sedan used to have amber reflectors before you swapped out for the clears. Not on the bumber, though, but built in to the stock front corner light housings. You still have the reflectors in the front corners, but now they are no longer amber.

BMW gave each version of the car different reflectors to give each body style a different look, purely for marketting purposes.
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when did they satrt putting the reflectors on the bumper? or was it juts with coupes?
 

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