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SIDEMARKER clear or amber

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View Poll Results: sidemarker colour preference
clear 45 62.50%
amber 23 31.94%
other 7 9.72%
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Old Jun 30th, 2020, 21:24   #51
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Mine left the factory with amber, previous owner changed them to clear which looked good against the silver paintwork but I changed them back to amber as I want the car as it would have been when new

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Old Jun 30th, 2020, 21:32   #52
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Just found this thread

When I had my pure silver V40 d sport 2004 it had clear side markers Which looked great against their grey bump strip better than the amber ones
Smoked would have looked good

Being the local dealers demo car it came with all the extras;-
Arcadias, full leather, piano black trim, smoked head lights, roof rails etc

Turned a few heads back then, wish I’d kept it

Now got a v40 T2 R just as much fun
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Old Jun 30th, 2020, 22:14   #53
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Similarly just found this resurrected thread.

FWIW I replace amber bulbs behind clear lenses with chrome bulbs which shine amber when lit. This gets rid of the ‘fried egg’ look.
Just my opinion, please don't shoot me if it doesn't match yours!
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Old Jun 30th, 2020, 22:21   #54
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Well I've put blue bulbs in, matches the colour scheme.

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