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I want my front turn signals to look like this, bright white turn signals, with blue look when they're off. Does anybody know what kind of bulbs the front turn signals use? Any company makes particularly good versions of these?


From the looks of it the rear lights on the non North American versions of the MZ3 5dr, it looks like it has a clear cover over the turn signals. Can that fit on a sedan, which has the yellow on the turn signal?




Also while I'm on the topic, does anyone know where to get, and what will fit in the side markers? I want those bright white as well. How do you get them out?
I used other people’s pictures for these questions, hope they don't mind.
 

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as for the side markers i think i dont think u can change the bulb so easily, u gotta chnge the whole unit....as for the front turns...i too am going to change my front turns to hyper white...some good bulbs for hte front turns are hte polarg ones... which i hve, but i have yet to install them haha.
 

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Does anybody know where I can get the front turn signals online? The owners manual didn't say what size the side markers are.
 

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What size bulb are the turn signals/ what is their lamp code
 
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The winning blue hatch and i think the sedan are Australian model vehicles...

Just though I'd let you know.. :)
 

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I know, I just wanted to know if the hatch and sedan's tail lights are the same. So I could order them and swap them out.
 

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jimida said:
I know, I just wanted to know if the hatch and sedan's tail lights are the same. So I could order them and swap them out.
They are not interchangable from what I know.
 

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Those are sylvania turn bulbs, they appear blue but flash amber. Like i posted before, the dealer has to replace the turn signals "due to the complexity"
 

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do you think i should them to replace my bulbs when i go in for service this tuesday? lol will they charge me for that?
 

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No. I just changed mine today, you just have to be agile about it.

The trick is to first unplug the power to the low beam, ideally you would be taking the low beam lamp and rubber casing off, but if not you can still do it.

stick one finger/hand under the metal support, and another between the support and the headlight casing. Using the tips of your index fingers, you should be able to push it around and twist the lamp out. Since these are parking/turn signals, you don't need to worry so much about fingerprint oils damaging the lights.

There is just enough slack on cable to the lamp to pull it up and swap the bulb. You can probably rest one sid eof the other against the car parts to test both lamps (highly recommended!!).

Then you just reverse it to put them back in.
 

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Comparison

Here is a side by side compare for the SilverStar lamps (I'm not great with the digi, so some are blurry, sorry.. ) :

SilverStar on left side in pics, Factory is on right:


Factory on the top, SilverStar on the bottom - I used flash on this:



SilverStar in parking light mode with Hoen Ti low beam and XMatch fog, funky camera settings.



IMO, they are okay, but not what I'd hoped them to be. As parking lights, they do have some residual blue/white that comes through the back of the bulb, which of course relects from the housing. But it does shine amber in both cases, just a lighter amber.

The blueish color is kinda cool against the winning blue paint, and from other photos, looks good on the black mica too. Don't know what it would look like in the others. Awesome in the White, I'm sure.

For more on the Hoen lights, look for my posts in the Gold Sponsors category.
 

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Re: Comparison

DJ Spencer said:
Here is a side by side compare for the SilverStar lamps (I'm not great with the digi, so some are blurry, sorry.. ) :

SilverStar on left side in pics, Factory is on right:


Factory on the top, SilverStar on the bottom - I used flash on this:



SilverStar in parking light mode with Hoen Ti low beam and XMatch fog, funky camera settings.



IMO, they are okay, but not what I'd hoped them to be. As parking lights, they do have some residual blue/white that comes through the back of the bulb, which of course relects from the housing. But it does shine amber in both cases, just a lighter amber.

The blueish color is kinda cool against the winning blue paint, and from other photos, looks good on the black mica too. Don't know what it would look like in the others. Awesome in the White, I'm sure.

For more on the Hoen lights, look for my posts in the Gold Sponsors category.
Hey DJ,

You're the first person I've seen on this board that has been successful in removing the front turn signals. I really want to swap mine out with some different bulbs too. I know you briefly gave an explanation on replacing the bulbs, but could you provide us with more details on what to do? For example, what did you have to remove and how to get to the bulb, and what to push and twist, etc. Pictures would be great...

Or if possible, please email at [email protected] with instructions and pictures.

Thanks again,
Spencer
 

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now is this diy, for the NON xenon car? becuz if so, how do you do it on the cars equipped with Xenon.
 

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Let me see what pics I have at my disposal. I'll try and draw some things out. I tend to work alone on my car, so it might be hard to do it again and snap shots.

Let me see. I know it's cold out there, but give it a shot - try the passenger side first (less things to remove). Just unplug the power to the low beam, and if need be, remove the rubber casing for it. If you take our the low beam bulb, you'll have plenty of room to reach in there - I promise - I'm a 280 lb fat man with fat fingers, if I can get in there, you can!

FYI - Yes it's for the Non-HID Xenon cars.
 

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DJ Spencer said:
Let me see what pics I have at my disposal. I'll try and draw some things out. I tend to work alone on my car, so it might be hard to do it again and snap shots.

Let me see. I know it's cold out there, but give it a shot - try the passenger side first (less things to remove). Just unplug the power to the low beam, and if need be, remove the rubber casing for it. If you take our the low beam bulb, you'll have plenty of room to reach in there - I promise - I'm a 280 lb fat man with fat fingers, if I can get in there, you can!

FYI - Yes it's for the Non-HID Xenon cars.
Thanks DJ. Is it the same procedure with the Xenon setup (that's what I have), or is it easier?

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I don't know, I've not seen a Xenon engine compartment, so I don't know if the space is the same. I think I'm going to my dealer today to snap a photo of the BM mz3 in the showroom (nice rims on it, even if it has Toyo tires). I'm pretty sure that's a Xenon setup, I'll try taking a look.

I'd imagine it's more of a pain in the ass, because of the motor assemble to change the light angle, but then again, that could be located elsewhere - like I said, I've not seen it.
 

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you can just turn counter clock wise (i think) and it should loosen and pop right out. I suppose that you could unplug it, but I find it's easier not to on that one.

What I did (without removing all of the low beam parts) is this:

The socket has somewhat of a "wing-nut" groove running down both sides, if you take one index finger and place it on the one side, and another on the other side (I think they are top and bottom in relation to the car, i.e. vertical), you can push/pull in the roundabout (clock/counterclock) fashion. It will come loose and you can then wiggle it out by the plug (not yank, just wiggle).

I know, that was poor, but it's raining and hard to get out there now.
 
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