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: Clear front corner blinkers.


Mattlach
14-05-04, 09:57 AM
I recently posted these pictures in another thread, and since doing so I have been seriously considering getting a pair of europen clear blinkers for my car.

European Version:
http://members.cox.net/forgreatjustice/saabcentral/saab_95_eur.jpg


US. Version:
http://members.cox.net/forgreatjustice/saabcentral/saab_95_usa.jpg

I was considering getting the ones below from Genuine Saab but they look a little too gaudy, and non-factory for my tastes. I don't want the car too look like I am pimping it up, just give it a subtle facelift.

http://www.genuinesaab.com/cat/808W.jpg


I was thinking maybe I can order a pair from a european junk yard off some totalled european 9-5. Anyone know a junk yard that will do this for me?

Any other ideas?

2TURBOS
14-05-04, 10:31 AM
Here are some UK websites to breakers & Saab parts dealers.

(& no I am not part of any of them)

www.gsfcarparts.com

www.twostroke.co.uk

www.neobrothers.co.uk

www.eurocarparts.com

www.millennium-saab.co.uk

www.mjautos.com

www.saabspecialist.co.uk

HTH.

M.

Simon
14-05-04, 12:35 PM
Might be an idea to mention some of the Saabcentral site sponsors? :roll:

www.partsforsaabs.com

www.genuinesaab.com

Simon
14-05-04, 12:38 PM
I was considering getting the ones below from Genuine Saab but they look a little too gaudy, and non-factory for my tastes. I don't want the car too look like I am pimping it up, just give it a subtle facelift.

http://www.genuinesaab.com/cat/808W.jpg


I'm sure they are the same as the Genuine Saab items. The quality of the picture is probably not great.

Mattlach
14-05-04, 01:08 PM
I was considering getting the ones below from Genuine Saab but they look a little too gaudy, and non-factory for my tastes. I don't want the car too look like I am pimping it up, just give it a subtle facelift.

http://www.genuinesaab.com/cat/808W.jpg


I'm sure they are the same as the Genuine Saab items. The quality of the picture is probably not great.

Actually, yes.. Getting a higher res pic of the euro-spec "blinkers" they do infact look the same.

Now on genuinesaab.com the list these as for off-road use only. I'm guessing theres some DOT law regarding this in the U.S. and thats why the orange reflectors where stuck in there in the first place.

To my U.S. brethren. is this merely a formality, or am I going to get a ticket if I get pulled over with these non-orange "blinkers"?

Thanks
--Matt

2TURBOS
14-05-04, 03:23 PM
Might be an idea to mention some of the Saabcentral site sponsors?

Humm.. as this was for our friend from across the pond, I kind of assumed he may have looked at the site sponsors!!
Plus I don't think any "breakers" are amongst them, are there?
(Not trying to put anyones nose out of joint)

M.

TSRAGE
14-05-04, 07:27 PM
From the legal standpoint, yes you could get a ticket. All lights on vehicles in the U.S. have to meet certian D.O.T. specs. the light has to be a proper color and certain brightness (candlepower). Typically clear lenses do not meet the color requirement spec., hence the reason for the orange insert. I see a lot of the bumble bee's (at least that's the way they sound) driving around with clear lenses all the time, I suspect you would need to do something stupid to get an officer to pull you over for a clear lense.

TPK
14-05-04, 07:28 PM
Mine are clear...

And I have never been pulled over in the US

Johnnydel
19-05-04, 08:25 AM
http://www.genuinesaab.com/cat/808W.jpg


I was thinking maybe I can order a pair from a european junk yard off some totalled european 9-5. Anyone know a junk yard that will do this for me?

Any other ideas?

These are the factory lights that Taliaferro is selling. I can tell you the prices are a bit steep, but if you want to get them here in the states they are your best bet.

As for legality it depends on your state and how strict they are. By DOT regs they are supposed to have the yellow refectors in them. Back in 2001 my wife and I were in Sweden and we picked up a set at SAAB-ANA for her 9-5 and mailed them home. We haven't had any problems getting the car inspected here in Mass nor have I had any problems with the clear corners on my C900, and we have a pretty strict inspection system. One thing is that we always drive with our lights on, and since we have amber bulbs in them they appear yellow.

You should be O.K. and let me tell you, with the clears on your car it will stand out more. Our black car looks great, and its set off from all the other 9-5's running around us.

ricot83
24-05-04, 10:30 PM
y not just clear them like we 9-3 guys do
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29829

Mattlach
24-05-04, 10:51 PM
y not just clear them like we 9-3 guys do
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29829

Interesting.

I hadnt thought of that.

I may give it a try.

How hard is it to do this without scratchingt he inside of the housing with the screwdriver?

--Matt

TPK
24-05-04, 11:34 PM
y not just clear them like we 9-3 guys do
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29829

Interesting.

I hadnt thought of that.

I may give it a try.

How hard is it to do this without scratchingt he inside of the housing with the screwdriver?

--Matt

this is what i did to mine...

I took off the rubber seal around the base of the fixture and then took am xacto knife to the bottom removing the glue

then all i did was take a very thin flathead screwdriver and ease it under the amber attachment.

a little pressure and it fell right off, thete are only 3 little glue points holding that amber fin in the fixture

thenits a matter of opening the base far enough to let that fin slide out

i then took some industrial stength epoxy and reclosed wher i had removed glue

total job time for both lights - 45 min

its sooooo worth it

Castor Troy
25-05-04, 03:37 PM
I've got clear corners on my 9000, and they are MUCH brighter than the stock ones with the orange inserts.

williamsvr6
28-05-04, 01:11 AM
Thanks TPK... I did the same thing with mine tonight and they turned out great!

TPK
28-05-04, 01:46 AM
Thanks TPK... I did the same thing with mine tonight and they turned out great!

excellent!!!

now im going to buy the osram silverstar directionals and make the amber bulb go bubye too!

DriverEd
28-05-04, 05:55 AM
now im going to buy the osram silverstar directionals and make the amber bulb go bubye too!
We can't do this in Ontario. Apparently, side indicators must be amber to be legal - either white bulbs with amber lens, or clear lens with amber bulbs. Cops around here have been known to give out tickets for clear lens/bulb combos.

Mattlach
28-05-04, 09:03 AM
Thanks TPK... I did the same thing with mine tonight and they turned out great!

excellent!!!

now im going to buy the osram silverstar directionals and make the amber bulb go bubye too!

I'm hestitant to get those, casue apparently they look a bit blue.

I might try getting some silver coated ones though.

TPK
28-05-04, 06:51 PM
got the silverstar directionals this morning...

very odd time because as i was installing and testing then with a mate, i noticed everytime wed put on the right directional the right fog lamp would come on...

I did not realize that this was indeed SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN

I crawled underneath the left directional to find a severed wire to the bracket which i immediately stripped, cleaned and repaired.

the directional bulbs are flawless, deep deep amber with subtle blue hues... i recommend them highly!!!!

now all i need is a 800k plus HID conversion kit and im set for a while...

:cheesy:

TPK
28-05-04, 06:51 PM
Thanks TPK... I did the same thing with mine tonight and they turned out great!

excellent!!!

now im going to buy the osram silverstar directionals and make the amber bulb go bubye too!

I'm hestitant to get those, casue apparently they look a bit blue.

I might try getting some silver coated ones though.

they look blue when they arent lit

when they are they burn deeep rich amber...

awesome trick from osram

:wink:

Mattlach
01-06-04, 09:35 PM
I just cleared out my lenses.

Unforutnately - in my haste - I cracked one of them :(

It may not be easily visible though. I'll have to wait until it is light to see if I want to spend money on another corner lens...

Mattlach
02-06-04, 02:05 PM
yeah.

I decided I needed to buy a new corner light lens/fixture.

I also figured, since I'm at it, why not just buy the clear par from Taliaferro?

I like the look with the white reflector in the corner light better than the look with no reflector at all, anyway.

TPK
05-06-04, 02:13 PM
here are some shots of the mods i made including the silverstar directionals...

http://www.uwm.edu/~tkoszuta/5-5-SAAB/

XAAMOTTOMAAX
05-06-04, 03:33 PM
RIP drum n bass...lol
do you have the neb summer sessions up for download somewhere?

TPK
05-06-04, 03:40 PM
RIP drum n bass...lol
do you have the neb summer sessions up for download somewhere?
rip?

i have tons of my mixes up for download

hit me up on aim

;]

thegiantass
07-06-04, 10:54 PM
I've got clear corners on my 9000, and they are MUCH brighter than the stock ones with the orange inserts.

do you think we could get a picture? i am looking into getting these.