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I did the same thing to my old S40, and I figured I could do the same thing to the R. Basically, I scraped off the orange color off the side indicators in the headlights. They look much cleaner now. Besides, the orange bulbs tend to peel (as you can see in the picture) and all that crap settles at the bottom of the headlight. <p>BTW, the passenger side bulbs was a b***ch to take out<p><IMG SRC="http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/7569/87451324.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9528/11952376.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The peeling sucker<br><IMG SRC="http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/4318/61989146.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Much better now IMO<br><IMG SRC="http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/9425/95037322.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Re: My new simple and quick headlight mod (Token Blk Guy)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Token Blk Guy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Schweet, so you peeled the bulb or the inner housing? Im confused?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I just peeled the bulb. The inner housing is not orange. <br>I'm also very tempted to paint my bezels...one day <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: My new simple and quick headlight mod (tomedkaz)

Were those the factory bulbs??? A 'proper' (read: not cheap Chinese crap) would be tinted, not painted <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: My new simple and quick headlight mod (AthruC)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AthruC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Were those the factory bulbs??? A 'proper' (read: not cheap Chinese crap) would be tinted, not painted <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Fail.<p>I just painted one bezel and did a few things. Mine were like that as well, never replaced. Factory 2004 signal bulbs. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ktm_525</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nice. BTW you are missing a fog grill</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think he just installed the "R KELLY " intake..<p>My OEMs are all flaky as well<br>I replaced my corners with the Silverstars (Amber turn on/BlueSilver off)<br>DOT requires an amber turn I believe...hence why we have amber reflectors here...<p>It does look better however <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: My new simple and quick headlight mod (tomedkaz)

why didn't you just install clear bulbs? I really hate those flaky factory ones!
 

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Re: My new simple and quick headlight mod (tomedkaz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>BTW, the passenger side bulbs was a b***ch to take out<p><br>Much better now IMO<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I could never do it lol. I think youre supposed to remove the top of the washer reservoir.
 

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Re: My new simple and quick headlight mod (mpdbrown)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mpdbrown</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I could never do it lol. I think youre supposed to remove the top of the washer reservoir.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You are welcome <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://i42.tinypic.com/ctj76.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://i39.tinypic.com/znwlqr.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pafox</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I think he just installed the "R KELLY " intake..<p>My OEMs are all flaky as well<br>I replaced my corners with the Silverstars (Amber turn on/BlueSilver off)<br>DOT requires an amber turn I believe...hence why we have amber reflectors here...<p>It does look better however <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>the R-Kelly has been in for a while.. I lost the grille a few weeks ago <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> need to buy a replacement<p>
 

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Re: My new simple and quick headlight mod (AthruC)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AthruC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Were those the factory bulbs??? A 'proper' (read: not cheap Chinese crap) would be tinted, not painted <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>These are never replaced OEM ones. <br>like I said, the S40 had the same ones<p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>juve021</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You are welcome <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://i42.tinypic.com/ctj76.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://i39.tinypic.com/znwlqr.jpg" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks! <br>Although, even though I have fat fingers, I was able to pull it out with just loosening the top of the reservoir. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>o2k</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why didn't you just install clear bulbs? I really hate those flaky factory ones!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>We're in a recession!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pafox</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I think he just installed the "R KELLY " intake..<p>My OEMs are all flaky as well<br>I replaced my corners with the Silverstars (Amber turn on/BlueSilver off)<br><B>DOT requires an amber turn I believe...hence why we have amber reflectors here...</B><br>It does look better however <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>yes but you can remove the reflectors and make them clear. <p>But you will still have to have your bulbs flash orange to pass inspection
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ktm_525</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nice. BTW you are missing a fog grill</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think he just installed the "R KELLY " intake..<p>My OEMs are all flaky as well<br>I replaced my corners with the Silverstars (Amber turn on/BlueSilver off)<br>DOT requires an amber turn I believe...hence why we have amber reflectors here...<p>It does look better however <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
hey pafox, where on LI do you live, and you say you replaced your corner lamps with Silverstars (Amber turn on/ BlueSilveroff). Can you please tell me where you got them and the part #? I would really appreciate it. I realize this post is a couple years old. hopefully you'll get this. Thanks again.. Tim
 

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For those that don't have flaky bulbs that make it un-peel-able.
Chrome Amber bulbs instead?

These light up like regular ambers, and won't run into inspection troubles.
 

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For those that don't have flaky bulbs that make it un-peel-able.
Chrome Amber bulbs instead?

These light up like regular ambers, and won't run into inspection troubles.
Where are these from?
 

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Be careful with these. I bought some cheap chromed/amber bulbs and their light output was really poor. So bad they didn't seem safe for daytime use. I got some Osram bulbs from a friend though and they are just as bright as stock.
 

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hey pafox, where on LI do you live, and you say you replaced your corner lamps with Silverstars (Amber turn on/ BlueSilveroff). Can you please tell me where you got them and the part #? I would really appreciate it. I realize this post is a couple years old. hopefully you'll get this. Thanks again.. Tim
Sweet, nearly 2 year bumpage, yo!
 
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