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Not a performance issue, but I figured I'd post. The rear turnsignals on my 850 were blinking white, rather than orange. Having a large dislike for cheap clear taillight modifications, and preferring my wife's car to be as safe as possible, I pulled the bulbs to see if the incorrect clear ones had been installed on the car.<P>Turns out, the amber paint coat on the bulb was peeling and the lights now blinked white. I replaced the bulbs, but I've been noticing on a lot of other older 850s that they also blink clear, so it could be bulb degradation, and not something unique to my car. <P>
 

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George,<P>It is definetely not unique to your own car, because I had this same thing happen to my 960. For some reason, the amber paint starts to flake off the bulbs and I have seen many Volvo's that seem to have the white turn signal problem as you mentioned. I have seen Mercedes with this same problem as well. I think that this occurs because of the on/off nature of the bulbs. They heat up and cool down quickly. Also, turn signal bulbs are not replaced that often so they can get pretty old I suppose.<P>BTW, you also might want to check your license plate lights, both of mines had burned out a long time ago, and I just recently noticed it. On my car, you have to have a Torx head screwdriver to access those bulbs, which not many people have, including me. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 05-01-2001).]
 

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George,<BR>Same thing happen with my 97 850 GLT. I managed to find replacement bulbs at NAPA for $4/pair instead of $5 each at the dealer. I replaced all of my lights at that time (turn signals/brake/parking/backup/rear fogs).<P>Andrew T. Watson<P>
 
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