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Old 10-20-2003, 01:12 AM   #1
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Default Basic question: parking light bulb

okay, so i did a search, and found diddly...
so, what bulbs are used in the corner of the headlamps (you know, the parking light ones)? i want to switch to yellow if possible... any suggestions?

also, i dont want piaa's, but want to switch to yellow in the foggies too... any suggestions there?

thanks in advance!
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Old 10-20-2003, 11:13 AM   #2
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the parking light is a 194 "peanut" bulb...they can be found at any autoparts store in yellow or clear.

about the fog lights.. i just ordered a set of NARVA/Phillips Rally Gold 85wat bulbs from www.suvlights.com
there are a few types of yellow fog lights..first, theres yellow lights, which are not quite as bright "yellow" as yellow/gold.
then theres the yellow/gold.. these project more yellow light, not as much white light as the standard yellow ones.
you could also paint your fog lights with stained glass yellow paint..you can control how yellow you want the lights to look, but this also makes your fog light lens YELLOW...so theres no hiding what color its going to light up when you turn them on..everyone will see them as a big yellow circle.
you could also search for yellow window tint or they actually make a thicker yellow pretective film i have seen used on BMW's to change their fogs to yellow, and protect the lense as the same time.

if you still want the lense to be clear, dont paint or put a film on them, i dont think theres any available that appears clear but changes the light to yellow.
http://suvlights.tripod.com/suvlight...halogen-h3.htm
as i said, i ordered the Phillips 85watt Rally Gold's as seen near the bottom of that page, i will get pics when i recieve them.

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Old 10-20-2003, 12:25 PM   #3
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murray - i really appreciate the response... i think i'll go with either the candlepower 55w bulbs or the ones you got. the thing is, i already have the lamin-x yellow coverings for my foggies, and love the look during the day. but to my suprise, when they're on at night, as my gf put it, they look "pee yellow", which is not quite what i was going for. so, i figure yellow bulbs behind yellow covers should suffice.

and thanks again, man!
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Old 10-21-2003, 04:10 PM   #4
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"Pee Yellow", now thats a unique description. We apologize that it wasn't exactly the color you are looking for. We are currently R&Ding to make the yellow deeper/richer without compromising the light output or optics. In the meantime, for those who would like a very deep rich color, adding another layer of film is an option. Although, lack of proper heat disippation for very hot lights may be an issue if the vehicle is stationary for long periods. Our films allows you to continue to use your stock lighting, yet protects the light from damage at the same time. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-21-2003, 07:17 PM   #5
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Lamin-X... i havnt searched yet, but do you offer a clear cover as well? if so how much?

in winter i do alot of "spirited" driving..and often end up behind plow trucks spreading salt..i dont wanna chip my lights. i dont need a reason to upgrade to Hella 500's..lol.

Pee-yellow.. LOL, thats kinda funny, never heard of it described like that yet either, i will be sure to post up pics when i get my Rally Golds in..gotta upgrade my wiring first.
DONT use anything over 55watts with factory wiring, it pulls too much current and you actually wont be using the bulb to its fullest potential.

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Old 10-21-2003, 09:07 PM   #6
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well, i do want to emphasize that i am VERY happy with the laminx coverings otherwise... great service, quick turnaroud...

murray - yeah i think i'll go with the 55w ones i was lookin at. dont need anything too bright, just want a nice yellow glow.

https://secure2.websitecomplete.com/...pt.asp?dept=14

... oh and that's clear

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Old 10-22-2003, 10:30 AM   #7
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We are actually having a special on the 02-03 WRX lighting kit. Clear film protecting headlights and foglights. https://secure2.websitecomplete.com/...d.asp?prod=165

Glad to hear you are happy with the product Takashi. Thank you very much.
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