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Old 04-14-2016, 01:35 PM
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Front turn signal bulb color?

I need to buy the replacement bulb for front passenger turn signal. What is the original bulb color, amber or clear?
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I believe it's amber but I replaced mine with clear.
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stock headlights its amber
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I put blue led lights...very beautiful in the night
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I need to buy the replacement bulb for front passenger turn signal. What is the original bulb color, amber or clear?
What model year? Pre face lift or facelift? I don't know what you have (there's no signature or model/model year info) so can't look up the diagram/part nbr.

What is the color of the turn indicator lens? If it's clear...you'll need an amber bulb. If the lens is amber...you'll need a clear bulb. If it's both amber & clear...look up what bulb you require in the online part databases.

When I enter my VIN at bmwfans.info (or realoem.com) and pull up the diagram for the front turn indicator bulb (#18 in the diagram & part nbr index)...it indicates I require an S8 WEDGE 3157K bulb (in the supplemental column). If it said S8 WEDGE 3157AK then that would be an amber colored bulb. When I google the S8 WEDGE 3157K bulb...this is what I get:


The diagram and part nbr index based on my VIN gives me #18 for the front indicator for my 2006 X5 4.4:

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Why not take the old bulb out and see what colour it is?
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Why not take the old bulb out and see what colour it is?
..........I want to have the new bulb ready since I have to slide out the headlight unit which isn't simple, in order to remove the old bulb.
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buy amber. even if its an amber bulb color in an amber housing, it will just create a beautiful amber color, not weak amber, but a nice solid amber,
or buy both sets adn return the not needed set.
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Old 04-15-2016, 12:21 PM
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I think you mean gross amber.
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