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Old 03-29-2004, 10:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking at these to get rid of the amber turn signals on my 540i. My question is, why are all these replacement lenses that foggy white? Why can't they actually be CLEAR, like on the newest 3-series (see this thread for an example pic)? If there were actual clear (not whitish) corners for the E39, I would buy them in a second. I don't know who the heck makes all these aftermarket parts, but if anyone's out there who might know who to talk to, are you listening? I think that would make the car look incredibly slick. Does anyone know how to make this happen?
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I'm looking at these to get rid of the amber turn signals on my 540i. My question is, why are all these replacement lenses that foggy white? Why can't they actually be CLEAR, like on the newest 3-series (see this thread for an example pic)? If there were actual clear (not whitish) corners for the E39, I would buy them in a second. I don't know who the heck makes all these aftermarket parts, but if anyone's out there who might know who to talk to, are you listening? I think that would make the car look incredibly slick. Does anyone know how to make this happen?
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Old 03-29-2004, 11:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok well not from them necessarily, but there's a half dozen places that sell those same clear corners. I was just using that link to illustrate what I was talking about.

I was also just now wondering if it would be possible to remove that plastic piece that sits in the corner--effectively making the turn signal clear. I'm going to check that out the next time I'm under the hood.
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Well, I took a close look at the headlights lenses the other night. It looks like I could simply remove the orange lens to get the totally clear look that I want...but to do that I have to somehow separate the outer clear plastic lens from the black plastic clip-frame it is attached to. I'm not sure how to do that, because it appears to be totally sealed all the way around. Anyone have any ideas? If you don't know what I'm talking about I could try taking a picture to illustrate.
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Hello, did you figure out how to remove the orange corner lights on your 540I?
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Removing the lights is really really easy...I replaced my ambers with clears a couple months ago...very easy!
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I would like to go with the clear corners, but I've currently got tinted headlight lenses (only slightly but tinted all the same) and don't want to lose that - I guess when I go with the Angel eyes I will lose them anyway though???
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