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Amber Turn Signals--Why? How many opted for clear turn signals?

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Old 05-26-2011, 04:31 PM
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Amber Turn Signals--Why? How many opted for clear turn signals?

IMHO I have not seen a MINI color that looks good with the amber turn signals. For me, the egg yoke look takes away from the overall appearance and stands out too much. I realize taste is a personal matter and have taken my share of jibes for ordering a PW/CR top and mirrors Factory JWC. My wife (a Registered Nurse) thinks it looks like an ambulance. Nick
 
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Originally Posted by DoubleNick View Post
IMHO I have not seen a MINI color that looks good with the amber turn signals. For me, the egg yoke look takes away from the overall appearance and stands out too much. I realize taste is a personal matter and have taken my share of jibes for ordering a PW/CR top and mirrors Factory JWC. My wife (a Registered Nurse) thinks it looks like an ambulance. Nick
Molly's Turn Signal Lens's are "white", but the Bulb remains "amber/yellow", not sure what the problem is...atleast people who are actually paying attention while driving (I know...I know...who's that) will at least [email protected]@ you!!
 
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It was the one item that I regret not ordering when I bought mine. I remember thinking, why would I pay $100 for that. Now I know.
 
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It's an egg yolk.

A yoke is a wooden beam, normally used between a pair of oxen or other animals to enable them to pull together on a load when working in pairs.

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A yoke is a wooden beam, normally used between a pair of oxen or other animals to enable them to pull together on a load when working in pairs.

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yep, thought the white lenses were a "ricer" option until I saw the difference. Noticed weeks AFTER I placed my order. Luckily my MA got them the order changed in time. I have BRGII and think the amber looks particularly bad on that color (and other dark colors). I've also left the amber bulbs at least for now. Sometimes in the right light/angle the bulbs can make the whole turn signal look amber even if it's not flashing...
 
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Originally Posted by onefish2 View Post
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Spelling is a lost art on the Interwebs.

It's an egg yolk.

A yoke is a wooden beam, normally used between a pair of oxen or other animals to enable them to pull together on a load when working in pairs.

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I stand corrected. Nick
 
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yep, thought the white lenses were a "ricer" option until I saw the difference. Noticed weeks AFTER I placed my order. Luckily my MA got them the order changed in time. I have BRGII and think the amber looks particularly bad on that color (and other dark colors). I've also left the amber bulbs at least for now. Sometimes in the right light/angle the bulbs can make the whole turn signal look amber even if it's not flashing...
When you take pictures of the front of the car even with the clear lenses that amber bulb makes the whole thing look orange due to the reflector in the light assembly.

I recently replaced the amber bulbs with Philips Silvervision bulbs.
 
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I realize taste is a personal matter
You are correct, matter of taste. I'm not sure why you would be worried about others' choices.
I don't mind the yellow turn lights.
I have other MINI things style wise I don't agree with but that is my issue.
 
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Two orders, two sets of white turn signals. Both cars have been variations of silver, and I don't think the yellow goes well with that. Do think it would look fine with some other colors, though. Do find it silly that they don't give you non-yellow bulbs with the white turn signals - mine were promptly replaced (with white front / red rear on the R56, white front on the R55).
 
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