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Fender side markers 2012 Countryman S

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Old 04-23-2019, 03:48 AM
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Fender side markers 2012 Countryman S

I would like to replace the front side markers and want to do so with red ones. Now since the rears are bigger that option is off the table I've noticed on some other mini's that the rears do seem smaller.. do I have an option of purchasing rears from another model that would fit my R60s front marker? Or does anyone know of an aftermarket company that has red style markers?
 
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Old 04-23-2019, 04:58 AM
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Probably not as that would be illegal almost everywhere.


However...
You could just get some red light tinting paint, and probably get them to where you want them.
 
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The painted red wouldn't match the rest
 
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Originally Posted by iwashmycar View Post
Probably not as that would be illegal almost everywhere.


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You could just get some red light tinting paint, and probably get them to where you want them.
What he said. Red is only to be displayed to mark the extremities of the back end of a vehicle. Used anywhere else it can be very confusing, especially in low visibility conditions. Not cool. It doesn't matter if they're a different tint than the other red lights and reflectors on your MINI. This is right up there with tinting headlights as a style statement.
 
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:26 PM
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If you try hard enough, the European Minis do not have any lights in the arches at all. Maybe find some of those?


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...BCsseldorf.jpg
 
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Old 04-23-2019, 05:32 PM
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Thank you for all the input, the main reason I wanted to is due to the fact that my side turn signals and front signals I turn to red
 
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Also incredibly illegal. lol
 
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And I repeat. If you show red lights on the side of your car what does this tell approaching cars in low visibility conditions? Example: I am approaching you in snow and all I see is red lights going left to right. If I try to evade you to the ditch, instead of going to the left and possibly meeting oncoming traffic head-on I might actually meet *you* head-on! Do everyone a favour and just don't do it, please? It's just about as smart as tinting your headlights or taillights. The regulations are there for a reason. If you're trying to make a fashion statement, maybe change your amber bulbs to clear. At least *that* is legal.
 
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If not putting other people at risk isn't enough of a deterrent, consider that there could be insurance implications if you're in an accident while running illegal lighting.
 
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If you’re going to do anything with the reflectors it should be going with the euro arches
 
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Euro arches?
 
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Euro arches?
Yeah, they do not have reflectors on them, looks the cleanest.
 
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