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Hi,

Next on my list of low cost, easy changes that even I can manage is clear rear fog lights - so my friends to the questions:

1. What do you think of them?(i like them - my car is silver btw)

2. Where can I get them? (i know superchargedIS200 used to have some).

Oh, and muchos grazias to superchargedmorph

- the Philips BlueVision replacement bulbs (low beam and sidelights) are excellent - far better than the stock bulbs and far better than I expected!

£25 from www.powerbulbs.com if anyone else is interested.

cheers,

rob

[Edited on 22-1-2002 by rob200]

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I think if I made any styling change then I'd do the same - I've a platinum silver one too and I think the clear lights would enhance the overall silver/clear styling of the car.

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hi guys,

i,ve got the clear fogs in on mine ( also silver) i think i have a pic somewhere so when i find it ill post it on the gallery. it took a while for me to get used to it but i think it look nice now.

The only prob is that when they are on u get a slight pink light instead of the red but there are loads of posts on 300.net about fixing that.

Cheers

robbie.

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i've seen them on a white car (in the gallery), but it'd be good to see 'em on a silver one before getting them.

not really worried about the pink problem as i've never turned them on!

if you don't mind me asking, where did you get yours from?

thanks,

rob

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Hi Folks,

I have just recieved my set of clear rear lights and have put them in last night. As you mentioned earlier, there is a pink light rather than red. I have tried to have a look at IS300.net to find some tips but to no avail. Can anyone help?

Thanks

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I ordered them from a company in the states. A friend of mine was out there, got them delivered to him and brought them back for me. They were 60 dollars - a little steep I guess for two lights but for me they finish the back end off nicely...

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ok, what you need to do to get rid of that pink light is get a set of red LED bulbs. There are many companies that do them but i have a set from APC, on the 300 in the US it brings on the bulb warning light so people get them then sell them on after the warning starts to bug them so u can find them cheap:D, i got my set for $20 a set wil normally cost $40

to get a proper light output ie bright, from them, you will need to heat the plastic casing a bit and bend the bulb 90 degrees ony takes 5 mins, this is because of the way an LED works and also the way the bulb is positioned inside the reflector.

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Hi

Bought two sets one for my old silver 200 and they looked the bizz. The other set for my new Black IS300 do not look the bizz so they are sitting here in the box so if some one wants em drop me an email. £50 inc post

If you have a dark car they do not look that good so dont make my mistake.

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if you're talking about bluevision headlights, check this thread

http://www.teamlexus.co.uk/forums/viewthread.php?tid=252

scroll down towards the end and i've put up before and after pictures of my IS200 with bluevisions - i think they're great for the money

its 9006 (HB4) for low beam, 9005 (HB3) for high beam and W5W for sidelights - I have all 3 types & got them from powerbulbs.com (they have a special offer where the sidelights are free!)

if you want to spend more, then superchargedmorph has some even brighter (and bluer?) ones from the USA

hope this helps,

rob

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Hi Ricky,

I noticed yo have been having discussions about the bluevision bulbs on another thread and yes they are excellent. I have the sidelights too and find they look great. I do a lot of miles especially coming home at night and leaving at dawn. Good investment as they don't blow as easy as the "Ring" alternatives.

Fluff,

Thanks for the suggestion. Much appreciated. I ended buying some bulb paint for £5 fcrom a local car specialist. I painted the bulbs and heated them in the oven three times and they are finally red! Shouldn't fade much as I will hardly use them. Nice tjought of yours thogh. Appreciate it.

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I have a full set of blue vision bulbs,they are fantastic

Main beam is like daylight plus on country roads when I had standard bulbs I was always using my foglamps as extra light but with the blue vision foglamps are not needed:smug:

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At the weekend I tried ordering some clear rear fog lights from www.procarparts.com. They emailed me back and said they don't accept non-us credit cards and that I'd have to send an international money order. Also, although their web-site gives you the postage after entering the country, they said they'd have to charge me even more to ship to the UK in their email. The lights are $29.99 but then for the UK they add about $46 postage etc (inc a $15 "documentation" charge). As a last resort I'll get the lights from there but surely there must be somewhere cheaper?!

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/lexusparts/ind.html only ship to US and Canada.

I've tried Ebay but the only ones I could find also just shipped to the US and Canada!

Has anyone found anywhere else? They are made in Taiwan. Is there somewhere in Taiwan or Japan that sells them? It should be a lot cheaper to get them direct instead of via the US.

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