Clear front indicators

Clear front indicators

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Gillyrx

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84 posts

187 months

Monday 5th November 2018
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Hi does anyone have a link to somewhere I can purchase clear front indicators? I found an old thread which mentions a old landrover reverse light but link not available. Tia.

Cats

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139 months

glow worm

4,631 posts

192 months

Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Another option is replace the whole front indicator with a Tuscan stainless unit especially if the current one holds water smile .

phillpot

16,200 posts

148 months

Tuesday 6th November 2018
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sparkythecat

7,414 posts

220 months

Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Posted? At that price I'd want them filled with caviar and delivered by helicopter.

bobfather

10,874 posts

220 months

Tuesday 6th November 2018
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These are the right size, almost indistinguishable from the originals and cost £12

Britax Clear light



phillpot

16,200 posts

148 months

Tuesday 6th November 2018
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sparkythecat said:
Posted? At that price I'd want them filled with caviar and delivered by helicopter.
I might be wrong (it's going to happen one day) but I think the ones from Craddock are just the lens, the ones with reflectors are very hard to find?



Britax look an interesting option scratchchin

indigochim

1,057 posts

95 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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These Lucas part numbers might help your search. You probably want the FV939004 with the reflector but I think the side light with suitably bright bulb would do the job too. I bought a bunch with the hope of fitting round LED units but it turns out the rear of the units is crimped over the plastic lens so no chance of doing that.

FV760732 Stop/Tail
FV760733 Turnlight Rear
FV760734 Turnlight Front (fitted on all Griff/Chim/Cerb)
FV817224 Side Light (without reflector)
FV861059 Tail Light
FV939003 Fog Lamp
FV939004 Reversing Lamp

Cats

959 posts

139 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Gillyrx

Original Poster:

84 posts

187 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Just ordered the britax ones off ebay. Great cheap alternative. Hopefully orange bulbs are available to fit holders. Happy chap 😁

bobfather

10,874 posts

220 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Gillyrx said:
Just ordered the britax ones off ebay. Great cheap alternative. Hopefully orange bulbs are available to fit holders. Happy chap ??
The bayonet pins are offset for indicator lamps. I just modified the britax socket a little and all was well

phillpot

16,200 posts

148 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Would these do the job? ...... Chrome indicator bulbs

bobfather

10,874 posts

220 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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phillpot said:
Would these do the job? ...... Chrome indicator bulbs
Wow, great find, they'll do the job

indigochim

1,057 posts

95 months

Thursday 8th November 2018
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You can get plenty of LED indicator bulbs that will do the job too however you will likely need to swap the relay under the dash top to stop them blinking at double speed.

Shorty4291

26 posts

176 months

Thursday 8th November 2018
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Would be interested to see a picture of these fitted , any maybe a couple
Of how you remove the old orange ones as infancy doing the same

Gillyrx

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84 posts

187 months

Wednesday 14th November 2018
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Received lamps and they are great to be fair, they fit aperture fine and bulb holders hold a standard orange bulb (not offset) I will post pics when fitted.

Shorty4291

26 posts

176 months

Saturday 29th December 2018
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Did you get round to fitting these ?

bobfather

10,874 posts

220 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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Shorty4291 said:
Did you get round to fitting these ?
I'm installing a set of Britax indicators in January, I'll do a photo story and post it here

Gillyrx

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84 posts

187 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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yes lamps fitted, old ones removed by peeling the sealant off around lamp. New ones fitted as originals with lots of tiger seal around lamp held in place with gaffer tape around front to keep in place overnight. I will try post pics tomorrow.

bobfather

10,874 posts

220 months

Thursday 17th January 2019
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Posted this elsewhere but it probably belongs here

Clear front indicators for less than £12 each

Apologies for all the stone chips, I must get around to painting this car

Britax Clear light

You need to buy opposite pin indicator lamps because these lamps are intended as side/reverse lamps

Opposite Pin Indicator Bulb







Removing the old lamps is just a case cutting the sealant around the lamp and pushing it into the void. Then remove and clean (including the inside so that the new sealant has something solid to grab onto)



My first thoughts were to just bond the new lamps in place but I decided to go one step further. Using some scrap 3mm polyurethane sheet I cut out two discs that the lamps could slide into and hold in place with their spring retaining clips.







Using Sikaflex EBT polyurethane sealant I bonded the discs to the inside of the apertures and applied plenty of excess sealant via other access routes.



The lamps simply push in and click into place, no need for sealant. Removal is by accessing the spring clips via the aperture under the lamp