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twn75

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« on: 01 October 2005, 01:08 AM »
Does anyone know about making the foglight portion of the headlight yellow like in french cars, I was watching that movie ronin and I remembered that there was some legislation in france that demanded yellow reflectors

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« Reply #1 on: 03 October 2005, 07:49 PM »
I always thought that the lense was made that way. The best solution would be to buy a set of yellow lense lights but a cheaper way may be to just use a yellow globe.
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french spec
« Reply #2 on: 20 November 2005, 11:42 PM »
Aha want to look like Jean Reno at the wheel of a 6.9 ?
Background: yellow lighting was a legal requirement in France during postwar years up to 1992. The idea was that yellow is less blinding to oncoming traffic. Manufacturers used different solutions. My  6.3 had full round glass yellow lamps : the most expensive and elegant solution, I think.

My 350SE (german delivery, french spec) has only the fog light portion in yellow. The bulb is transparent and the glass portion also. The yellow is plating on an internal reflector. I bet that some method of "yellowing" the fog light area would work... but maybe not gold plating  :-)

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...one more detail
« Reply #3 on: 21 November 2005, 09:53 AM »
...forgot to say, dont bother with yellow bulbs, they are quite diffuse...

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Re: yellow lenses
« Reply #4 on: 08 February 2006, 01:22 PM »
Every car I have seen with yellow foglamp lenses has Cibie lights - they retrofit well but have single-post mounts instead of twin bolt straps like the Bosch.  A great source is recycling yards, as they were fitted to all Lincoln Mark VII LSCs and Mustang GTs and Thunderbird Turbo Coupes.  Lenses are available from Cibie in yellow.  I do not know if the lens will swap to a Bosch housing - they do have the black cat cibie logo embossed in the center of the glass.

My 1974 450SL had a pair of Cibie 5" round foglamps installed in the high-beam position.... that can't be right, can it?

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« Last Edit: 08 February 2006, 02:40 PM by John Hubertz »
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Re: yellow lenses
« Reply #5 on: 12 February 2006, 12:29 PM »
I see several yellow bosch foglamps for sale in car-part.com.

Were you looking for foglamps or euro headlamp lenses in yellow?
« Last Edit: 12 February 2006, 12:32 PM by John Hubertz »
John Hubertz
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