No more "Egg yolk"

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  1. patdeezy

    patdeezy Junior Member

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    Quick DIY mod I did today. All the cars I've had/modded... the first thing I always do is to try and find a way to get rid of the dreaded "egg yolk" amber bulbs.

    Painted the rear turn signals with some silver paint until I can get a hand on some replacement LEDs. Looks so much better, yet it doesn't compromise road safety because it is still visible when activated. Enjoy.
     

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    Did you paint just the top half of the bulb, or the entire bulb?
    I just replaced all my bulbs with LEDs when I did my DRL for GEN II mod, they do look much nicer!
     
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    sylvania silverstars will do the same thing
     
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    s s look silver but blink yellow. calm down officer it will all be alright!
     
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    I just painted the top half.

    Yeah, it's legal :)
     
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    Not necessarily. In California, turn signals to the front can be white or amber [VC 24953. (a)], although sidemarkers must still be amber.

    However, it doesn't apply to the OP as they still flash amber (as with any chrome-coated amber bulbs).

    What's the worst that can happen, you slow down? You typically have to slow down anyway when the car in front of you is turning.
     
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    but I love the egg yolk.. lol..

    reminds me, time to look into LED's..
     
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    I don't brake if I can help it. ;)

    In city driving I'm usually driving with a bit less buffer to allow faster flow behind me. Combine that with the first red flash not telling you anything and it means less time to make a decision about whether to brake or not. That can mean excessive or excessively fast braking and that means wasted gas.

    It seems to me that all amber turns signals are safer and more efficient
     
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    Yeah, I tried stuffing some LEDs in for the turn signal and reverse light but it wasn't the correct polarity. Need to search for some that works!
     
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    Got this done today using 7440 Chrome bulbs.

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