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Old 8th September 2017, 18:23
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The fog light can be central, mine is mounted on a frame and swings down for the MOT man and up for every other day of year ��
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Old 9th September 2017, 13:55
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Jag - Good luck sorting out the fog light.

I used reflectors with build in LEDs to pass the MOT rules on both reflectors and fog lights.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 9th September 2017, 13:59
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My latest cock up is the front indicators. Being rather clever I fitted a set of chrome Harley indicator bulbs. That means that the yellow of the indicator bulb doesn't show through and give you the fried egg look.
Unfortunately, the chrome bulbs are a tiny bit bigger and when the MOT tester left the hazards on during the test, the lenses started melting!
I've ordered a pair of glass lenses, whats the betting they don't fit the plastic light version?
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Old 9th September 2017, 15:52
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I've painted normal clear glass bulbs when I couldn't find amber/ yellow ones in the size I wanted. That seemed to work ok. In hind sight it did have the fried egg look , but I didn't even think that at the time !

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Old 11th September 2017, 15:54
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Hi when I took my kit for its first mot I tried winging it without side repeaters had to take it home and fit some chrome jag ones sourced from a scrap yard, car has been off the road for a while repeaters not working as bulbs rusted into holders drilled them out and got 2 white 4.99 led dash lights from Halfords soldered them onto wires re fitted lenses, job done. originally had led number plate lights but found them too white and modern.
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Old 11th September 2017, 15:58
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If I fit LED's in the front indicators the flash rate is too quick.
Don't want to have to fiddle about fitting resistors.

I have fitted LED's in the front parking lights but 2 sets have blown so I'm going to fit normal bulbs.
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Old 11th September 2017, 18:57
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did not know there was a flash rate but we live and learn, have an idea to get led bulbs for number plates but coat them with wood dye to soften them.
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Old 11th September 2017, 19:08
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On my Cafe racer motorcycles, I run a mix of LED's and bulbs for the indicators along with a special flasher unit that automatically corrects the flash rate.
The Z3 doesn't have a flasher unit but a double realy, very complicated and not worth the trouble, stick with bulbs!
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Old 11th September 2017, 19:53
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my base is mx 5 seems to work, love the cafe racer look though.
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