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On my 1998 P38 HSE, some previous owner seems to have changed some of the lights.

Am I right in thinking I should have orange indicator lenses?

At the moment it has clear lights all round which to be honest looks good.

My one problem is the headlights.

At the moment the Drivers Side headlight seems to have a black backing to it, the passenger side looks to be the same light unit but has a silver backing to it. From reading I think they chnaged to black later on?

Would it be possible to dismantle the passenger headlight and spray the backing to make it match? I've found a spare silver passenger headlamp for £20 which I could try it on. I thought I'd read something about dismantling them somewhere - but can't find it now!
 

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Yes, your car should have come with orange indicators from the factory, the previous owner must have changed to the clear ones.

I think you mean this thread about converting the headlights yourself: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5480 ?

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Thanks that wasn't the topic I'd read but was useful,

Do you think it would be noticeable to have a proper 2000 model light on one side and a modified light on the other side? Are they close enough?
 

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Mine is stock and pre-99, so it's difficult for me to compare, but I'd say the modified ones look a bit darker than the 99- lights, but this depends on the material you choose to put in there.

If you've got a spare light, just try it, possibly with different materials before glueing it back together.

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Just bought a spare passenger lamp to try it on, should be here in a few days so will have a go - see if I can me it look like the other one
 

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sotal said:
Thanks that wasn't the topic I'd read but was useful,

Do you think it would be noticeable to have a proper 2000 model light on one side and a modified light on the other side? Are they close enough?

Yes and no.

I got mine with one pre 2000 and one post 2000 light, It took me ages to realise and once I had only two other people ever noticed. Before I noticed there was always that "somthing's not quite right" on the front end.

Much better now I have a matching pre2000 unit on though, I prefer them over the post 2000 units, I think they clash too much if you have a colour coded grill, unless its a dark colour.

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Tango said:
sotal said:
Thanks that wasn't the topic I'd read but was useful,

Do you think it would be noticeable to have a proper 2000 model light on one side and a modified light on the other side? Are they close enough?


Much better now I have a matching pre2000 unit on though, I prefer them over the post 2000 units, I think they clash too much if you have a colour coded grill, unless its a dark colour.
The pre2000 lights are usually less expensive as well. :mrgreen:
 
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