US only side indicators/flashers

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#1 US only side indicators/flashers

Post by Meonstoke » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:21 pm

Hi,
I am looking for discussion threads on replacing the US only side / indicator lights with smaller, more discrete
units. I searched the forum but could not find any threads on this topic. I was wondering if anyone is aware of any solutions out there (other than welding up the holes to return to Euro spec which is a costly solution if it's to be done well.) Any advice, thoughts ? Thanks.

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#2 Re: US only side indicators/flashers

Post by MarekH » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:53 pm

To some degree, how well you succeed may depend on what colour your car is, as some contrasting combinations stick out more than others.

Three suggestions:-

1/ Get some sticky tape, spray it body colour and stick it over the gap. If you have a dark colour, it may then become invisible;

2/ use xj12 side repeaters - they are a slimmer profile than the etype ones of the same Lucas part number.

3/ I make these side repeaters and can do you a set in any colour you like, e.g. in clear or smoked plastic.

kind regards
Marek

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#3 Re: US only side indicators/flashers

Post by Meonstoke » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:23 pm

Hi Marek,
Thanks for your swift reply, much appreciated. Do you have any photos of the clear indicators that you make, or a website link you can steer me towards? Are they the same size as the original lenses or are the smaller / slimmer in size? Thanks.

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#4 Re: US only side indicators/flashers

Post by MarekH » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:47 am

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They are exactly the same as the originals
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#5 Re: US only side indicators/flashers

Post by Ole-xke1974 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:08 am

As a part of my restoration which included a bare metal change of color, I deleted the US side marker lights and got the grey lenses from Marek.
I then built in the sidemarker lights in both front (amber) and tail lights (red) using flat colored LEDs.
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1974 SIII E-Type w. XJ S2 4sp w. O/D

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