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      02-05-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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2013 LCI 7 Facelift Rear Turn Signal Lamps are Red!

Say it isn't so! BMW cost cutting includes replacement of the safer Amber rear turn signal lamps with Red ones on the LCI 7!

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Say it isn't so! BMW cost cutting includes replacement of the safer Amber rear turn signal lamps with Red ones on the LCI 7!
Just checked mine and they are still amber.

Perhaps this is only for US Spec vehicles.?
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Yes, the law in the US is different (turn signals can be either amber or red) and BMW and other makes take advantage of cheaper red LED's to save money. The strange thing is they didn't do so with the pre-facelift 7, whereas they did so with the rest of their lineupů
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Thanks for the info, I much prefer the Amber ones.
Looks like I'm tracking down some EU ones...
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Didnt know that red was more expensive than amber... interesting.
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