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Aftermarket lights for an old Forester
June 21, 2008 11:01 PM   Subscribe

I want to replace my 2001 Subaru Forester's signal lamps. Where do I go?

I'm trying to clean up my Forester's exterior, so I'm looking at fixing my lights first. I've been googling for aftermarket lights, but I can't seem to find what I want!

1. Where can you buy clear signal/side lamps? After having a broken signal lamp for a year, I like the clear look :). However, I've only been able to find "universal clear stickers," which doesn't seem right.

2. Would OEM headlamps and tail lamps from an '04-'08 Forester work with an '01? My headlamps are yellowed and scratched, so I'd like to replace them.

Thanks!
posted by fleeba to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total)
 
http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=subaru+brake+lamps&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title
posted by longsleeves at 11:12 PM on June 21, 2008


What you want are clear corners. Google that and you should be good to go.
posted by wongcorgi at 11:23 PM on June 21, 2008


One point of caution: make sure that your state doesn't have laws restricting them, provided you're in the U.S.
posted by sonic meat machine at 1:16 AM on June 22, 2008


Holy cow - it took for friggin' ever, but I found a dealer. Pricey little bastards.

Looks like replacing my headlamps with some "new" '01 OEMs will look fine too :).

sonic meat machine - I didn't see anything in the DMV manual about clear corners. It'll still have an orange bulb, so it should be fine.
posted by fleeba at 1:26 AM on June 22, 2008


Some states require red reflectors be added, even if you're using colored bulbs w/clear lenses. Lots of clear lens kits come with them.
posted by pupdog at 2:40 AM on June 22, 2008


fleeba writes "I didn't see anything in the DMV manual about clear corners. It'll still have an orange bulb, so it should be fine"

Reflectors are a DOT issue. You need red at the rear and clear or amber at the front. Not having the proper reflectors is just giving any cop that wants a reason an excuse to pull you over and write you an uncontestable ticket.
posted by Mitheral at 5:08 PM on June 22, 2008


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