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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, Side marker lights(front fender) in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by DarkMingBlueSTS Mine were the same when I changed to led....do the smokes look good and what color ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMingBlueSTS

    Mine were the same when I changed to led....do the smokes look good and what color is your car bad? I'm thinking about getting smokes too
    Mines silver. I like them. Hate orange lamps always have. Swapped to early 4th gen Camaro tail lamps just to get rid of the amber turns on 98+

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS

    Mines silver. I like them. Hate orange lamps always have. Swapped to early 4th gen Camaro tail lamps just to get rid of the amber turns on 98+
    Nice, I think they'll look good on my blue too

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    Re: Side marker lights(front fender)

    I think they are driving lights that primarily function will your vehicle is in drive - throw your e break on put it in drive and hope out and see if they are on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sacfam1033 View Post
    I think they are driving lights that primarily function will your vehicle is in drive - throw your e break on put it in drive and hope out and see if they are on.
    Yes you're right but only in the daytime with automatic lights turned on

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    Re: Side marker lights(front fender)

    I know this is an older thread, but I just replaced my repeaters with amber LEDs. The passenger's side was out, anyway, and I had five amber LEDs hanging around.

    If you want to do this without removing the fender liners, you can change them with a thin plastic item for prying them from the outside.

    Beware if you do this, because they are retained in the fender by a plastic push-in clip system. Difficult to understand, but even though I thought I was really careful, using an old health insurance card, and prying delicately from the rear edge, I still broke both retaining clip things on both sides.

    I can say the LEDs will do, though they could be brighter. I used some silicone adhesive caulk to stick them back on the fenders. I didn't use much, and did it just on the rear, as I want to be able to get them out again, should I need to.

    Now...to find LEDs for the front turn lamps. I do wish the rear amber indicators were more commonly available, and not a dozen fortunes, each.

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    Re: Side marker lights(front fender)

    Make sure to get good ones with a load resister matched to the OEM application or you'll be another one of those cars with defective fast turn signals.

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    Re: Side marker lights(front fender)

    I have a pair of add-on resistors from a decade ago, when LED replacements first came on the scene, but yeah, the stupid hyper-flashing signals...you'd think these idiots would notice something isn't right.

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    Re: Side marker lights(front fender)

    Quote Originally Posted by PontiacV8 View Post
    btw...as a side note:
    ...you can get smoked "repeater lamps" (...the little "clear-white" turnsignal on the fender...this is not a "side marker")...

    ...the original white/clear repeater lamps are GM's 1998 - 2005 Opel/Vauxhall/Holden Astra G and 99 -05 Opel/Vauxhall/Holden Zafira A parts, which Cadillac used for its 05 -11 Sigma-based Cadillac STSs...(...they are also used on the export Corvette C6... )

    ...and for the Opels here in Europe there are legal smoked repeater lamps available/on the market...

    ...left: Cadillac/Opel OEM and on the right: Opel aftermarket


    ...installed on my car...:

    ...ok...another test/update/change or mod/upgrade to my car...I changed my fender turnsignal repeater lamps once again...
    ...this time from the smoked conventional bulb-equipped ( Opel-aftermarket) ones to a new (chromed-clear) LED-version...(btw...they don't need a load resistor or something like that....)
    (they are available in three different "layouts"...)


    turnsignal on (camera sucks... )

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    Re: Side marker lights(front fender)

    Where'd you get the new ones?

    I put LED bulbs in my repeaters, but they're kinda meh.

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    You mean the aftermarket tinted ones? eBay. They are not led.

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    Re: Side marker lights(front fender)

    Quote Originally Posted by PontiacV8 View Post
    new (chromed-clear) LED-version

    Where did you get these from?
    What make & model car are they "made for"? Opel Astra G?

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    I stand corrected I didn't see the new photos.


    Damn you I followed you once with the smoked ones looks like ill have to again. But ill be opening them up and changing the smds to white. Damn amber messing things up!

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    Re: Side marker lights(front fender)

    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS View Post
    But ill be opening them up and changing the smds to white. Damn amber messing things up!
    Lol ... you and your anti-amberness
    do you still have amber front signals / DRLs?

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    I shut the drls off. Since pen dot requires amber front indicators I can't change those but they are only on when turning.

    Idk what it is love orange on my women's lingerie but can't stand it as a lamp on a car especially silver. Hahahahha

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    Re: Side marker lights(front fender)

    there is another option: clear non-led light. It almost the same as stock lights but have clear lens.

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