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Just changed my side repeaters for dark lens versions.
From Blinkerhaus of Germany, very quick response from ordering,only took a few days to arrive in Scotland.
Nice match with all the black trim and Matt paintwork.
 

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Post more photos of the siblings please.
 
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Ok, now we officially don't care about the dark lens side repeaters: more of the 'Other' car, please!
 

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She is a 1974 ex California Car.
I bought her in May 96 and collected her from UK Spider specialists DTR in July 96 after they restored her as an Abarth Replica.
Might have to get the gloss black paintwork wrapped Matt to match the new girl!
Also have 1985 X1/9 which now needs a little work....!
 

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Will do, but will have to transfer from another device, so bear with me.
Currently she is dressed up with decals for the "look" of Lombard Rally of 1975.
Did this for a show she was invited to in 2015.
Liked the look so left them on.
Carello Lamp covers complete the rally look....they are not on in this picture

But does anyone like the dark repeater lenses - I reckon they look pretty good?
 

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Will do, but will have to transfer from another device, so bear with me.
Currently she is dressed up with decals for the "look" of Lombard Rally of 1975.
Did this for a show she was invited to in 2015.
Liked the look so left them on.
Carello Lamp covers complete the rally look....they are not on in this picture

But does anyone like the dark repeater lenses - I reckon they look pretty good?
Uh, yeah, we all like the dark repeater lenses, and we all agree the hood on the '74 should be matt. Now, show us more pictures.>:)
 

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Here's the older of the girls on a couple of days out

Looks like a 42 year old topless Italian model still has some admirers,despite her newer sister on the scene.
Here are some pics on sunny days.
Hope you like them!
 

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That's just soooo sexy!
 
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Just changed my side repeaters for dark lens versions.
From Blinkerhaus of Germany, very quick response from ordering,only took a few days to arrive in Scotland.
Nice match with all the black trim and Matt paintwork.
Really looks good! How hard was the install?
 

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LOL we need to change the name of this thread to "come oogle at my 74' " ;)

Seriously though, she looks stunning. But the lenses are also a very nice touch. Compliments the rest of the front end well :)
 

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2 minutes each side.
Both the new dark ones and clear originals come preinstalled with amber bulbs.
They have a simple plastic spring clip at one end.
Used a slim plastic upholstery tool to move the old ones along a few mm to disengage the spring clip element.
No scratches on the bodywork - don't prise out with anything metal please!
Pull off the old from the connector, push on the new repeater.
Test both working by deploying hazard lights.
Slide back into the hole,listen for a click, they're installed!
 

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I have a pair of the dark lamp assemblies ready to install. The "by-the-book" replacement procedure is to pop out 5 of the wheel arch liner fasteners and reach in behind the lamp to release the clip (rear) end from inside the fender. If you have the Fiat splash guards installed, 2 of those reusable fasteners have been replaced by rivets which complicates things a bit. These lamps contain an ordinary amber W5W wedge base bulb but they are completely sealed and considered disposable by Fiat and Mazda. Price quotes for originals from local dealers were $96 each from Fiat and $75 each from Mazda (same part). The dark ones were online for a while at $38 per pair but they have recently bumped up to about $150 per pair, And they still have the bulbs sealed in. Dealer techs told me no need to worry about breaking one that's burned out because the whole assembly gets replaced. But if you're swapping out working ones and want to save them (see prices above) some gentle caution is probably needed.
Mine will go in on the first dry weather day after I get some replacement splash guard rivets.
 

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Hi
Kept originals in the Jiffy bag the new ones came in...
Wow, these must be proving popular if now $150....
Realised both were "disposable" when the dark ones arrived and I tried to split them to check bulbs seated okay!
Got mine in euros at the much more reasonable rate!

From distant recollection these also fit very similar to the clear ones I swapped from original orange ones I had on Alfa 156!
 
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