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Post by Citroenmad » 28 Dec 2009, 21:28

Your brave in this weather :lol: I cant even close our front gate as i cant stand up on th drive long enough :lol: Ive tried clearing the drive of ice but its solid, so my car is somewhere under weeks worth of salt and road grime :?

I like th eyellow lights, very original!

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Post by vince » 07 Jan 2010, 23:28

CitroJim wrote:
Those bulbs sound good :D Are they still available? I've lost the original eBay ad for them now. If you still have details, I'd appreciate it.
Said bulbs people...I heartily recommend them :wink: They are more yellow in real life than in a photo :P

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Post by Citroenmad » 07 Jan 2010, 23:32

I do like that 8)

Is it legal to drive around with the fogs on since they are now yellow and more like driving lights?

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Post by DickieG » 07 Jan 2010, 23:46

Citroenmad wrote:Is it legal to drive around with the fogs on since they are now yellow and more like driving lights?
Only if the visibility is below 100 meters, the colour of head and fog lights can be white or yellow.

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Post by Citroenmad » 07 Jan 2010, 23:52

I see, doesnt make a difference on the colour then.

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Post by DickieG » 08 Jan 2010, 00:02

Citroenmad wrote:I see, doesnt make a difference on the colour then.
No the colour is irrelevant when it comes to when you are legally allowed to use them, its the distance of visibility.

SWIMBO's 93 Clio had yellow fog lights fitted as standard, inside the fog light was a yellow filter presumably along the same lines as the ones in the headlights of my DS.

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Post by vince » 08 Jan 2010, 21:18

The fog lenses will soon be back to white again, as soon as my yellow H3's turn up...i wont need the yellow film on the lenses then :wink:

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Post by Deanxm » 08 Jan 2010, 23:27

Its not the colour or beam pattern that designates them as foglights, its the distance from the ground, headlights and sides of the car, you could put 5w bulbs in the fog units but you would still not be allowed to drive with them on.

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Post by Citroenmad » 08 Jan 2010, 23:39

So what about my C5s foglights then?
They are in the headlights but still do the job of foglights. I often drive with them on actually as it does light up the edges of the road so much better and fills in the dark spot infront of the car. Though no one would know its got the foglights on as they are not in the lower bumper.

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Post by Deanxm » 09 Jan 2010, 00:02

They have to be no more than 1.2m above the ground no more than 400mm in from the side of the vehicle and have to be positioned no further out than the main driving lights i think, there was a maximum distance apart too but it seems the rules have changed at some point, like they did for Dim dip requirements, im sure the strip running lights on Audi's have only come about because of new lighting regs too.

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Post by admiral51 » 11 Jan 2010, 21:50

Hi Vince
Just been re reading your blog and see that you have modified the routing for the rear abs sensors.Any chance you can post up a few pics of this as i need to do atleast one of mine on the VSX and any cheat would be gratefully accepted :)

Stunning looking Xantia Vince,puts mine to shame :oops:

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Post by vince » 13 Jan 2010, 01:00

Hi Colin,

Will do, Will try to do this tomorrow after work :wink:

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Post by vince » 17 Jan 2010, 19:35

Damn cold snowy weather :x

My rear screen seal has lifted and split :!:

Not best pleased to say the least, i had a day planned of cleaning and fixing a few bits and bobs. This ended up with a quick trip to the handwash and then an afternoon of sulking about the seal :lol:

Im going to call my car insurance and see if it is covered.....hoping at least.

If not, Im umming and ahhing about the best way to fix it? New seal i reckon which i presume its a large job best suited to a bodyshop. A DIY job will perhaps end up with the rear screen getting busted?

Was wondering if a complete tailgate in my colour existed anywhere....The paint on mine is a bit thin on the top surface where the spoiler sits. Kill two birds with one stone?...well 3 birds as my spoiler has a paint fault on one corner too....

The hill at the moment seems steep to get the car ready for shows this year.....The engine bay is nearly done and ready....just a decal to make and the front of the block to paint, and a new horn to install :wink: But i have quite a few other jobs to get done :roll:

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Post by citroenxm » 17 Jan 2010, 23:23

Im sure theres pleanty of Maritious Blue cars Vince!

Id be interested in a Maritious Blue car for parts too, for my V6.. I could Do with a rear bumper, as theres a few scratches on it..

Its quite a common problem Ive noticed, theres 3 here around me that are bad,

Hows the wheel well? I guess you might not be happy, as you've not mentioned it.. :cry:

Paul

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Post by andmcit » 17 Jan 2010, 23:37

I need a nearside and a driver's front door and a mint s2 bonnet.
Not 100% mind if the blue changed on the s1 to s2 but I've parked
both series Activas together and it'd be tiny/subtle if there is a change
between them. Would a s2 rear bumper work on your s1 v6 Paul

Would you want a spoiler back on yours Vince as I'm not 100% they
were standard on s1's except the Activa?

Andrew