*Not sure if this has been covered but thought it might be useful info for everyone.
Ive just fitted some new taillights to my car. These have a clear indicator lens instead of the amber indicator lens on the originals.
This necessitates installing amber tinted bulbs- otherwise you wont be road legal.
In my hunt for amber bulbs I came across a major set back- which may happen/or may have happened to some of you.
MK4 Golf taillight clusters require you to use bulbs that have a 180 degree separation between left and right pins
Correct spacing between two terminals (180 degrees)
Many car parts stockists i.e Halfords, ECP,GSF etc seem to be only selling Offset pin configurations of the bulbs in amber
Halfords in Basingstoke only do offset amber indicator bulbs..
Offset pin configurations will not work
with a standard light assembly as the pins don't match or fit for that matter.
To my horror the Halfords bulbs I bought.. were wrong. Offset do not work.
Correct Amber Bulb
- These are what you want. Terminals like the first picture.
This comes from my personal experience today and the 2 hours I spent from shop to shop hunting down the correct bulbs.
*If this isn't always the case please feel free to comment. Thought id just save you folk a lot of time and hassle. I finally found the correct ones at 'Andrew Page' formally Camberley Auto Factors.
Hope this helps some of you!