Ferrari have been fitting the same amber side indicators to their models for quite a while. This post will tell you how to source clear side repeaters and fit them to your car. As far as I know it’ll work for the 348, 355, 360, F430, 458, 550, 575, 599 & F12 models.
Firstly you need to source the lenses. Ferrari didn’t bother to develop a lens themselves but they borrowed from Fiat – the same lens is used on the Fiat Coupe and Barchetta. You can buy these lenses in the UK but they are for sale at exorbitant prices. I buy mine from Germany – go to eBay Germany and search for “Fiat Coupe Seitenblinker”. If you use a browser like Chrome it will translate the page for you. You are looking for clear lenses (or smoked if you prefer) with free delivery to Germany (for some reason the German vendors refuse to ship to the UK). You buy these lenses and have them shipped to your German mailbox (see below). I recently bought a pair of smoked lenses for EUR 6.50.
As I don’t have a German shipping address I set up a free mailbox with Mailboxde. This service accepts deliveries on your behalf and forwards them on for a small fee. I recently had some smoked lenses sent on to me for EUR 7.42.
Here are the clear lenses:
They will be shipped with some amber bulbs but they will be the incorrect fitting. You will need to source some alternative bulbs – they are T4W. I buy mine from eBay – search for “T4W Yellow”. I recently paid £1.10 for a pair of LED bulbs:
Fitting is straightforward. Firstly you need to tease the existing lens out with your finger nails:
Once it starts to pull out you can carefully remove the lens and wiring harness:
Remove the lens and old rubber mount:
Install your new bulb. It is a good idea to test the operation (LED bulbs can only be fitted one way round):
Fit the new clear lenses and make sure the rubber seals properly:
Carefully push it all back into place. Job done!
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