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Amberectomy?

Anyone tried to do an amberectomy on a WK2?

For those not familar, an amberectomy is the process of removing the amber reflectors from the front headlight casings.

Sometimes a carbon or conspicuity tape can look good providing the amber lights are close enough to the surface of the casing.

I saw the dubai overland in this thread and am now thinking of doing the same thing myself:

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Old 12-07-2010, 03:39 PM
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Re: Amberectomy?

+1 to an amberectomy and redrearectomy. haven't tried either just yet.
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Re: Amberectomy?

there are processes to opening the headlamps....many have done it on the wk and wj.
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How much do the international versions cost?
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Re: Amberectomy?

Along these lines has anyone removed the bottom red reflector on the rear bumper and changed it with a smoked lens? I have a mineral gray wk2 and think it will match well.
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Re: Amberectomy?

buy new ones and have them tinted.

To the OP....send a PM to DCSpecial. he opened my oem HID's and painted them. Im sure he could remove the amber in the wk2 lamps
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Re: Amberectomy?

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How much do the international versions cost?
Jeep will call me back with the cost on the Export model headlights.
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how much do the international versions cost?
$1195 - each!
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LOL:...highway robbery! Justy pull them apart and mod them
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Re: Amberectomy?

Opening the fixtures seems very very risky. People did this with E90 BMWs. Ungluing the fixtures risked cracks. Resealing the fixtures was never as good as factory original. I was hoping someone else would try this first

Looking at pictures like the one below, it looks like foil tape over the outside of the fixture could work. The tape would match the reflective surface on the inside. But I'm doubtful it wouldn't be noticeable.

Most BMW mods ended up using some sort of tape or tint rather than removing the reflector. I don't have my WK2 yet, so I don't know how well it will work.

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