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Rear lamp colours

Post by frog » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:27 am

Hi Guys and Gals,

I'm just wondering about the differing range of tail lights our lovely BX's came equipped with.
I've found a few different pictures but would love to see what others have to add, especially of the green tint and mythical blue tint!

Grey tint
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Citroën BX 19 GTI 16 Valve 1991 by XBXG, on Flickr

Dark tint on Black 16V, Light? tint on Blue TZi
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P1010972resized by tyro.chris, on Flickr

Red tint
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red tint by tyro.chris, on Flickr

Early
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Citroën BX 19 GT 1985 by XBXG, on Flickr
1989 Citroën BX 16v
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Re: Rear lamp colours

Post by Mickey taker » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:38 pm

green tint on the meteor

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1991 BX Meteor 1.6

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Re: Rear lamp colours

Post by MULLEY » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:40 pm

I think the Grey tint that you are referring to is actually Green, it may have faded, hence the greyish look??

They came in the following colours in the following order of exclusivety with the most at the top:

1) Brown smoked
2) Early
3) Green
4) Blue
5) Red

I've seen all of the above, except the Red one's, interesting that you've got a picture of the red tint, it looks a bit smoked from the picture, but will take your word for it though. I've only ever seen one Blue, & it did look superb & matched that particular car really well. I personally light the Green one's which i'm hoping to fit to my TZD Turbo as it has the smoked one's fitted.
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Re: Rear lamp colours

Post by Defender110 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:59 pm

/\ I knew you would be in this thread Matthew lol, our resident rear lamp expert :wink:
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Re: Rear lamp colours

Post by docchevron » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:06 am

you have seen red tint Matthew, my pink car has them!
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:01 pm

This was pre-lamp obsession, haha. I honestly can't remember doc, i may have to take a piccy of them, next time i catch up with you.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
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1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
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1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Re: Rear lamp colours

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:04 pm

I just broke the new one on the dtr trying to get it to "clip" and cracked it again.....arse
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Post by Birotor » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:22 pm

Where were these options listed in period Citroen sales paperwork?
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Re: Rear lamp colours

Post by MULLEY » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:25 am

Birotor - i don't believe these were options, these different colours were fitted to different models to suit the paintwork to kinda match??? Thats purely a speculatve guess tbh.

Tim - how on earth have you managed to crack a rear lens, you just gently push them into place, ensure the bottom lugs are in the holes & then push in. I personally put my hand in the boot & ease the metal spring clip a bit so that i don't have to press on the light too hard to get it to fit. Might be worth trying that technique to avoid whats happened.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Re: Rear lamp colours

Post by docchevron » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:58 am

MULLEY wrote:Birotor - i don't believe these were options, these different colours were fitted to different models to suit the paintwork to kinda match??? Thats purely a speculatve guess tbh.
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Re: Rear lamp colours

Post by Mickey taker » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:33 am

Tim what spec rear lamp is on the dtr I might have a spare
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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Re: Rear lamp colours

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:46 am

Thanks Mick, I will look out for a new one though, as ive bought new ones all round to "brighten" it up.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Mothman » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:46 pm

I have a set of grey smoked ones Tim. They would give the DTR a bit more class. :D

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Re: Rear lamp colours

Post by Birotor » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:56 pm

That they depended on the model and the cars colour certainly fits.. I must have a look at my microfiche spare parts list....
1974 GS Birotor, 1972 GS 1220 FIA Gp 2, 1992 BX 16 TGS, 1951 Velo-Solex, 1953 NSU Max 250, 1972 Honda ST50, Daughter has 1990 BX14 TGE
Previously owned include 1983 BX14RE Leader, Porsche 924, 1972 Porsche 911T, 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 (FIA Group 4), 1974 Porsche Carrera RS 3.0 (FIA Group 4 ex Le Mans), 1969 911 T/R (FIA Group 3 ex Le Mans), 1981 Porsche Group B 3.3 litre World Endurance Championship, 1991 Footwork Arrows Porsche Formula 1 (ex Alboreto & Caffi),

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
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Re: Rear lamp colours

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:57 pm

Cheers guys, im keeping the DTR as stock as possible as shes the only one left.....
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR