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    1992 Rear reflectors

    Does anyone here know why some of the '92 MY had white rear reflectors instead of red ones in the rear bumper ????

    "We once bought a whole car just for the '92-only white reflectors in the bumper," explains Mike Zavos, husband of '92 XJS owner Jennifer Hanson and the man charged with maintaining it. "The law changed for '93, and if we order that part number, we always end up with red ones.
    https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hs...S/3720471.html

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-OEM-...-/252524199707
    1992 MY XJS Convertible

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    I always thought that strange when I was running a 92 model. I guess it's all about not showing white light to the rear of the vehicle>

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    1994 4.0L XJS (AJ16) British Racing Green
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    I have only ever seen red rear reflectors on any car. Never seen white on the rear (from factory). Just wonder if they reflect red on the Jag. God knows why Jaguar would make white rear reflectors.
    1992 MY XJS Convertible

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    Mine has white reflectors in the bumper, and some additional red ones at the edges too (the red ones are part of the US spec bumper I think).

    It was sold to someone in Japan from the factory so perhaps that has something to do with it?

    Will try to upload a photo...

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    1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3l V12 Convertible

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    The rear lights also look off ...
    I own a Jaguar XJS, and I'm 16 ! If you're interested in seeing what the car looks like, here is a VIDEO of it. Here is the youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSH...GEdLfQchanneld

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    I would guess this is a Japanese (RHD) re-import. This was a common feature on some export markets. The inner sections are removable which allows a standard size number plate to be used.

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    1994 4.0L XJS (AJ16) British Racing Green
    2005 2.5 V6 AWD XType Silver
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    That's the second Japanese car with those second set of reflectors I've seen. That must have been required in Japan. The rear boot light insert was used on the US and Japanese markets and is easily removed. Are the reflectors really white or sun bleached red ?
    1992 MY XJS Convertible

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    Good questions, I'll have a closer look and let you know. I'd be surprised if they were just sun bleached as wouldn't the red ones on the edge of the bumper have suffered similarly?
    1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3l V12 Convertible

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