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A lamp placed at the side of something.
- ‘On later cars, (with ‘square’ sidelamps) there is a metal assembly behind the front panel.’
- ‘This energises the headlamps with approximately one-sixth of their normal power so that the vehicle cannot be driven using sidelamps alone.’
- ‘With the ignition off the sidelamps only come on.’
- ‘The headlights are acetylene and it has kerosene sidelamps.’
- ‘The Hella lamps seem to usually incorporate the sidelamps, as they used the separate sidelamp nacelles for direction indicator lamps.’
- ‘One serves the sidelamps, one the tail and plate lamps and the third goes to the rheostat for the dash lamps.’
- ‘They are somewhat brighter than sidelamps, but may not be used in situations where full headlamps or dipped lamps are required.’
- ‘Help please - I can find the sidelamps, even touch the back of them, but how on earth do I remove them for replacement?’
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