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      01-22-2019, 10:26 PM   #89
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i just emailed fishcake on his depos and realized the ones i bought only came with the red led turn signals! now ill have to change them bulbs

does anyone know what led bulbs are for the depos turn signals? i figured that the reverse bulb is H21W.

is it safe to open up the depos for bulb changes???
I don't think it's safe to open up the housing if that's what's needed.
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I have the blackline DEPO LCI taillights and I'm getting condensation issues. I received replacement sets of these lights and I'm still having condensation issues, I do not think it's going away unfortunately, it goes and comes back

any input on this? These lights look great but theyre poor quality
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I have the blackline DEPO LCI taillights and I'm getting condensation issues. I received replacement sets of these lights and I'm still having condensation issues, I do not think it's going away unfortunately, it goes and comes back

any input on this? These lights look great but theyre poor quality
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Will they ever make these for the F32?
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I also had trouble getting the inner lights in, what i did was align the inside of the lamp (side with the nut) then pulled the lamp outwards to get the clips to go into the holes on the trunk. It took a bit of finesse and luck to get everything lined up.

Also, it appears that the insulation foam around the inner light is different than OEM, the depo foam is thicker and the outer edge actually moves a bit when i tried to press on it. Overall, the quality seems decent and hope the insulation foams will last.

Edit: any long term owner of these lights? I noticed that the outer light harness is not really waterproof (exposed connectors and etc). The area where the harness/resistors are located is not waterproof by design, so I'm worried about the long term exposure to water. So far I've used electrical tape to mask the exposed connectors and will coat it with silicone gel.

I've had mine for maybe 9 months or so, without issues. My set was a development set, so I had an issue with the inner light coming a little loose, but the ones on my car were hand made and were just a prototype. Nothing a little 3m tape couldn't fix, but you shouldn't need it on the production lights.

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I have an OEM LCI set for sale if anyone is interested
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I have the blackline DEPO LCI taillights and I'm getting condensation issues. I received replacement sets of these lights and I'm still having condensation issues, I do not think it's going away unfortunately, it goes and comes back

any input on this? These lights look great but theyre poor quality

In other cars I have owned with aftermarket taillights with this issue, clear silicone around the lens where it meets the housing solved the problem
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hey what is the part number for the LCI dip rails? thank you so much.
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hey what is the part number for the LCI dip rails? thank you so much.
Trim, drip rail, left 51497453333
Trim, drip rail, right 51497453334
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Trim, drip rail, left 51497453333
Trim, drip rail, right 51497453334
Thank you so much, do you know if these are needed for the retrofit?
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Thank you so much, do you know if these are needed for the retrofit?
LCI drip rails are not needed for DEPO tails. I recently installed DEPO Blacklines from USR and reused my OEM drip rails. My install videos below show the drip rails and I talk about these in a little more detail. Some people have claimed that theyve seen condensation in their taillights and when they replaced with LCI drip rails, the issue disappeared. I havent had any problems thus far.

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https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...&highlight=usr
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For those with the condensation problems is with any type of non-oem head light or tail light is that they wont ever be near as good as OEM.

What i do whenever i get a replacement light for any vehicle, especially from ebay or anywhere else, i place a thick bead of silicone over the edge of the light. I also add a clear wrap over them or ceramic them. If you already have condensation, dry them up, and then seal them with silicone.
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