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      08-09-2019, 01:49 PM   #1
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Any before/afters of blackline 4er lights?

Has anyone got any side by side shots or before/after photos of the 4 series blackline lci's tail lights?

I retrofitted the original lci's and I've been wanting them lightly tinted for ages now, but I'm just not keen on the DRL's and reverse lights discolouring.

So I'm very close to pulling the trigger on ordering them
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I would try ordering some cheap DIY tint on amazon and just applying it! Doesnt have to be perfect obviously but atleast you get a first person view for minimal cost
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I would try ordering some cheap DIY tint on amazon and just applying it! Doesnt have to be perfect obviously but atleast you get a first person view for minimal cost
We have annual MOT inspections in the UK which would require it stripping off each time unfortunately. Unlike my decat downpipe which I can remove for the inspection, I reckon applying a tint perfectly each time could be annoying eventually.

I managed to get a pair ordered and delivered by the next day so I'll post some comparison photos up after work tonight!
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We have annual MOT inspections in the UK which would require it stripping off each time unfortunately. Unlike my decat downpipe which I can remove for the inspection, I reckon applying a tint perfectly each time could be annoying eventually.

I managed to get a pair ordered and delivered by the next day so I'll post some comparison photos up after work tonight!
Aint no replacement for the real thing congrats, cant wait to see it!
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Outer light comparison:


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Original LCI's


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They look fantastic. Could you please share a link to where you purchased your Original and Blackline LCIs?

Also how was the install process? Is it difficult?
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They look fantastic. Could you please share a link to where you purchased your Original and Blackline LCIs?

Also how was the install process? Is it difficult?
I got both of mine through a parts store of a dealership, they kind of help out the community with really good prices too. That way I get good shipping and a 2 year manufacture warranty.

The install for me was plug and play, purely because I did the conversion a little while ago.

What I did in essence was create one of these out of parts:



The plugs from BMW though added up to around 50, so by the time you've been to an electrical store for some wire and varied size crimp connector pins you'll have spent around 60/65.. so you may as well buy the premade kits on eBay that retail for about 60 (basically whats on that photo).

All you have to do is plug this into your final set of wires before your inner tail lights, almost like daisy chaining them, and then you plug your inner tail light connectors into that adapter. All whats left then is to run the extra white cable into your harness in the boot (near the battery) - super simple, you just have to take your time and read up on the instructions a few times before hand so that it doesn't seem as daunting
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