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      06-22-2014, 02:40 PM   #1
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F32 US tail lights to trade for EU tails....

Hi US Guys,

I have a German friend in Munich who is taking delivery of his brand new M4 this week!! He wants US tail lights(red turn signals) from a 4er Coupe (428i/435i/M4).

IF anyone in Germany has a US spec car and wants the euro Yellow turn signals... my buddy with willing to trad straight up. Your tails for his. Just come to Munich and will do the work.

Please send me a PM and I will put you in touch with my friend.


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      06-22-2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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Would love some red tails myself.. Might end up buying them OEM if no one wants to swap for my yellows :P
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      06-22-2014, 04:59 PM   #3
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Would love some red tails myself.. Might end up buying them OEM if no one wants to swap for my yellows :P
My buddy gets first dibs on the red tails! You can have "sloppy seconds".
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My buddy gets first dibs on the red tails! You can have "sloppy seconds".
Haha yeah of course! Wasn't meant to hijack, just thought i'd mention it as that reminded me :
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Thanks.


So... anyone want to trade? My buddy has his car now!
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I don't get why Europe must have them yellow.

Where can I buy the red ones, instead BMW?
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      06-29-2014, 05:25 PM   #7
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I don't get why Europe must have them yellow.
Yellow turn signals are EU law.



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Where can I buy the red ones, instead BMW?
So far, they are only available thru BMW dealers.
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US tail lights INSTALLED! :)

Well... my buddy couldn't wait any longer... so he just bit the bullet and bought US spec tail lights for ~400 euros for the pair.

The US lights look so much better on his S.O. M4. Have a look for yourself. I'm holding the EU tails, installed on the car is the US tail lights.


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looks much better Dackelone!

Shame we can't just do something about that yellow reflector bit rather than buy a whole new light :/

He can still use the yellow indicator bulb in the red tail light housing right?
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looks much better Dackelone!

Shame we can't just do something about that yellow reflector bit rather than buy a whole new light :/

He can still use the yellow indicator bulb in the red tail light housing right?
My buddy bought a yellow LED turn signal bulb off of ebay.de

I like the results.


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My buddy bought a yellow LED turn signal bulb off of ebay.de

I like the results.


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So why didn't BMW do this from the beginning like previous models..... e.g. E82

Guess i'm gonna have to eventually change my tail lights.

If anyone wants to swap let me know
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      07-23-2014, 09:03 AM   #12
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I would like get yellow led also with us tailights.
Give me Please on e-bay wich brand you purchased.
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Greetings from the US.
I am currently looking to get the euro spec for my AW 335. I do not like the red turn signal because it is harder to see during the daytime.
Just writing here because i thought it is funny that i am trying to get the euro spec and vice versa for you guys
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A Red Bmw with Yellow tailights is unwatchable for me!!
Swithing to the red as us spec is a MUST!
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Greetings from the US.
I am currently looking to get the euro spec for my AW 335. I do not like the red turn signal because it is harder to see during the daytime.
Just writing here because i thought it is funny that i am trying to get the euro spec and vice versa for you guys
I guess we always want to be different from the rest
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I guess we always want to be different from the rest
i guess so!
But amber is safer on california freeways.
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Can't deny it looks much better! But it is damn hard to spot when american imports signal the turn
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Can you take the bulb from the orange light and put it in the red one ? Easy to do ?
Can't understand why these ugly orange lights in EU
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Hi Dackel

Do you have the parts number for the US spec tail lights? Left and right? Where did you bought it? In Munich?

I will update my 435d Gran Coupe also with the red tail lights...

Thanks

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Hi Dackel

Do you have the parts number for the US spec tail lights? Left and right? Where did you bought it? In Munich?

I will update my 435d Gran Coupe also with the red tail lights...

Thanks

Reto
Not my car, but my friend's M4. He bought the lights thru his BMW Zentrum. You can look up a US model and order the lights using RealOEM.com

The US lights(red turn signals) for an F36 are: (I think?)

p/n 63217296099
p/n 63217296100


http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...0&hl=2&lang=de
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Can you take the bulb from the orange light and put it in the red one ? Easy to do ?
Can't understand why these ugly orange lights in EU
No, bc the glass is somewhat clear and you will see the orange reflector behind the bulb. This is why my buddy with the M4 order and installed the USA (red) turn signal lights.

I think they cost him around 400 euros for the pair. Just have your local dealer look up a US spec car and order the outer light lens.
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A trick I used to use when tinting tail lights all red was to paint the bulb green with glass paint - sounds weird but trust me it makes them flash orange!
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