How To Install BMW E46 3 Series LED Tail Lights

Particular thanks to Bimmerfest Forum for the following magnificent installation guide.

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Before you start be certain you have 1-2 hours to dedicate to setting up these. They include resistor boxes and different wiring attached to them so you need to hide all this kind of stuff. The ONLY way to do it right is to remove the black trunk panel and both sides of the carpet lining (this particular might be folded back out of the way truly). Also before you start, simply unplug your factory lenses and plug in the new led ones to test to make sure everything features and you have no bulb out lights on the dash. Almost nothing worse than setting up an install and getting that the units were faulty to start with… yes it’s occured to me more than once with other items. Consequently here’s what you are starting with:

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First thing to do is to get rid of the tail lights you have on the car presently… there are actually just 3 nuts on the back, super easy. I won’t go into much detail about this particular. There are a lot of DIYs out there on this particular. Next pull out the trunk bottom carpet with the contoured black bottom thing. Subsequently pull back the trunk’s side carpets. If you have a friend you can certainly have him carry all those away from the way but I merely put something heavy in front of them so they couldn’t come forward. Currently you could begin removing the long black plastic liner on the back side of the trunk (shown in the bottom of the image at the incredibly back of the trunk). There are 4 screws below covers, and 5 push pin retainers if I keep in mind correctly. It genuinely allows you have one among all those interior clip/panel removers to move all the clips off, nevertheless it can be done with a screwdriver and some patience. Soon after you pull off the plastic panel you could start getting in the new LED tail lights.

FYI… mark all the clips with a sharpie or a little something so you remember which ones go to which. Don’t attempt to mount the lenses with all the guts hanging off the back of them… it will probably help to make your life quite difficult and frustrating, inquire how I know. Also you need to make use of the black trim things off your recent tail lights and shift them to your new ones. The quickest way I could do it was to insert a little flathead screwdriver between and pry up slowly. You may possibly try spraying WD-40 on the fins that clip and then sliding it off… but I don’t know how well that would certainly work. I went with the screwdriver. Having these kinds of off your old lights and onto your new LED tail lights is likely the hardest part apart from yanking all the panels off the automobile. You can easily discover the black trim I am talking about on the exterior of the trunk on the left side of the graphic. Oh ya when you are installing the aftermarket tail lights really don’t put that third nut on the bolt right until you are willing to deploy the black panel back into the automobile. You could see I only have 2 of them on in the photo… the other you ought to put on after the black panel is on.

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As soon as you get the LED tail lights in you could reattach all the guts to the back of them. Simply match the plugs you marked in the beginning. Appears like plenty of crap right? Well it is… along with it would certainly have been nice of the manufacturer to leave more wire at the aftermarket tail lights side so you may tuck and hide everything easier. Well, they didn’t… so you are stuck installing the boxes where I did… that small cubby beneath the lights that you find all the wires going into in the photo underneath. All 3 boxes are in there and match perfectly. Today plug in the lights and test all the performs again. Furthermore aim to attach the interior trunk light to the back of the light. This takes awhile to tuck all the wires somehow that it doesn’t interfere with the light. Although far better to do it now than when all your panels are going back on and in the way. The moment you obtain almost everything where you need it… time to put all those panels back on. This particular is self informative so I won’t get into that.

Right now you’re done, stand back and take pleasure in your new younger searching Bimmer… listed below are a bunch of my accomplished install photographs. Since for a full review… I am VERY satisfied with the LED tail lights. They are every bit as bright as the OEM ones and function just as well so far.

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How to Install Aftermarket LED Tail Lights

Installing LED Tail Lights is an excellent way to improve the appearance of your car exterior. Not only this, in addition, the LED tail lights will provide your a clean, custom look. Last but not least, the LED lights tend to last much longer when comparing with the traditional tungsten filament bulbs from regular tail lights.

Swapping stock tail lights for LED tail lights is not that difficult like it might appear. Simply follow this easy step by step guide to have the LED tail lights added to your ride and let other envy for what you have.

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Step 1: Remove factory tail lights assembly. The tail lights for most cars are simply bolted on from the inside of the trunk. You just need to remove the trunk carpet cover and un-bolts the tail lights. Slowly move the loosed tail lights a little by a little to have the tail lights removed completely. Do not hurry on this step, because you might break any clips that are used to hold the tail lights from inside.

Step 2: Remove all the light bulbs from the factory tail light housing and disconnect any wiring harness connected to the tail light assembly as well. I will recommend you use the scotch blue tape to write down the turn signal lights, brake lights, backup lights and put on each set of wires so later when you put them back, you won’t get confused.

Step 3: Take your LED tail lights out from the box and try to put the tail lights back up just to make sure this is the correct part/side before you put all the bulbs back in.

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Step 4: Connect the aftermarket LED tail lights with the factory wirings. For most LED tail lights, for example the ones we carry at iJDMTOY.com, most of the sockets and plugs are already designed to be simply plug and play. However, if there are any hard wiring required. Simply connect the stock red wire to the LED tail light red wire, and black wire to black.

Step 5: Before have the LED tail light completely bolt-on back, test it first. Test the brake light, test the turn signal light and test the backup lights to make sure everything works. If unfortunately one of them does not work, inspect the connection, because this is the most common reason for a lamp not lighting up.

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Step 6: Place the LED tail lights back into the original tail lights locations. Use the blue tape to hold the tail lights if you are doing this by yourself or have your buddy hold it for you so you can bolt it back. Don’t bolt the screw completely tighten in, because you want the tail light to completely back to the proper position, then tighten every screws.

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Step 7: That’s it and enjoy your aftermarket tail lights!

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2009 BMW X5 Gets the LED Daytime Running Lights Upgrade

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This 2009 BMW X5 is today’s featured luxury crossover – it is customized in many ways, but the LED Daytime Running Lights catch the eye! The ridin’-high body of the family-friendly Bavarian SUV is underlined and emphasized with these magnificent and stylish 5-LED DRL which are kind of unique. The customer added a small touch of uniqueness by painting the covers to black, so they better match with his black X5.

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The Ultra-slim Design of the Xenon White LED add-on fits perfectly and is great match to the whole modern look of the vehicle. All I can say is: "Wow, this is hot!" It makes the whole car look lower and wider and what’s more – this quality product has really powerful output. Another customer even stated "I can literally use this LED daytime running lights as fog lights!"

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Anyway, as you may have already noticed, these Brabus Style 5-Light LED DRL are very nice and attractive upgrade to any car, SUV or truck. The kit is mounted in between the bumper grill, or below bumper, and the best part is that it comes with the wiring harness for easy wiring. In case you wonder whether this stuff will be working after all those rainy days, don’t worry – it is completely waterproof! And on top of that, installation is very simple and is completely DIY. However, you can always contact iJDMTOY for some help, but honestly – getting these bad boys working will take you less than an hour!

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The 2009 BMW X5 is just as stylish as its predecessors, but here we talk about some modern upgrades – just like these LED Daytime Running Lights. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or spend a fortune to get the awesome Euro look like the new Mercedes-Benz E Class, S Class, or Porsche Carrera, etc. Just check out the iJDMTOY online store for excellent quality LED accessories at low price!

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2008 BMW 335i Coupe Gets LED BMW Angel Eyes

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2008 BMW 335i Coupe is said to be the ultimate driving machine, but when the owner added the LED BMW Angel Eyes, this ride turned out to be the ultimate driving machine with a perfect blend of style, appearance and performance. Just look at the beautiful front end, the bright light, coming from the HID headlights and the perfectly matching xenon white E92 LED Angel Eyes. Then look at yourself and see the smile on your face this car puts on.

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Well, this is what I am talking about – the BMW Angel Eyes will get rid of the dull yellow look for a nice xenon white HID matching look similar to the all new 2011 BMW E92 3 Series and 2011 BMW 5 Series. The secret of the super bright rings is hidden in the revolutionary new design of the iJDMTOY’s 60-degree Wide Angle High Power H8 LED ring marker bulbs. Basically, what you get is a maximum lighting output to light up the BMW Angel Eyes much brighter! And guess what – each bulb is enough to power up two rings on each side.

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Fully deserving of its popularity, the BMW E92 3 Series sets the bar for many aspects, but true fans always look for available improvements and certain level of customization. This is where the new BMW Angel Eyes come in. I guess you wonder how to install this awesome LED product, but don’t worry – it is as easy as a pie. First make sure the engine is turned off and key is off, too. Then proceed and locate the angel eye ring bulb cap, open it and remove the stock H8 halogen bulbs. Take the clamp, included in the package and use it to fold the 60 degrees wide angle H8 LED bulb and install it back to the H8 housing. Next, connect the Wide Angle H8 Angel Eye Bulb to the Error Free Decoder and plug the decoder back to the stock harness. Finally, make sure the LED bulb is directly facing the Angel Eye Ring Tube Opening for maxima lighting performance.

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Please note that these awesome BMW Angel Eyes will fit in other BMW models without modifications, too. Some of them are E90 Sedan 2009 and up, E92 Coupe 2008 and up, E90 M3 2009 and up, E92 M3 2008 and up, E93 Convertible 2008 and up. What’s more, make sure the BMW has factory equipped HID headlights, otherwise this kit won’t fit in. However, more models are compatible with this LED set, but for full list, check out the iJDMTOY online shop and look for this fantastic LED upgrade.

Anyway, apart from being the most fantastic car, the 2008 BMW 335i Coupe looks much better with the LED BMW Angel Eyes and very similar to the new 2011 and up BMW’s stock high power LED Angel Eyes rings. People who own such amazing car say it is worth every penny and is the nicest and best car they have ever owned, but when they installed the completely error free plug and play E92 LED Angel Eyes, it truly became the ultimate driving machine!

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Mercedes SLK280 Upgrades with Error Free 1156 LED Bulbs

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This 2009 Mercedes SLK280 received a host of updates, and the Error Free 1156 LED bulbs fitted in the whole conception in a very stylish and unique way. Without doubt, I thoroughly enjoy looking at this vehicle. The pleasure begins when you notice these slightly dimmed turn signals, while they gracefully emit LED light.

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Mercedes-Benz’s three-pointed star has long been synonymous with style and prestige, but the owner of the ride really got this one right! The obvious pluses concerning the Mercedes LED turn signal lights are style, image, appearance and a certain level of customization. You should have these factors in mind when you decide to tune your vehicle to be a real head-turner.

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Each LED bulb contains 21 pieces super bright 3-Cell 5050 SMD chips with over 1200 lum lighting output and thanks to the revolutionary new design the “European cars cannot install LED bulbs” problems are gone forever. One of the coolest thing is these Error Free 1156 LED bulbs are completely plug and play. No modification is required and you can install them in less than 10 minutes! A perfect replacement of all stock 1156/7506 bulbs and some 1157 or 2357 housings for Mercedes W209 CLK or W211 E Class as single fitment bulbs for front turn signal light bulbs. To sum things up, these bright bulbs will fit in most European cars such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes or Porsche and there will be no warning on dashboard nor hyper flash problems.

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I bet owning that gorgeous black 2009 Mercedes SLK280 with Error Free 1156 LED bulbs is more than awesome. This guy was looking for more stylish look for his ride and got it. You may think this product is a great add-on to any vehicle, and you are right! Treat your beloved car with a newer, luxurious LED look without the luxurious price! Go to the iJDMTOY online shop and look for these Error Free 1156 LED bulbs.

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