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Old 01-09-2009, 12:04 AM   #16
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Wow $350 for some taillights

We're not talking APCs for a Civic. if I wanted to do the crystal updates on my BMW's taillights with factory parts, it'd be that kind of money. I chose to go with aftermarket LEDs instead, which were still almost $180 for the pair and I had to get the main ECU recoded so as not to throw warning messages.
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:29 AM   #17
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Now $347.78 later...The blacklines are outlined in black and have two white pieces and two red.. Sexes up the car

I see. That is damn subtle! Now that I know this, I'll know what to look for. Awesome job by the way, I just prefer to buy $40 worth of smoke headlight/tail light covers. Full tint is more my style.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:05 AM   #18
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:02 AM   #19
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Next mod. Tint the ambers
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:13 PM   #20
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Ahem...clear? Wouldn't that look better with the extra white section on your tails?
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:00 PM   #21
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Ahem...clear? Wouldn't that look better with the extra white section on your tails?

I agree, on the black car, the clears would look better and go with the new clear tails.

Again, kinda similar to what I did on my BMW, though I'm thinking of swapping out the clear fronts for smoke tinted clear fronts.
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Problem is if I go clear I'd have to replace the whole headlight set. Warranty VOIDED. Nope, not gonna do that.
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:37 AM   #23
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Problem is if I go clear I'd have to replace the whole headlight set. Warranty VOIDED. Nope, not gonna do that.

Warranty on what? Not on the mechanical parts of the car. And you would still have the original headlight set to put in if the replacement set stopped working.

Changing headlights does not void your warranty any more than changing your taillights did.
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Warranty on what? Not on the mechanical parts of the car. And you would still have the original headlight set to put in if the replacement set stopped working.

Changing headlights does not void your warranty any more than changing your taillights did.
It would, Im bestfriends with the master technician over at BMW at the way he explained it made sense. Basically he informed me that if I changed it, warranty voided. He said something along the lines of occasionally there can be condensation and BMW will warranty that and replace the entire headlight set up but if you change that, then you toss your warranty. It made sense when he said it to me.
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ahh, so it just voids it on the headlights themselves.... that doesn't sound so bad.... and like Chris said, just swap it back, who would be the wiser. They wouldn't have to know.
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It would, Im bestfriends with the master technician over at BMW at the way he explained it made sense. Basically he informed me that if I changed it, warranty voided. He said something along the lines of occasionally there can be condensation and BMW will warranty that and replace the entire headlight set up but if you change that, then you toss your warranty. It made sense when he said it to me.

Then they're only talking about the headlight warranty, and yeah, if something went wrong with the aftermarket headlight, they wouldn't replace the aftermarket headlight, but you'd still have the stock headlights to swap back in. Which would give you the same end result as having a "warranty."

Again, they won't void the warranty on the CAR for putting in aftermarket headlights any more than they did by swapping out the taillights.

I've been working with cars and dealerships for 30 years.
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Hmm I'll have to ask my tech again. My plates finally arrived at the stealership so Ive gotta stop by on Friday.
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Syn, what year is your Beemer?
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Syn, what year is your Beemer?
That one is a 2006
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