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vorceb23 01-11-2013 08:41 PM

How to tell if me e46 has LED taillights?
 
How can I tell If my 2004 330i came stock with LED taillights? Cause the set of taillights I want to get can apparently only be used with cars that didn't come stock with LED's. Sorry if its already been discussed but I didn't find anything when I searched. Thanks

jiggz 01-11-2013 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by vorceb325i (Post 15053594)
How can I tell If my 2004 330i came stock with LED taillights? Cause the set of taillights I want to get can apparently only be used with cars that didn't come stock with LED's. Sorry if its already been discussed but I didn't find anything when I searched. Thanks

No E46 sedan ever came stock with LED taillights. Only facelifted Non-M coupes (2004-2006) and 2003.5-2006 M3's came with OEM LEDs taillights. You're sedan had halogen stock, and you should keep it that way. The LED's that will fit your car are Chinese junk, and look out of place on the sedan....at least I think they do.

How about some R/C/R's? These...

OEM from Turner Motorsport (on sale.....never seen them on sale)
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-90...2002-2005.aspx

Solidjake 01-11-2013 10:07 PM

^ x100000

vorceb23 01-11-2013 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by jiggz (Post 15053778)
No E46 sedan ever came stock with LED taillights. Only facelifted Non-M coupes (2004-2006) and 2003.5-2006 M3's came with OEM LEDs taillights. You're sedan had halogen stock, and you should keep it that way. The LED's that will fit your car are Chinese junk, and look out of place on the sedan....at least I think they do.

How about some R/C/R's? These...

OEM from Turner Motorsport (on sale.....never seen them on sale)
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-90...2002-2005.aspx


Even the ones at modbargains? And actually I'm kinda leaning towards the r/c/r ones now.....

jiggz 01-12-2013 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by vorceb325i (Post 15053897)
Even the ones at modbargains? And actually I'm kinda leaning towards the r/c/r ones now.....

Looks like Modbargains sells Depo - a common aftermarket option that is less $ that what I linked to a Turner Motorsports. I only use OEM parts so I have no experience w/ Depo, but you can do a search and find plenty of information on Depo on this site. Many people have had good success w/ these, others not.

The R/C/R is the proper replacement for the facelifted sedan (2002-2005) like yours. Good luck.


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