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Duke898 02-14-2013 01:06 AM

Need help installing LED tail lights...Newbie from NorCal here
 
Have a 2001 330 Ci and my Eagle Eye LED tail lights came in the mail yesterday. Here's the catch...I don't have the first clue on how to install them myself as I'm not really a car guy(even though I love my car). Any NorCal members know specialists in the area or reliable auto body shops that will install them for me that won't cost me an arm or a leg? I'm in Fairfield. Thanks guys.

eson 02-14-2013 01:31 AM

If you can make the trip to the East Bay, I can help you put them in.

EDIT: Super easy though... Not worth the trip out here. I'm sure you can find a simple DIY and follow it. Refer to the forums if you need guidance aside from the DIY.

ramtin325i 02-14-2013 01:48 AM

Its fairly as easy as it seems, theres nothing to stress about

Try looking up some videos on youtube, im sure it should have something

Zell 02-14-2013 02:07 AM

1. Move carpet out of the way in trunk
2. Remove 3 bolts
3. Slide tail lights out
4. Install

tock172 02-14-2013 02:10 AM

I'd be willing to help but I'm on the other side of the Bay. It's really not difficult. I installed my RCR tail lamps in ~20 minutes or so and the trunk liner had never been removed.

JS330 02-14-2013 02:19 AM

if you can turn the key for the ignition, you can turn the ratchet to undo the tail lights....

Duke898 02-14-2013 02:25 AM

Thanks for the replies so far. Yeah eson, I bought the car in San Mateo/Hayward.

TallSkinnyMatt 02-14-2013 04:38 AM

I live in Napa during the week but make the trip to Sacramento most weekends and pass through fairfield all the time! If you haven't installed them by next week I could stop by and help out! But its very straight foreword. Remove old bulb carrier. Move carpet till you locate 3 nuts and remove them. Slide the old tail light out. Reverse process to install.

Let me know if you still need help :thumbup:

Duke898 02-14-2013 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TallSkinnyMatt (Post 15161352)
I live in Napa during the week but make the trip to Sacramento most weekends and pass through fairfield all the time! If you haven't installed them by next week I could stop by and help out! But its very straight foreword. Remove old bulb carrier. Move carpet till you locate 3 nuts and remove them. Slide the old tail light out. Reverse process to install.

Let me know if you still need help :thumbup:

Appreciate it, Matt. I might just take you up on it.

Solidjake 02-14-2013 07:01 PM

Look at this for reference

http://www.my330i.com/mod32.php

Duke898 02-15-2013 09:40 PM

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Do you guys know what these blocks are running from the LED's and where they go? Thanks.

Duke898 03-01-2013 02:50 AM

Installed them earlier today and everything works fine. I still don't know where to put the resistor boxes for the Eagle Eyes though. Anyone have any suggestions?

Solidjake 03-01-2013 04:45 AM

You can peel off the plastic as there is double sided tape underneath. Just tape them onto the fender wall.


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