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Old 02-14-2013, 12:06 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:31 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:48 AM   #3
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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
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:07 AM   #4
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1. Move carpet out of the way in trunk
2. Remove 3 bolts
3. Slide tail lights out
4. Install
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:10 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:19 AM   #6
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if you can turn the key for the ignition, you can turn the ratchet to undo the tail lights....
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:25 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies so far. Yeah eson, I bought the car in San Mateo/Hayward.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:38 AM   #8
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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
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:11 PM   #9
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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
Appreciate it, Matt. I might just take you up on it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:01 PM   #10
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Look at this for reference

http://www.my330i.com/mod32.php
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:40 PM   #11
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Do you guys know what these blocks are running from the LED's and where they go? Thanks.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:50 AM   #12
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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?
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:45 AM   #13
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You can peel off the plastic as there is double sided tape underneath. Just tape them onto the fender wall.
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