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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 05-27-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Having trouble finding LED tail lights?

Sorry for asking such a noob question,but I'm having trouble finding LED tail lights for my 05 M3 convertible? Could you guys please direct me to a vendor or website, it doesn't matter if its aftermarket or OEM
By the way the only place i found OEM was from ECS tuning and they want $210 per tail light
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:26 AM   #2
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:19 AM   #3
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:38 AM   #4
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I thought all '03+ came with led
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:28 AM   #5
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:53 AM   #6
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Since I feel burned by them, I say avoid Bimmian. They charge top dollar for moderate stuff and have bad support. That is how they dealt with me. Probably complicated to ship things back to Canada as well.

Depo is probably OK. the OEM would be $420 for just the outside tails while Depo (and EagleEye) run more like $170-185 at Khoalty and their sets include the inner trunk lenses as well.
However: I have purchased some sets of replacement clear corners. The Depo set did not fit well; the right eventually snapped in with a fair smack and the left never did fit and cracked during the attempt to install it. I then got a set of who-knows-what-brand from an eBay vendor and they were much worse: even the bulb socket was very loose and they did not snap in either (and were brittle and flimsy feeling... just crap). But the one Depo lens that installed is fine and looks identical to the OEM (although fit is was a little tricky).
I then purchased OEM and it neatly and immediately snapped into place. The tricky fitment of the snap-in clear corner is probably why BMW changed to a securing screw in ~2002; tail light fitment probably has more manageable fitment tolerances.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:31 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input guys,however, i looked at the Khoalty website and their depo lights are not offered in convertible fitment and as far as the EE the only fitment offered is for 00-03 convertibles ? I also checked bimmian and its the same problem,remember guys my car is a 2005 M3 convertible Funny thing is when i purchased my car from a private seller it came with EE tail lights and I also noticed fitment wasn't exactly the best. Am i stuck getting OEM then?
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[QUOTE=Slyde;15459482]Since I feel burned by them, I say avoid Bimmian. They charge top dollar for moderate stuff and have bad support. That is how they dealt with me. Probably complicated to ship things back to Canada as well.

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Old 06-27-2013, 04:49 PM   #10
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SAME DAMN PROBLEM. Just bought a 2005 ZHP Convertible and has ghetto old euro's on it. LOOKS HORRIBLE. figured LED's would be an easy fix under $250.00. NOOOOPE
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:56 PM   #11
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You can find them from a car that is being parted out. That is one way to get a good deal. Otherwise, thebmwpartstore.com has the best prices for new OEM parts, so they will be the best place to source OEM LED tail lights for a vert.

You should already have LED tails on a 2005, but the previous owner could have sold them and put pre-2003.5 lights or aftermarket.
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