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Old 08-08-2005, 03:32 PM   #1
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Non-OEM clear light conversion (330i)

I'm trying to save $200 and ordered the 8 piece set for my 02' 330i - not from a dealer. But I didnt get the cheap cheap ones off ebay for $100.00 What types of problems installing these have people had? Solutions as well? I know they look exactly alike, except, in some cases, they dont fit 'exactly' right ... any help would be appeciated in anticipation of something occuring. I have printed out the DIY for installation. Thanks guys.
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:47 PM   #2
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Heard issues on all 3 sections. Mostly DEPO crap people have issues with, even when DEPO are still better than ebay ones.

Front: Passenger side clear corner doesn't fit well. Have to sand the edges.

Sidemarkers: They don't snap in correctly. The snap assembly is completely different than oem. People either modified it or ended up trying to take off the oem springs and installing it on the after market sidemarkers to get it to work.

Rears: The trunk pieces seem to fit fine, but the rear corners are a nightmare. The unit doesn't go in mainly because the rear light assembly is different. People have tried shaving the edges to get it to fit, but many had to resort to the more difficult route of stripping the original's plastic light housing and putting it on the aftermarket unit.
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