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Old 12-24-2005, 06:27 PM   #181
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After all the posts and flames and wants and not wants....Answer a question.

Are Sedan LEDs (with Type 3 trunk) available and ready to ship or not??
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Id like to know also, mine are paid for but when are they gonna get here!?!?
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Old 12-25-2005, 01:47 AM   #182
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A white halogen bulb is bright and dangerous. The LEDS in white would guarantee you a ticket no matter where in the US you are.
I have white bulbs currently in my rear signals and have never had a problem. The whites in my rear signals are hella bright too!

So, how about some white LED turn signals please???
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Old 12-25-2005, 01:36 PM   #183
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wow...2 weeks everything look like it was going to happend....we were going to finally have our leds before christmas...whats going on??...how much longer??
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Old 12-26-2005, 12:54 PM   #184
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TO all COUPE owners: why not save yourself time/hassel/possibly extra expenses and call Crevier BMW to order a set of new OEM BMW LED tails (inlcudes updated trunk lights) and a plug and play adapter? The OEM set costs ~$450 and is well worth the extra ~$130 in terms of product quality, reliability, and functionality. Call Crevier BMW (located in SoCal) and ask for 'Vaheh' in Internet Parts Sales.

TO all SEDAN owners: It's a shame BMW didn't develop LEDs for you guys. But hopefully these aftermarket versions will available soon.
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:19 PM   #185
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TO all COUPE owners: why not save yourself time/hassel/possibly extra expenses and call Crevier BMW to order a set of new OEM BMW LED tails (inlcudes updated trunk lights) and a plug and play adapter? The OEM set costs ~$450 and is well worth the extra ~$130 in terms of product quality, reliability, and functionality. Call Crevier BMW (located in SoCal) and ask for 'Vaheh' in Internet Parts Sales.
"plug and play adapter"? Did they come up with something so you don't need a new LCM and dealer reprogamming?
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:28 PM   #186
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"plug and play adapter"? Did they come up with something so you don't need a new LCM and dealer reprogamming?
I don't remember Vaheh mentioning that the LCM would require flashing but he would have told me so if it did. I highly suggest you call Vaheh directly - 800.309.2318 - and ask him that yourself. He's extremely helpful and definitely knows his stuff. You can mention that Peter referred you, he will not give you any further discounts for doing so, but at least he has some person of reference.

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Old 12-26-2005, 09:47 PM   #187
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wow...2 weeks everything look like it was going to happend....we were going to finally have our leds before christmas...whats going on??...how much longer??
Man, I know exactly what you're saying. Of course we all want properly functioning led taillights, but this extended wait is getting very tiring. I know that if these are not shipped to us in January, I will probably pull out. I want to use this $ towards a new front bumper, and maybe just wait on these taillights
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Old 12-27-2005, 04:36 AM   #188
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:41 AM   #189
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:30 PM   #191
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Hi guys,

Not much new to report yet, but this is what we expected.

Jim is personally meeting with the Eagle Eyes executive team tomorrow. Just to recap the current situation:

- Eagle Eyes is very upset that some prototype units made it to the retail market. These were basically sold "off the back of a truck" and it never should have happened. The manufacturer is alarmed that these are being marketed as "production units" so they had to issue a recall to protect themselves. Imagine the lawsuit if someone dies in a rear-end collision from these units.

- Recall notices were sent by registered mail to all prototype unit holders (including AutoWerks and Jim).

- The NHTSA sent an email to the other retailer informing him that there is a $15,000 fine per unit for selling recalled units. The retailer refuses to acknowledge that these are prototypes even though the manufacturer has stated that is exactly what they are.

- These developments have delayed our launch. The manufacturer wants to take the extra steps of achieving full DOT approval rather that meeting DOT specs which is what most aftermarket manufacturers do.

- The manufacturer is also going to add individual serial numbers to the production units so you can determine if it is a real production unit and that you are not getting a Euro spec unit when you ordered a US spec unit.

- All Euro Spec units will have a sticker applied stating that they cannot be used on US spec vehicles without risk of electrical damage.

- The manufacturer has stated that only US spec version sold through ApexCone/AutoWerks will receive the factory warranty.

That is it for now. We hope to have more updates tomorrow. My best guess at this point is that we ship very early in January.

Thanks for your patience and if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 800.221.2262.
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:29 PM   #192
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:01 PM   #194
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Hi guys,

Not much new to report yet, but this is what we expected.

Jim is personally meeting with the Eagle Eyes executive team tomorrow. Just to recap the current situation:

- Eagle Eyes is very upset that some prototype units made it to the retail market. These were basically sold "off the back of a truck" and it never should have happened. The manufacturer is alarmed that these are being marketed as "production units" so they had to issue a recall to protect themselves. Imagine the lawsuit if someone dies in a rear-end collision from these units.

- Recall notices were sent by registered mail to all prototype unit holders (including AutoWerks and Jim).

- The NHTSA sent an email to the other retailer informing him that there is a $15,000 fine per unit for selling recalled units. The retailer refuses to acknowledge that these are prototypes even though the manufacturer has stated that is exactly what they are.

- These developments have delayed our launch. The manufacturer wants to take the extra steps of achieving full DOT approval rather that meeting DOT specs which is what most aftermarket manufacturers do.

- The manufacturer is also going to add individual serial numbers to the production units so you can determine if it is a real production unit and that you are not getting a Euro spec unit when you ordered a US spec unit.

- All Euro Spec units will have a sticker applied stating that they cannot be used on US spec vehicles without risk of electrical damage.

- The manufacturer has stated that only US spec version sold through ApexCone/AutoWerks will receive the factory warranty.

That is it for now. We hope to have more updates tomorrow. My best guess at this point is that we ship very early in January.

Thanks for your patience and if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 800.221.2262.
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so are the facelift sedan owners gonna see any updated trunk lights to go w/ these lights?
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:46 PM   #196
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- The manufacturer is also going to add individual serial numbers to the production units so you can determine if it is a real production unit and that you are not getting a Euro spec unit when you ordered a US spec unit.
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:44 AM   #197
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So what is the status now after the executive meeting?
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Another update:

The meeting went well and Eagle Eyes estimates that the first production units will ship on January 10th. We have 100 units for the first run so it will more than cover the current orders.

We are still offering free shipping on any orders placed by the end of the year to help make up for the delays. If you place the order online, it will show a shipping cost, but we will remove that when we process your order.

We have had a few questions on if we have worked out the "bugs" noted by a different retailer. Please understand that we have fully tested our US spec units and they work flawlessly. I think there is some confusion between our US Spec units and the prototype/Euro Spec units being tested elsewhere on US cars.

I will keep everyone up to date on any other developments, but right now things look great!
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:08 PM   #199
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Another update:

The meeting went well and Eagle Eyes estimates that the first production units will ship on January 10th. We have 100 units for the first run so it will more than cover the current orders.

We are still offering free shipping on any orders placed by the end of the year to help make up for the delays. If you place the order online, it will show a shipping cost, but we will remove that when we process your order.

We have had a few questions on if we have worked out the "bugs" noted by a different retailer. Please understand that we have fully tested our US spec units and they work flawlessly. I think there is some confusion between our US Spec units and the prototype/Euro Spec units being tested elsewhere on US cars.

I will keep everyone up to date on any other developments, but right now things look great!
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:41 PM   #200
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I am cautiously optimistic. I appreciate the good news , but I hope this jan. 10th date doesn't turn out to be another "dec. 16th" thing. As much as I want these taillights, I will likely pull my order if there's another delay for whatever reason.
Josh, thanks for keeping us in the loop
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