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Old 12-16-2005, 10:12 PM   #121
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I had to ask
Yeah, I actually was wondering the same thing. The OEM coupes are not like that, right?
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Jim,

When you were talking about accessories for the LEDs a couple days ago did you mean Coupe trunk lights???hehe
That would be very cool...
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What determines which style trunk lights we get with our sedan LEDs? Do u guys just randomly stick either kind into the boxes?
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Old 12-17-2005, 12:39 AM   #125
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how are these different from oems?

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Old 12-18-2005, 03:59 PM   #126
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josh, can i just check, or confirm that my coupe trunk lights are the type 1s as seen above?

order number is #18345

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Chris/Josh/Jim: I have a question that has been asked couple of times before, but I just haven't seen anyone answered it. Why is the inner ring of the brake light more concave than the outer ring?
There is some mistaken information on another thread, I don't know why.

On the Coupe taillights, the inner and outer ring LEDs are equally curved. On the Sedan, the trunk side band is more curved than the outer (fender) side band. This is a packaging requirement but does not really have that big of a visual effect.

I suspect this misinformation is due to the problems of others possibly having coupe lights to test on Sedans. Ergo, the open trunk pics? Beats me.

Autowerks will be making an informational post on pending government actions regarding these lights. This will have a small effect on people buying through Apexcone dealers. We'll make a short announcement and add more information when the formal paperwork from the factory/NHTSA/DOT is received.

Here is a pic of the affected area on a Sedan light.



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Old 12-19-2005, 11:45 AM   #128
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What determines which style trunk lights we get with our sedan LEDs? Do u guys just randomly stick either kind into the boxes?
Everyone I have on my list to include trunk lens should have been contacted to see which one they prefer. If you have NOT been contacted please call me at 1-800-221-2262 and I will take care of it for you.
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Old 12-19-2005, 02:40 PM   #129
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did the taillights ship yet? i checked my status online and it says pending
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did the taillights ship yet? i checked my status online and it says pending
I was wondering the same thing. Supposedly, they were supposed to start shipping on the 16th. And supposedly, we were to receive them before Christmas time. Has anyone received a tracking number yet?!

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Old 12-19-2005, 04:01 PM   #131
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Nah---Jim Powell will come on here within a few days and give an excuse why the products haven't been shipped.

He used "stuck" in customs before
he used shipped to the wrong port before
he used manufacturer recall

I am so anxious to see what excuse Jim will come up with next.
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:30 PM   #132
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Nah---Jim Powell will come on here within a few days and give an excuse why the products haven't been shipped.

He used "stuck" in customs before
he used shipped to the wrong port before
he used manufacturer recall

I am so anxious to see what excuse Jim will come up with next.
Really? I had not known that. If true, there will be a lot of disappointed, frustrated, and upset fanatics. Me included.
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:35 PM   #133
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In reference to the last couple of questions: Due to the time zone difference, the manufacturers factory doesn't open up until 5:00pm pacific time, so we haven't had a chance to talk to them yet today. As far as we know, everything is still on schedule. We'll keep you posted though

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Old 12-19-2005, 06:43 PM   #134
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Nah---Jim Powell will come on here within a few days and give an excuse why the products haven't been shipped.

He used "stuck" in customs before
he used shipped to the wrong port before
he used manufacturer recall

I am so anxious to see what excuse Jim will come up with next.
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Unless our tailights get shipped out tomorrow the 21st or the 22nd on next day delivery then well have them before christmas as we were told.....i got a feeling that aint happening.
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Mark my word kid. I will have the last laugh. You are still a newbie. If you know Jim Powell like I do from bimmerforums.com and e46fanatics you will know exactly what I am talking about.

Here is my "predicition:" The factory is delaying the release of the LED lights because of X and X. We are sorry.
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any update on these yet?
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Old 12-20-2005, 09:53 AM   #138
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Old 12-20-2005, 02:28 PM   #139
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bump it up again....
seriously dude, any chance?

i sent both you and chris PM's about it - can you please confirm?

i appreciate you are both busy guys, and obviously there are more than just me waiting for these, but i'm all the way over here in northern ireland and it's difficult for me to get in touch at times!

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OK, there has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes and I know you all want an update. Please realize that we are working extremely hard to make sure you get a quality product as soon as humanly possible. The factory is also working feverishly on this product. But, there are some events that have occured that are out of our immediate control that have caused a delay in shipping.

I absolutely apologize for this delay and to help make up for it, we are giving free shipping to all first production run orders. That means if you have already placed your order with us, or place it by the end of December, we will pay for your shipping.

I also want to let you know WHY this delay occurred. As you know there was a recall issued on all sample/prototype units (see a post earlier in this thread for the recall notice). The factory was forced to issue this recall because unfortunately, a handful of these sample units made it out into the market and were purchased by another retailer. The only way the factory could protect itself and prevent faulty units from entering the market was to issue this recall through the NHTSA. This other retailer received official notice from Eagle Eyes on the recall and was directly contacted by the NHTSA notifying him that they could not sell these units.

The result is that this retailer has failed to comply with the recall. This forced the factory into a situation where they are revamping part of their production process to enable them to attach individual serial numbers to each unit and to adequately differentiate US spec and Euro spec models. The Euro spec versions will be labeled warning that they cannot be used on US spec cars due to possible electrical damage. I feel that this should have been done from day one, but that is the situation we are in.

The result is that you will know 100% that your units are production versions and that you are not being sold re-tooled Euro versions that do not meet factory specifications, are not DOT approved and not covered by the factory warranty.

A couple of things to keep in mind:
  • There are no production units in existence today. Once DOT approval is finalized, serial numbered production units will ship. We hope that this will occur in the next 10-14 days.
  • Only US spec production units will be DOT approved and will be backed by the manufacturer warranty. Only AutoWerks is selling US spec units right now so all others advertised for sale are not US spec and not covered by a warranty.
  • This recall is for everyone's protection. Nobody wants to trust their lives or their family's lives to faulty tail lights.
  • As always, you can always call us to discuss any details or concerns that you have. We are as frustrated with this delay as you are and we are working non-stop to get these out the door.

Thanks for your patience on this one guys. Feel free to vent, we totally understand, but we want you to receive what you are paying for.

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