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Old 01-23-2007, 05:42 PM   #41
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Guys,
We just picked up 50 sets from a US supplier, we're going to put them up on our site for $15 so that you can buy them with other items and save on shipping!

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Old 01-23-2007, 07:06 PM   #42
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Invisible - Mind if I use the photo of your car?
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:41 PM   #43
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We just picked up 50 sets from a US supplier, we're going to put them up on our site for $15 so that you can buy them with other items and save on shipping!

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$15 a set? or $15 each?
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:19 PM   #44
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My friend ordered 39mm Blue 6-LED Festoon bulbs for his interior dome light in his car. I borrowed the pair before he put them in and tested them on my car. No dimly lit after car is off, no bulb out, no flicker. Just sick license plate lighting. So if anyone else has a 04/2002 production car you may be in luck. Just posting up my experience for anyone wondering if it'll work on their car.

P.S: Invisible-Z and Big Beezy what color LED Festoon bulbs did you guys order? My guess white and blue accordingly? When I tested the blue ones they looked like "Big Beezy's"
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:54 PM   #45
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$15 a set? or $15 each?
15 for a pair
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:39 AM   #46
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And for the people in europe, i can deliver them for 10 Euro a set.

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Old 01-24-2007, 12:27 PM   #47
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We ship to Europe - so if you're already ordering something from us, throw in the LED license plate lights - they won't add anything to the shipping cost
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:48 PM   #48
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I'm gonna order these asap =)
is it the whole housing or just the bulbs?
i need a whole housing as i lost the housing for the lights. lol
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:09 PM   #49
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It's just the bulbs but you can get the whole housing from any BMW dealer.

BTW ///KRIS, your car is amazing
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:24 PM   #50
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It's just the bulbs but you can get the whole housing from any BMW dealer.

BTW ///KRIS, your car is amazing
lol thanks and thanks for your help.

Ima order the housing from BMW. and order the bulbs from you
also that CF radiator cover is tempting as well. does it come wtih teh pins to hold it down?
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:32 PM   #51
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Wicked. Will definately be in my next order.

Do they always look that blueish or is it the picture?
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:39 PM   #52
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///KRIS - The CF Radiator cover re-uses the pins from your original cover. Also, send in your original one for a core exchange.
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Old 03-23-2007, 05:20 AM   #53
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I have the flickering problem too... Any advice what kind of resistors are needed?
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I've been debating for the longest time if I should buy these. Finally gave in and ordered 4 of them in case they burn out

just got my first burn out. well not actually burnt out but it flashes like a strobe
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:44 AM   #55
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I ordered mine from Nick at Jlevisw and have had no problems. The bulb of warning comes on but as soon as they turn on, it goes out so it doesnt bother me. There one of my favorite mods so far. Btw you shouldnt be doing things that cops are looking at your license plate anyway lol, jk.
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:12 PM   #56
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mine never gave me a bulb out warning when they were in, while they were strobing, or even when one was taken out completely
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:18 PM   #57
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yah don't want to bring more attention to my out of state plate nice mod though
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:27 PM   #58
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so has anyone found bulbs that don't cause any problems? It seems like there is a drawback with every brand of bulb?
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:36 PM   #59
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unfortunetly with LED's they seem to burn out or flicker over time.

I installed a set as well lately and I must say thet look ridiculous.....so nice and bright white.
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there was a fanatic that used mini CCFLs in their plate lights
I totally forgot about that until now. I bought some and was going to do the same. The tubes I bought were too long and I never went searching for the right size. I forgot lol
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