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Old 12-28-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
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Led taillighs (eagle eye) would this bother anyone?

Hey guys, I'm considering getting some led taillights for my sedan from umnitza. They sell the eagle eye.
The only thing thats setting me back from getting them is that on the blinker part of the taillights, the
very top row, there is no led in the middle, its a screw that holds the circuit board in. Would this bother anyone or am I over reacting?
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:47 PM   #2
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photos always make things bigger issues than they really are.
Once on the car, it's kind of a non-issue

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Old 12-28-2007, 06:11 PM   #3
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If anyone has more pics of the eagle eye taillights on a sedan post pics.
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:23 PM   #4
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i agree with what matt@umnitza said... it's really not an issue. i love mine and have no complaints whatsoever.. buy from umnitza too, you won't regret it







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Old 12-28-2007, 08:42 PM   #5
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From my POV, I can't think of a reason why they left that spot w/o an led. It's not that hard to add one there, but that's just more work for something that should already be there from the start.
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:54 PM   #6
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From my POV, I can't think of a reason why they left that spot w/o an led. It's not that hard to add one there, but that's just more work for something that should already be there from the start.
they needed a place to put the mounting screw
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:08 PM   #7
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they needed a place to put the mounting screw
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:18 PM   #8
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they needed a place to put the mounting screw
"It's not that hard to add one there, but that's just more work for something that should already be there from the start."
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:01 PM   #9
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I barely notice it, anyways im driving so i never see it
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:25 PM   #10
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logic-how would you go about puting an led over a mounting screw when the led needs to be attached to the board?
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:55 PM   #11
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Later today, we'll have photos of the bunches of cars we've done this year (Year in Review for 07). Take a look at those links and you'll find the "missing" LED doesn't affect anything.
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:08 PM   #12
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it really sux for us sedan owners. we really have no choice. i was initially bothered with it at first. but i don't really notice it anymore. i love mine now.





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Old 01-01-2008, 09:07 PM   #13
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I have not purchased those taillights yet either but I am also pondering some things. That missing LED does bother me also. Something else also bothers me...

Why on the brake light section are the "outside" columns are not turned on?

I read a mod to re-solder a part of the circuit board to light up the outside LEDs that are not working. Why doesn't the manufacturer just make them work from the start?

Also do all the wires and resistors.. etc with the LED taillight fit like OEM in the trunk? I remember seeing a picture which the resistors were just left hanging out with it closed.... I think this might be a terrible installation but just want to make sure. Anyone have pictures of the LEDs installed from the inside of the trunk?

Can I still install the xenon interior light bulbs for the trunk lights into these taillights?

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Old 01-01-2008, 11:57 PM   #14
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the leds look hot man. from a distance they look nice. up close though, it doesnt really bother me either.

quick question, by putting these led tail light on will it trigger any factory lights or no?

also i thought about just rocking the regular red/clear tail lights with LED bulbs.
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http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=534437 <-- more photos of the E46 LED tails.
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it's not a huge deal
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as for the interior installation, it can be clean if you install it cleanly, use zip ties to consolidate the wires and make sure you use super glue on the back of the resistor boxes, there is 3m glue tape but it fails and the boxes will fall off after a few bumps are hit. also make sure you mounth the boxes on a flat area of the side wall. the interior xenon fit bulbs will not work with the interior lights on these led tails which sucks. also the black housing that holds the trunk light on the tail is very flimsy, its only held on with 1 screw, i actually had to take mine off cuz it kept falling off. i read a couple weeks ago khoalty was working on a mod to mount the stock interior bulb holders on the aftermarket tails.
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dl1085, no factory warning lights will be triggered with the installation of these tails.
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The factory warning lights only trigger if you buy them on eBay because they are all usually Euro versions or some other setup.

From day one ours have been the only ones guaranteed not to cause and error.

With more arriving into stock today, look for some favorable pricing
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umnitiza and all sponsors, you should all start telling people to use an extra adhesive to intall the resistors. i wonder how many peoples boxes are just hanging w/o them knowing it becuase the original sticky glue only works for a few months.
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