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Old 04-12-2015, 09:43 PM   #1
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Eagle Eye Tail Light Grounding Concern

Hey Everyone,
I have been searching and searching without any answers to this so I am going to see if anyone can help.

I just replaced my tail lights with the Kholaty Eagle Eye Tail Light kit for my 2002 325i sedan. I noticed that my connector were the ground wire is, is burnt like all the posts that I have been seeing. So obviously I need to fix this issue to avoid any problems especially with my brand new tail lights. The questions I have is that all the posts and pictures show repairing the wire and adding a new connector then putting it on the metal ground prong located where the light bulbs are connected. The question I have is where if I repair the wire and add a new connector to the end would I connect it to, to ensure that the tail light is grounded properly with no problems. Any questions just let me know!

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Old 04-13-2015, 04:41 AM   #2
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Might be tough since the EE tails are different than the oem lights with the socket housing. Can you post a pic of the EE tail lights? I forgot how they look like. We should be able to find a way to ground them properly.
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Here you go! If you need pictures of any other wires or boards let me know.



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Mmmmm, I had to do something similar to my Mercedes when I put in projector headlights and the grounds were burned. I cut the wire and spliced it directly to the wire on the other side of the harness it had to connect to. If the wires are too short you'll have to add some more wire for it to reach.

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Old 04-13-2015, 11:00 AM   #5
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So splice the two ground together from the EE's to the ground from the factory harness? It looks like the EE's have 2 ground wires? Also do I need to run another wire to ground to the car or any other location?
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If there are two wires coming from that one connection on the harness where the oem ground goes then all three are connected together. It's just taking the harness/pins away from the situation
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:09 PM   #7
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Finished the repair today. I cut both the factory ground wire and the two black ground wires on the EE's. Crimped a quick disconnect terminal on both sides to create a new good connection and keep it to where you can easily remove the tail lights and wiring with no problems. I also went ahead and spliced a new wire into the original ground coming from the car and put a terminal on the other end then put it on one of the bolts going to the frame from the EE tail lights. Did this on both sides and everything is working just fine and I hope it stays that way.
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