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chrismac's Avatar How To: E90 LCI Facelift Style Tail Lights.
chrismac
02-20-2011
I was asked to create this, however I do not have step-by-step photos.

This guide will allow you to modify your tail lights to make them have the same style as the LCI facelift.

You will need:

Self adhesive red window tint filmClick here to read the entire tutorial
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By E92westy on 03-19-2011, 10:33 AM
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Done...

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Thanks to "chrismac" for the DIY!
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By titaniumsilver on 03-21-2011, 01:51 AM
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wow nicely done
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By chrismac on 03-21-2011, 06:21 PM
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Glad I could be of some help - a dramatic change
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By bumere90 on 03-21-2011, 06:50 PM
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Done...

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Thanks to "chrismac" for the DIY!
Came out nice, but I think you should've let the reverse lights clear a little
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By klove83 on 03-23-2011, 07:35 PM
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Heres mine

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By Ahmad11 on 03-26-2011, 01:36 PM
Hey guys I just did this and I was wondering why mine won't stay in place even after I screwed the nut put the cover back on it is still loose! What might be the problem?!?!
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By bumere90 on 03-27-2011, 04:18 PM
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If anybody has a left over tint let me know, I will buy it from you.
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By bumere90 on 03-31-2011, 12:18 PM
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anyone? the guy that sells the tint wants 20$ for shipping only.
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By Ahmad11 on 04-03-2011, 10:53 AM
This is where I bought mine. Was only 8$.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Red-Tail-light-Headlight-Vinyl-Film-Tint-Overlay-JDM-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem20b4ef32ddQQitemZ14047 4528477QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries#ht_3216wt_722
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By bumere90 on 04-03-2011, 02:25 PM
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This is where I bought mine. Was only 8$.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Red-T...#ht_3216wt_722
the listing was removed...do you have an item number or a different link?
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By klove83 on 04-04-2011, 04:20 PM
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I have leftover red tint pm me if interested.
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By bumere90 on 04-05-2011, 03:29 PM
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pm sent
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By bumere90 on 04-28-2011, 11:01 AM
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I have some left over tint. Enough to do 2 more cars.
10$ Shipped
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By rs_philly on 04-30-2011, 06:53 PM
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Very nice! I want to do this on my car. Thanks Chris, for posting!

Btw, do you really have to take the lights off for this? I suspect if you are careful, you could do this with the lights still on the car.
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By rs_philly on 04-30-2011, 06:54 PM
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I have some left over tint. Enough to do 2 more cars.
10$ Shipped
Bumere90, I'll take it. Can you pm me? Thanks!
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By bumere90 on 04-30-2011, 06:57 PM
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Very nice! I want to do this on my car. Thanks Chris, for posting!

Btw, do you really have to take the lights off for this? I suspect if you are careful, you could do this with the lights still on the car.
NO, you have to take them out. It only takes 10 minutes.
You have to fold each angle in order to make it look perfect.
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By rs_philly on 05-04-2011, 10:14 AM
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NO, you have to take them out. It only takes 10 minutes.

You have to fold each angle in order to make it look perfect.
ok, thanks. did you try putting a second overlay to make it exactly the shape of the LCI taillight? for example with a black or dark blue car you could put a small triangular strip of black tint to get that effect.
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By bumere90 on 05-04-2011, 12:55 PM
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Nah..I just entirely covered it with a red tint.
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By bumere90 on 05-05-2011, 05:39 PM
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I still have the left over, if anybody is interested pm me
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By dirte90 on 05-25-2011, 01:24 PM
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I just did this mod last night and could not be happier with the results. A very inexpensive alternative to black lines. Sorry, no pics but looks like the others that have already posted.
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By TheNuts on 11-05-2011, 11:08 AM
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Thanks for the write up. Just done this mod myself using some film sourced on ebay for 6. A relatively simple job.

Have to say though that the application of the film was definately not an easy job. Really hard not to leave bubbles in the film. In the end I gave up and just accepted some bubbling.

Overall a good mod but my tip would be to do the top section before the bend and the bit below the bend as two seperate pieces.
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Hi people,
One question. Where did you get the red film from?

I got mine from ebay, it actually looks red when laying flat on a table, but when placed on the tail light it kinda looks orange.

So where did you get yours? Maybe someone can send me the link from the ebay history?

Thanks
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