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      10-22-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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Post Blacklines FAQ

since blacklines are a very common mod for us e90 owners, here is some basic info that should be read about it before you post topics about it.

-blacklines are replacement taillights for the e90.
-they are purely cosmetic and serve as to improve the look of the rear e90 lights that lots of people gripe about.
-the turn signals blink amber
-this is a BMW part, not an aftermarket part


pics of it can be seen below.

this is a before and after pic, on the left are regular tailights, and right are the blacklines.

RGRAY's car (Sparkling Graphite)


blacklines with turn signals/hazards on
yeung330xi's car


blacklines on Alpine white

Alpine's car



blacklines on Arctic

oneshare325's car


blacklines on electric red

sonny's ride


blacklines on titanium silver

AxelLopez's car

blacklines on Barrique Red

Dutchy's car

blacklines on Mystic Blue

Sedan_Clan's car

Kammando's car

blacklines on Black Sapphire


blacklines on Monaco Blue



blacklines on e91 mystic blue
lili's car


some pics of install of blacklines on e91 TiAg
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...&highlight=e91


What is the blackline part #?
- 632 104 066 78

Where can i buy blacklines for my e90?
-the most common and cheapest place to get blacklines are
morristown:
their ebay store http://stores.ebay.com/Morristown-BMW
their parts website http://morristownbmw.cpclogic.com/dsp_parts.cfm


what is the best way to get it installed?
-Yourself! Longtran's DIY : http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4660

are blacklines similar to the euro taillights?
-No, euro taillights are the same as the U.S. spec version except
the turn signal is amber instead of red
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Just one thing. The blacklines for e90 do not fit the ones for e91, other then that great write up.
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      10-22-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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      10-22-2006, 03:46 PM   #4
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hate looking at those pics......

i'm still waiting for my blacklines.......haha
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Very nice. Now if only everyone would read this...
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Great write up...its about time someone did it. Lets hope it gets put to good use.
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nice!!! i think the blacklines look especially good on titanium silver!
What do you guys think?
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      10-25-2006, 08:31 PM   #9
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:rocks: Wow...I feel privilaged! My car made your sticky....
I was waiting for someone to make one of these! It is almost everyday that someone posts a question about blacklines! Thanks alot!!
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Here is another helpful before and after pic, if anyone cares...
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Hi,

Just fitted new Blackline lights to my E90 330D M Sport . Thought you might like to see them added to the gallery. It's a great improvement to the rear end looks.
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I apologize if this is a stupid question...Do you still retain the adaptive brake lights with the blacklines?
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I apologize if this is a stupid question...Do you still retain the adaptive brake lights with the blacklines?
Of course, they are in everyway as per your orginal lights...
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Of course, they are in everyway as per your orginal lights...
Thanks for the quick reply, KL2DC! I'm going to install them today!!!
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Welcome to the evergrowing club...


On another note, I have yet to see a Deep Green or Sonora Blacklines combo...
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Now, I'm officially a member...Blacklines now in!!!
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i dont really notice the difference. Do some people think the rear lights are too big and want black lines to make the over all appearence smaller? why do people not like the original>?
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i dont really notice the difference. Do some people think the rear lights are too big and want black lines to make the over all appearence smaller? why do people not like the original>?
The blacklines make the rear look lower and wider.

The originals are just too RED.
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Hey John, I take it your a big fan of the Blacklines?
I have them as well very nice write up.

How would I make my OEM Taillight non-blackline to blink amber like the euros'
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Hey John, I take it your a big fan of the Blacklines?
I have them as well very nice write up.

How would I make my OEM Taillight non-blackline to blink amber like the euros'
the red lens makes any light in the area look red. the blacklines have an amber bulb.
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