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      11-08-2006, 01:33 PM   #23
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the red lens makes any light in the area look red. the blacklines have an amber bulb.
I understand that...but the euro HAS a Red lens....does it have an amber bulb to make it blink amber?
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      11-09-2006, 01:14 AM   #24
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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'
hey stronie. good question

the housing is a little bit different than the U.S. version. it is not as red as ours



this pic makes it more clear what the euro light looks like without signals on.
thats why theirs will blink amber and ours won't.

can you get the US version to blink amber? i believe there is a LED amber bulb mod which you can purchase to get the desired effect.

talk to bavarian19, he used to have euro tailights, he can help you out more than i can.
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I understand that...but the euro HAS a Red lens....does it have an amber bulb to make it blink amber?
Isn't this question answered by the last pic of the first post?
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      11-09-2006, 08:01 AM   #26
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Thanks John very clear.

Hey Oneshare325....No..it wasn't that's why I asked the question.
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On another note, I have yet to see a Deep Green or Sonora Blacklines combo...
For that matter, have you ever seen a Deep Green or a Sonora E90, stock light or otherwise?
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      12-02-2006, 12:01 PM   #28
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can you get the US version to blink amber? i believe there is a LED amber bulb mod which you can purchase to get the desired effect.
The lens over the turn signal portion of the stock U.S. unit is red. No matter what color bulb you put in the socket the signal will be red. The only way to get an amber turn signal is to either get the blacklines or the Euro unit. On the Euro unit, although photograph appear to show it as red, it is actually amber with a red surround.

My E90 had to have the taillights changed to meet British laws. The turn signals are amber. When I bring it back to the states next year, I am not changing back. Nor am I changing the light switch but that's another thread.
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Hey guys does anyone have any before and after pics of blacklines on a jet black or black sapphire? preferably with M Sport bumpers? Would really appreciate it.... just want to see the difference before i decide to put them on.
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Hey guys does anyone have any before and after pics of blacklines on a jet black or black sapphire? preferably with M Sport bumpers? Would really appreciate it.... just want to see the difference before i decide to put them on.
and you will find

Or just put 'em on, they will look great.
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I cant seem to find an online store (even the one mentioned in the first thread) that has blacklines available. Would appreciate any help here?
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I cant seem to find an online store (even the one mentioned in the first thread) that has blacklines available. Would appreciate any help here?
Where have you tried?

https://secure.webmakerx.net/Default....crownauto.com

http://www.bmw-accessoriesonline.com/

http://www.circlebmw.com/parts/parts.htm

http://www.pacificbmw.com/new/parts/default.asp
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The lens over the turn signal portion of the stock U.S. unit is red. No matter what color bulb you put in the socket the signal will be red. The only way to get an amber turn signal is to either get the blacklines or the Euro unit. On the Euro unit, although photograph appear to show it as red, it is actually amber with a red surround.

My E90 had to have the taillights changed to meet British laws. The turn signals are amber. When I bring it back to the states next year, I am not changing back. Nor am I changing the light switch but that's another thread.
So, I purchased my e90 May 2005 in Phoenix, AZ and I have Euro tail lights (amber cover over the blinker, just like in the above picture). I guess someone messed it up...
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For that matter, have you ever seen a Deep Green or a Sonora E90, stock light or otherwise?
not trying to hijack the thread but:
- never have seen a deep green E90 (guess it's too early 90's for most ppl).
However, in one day I saw both a Barrique Red and a Sonora E90 driving down the same road within 5minutes of each other... go figure. Have never seen either of those two colors again.
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      02-03-2007, 04:22 AM   #35
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any place to buy blacklines?, i tried morristown, but they dont' ship to Canada
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any place to buy blacklines?, i tried morristown, but they dont' ship to Canada
Dont your local BMW dealer sell them?
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Dont your local BMW dealer sell them?
i'm more of a computer guy....rather click the mouse and wait at home for the taillights to come to me...

dont' really want to go find my dealer for this.....
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Got another question but don't know if asked before. Does anyone have the blackline tails and still have red blinkers instead of amber? it's possible right?
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good sticky!

i read in a couple of other posts, if you can't find the black lines posted up on ebay by morristown, give them a call, and they'll put a pair up on ebay for you to purchase.
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Got another question but don't know if asked before. Does anyone have the blackline tails and still have red blinkers instead of amber? it's possible right?
yea it's possible. just replace the amber bulbs with some red ones. you'll probably want to find the silver coated variety.

whatever floats your boat, but one of the reasons i got black lines was to get rid of the red turn signals.
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^ you'll have to de-solder the bulb first, as I understand it, the turn signal bulbs are soldered onto the bulb base
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refer to this thread:

http://e90post.com/forums/showthread...ight=blackline
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I noticed that the amber bulb that came with the kit is slightly coated silver and after putting them on, I really don't think it is necessary to buy another stealth bulb to replace them. (unless you want it to flash red).
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I ordered mine from here.... they should be here tomorrow according to the tracking info. Thanks for all the info guys!

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