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longtran
09-19-2005
here is what is needed to do the installation.

30-45 minutes time
5/16 socket??? (it fit pretty good didnt have the metric size)
1/4 socket wrench
1/4 extension
screw driver (flat)
plug remover (no neccesary, but good to have)
1 can of...
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By nyyankee on 05-22-2006, 09:22 PM
Thanks long!
And for everyone else who hasn't gotten this mod yet, I just want to say the pictures dont do the blacklines justice. They look 1000x better in person, especally on SG. I cant beleave I waited so long to do this.
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By Joe Bimmer on 06-22-2006, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by LaithAzim
Monaco, where did you find the puller?
For those still looking for a plug-puller, I found mine at Sears in the tool department. Made by Craftsman, and cost $8.00.

Also, remember that you don't pull out the ENTIRE plug at first on the trunk liner... BMW plugs are actually two plugs that connect into each other, so just attach the puller to the "cap" of the plug...it will make more sense when you try it.
Last edited by Joe Bimmer; 06-22-2006 at 02:26 PM.
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By Gitta on 06-22-2006, 02:48 PM
I saw bavarian autosport has a nice 5 piece puller tool set for $20. The tools are nylon so they won't scratch.
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By MAZNG on 07-02-2006, 08:14 AM
Thanks for the DIY write up !
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  #48  
By E90Brian on 07-28-2006, 06:46 PM
I was thinking about changing my taillights to blacklines too. Glad I found this DIY--hell, I figured that BMW would include installation directions in the price.
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By - Paul - on 07-31-2006, 05:06 AM
PDF version of Longtrans Guide - Easy to print

My Blacklines arrived today so I thought I'd print out the instructions. They didn't print too well, so I knocked up the attached PDF.

Regards,
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Last edited by - Paul -; 07-31-2006 at 06:09 AM.
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By Chesmu on 08-01-2006, 10:51 PM
i just installed mine today. pretty simple job. they look great. even my wife likes 'em!
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  #51  
By 6SpeedMan on 08-30-2006, 01:39 AM
I did it and they look great, thanks man. Your help really did the trick.
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  #52  
By DJF3 on 08-30-2006, 09:43 AM
Blackline tail lights - also available in white?

Hi,

I like the blackline lights. Does anyone know if there are 'white-line' lights aswell? Now the top part of the lights are a bit too dark.. They can be BMW original or 3rd party - I don't care

Tnx!
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By BzsBimmer on 08-30-2006, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by DJF3
Hi,

I like the blackline lights. Does anyone know if there are 'white-line' lights aswell? Now the top part of the lights are a bit too dark.. They can be BMW original or 3rd party - I don't care

Tnx!
See long's DIY
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23014
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  #54  
By ShinBalNom on 09-23-2006, 04:35 PM
Thanks Long... your DIY helped alot.
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  #55  
By longislandbmw on 11-26-2006, 04:12 PM
My first mod and this helped. Just be careful when you unscrew. If you drop them, they'd probably be difficult to recover.

Here are some pics. R-L, the first three are before.
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  #56  
By longislandbmw on 11-26-2006, 04:16 PM
and one more for good measure:
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  #57  
By Mokelizer on 12-03-2006, 09:39 PM
Where can I find a place to purchase these from?
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  #58  
By Chesmu on 12-03-2006, 09:45 PM
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Where can I find a place to purchase these from?
morristown bmw

crown autoparts

check the market threads

ebay

good luck... their totally worth it.
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  #59  
By Lucid4000 on 12-03-2006, 10:09 PM
Hey one quick stupid question, the turn signals you had to go out any buy them in amber... correct??
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By just4kickz on 12-03-2006, 10:43 PM
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Hey one quick stupid question, the turn signals you had to go out any buy them in amber... correct??
no, they come w/ the amber bulb already
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By longislandbmw on 12-04-2006, 08:41 AM
I got mine off eBay. I believe the seller was Bavarian Motors - or something along those lines.
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  #62  
By 850CSi on 12-17-2006, 04:15 AM
So wait, if I only want to make the turn signal part white (as opposed to being red), do I have to buy the whole thing?

I'm not so concerned about the 'blackline' look (although it is pretty cool), but I like the turn signal area white a lot more than red.
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By 850CSi on 12-28-2006, 03:47 AM
^Anyone?
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By - Paul - on 12-28-2006, 04:51 AM
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So wait, if I only want to make the turn signal part white (as opposed to being red), do I have to buy the whole thing?

I'm not so concerned about the 'blackline' look (although it is pretty cool), but I like the turn signal area white a lot more than red.

Not 100% sure I understand your question but to get the turn signal to white (as you say) - its actually more of a smoked effect, you need to buy a full set of these lights. You could then convert them to whitelines I think?
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By borsalino on 01-24-2007, 01:59 AM
how do you push the plugs back in?? They are very hard to push in with ur thumb..
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