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      12-09-2007, 12:32 AM   #111
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Any suggestions?

Anyone have this problem?

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PS The Blacklines look great (and I ordered the headlight switch for rear-fogs)
I am still getting a bulb warning and all the lights are on and work .... any suggestions? Are the bulbs OK to use that come with the blacklines?

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      12-09-2007, 03:30 PM   #112
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I am still getting a bulb warning and all the lights are on and work .... any suggestions? Are the bulbs OK to use that come with the blacklines?

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Swap out the bulbs from the original one and fit it on.
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      12-09-2007, 04:39 PM   #113
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Thanks I will try that and report back.

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      12-10-2007, 12:20 PM   #114
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I did the outside lights first and then the inner ones.
The removal of the liner took a while but once you know how those
things that hold the liner work, it was a breeze.
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      12-22-2007, 09:38 PM   #115
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just did this to my neighbor's car! thank goes to longtran!
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i JUST got my blacklines done on my manoco blue e90...took about an hour. few wtf moments but with a little patience i got everything to fit tightly with some sunlight left in the day to stand back and admire the finished product!
thanks for the great write up!
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      01-16-2008, 06:19 AM   #117
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Yes, excellent write up. I picked up my 335i today, got the parts from the dealership and put the blacklines in after I washed the car...took me about 40 minutes. They look great. I have a question though, for anyone who can help. On the inner piece, does the very bottom red portion do ANYTHING? I turned on all the lights, had somebody step on the brake, etc. and never saw them light up...nor have I seen them lit up in anybody's pictures on here. Anyone?
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Do i just pull on the 'emergency trunk release handle' to unlatch the wire connecting the lining?
thanks for all the great info!
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      01-24-2008, 06:25 PM   #119
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Do i just pull on the 'emergency trunk release handle' to unlatch the wire connecting the lining?
thanks for all the great info!
Nope...you leave the lining on there. You don't have to completely remove it and set it aside or anything. Just remove the clips and move the lining slightly to the side enough to allow you to access the inner tail light.
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      01-26-2008, 09:11 AM   #120
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Here is mine, trunk is not closed properly
Sorry for crappy camera phone
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      01-30-2008, 11:45 AM   #121
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This Might have already been asked...

But is there a good place to get these parts?
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      01-31-2008, 02:47 PM   #122
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This Might have already been asked...

But is there a good place to get these parts?
Tischer BMW in Maryland.
new ones go for about $235

used ones for under $200
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Follow Long's DIY and it's super easy. The hardest part is getting to the driver's side upper nut without cutting your hand all up.
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      02-01-2008, 12:23 AM   #124
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Yes, excellent write up. I picked up my 335i today, got the parts from the dealership and put the blacklines in after I washed the car...took me about 40 minutes. They look great. I have a question though, for anyone who can help. On the inner piece, does the very bottom red portion do ANYTHING? I turned on all the lights, had somebody step on the brake, etc. and never saw them light up...nor have I seen them lit up in anybody's pictures on here. Anyone?
Those serve two functions; the adaptive brake lights which come on when you decelerate faster than a certain set tolerance, and they operate as the rear fog lights outside of North America or if you swap your headlight switch for the Euro model with has the extra button.
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Thanks for the DYI, longtran. Installed my blacklines tonight--no sweat, and I'm no mechanic. After reading this thread, I was worried about dropping the nuts into the recesses of the car, but that didn't happen. This was a relatively simple, straightforward install. Contrary to longtran's DYI, I actually found the battery (passenger) side slightly more difficult, being right handed. A good socket set w/ *metric* sockets and different length extensions helped. BTW, I used a glass of wine and a cigar instead of a can of squirt. Also, this mod looks so much better live than in pics. Even my GF, who thinks I'm nuts to change anything on my car, commented on how much better the blacklines look. It's like liposuction for the E90's ass!
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Just finished installing on my Jet Black '08 E90 Sedan. Not difficult if you don't drop any of the nuts (I didn't).

Looks vastly better. Makes the entire rear end look wider, just looks better period. For those thinking about doing this, do it.
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Looks awesome

My Blacklines just came today, I was going to have the dealer install them but after seeing this I think I might give it a try. Is there risk that this could cause a problem with the dealer regarding warranty?
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      03-07-2008, 01:56 PM   #128
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Looks awesome

My Blacklines just came today, I was going to have the dealer install them but after seeing this I think I might give it a try. Is there risk that this could cause a problem with the dealer regarding warranty?
nope, they are simple plug and play.
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      03-07-2008, 02:38 PM   #129
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Great DIY Longtran. I was able to do this under an hour taking my sweet old time. The hardest part was getting the plugs in/out but other than that it's really an easy DIY.
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      03-16-2008, 10:23 AM   #130
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Just installed my blacklines...finally. It was ridiculously simple. The car looks great!!
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sweet... im getting mine tomorrow. glad i found this. all i need now is a can of squirt.

who knows, maybe i'll mix it up and try a can of 50/50
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      03-21-2008, 03:00 AM   #132
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My set was delivered today and got 'em installed in about an hour n' 10 minutes. I'd hafta say the hardest part was figuring out how to pluck those dang plugs out. I was paranoid about breaking them with a flathead screwdriver. So instead, I took a pair of flatnosed pliers, grabbed a hold of the plug and pulled right out with even pressure. Worked a hella lot easier IMO. Just a suggestion for future installations out there. But yea, looks great and well worth it!
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