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      11-10-2011, 03:35 PM   #1
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E91 Side repeaters

I've not long ago fitted some blackline lights to my E91 and was hoping to get some smoked side repeaters to match. There are loads on ebay listed for the E90 so though they would be the same fitment .....however they didn't fit.

So anyone know where I can get a set of smoked repeaters to match the blacklines for an E91?

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      11-10-2011, 04:15 PM   #2
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I'm surprised - I would have thought the E90/E91 were identical.
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They are from the outside, its the bit behind that fits into the wing thats different.
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They are from the outside, its the bit behind that fits into the wing thats different.
That's interesting.Is yours pre or post lci as I'm interested in some for a pre?
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That's interesting.Is yours pre or post lci as I'm interested in some for a pre?
Mines pre face lift - 2006. Be sure to post here if you find some before me
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That's interesting.Is yours pre or post lci as I'm interested in some for a pre?
Mines pre face lift - 2006. Be sure to post here if you find some before me
Will do mate!
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      11-11-2011, 03:38 AM   #7
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I got some aftermarket ones and they fitted pre and post LCi E90 and E91 (and others I think).
They have a chrome strip running through the centre of them, and this is separate to the light unit. However, as the light units are handed, so are the chrome strips. Hence if you put the left chrome strip on the right, it will fit the lamp but not the car - the strip hits the door panel. Did you try some of these ones????

I did notice that walking past my E60 yesterday, the side repeaters looked identical to the E90x ones!
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I got some aftermarket ones and they fitted pre and post LCi E90 and E91 (and others I think).
They have a chrome strip running through the centre of them, and this is separate to the light unit. However, as the light units are handed, so are the chrome strips. Hence if you put the left chrome strip on the right, it will fit the lamp but not the car - the strip hits the door panel. Did you try some of these ones????

I did notice that walking past my E60 yesterday, the side repeaters looked identical to the E90x ones!
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It was'nt the chrome stripped ones I tried they are not to my taste.
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Rob did you find out the solution to this, i'm considering smoked side repeaters too!
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I thought I'd found some but they had the chrome strip through them(some have the M badge on the tip of the chrome section too).
Not a look I want so back to the search...
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Not found anything yet, but here are the E90 / E91 together you can see the difference in location of the hole for the bulb

The E90 one is not OEM mind. Shame the colour of the smoked bit really matched the darkline lights
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That is a bummer, more I look at mine the more they stand out. Think I'll need to make my own with some tinted clear coat!
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      11-15-2011, 04:36 AM   #13
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If you are going to DIY then here's a suggestion, if you can prise the lens from the unit you can spray the backing plate (side facing outwards not shown) matt black then you will only need a light tint for the lens itself. This was how the aftermarket repeater was done and matched the darkine rears really well.

I'll get onto this soon but got a Dension 500 today so I'm gonna play with that first
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That is an idea too.. I installed my Dension today getting it coded on Thursday!
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Ok may have given you lot the run around. I have had it confirmed that the E91 side repeaters are the same BMW p/n as the E90 therefore any aftrmarket repeaters E90 should also fit the E91. The ones I bought were cheapies from ebay and were obviously not fit for either E90 or E91.

In the meantime I've found these:-

http://www.bimmian.com/LSL/9X

Has anyone got these and can perphaps comment on them as they are a little pricey and as far as I know can only be got from the states. - I hope to be corrected and told I can buy them locally!
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In the meantime I've found these:-

http://www.bimmian.com/LSL/9X

Has anyone got these and can perphaps comment on them as they are a little pricey and as far as I know can only be got from the states. - I hope to be corrected and told I can buy them locally!
Personally I'd avoid those.

I've got the same ones, there f*ckers to fit and need some adjustment with a stanley knife blade to fit in the space available.

Once fitted they flop around like a cock in a bowler hat!

Try these,apparently they are much better than the Bimmian ones,that's what Tom at EAS reckons,there also a lot cheaper.

http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...t-e9x-3-series
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Ok may have given you lot the run around. I have had it confirmed that the E91 side repeaters are the same BMW p/n as the E90 therefore any aftrmarket repeaters E90 should also fit the E91.
Agree, E90 and E91 are indentical in every way forward of the B pillar.
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Thanks for the updates-good news that the same parts can be used.
Right,who's going to be the guinea pig on the EAS ones?!
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Personally I'd avoid those.

I've got the same ones, there f*ckers to fit and need some adjustment with a stanley knife blade to fit in the space available.

Once fitted they flop around like a cock in a bowler hat!

Try these,apparently they are much better than the Bimmian ones,that's what Tom at EAS reckons,there also a lot cheaper.

http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...t-e9x-3-series
Thanks for that. Well that the Bimmian ones out of contention. The EAS ones come in at just over 25 which is just about acceptable, just hope the postage doesn't kill it.

Can these be had from a UK source?
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Thanks for that. Well that the Bimmian ones out of contention. The EAS ones come in at just over 25 which is just about acceptable, just hope the postage doesn't kill it.

Can these be had from a UK source?
Might be worth contacting them and running a Group buy..

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Might be worth contacting them a running a Group buy..
Good idea,Tom's a helpful Guy and worth asking the question.

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tom@europeanautosource.com

EAS are also Forum sponsors.
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I've e-mailed Tom as I'll be in New York over the new year.
It might be an option to buy beforehand and get some of the repeaters sent to my hotel.I could send them on from the UK.
Sounds difficult to sort over the new year,but any thoughts?
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