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      03-14-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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Question SMOKED LED SIDE MARKERS REVIEW; Ebay $30

Has anyone bought these side markers from ebay? how was the quality / fitment.. they are pretty cheap, 30 bucks with free shipping and located in the US.

Getting these for my AW e92

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190798644448...witem=&vxp=mtr


BMW E46/E90/E92 3-Series / E60 5-Series LED Side Marker Lights - Crystal Smoke
Condition: NEW Manufacturer: HELIX
Special Notes: This is for one pair (1 left & 1 right).
Product Description:

Brand new HELIX LED Side Marker Lights!
Type: LED Side Marker Lights
Color: Crystal Smoke Lens
Lens: Plastic
Bulbs Included: Yes
Bulb Specifications: Ultra bright high power amber LEDs
Retails at over 99.99, get it now for less!
Perfect replacement for your stock orange side markers! Give your vehicle an updated, more modern look!
Three angle LEDs make sure you are seen from all rear and side turning angles!
Plug & Play - use your stock connector! These have a T10 bulb base, so simply remove your bulb and plug in the connector!
OBC compliant - will not cause dash errors!
This is for one pair (1 left & 1 right).

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Just looking through the feedback. The two people who commented said it was OEM quality and fit. Of course as always buyer beware.

Most aftermarket ones are going to suck. Just smoke them yourself with VHT.
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Just looking through the feedback. The two people who commented said it was OEM quality and fit. Of course as always buyer beware.

Most aftermarket ones are going to suck. Just smoke them yourself with VHT.
i pulled the trigger and made the purchase, ill keep this updated with fitment, ect.
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i pulled the trigger and made the purchase, ill keep this updated with fitment, ect.
Cool. At that price its not much of a loss if its not perfect fitment.
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Keep us updated. I am curious to see how they fit.
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8 dollar bottle of night shade, two or three THIN coats. All done

Oh wait, mine arent LED lol
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im interested to know how they fit as well. Please keep us updated. I really need to swap mine, they are not so clear anymore as they are started to yellow.
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Fitment will not be perfect.. Have to do some shaving and etc. Only then it will be like 95% fitment.
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sorry guys, doesnt look like it has a rubber liner like our LED sidemarkers , beware for cheap ebay pricing
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      03-18-2013, 02:50 PM   #10
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I smoked mine with VHT, looks straight, cost 0 dollars.
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They look a lot like the WeissLicht side markers which are garbage. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=493865

I bought a pair of Depo smoked markers which are just like OEM:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DEPO-2006-20...20933154366%26

And replaced the buld with an LED:
http://www.highperformancebulbs.com/bmwe9ledsiup.html

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im interested to know how they fit as well. Please keep us updated. I really need to swap mine, they are not so clear anymore as they are started to yellow.
Lightly sand.. alcohol.. VHT. Winnar.!
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Historically, no aftermarket side marker fits as good as OEM.

Your much better off with a side marker LED upgrade and smoke them yourself.
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Worst.fitment.ever.

First off, they were not even the same side markers as the picture.. much much lighter in color.

It took me about 30 seconds to take off my OEM markers and try to slide these in and realize it was definitely not happening, not even close.

I'm just going to end up plasti dipping my OEMS.

So again, DO NOT BUY THESE!
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LOL! Did you try to shave off the sides where there's like a small fin that prevents from sitting flush to the fender?
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LOL! Did you try to shave off the sides where there's like a small fin that prevents from sitting flush to the fender?
I was going to try and do that but wasn't even worth it because it was too long where the 'spring' was and i would have had to shave the fender insert for it to fit in.
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Ah that sucks.. Yeah what I did with mine is shave the fins down on the sides and I actually broke off the spring thingy because that was also in the way. Now I have a 95% fitment. I'm pretty happy with mine.
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I got them tinted for free by a tint shop while they were doing my windows. They look bomb..you should wrap them or spray them.
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Ah that sucks.. Yeah what I did with mine is shave the fins down on the sides and I actually broke off the spring thingy because that was also in the way. Now I have a 95% fitment. I'm pretty happy with mine.
Did you purchase from the same seller?

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I got them tinted for free by a tint shop while they were doing my windows. They look bomb..you should wrap them or spray them.
Ill be doing a plasti dip spray tomorrow. Probably end up getting some smoked leds soon from m0dbargains for 50$ like i should have in the first place.
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I got them tinted for free by a tint shop while they were doing my windows. They look bomb..you should wrap them or spray them.
I haven't heard that word since middle school LOL.

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Did you purchase from the same seller?

Ill be doing a plasti dip spray tomorrow. Probably end up getting some smoked leds soon from m0dbargains for 50$ like i should have in the first place.
No I bought it from another eBay seller for $30 but I know they all sell the same thing lol.
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I haven't heard that word since middle school LOL.
They look fantabulous*
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Worst.fitment.ever.

First off, they were not even the same side markers as the picture.. much much lighter in color.

It took me about 30 seconds to take off my OEM markers and try to slide these in and realize it was definitely not happening, not even close.

I'm just going to end up plasti dipping my OEMS.

So again, DO NOT BUY THESE!
we have a rubber liner for an obvious reason, ebay pricing is good, but it doesn't mean the quality is the same
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