How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by Remy » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:14 pm

They are new and odd they arent there :( Will contact them to find out the crack!

Considered getting my hacksaw out and making them fit but best not :lol:

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by ogee » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:50 pm

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bmwkid wrote:Does anyone know where i can get the right bulb holder for the facelift rear lights part number 63217164964 online?
I appear to be missing the facelift bulb holders with mine. Did all yours come with this or did you source them?
I bought mine second hand and they came with the bulb holders. It should be possible to buy the bulb holders separately, they should cost around £40 a set. Be advised that RealOEM shows two different types of bulb holders for the FL-versions. I don't know what the differences are, so get your dealer to find the correct ones.
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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by shaggy6 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:58 pm

So where are people buying the fl lights from? The dealers? Is the darkline a oem product? I've found some for £175 flebay, is this the going rate?

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by Remy » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:39 pm

ogee wrote:
Remy wrote:
bmwkid wrote:Does anyone know where i can get the right bulb holder for the facelift rear lights part number 63217164964 online?
I appear to be missing the facelift bulb holders with mine. Did all yours come with this or did you source them?
I bought mine second hand and they came with the bulb holders. It should be possible to buy the bulb holders separately, they should cost around £40 a set. Be advised that RealOEM shows two different types of bulb holders for the FL-versions. I don't know what the differences are, so get your dealer to find the correct ones.
Yeah i found that problem on realoem today :( I will talk to the supplier tomorrow and see whats what.

They looked so cool too :( :)
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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by sonicvanman » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:40 pm

Thankx for the how to :clap: was baffled why it was all over the place when using diffewrent lights.

It was nice & easy to do, as for the male not fitting in to the female :) i just cut the little peace of plastic that go in the way & the bolts not fitting i just removed the screws from the old light & screw them in to the new light :)

P.s cheers marco for pointing me in the correct direction :thumbs:

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by luis118d » Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:28 pm

Good how to write-up, Thanks

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by Mr116 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:38 am

Great write up i fitted mine last night and they look a treat, i also put LED bulbs in the reversre lights which are much brighter and look great!

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by 8900120dd » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:53 am

so i followed this guide. my facelift lights work and look perfect. but my car battery was drained after two days... woke up and there was litrally zero power left in the battery.. the car wouldnt even unlock.

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by redwizard » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:58 am

8900120dd wrote:so i followed this guide. my facelift lights work and look perfect. but my car battery was drained after two days... woke up and there was litrally zero power left in the battery.. the car wouldnt even unlock.
If the lights aren't on, no errors showing and nothing getting warm, then it can't be the lights.

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by Ridahz » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:11 pm

Sorry for bringing up an old post guys but I just got some FL rears and wondered if I needed any additional bulbs as they never came with any? Or will all the pre FL bulbs fit nicely and work a treat?

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by Ridahz » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:35 pm

Having a nightmare with my lights and I'm only on the passenger side! Reverse light nor indicator not working despite new bulbs being fitted its still flashing fast! Can anyone assist please?

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by marco_polo » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:47 pm

My FL Darklines came with new bulbs included. :?
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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by Ridahz » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:44 am

All sorted now mate! Soon as i fitted the drivers side it all worked fine!

Would have thought i could test it before fitting the other! :lol:

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by BMW120DSE » Sat May 11, 2013 12:57 pm

Sorry i know threads old, but what tool did everyone use to remove the 7mm bolts? as my tool to short so it cant reach around the thread part, which the bolt screws into (if that makes sense) ?
Guessing a 7mm wrench/spanner would do the job?
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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by marco_polo » Sat May 11, 2013 1:14 pm

LS Socket and/or spanner.
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