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SebSter 07-12-2006 07:26 PM

E39 Late model tails into early model.
Anyone have a writeup on how to do the conversion. Have taillights from what seems like a newer model, the connector is different than the one in the car for the old style tails. Im sure tons of people have done this upgrade, I just need to know where I can find the connector for the newer ones (dealer?) and if anyone has a writeup on which color wires on the old go with which color wires on the new.


Quack 07-12-2006 07:30 PM

well if you can't figure it out just give them to me :D

T.Dot_E30 07-12-2006 08:53 PM

Seb got an e39??

Quack 07-12-2006 09:25 PM


Originally Posted by T.Dot_E30
Seb got an e39??

it's his dads I believe

TheMadChigga 07-13-2006 01:38 AM

there's one tiny hole to be drilled.

search for the best write up.

Paul540/m3 07-13-2006 10:01 PM

SebSter 07-24-2006 01:04 PM

Thanks for the links guys. And yeah that e39 is still my dad's, this is for my cousin.

Maybe not for long though...

SebSter 09-03-2006 12:08 PM

Still haven't put in the lights, has anybody done this already and can help me out with the install for like 50$ and a few beers?

Axxe 09-03-2006 07:59 PM

Do you have everything that is shown in those writeups?

SebSter 09-05-2006 12:30 PM

oh boy
I just took a closer look at the whole thing. All I have is the new lights.
Does anyone know where I could get the rest of the kit? Or is there another way of switching the connectors?

Quack 09-05-2006 12:45 PM

which new light do you have, the ones with the clear/no ambers, or the ones with no ambers with LED running lights?, if you have the LED version there should be a module on each tail light

Big Chin 09-05-2006 02:24 PM

If you can't install them or don't want to I will buy the lights from you :P ...

Just kidding... on a side note I would just like to know where you bought them from.. and what kind they are

Thanks Chin

Paul540/m3 09-05-2006 04:54 PM

Make sure you have the right ones, The ones that come with the retrofit kit are euro spec. There are minor differences that make a huge difference. If you get just the tailights off a 2001+ car they will not work and you will have a puddle in your spare tire well, b/c the light doesn't seal.

Just a heads up. I would just get a retrofit kit, it makes life a helluva lot easier.

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