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      01-19-2020, 09:53 PM   #17
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Drives: 2016 MW ///M3, 2005 AW ///M3
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Pensacola, Florida

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Tail lights

What’s the plan for your old tail lights? I need an outer right light...located in Saginaw.
Originally Posted by Carb0n M View Post
M Performance Blackline Tail Lights(#63212450105) upgraded with LED reverse bulbs

In terms of tail lights, I've always liked the European versions. They seem to be more pleasant to the eyes, and less glaringly red . The stock tail lights are VERY red, with very little variety and as many of you know come with non-led reverse bulbs. So as I was searching for OEM replacements, I took to the ones below:


The installation was exceptionally easy and I would rate the difficulty at 3/10 and the time needed is less than an hour. I also snuck in some LED reverse bulbs while the tail lights were brand new out of the box. There are many vendors that sell direct replacement, and they will be error free. Give the forum a quick search. If you want to use the ones I chose, search ebay for "H21W BAY9S LED Reverse Backup Light Bulbs For 2016+ BMW F30 LCI 3 Series F80 M3."

The tools required are:
  • 10mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket (battery disconnect)
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • Interior Trim Removal Tool
  • Ice Cold Beverage for Satisfactory Completion
Finished Product: