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      03-25-2015, 10:21 PM   #1
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can anyone tell me if these tail lights are OEM ?

Made in Slovenia. I think these are ULO lights but cannot really tell. No BMW marking anywhere which is ok for an OEM part. ULO ( or another OEM ) lights or fakes anyone know?








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[quote=tony3211;17631480]Lichtschlleiter, made in Slovenia. No BMW marking anywhere. OEM or not OEM anyone know?
doesn't look oem to me
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a lot of companys make aftermarket replacement headlights and taillights as a cheaper offering then buying oem. this could be such case
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Are OEM lights always stamped with a bmw logo ?
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Are OEM lights always stamped with a bmw logo ?
Yes, any oem parts will have bmw stampings on them
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Yes, any oem parts will have bmw stampings on them
I have done some further research and for future reference this statement is NOT correct. OEM parts will usually never have a BMW logo on them, OE parts will. Interestingly enough though, my pre LCI stock lights also do not have a bmw logo on them only the manufacture's (OLE) logo.

I found a good definition of OEM vs OE bellow:

"OE = Original Equipment - exactly what is used on the assembly lines when your car was made. Parts were made by the exact same manufacturer, to BMW's specifications, and are usually stamped with the BMW logo. These parts must also meet all the BMW quality control specs for that part, same as any part that's accepted into the production process.

OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer - parts are made by a manufacturer that supplies original parts to BMW. These parts do not have to pass the BMW quality control tests for that part, and do not have the BMW logo on them. Quality of these parts can vary greatly - they can range between the exact same part as the one that's put on the car on the production line (but minus the BMW logo...), to something that wasn't good enough to pass quality control, so the manufacturer just sells them as OEM. Another issue - the part may be made by a manufacturer that supplies parts to BMW, but that part may not be a part that particular manufacturer supplies. For example, ZKW may supply some of the OE lights to BMW. However, if they felt like it, they could manufacturer suspension components, and label them "OEM" - after all, they are an Original Equipment manufacturer, just not for suspension components. "
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I have done some further research and for future reference this statement is NOT correct. OEM parts will usually never have a BMW logo on them, OE parts will. Interestingly enough though, my pre LCI stock lights also do not have a bmw logo on them only the manufacture's (OLE) logo.

I found a good definition of OEM vs OE bellow:

"OE = Original Equipment - exactly what is used on the assembly lines when your car was made. Parts were made by the exact same manufacturer, to BMW's specifications, and are usually stamped with the BMW logo. These parts must also meet all the BMW quality control specs for that part, same as any part that's accepted into the production process.

OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer - parts are made by a manufacturer that supplies original parts to BMW. These parts do not have to pass the BMW quality control tests for that part, and do not have the BMW logo on them. Quality of these parts can vary greatly - they can range between the exact same part as the one that's put on the car on the production line (but minus the BMW logo...), to something that wasn't good enough to pass quality control, so the manufacturer just sells them as OEM. Another issue - the part may be made by a manufacturer that supplies parts to BMW, but that part may not be a part that particular manufacturer supplies. For example, ZKW may supply some of the OE lights to BMW. However, if they felt like it, they could manufacturer suspension components, and label them "OEM" - after all, they are an Original Equipment manufacturer, just not for suspension components. "
hey good job!
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I just noticed that on the main lights Slovenia is spelt "Slowenia". So yeah probably fake
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