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      03-21-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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wtf ?

At first i thought someone backed into me a cracked my rear light.

But that is not the case. It has happened with both lights. Has anyone else experienced this ?
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      03-21-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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both lights and same direction in the damage?
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      03-21-2013, 01:50 PM   #3
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^ yea left is a little worse. Same area.

Think its due to heat ?

Im lost on this one.


Note: The damage appears to be on the inside. If you rub your finger against the area its smooth.
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      03-21-2013, 01:51 PM   #4
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It looks like someone took an abrassive pad to your lights..Carwash??
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      03-21-2013, 01:54 PM   #5
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^ Could be.

Last week i need one desperately and ran it through an automated one,


99% of the time i do touchless or hand

Is this the result of running through an automated this one time. ( Please tell me its not the cause FML)
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      03-21-2013, 02:06 PM   #6
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My guess is just heat.
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I don't think it's the car wash, the damage looks like its from the outside like u noticed it seems like it was caused by change in pressure or very cold to hot weather change
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LCI time.
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      03-21-2013, 02:12 PM   #9
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My guess is the heat. This has never happened to me and I take my M through an automated car wash 99% of the time because I'm a total d-bag and don't care about my cars.

Seems like a good excuse to get LCI tails.
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      03-21-2013, 02:15 PM   #10
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I have a spare set of taillights sitting in my basement packaged and ready to go if you don't want to go the LCI route...
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probably heat. did you wash the car when it was very hot with cold water? could be from that.
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      03-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #12
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I am curious how heat would do this? They look like scratches
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      03-21-2013, 02:19 PM   #13
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I have a spare set of taillights sitting in my basement packaged and ready to go if you don't want to go the LCI route...
I think our lights are different im a E93 But thanks for looking out.


Seems like the verdict is temp change.

Solution: LCI upgrade....
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Your solution is here.... v v v
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Your solution is here.... v v v


Step 1. Finish exhaust MOD.

Step 2. Get new LCI lights.....
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No worries. Just realized you have e93. My bad. Go the LCI light mod. It looks amazing!
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Hey, if I can convince the bitch of an ex-wife to give me back my parts, I have 09 tail lights in BRAND NEW condition I'd give you. Yes.. give lol. I just gotta get em first.
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Step 1. Finish exhaust MOD.

Step 2. Get new LCI lights.....
Hi....01'325rip
What's up with the Oem. exhaust mod. ???
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I am curious how heat would do this? They look like scratches

Maybe someone else can chime in. Am i really the first one with this issue ?


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Hey, if I can convince the bitch of an ex-wife to give me back my parts, I have 09 tail lights in BRAND NEW condition I'd give you. Yes.. give lol. I just gotta get em first.

Because she has not done enough.... ?



Thanks Bud lets see what we can do LOL
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Hi....01'325rip
What's up with the Oem. exhaust mod. ???
Ask TomBMW. He's been ragging on me to finish forever LOL.

I ran out of argon last week and have just been caught up at work Im a slow worker, as you can see. My only days to really work on it are Sunday morning. Lets see what happens this weekend

Will keep you posted my friend. Im excited to get this damn thing on.

I am about 90% done, I would say i have about 6 " left to weld total.
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Your solution is here.... v v v
do you have a link on where to get these lights?

thanks!
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Ask TomBMW. He's been ragging on me to finish forever LOL.

I ran out of argon last week and have just been caught up at work Im a slow worker, as you can see. My only days to really work on it are Sunday morning. Lets see what happens this weekend

Will keep you posted my friend. Im excited to get this damn thing on.

I am about 90% done, I would say i have about 6 " left to weld total.
Very good !!!
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When it's done...than i can see it...the smile on your face ....
Yes ....PM me with the result !
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