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In my information I will probably be putting in USA/Canadian spec Pink Tail Lights on USA/Canadian spec automotive. North American spec automobiles have four pins on inside trunk lid tail lights, whereas the remainder of the world has 5.

Attributable to North American automobiles working on four pins, you’ll NOT have to run 2 additional wires to the passenger footwell BDC, as that is what you might need seen in different guides out of Europe, or Asia.

(Btw working to BDC is a correct OEM approach, however you may simply do a shortcut, by working a wire from the inside lights, and tapping to the outer lights).

Let’s Start:

Components that you’ll want:

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– Outer Left tail mild: 63218493813

– Outer Proper tail mild: 63218493814

– Interior Left tail mild on the trunk: 63218493819

– Interior Proper tail mild on the trunk: 63218493820

– Trim panel water channel Drip rail Left: 63218493821

– Trim panel water channel Drip rail Proper: 63218493822

– Tail mild finisher, trunk lid, Left: 51499448943

– Tail mild finisher, trunk lid, Proper: 51499448944

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Instruments that you’ll want:

– Tack Lifter screwdriver

– Plastic panel removing software

– Ratchet with 10mm socket

– 1.2mm flat head screwdriver

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Lets start on inside trunk lid tail lights:

With trunk open begin by eradicating eight Increasing rivets:

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Unlock the bracket for Warning Triangle. Take away the bracket by unlocking 2 clips:

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With the panel removing software, unclip after which disconnect the trunk lid opening/closing controls:

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Take away the two hinge covers, they’re held by 1 hidden clip, 1 seen Increasing rivet, and a couple of locks:

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Pull the Felt liner in direction of you, after which there will probably be four extra hidden clips in direction of the sting of the trunk:

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Take away the two covers on the aspect of the trunk (they cowl the aspect of the lights. Begin from the underside, and work your approach as much as the clip:

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Unplug the inside tail lights, and take away the three 10mm Hex nuts on every. Fastidiously substitute with LCI tail lights:

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Now we have to re-arrange the pins on the inside tail mild connectors.

Unlock the clip on the aspect of the connector:

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To launch every one of many wires from the connector, insert the small screwdriver into the smaller gap to launch the pin lock:

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Right here is the way in which the connectors ought to seem like:

Unique Left connector:

Pin 1: Blue/pink stripe

Pin2: Empty

Pin3: Brown

Pin4: Yellow/Black stripe

Pin5: Empty

Pin6: Yellow/Brown Stripe

Unique Proper connector:

Pin1: Blue/White stripe

Pin2: Empty

Pin3: Brown

Pin4: Yellow

Pin5: Empty

Pin6: Blue/Black Stripe

Re-arranged Left connector for LCI tail lights:

Pin 1: Empty

Pin2: Yellow/Brown Stripe

Pin3: Yellow/Black stripe

Pin4: Empty

Pin5: Blue/pink stripe

Pin6: Brown

Re-arranged Proper connector for LCI tail lights:

Pin1: Empty

Pin2: Blue/Black Stripe

Pin3: Yellow

Pin4: Empty

Pin5: Blue/White stripe

Pin6: Brown

Now let’s get to the outer tail lights.

Pull again the climate stripping, and take away the drip rails on each side. Begin from the windshield and work your approach down. The drip rails are held on 2 clips:

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Raise up the carpet and take away from the automotive:

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Take away four Expandable rivet clips from the Loading Sill cowl:

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Pull again the climate stripping across the Sill cowl and carry it up. It has one other four hidden metallic clips holding it:

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On either side of the trunk, take away three Expandable rivet clips:

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On either side, launch the spherical clip across the hinges and carry it up and away:

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Now you may rigorously transfer the trunk trim to the aspect on each side, to get to the outer tail mild 10mm Hex nut and the connector. Take away the nut and unplug the connector:

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Take away 2 extra 10mm Hex nuts on each outer tail lights:

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Now you may set up LCI outer tail lights as an alternative, and safe them with the identical 10mm Hex nuts.

On outer tail lights, you do not want to do any rearrangements of the pins. They’re plug-and-play.

CODING:

I did not do coding myself. I used Vick from fb.com/bimmercoder or www.bimmercoder.com . His whatsup: +60 12-396 9654 I extremely suggest him.

From my understanding no person has reported on getting these USA pink lights to work correctly on USA automobiles earlier than me. We spent hours and hours with totally different variations. My lights lastly work 100% operate smart, and no errors: Flip alerts, brakes, working lights, hazards, LED reverse lights, all work.

What’s NOT working, are the Welcome Lights (the lights that go ON for the primary 15 seconds if you unlock your automotive). These i needed to flip off in my iDrive settings, in any other case they’ll trigger points when you begin your automotive earlier than they go off.

Hopefully any individual will work out the Welcome Lights, and I’ll replace this information. So removed from what I’ve seen, installers/coders in USA are all struggling to get these to work.

Listed below are the ultimate outcomes:

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Right here can also be a video of how they’re functioning:

I hope this information will probably be useful to others! Please let me know you probably have any questions.

Thanks.





Final edited by euro*; Yesterday at 02:21 PM..