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Old 09-13-2012, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rfdude View Post
stupid question but is there a write up on how to get the inner lights on the tailgate out? The outers are simple but before I start into mine on the weekend thought I would ask.

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Old 09-14-2012, 06:12 PM
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excellent, thanks!

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Old 09-15-2012, 12:48 PM
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Hi everyone
I have a 04 X5 , do all of them come with the adaptive brake lights? if not, how do you know if you have that function?
If I do have the adaptice brake lights, are there LEDs that will work or need the Cap or what ever ???

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Sorry to resurrect this thread but my taillights are not working. Any suggestions. I checked the pin outs and my wires only run to pins 1 and 2 on a three prong connector while the spyder taillights run wires to all three? I get the "check reverse" lights warning and opened up the back and it looks like bulbs are included.. is there a mod I need to do to the car connector?
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You must be talking about the back up lights on the tail gate.

If you got them from Spyder, double check and make sure they have bulbs (1 in each side). That particular light assembly is not LED and mine did not come with bulbs. It was few weeks ago when I put mine in but I do rember that it is 3 pin plug but only has two wires going to it. I checked those two wires with a tester and the only thing (that I know of) going to those lights are the back up lights, no tail or brake lights. I am only guessing here but if you wanted tail or brake lights on that you would have to run a third wire and splice it in to your cars brake or tail lights.

Anyone have any input on this?
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:53 PM
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hey man, i seen your videos on youtube with the X.
how old are you? sound kinda young. and hey ill buy the clear tail lights off you if you still have them.

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Old 10-18-2012, 12:59 PM
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Rear light issues, check brake or whatever

After the 3rd tail light replacement, I could not purchase the socket that plugs into the assembly, I had to buy the plug, it comes bare, no pins or wires, the pins are sold one at a time the wire color is brown, so I needed to replace one of mine so I copied the color codes then snipped each one off , then after i inserted the lamp assembly, I bought some dilectric grease, thats what was never placed into ever plug that has movement with vibrations all the time, and when is shorts out the pin then you are left with no plug for a lamp to work its only a matter of time before that happens so apply a great amount of the grease into the plug and be sure that all pins are all in good condition!! and then it should be your last time you buy an expensive tail light !!! Good Luck and still asking for my rear wiper fix, my rear wiper works but cant be shut off, is there a relay some where for that rear wiper ?????
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anyone selling their old oem taillights?
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Old 10-11-2015, 07:44 AM
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Damnnnnnnnnn I just threw my perfectly working mint condition ones away. They were in a big box that was taking up too much room in my basement. I kept saying I'd post them then never got around to it. Sorry u didn't ask like two months ago
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damn )

hope someone else is going to do the same
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