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Old 5th November 2013, 01:17 PM
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Thats pretty much the conclusion I have came too as well, oh well your brothers across the pond can benefit from my loss.
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I'm really sorry, the answer may be even there but why all this hassle with wiring???
I've done my tail lights recently and it was a straight swap.
No errors or less functions.
Even German supplier who I got it from told me its a straight swap, plug and play.

Other than that well worth it !!!!
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Old 13th November 2013, 08:12 PM
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I'm really sorry, the answer may be even there but why all this hassle with wiring???
I've done my tail lights recently and it was a straight swap.
No errors or less functions.
Even German supplier who I got it from told me its a straight swap, plug and play.

Other than that well worth it !!!!
We all got to that conclusion too
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We all got to that conclusion too
Sorry guys

My eyes went all funny after looking at all this pictures
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We all got to that conclusion too
Del, Oli, M-A8, I read the thread (admittedly not to the T) but, if the conclusion is that the extra wiring is not necessary, did (the extra wiring that Del did) it not do anything extra at all?
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Del, Oli, M-A8, I read the thread (admittedly not to the T) but, if the conclusion is that the extra wiring is not necessary, did (the extra wiring that Del did) it not do anything extra at all?
It did nothing, but if I was needing to code the lights to American market then the extra wire I guess would get used, but in UK it is not required and was a total waste of my time.
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Thank you so much for this tutorial! I'm in the U.S. and this solved my "tail lamp out" error that occurred when I retrofitted the newer LED lights.
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Using a 12mm socket fill it with blutack or something like that so that the nut sticks in the socket, otherwise you run the risk of losing them into the guts of the car never to be seen again. (Like me )
I overlooked this part of the write-up and dropped the nuts into the body of the car but luckily I was able to retrieve them with a 20" long flexible magnet.
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Hey there
I've just used your splendid guide to swapping out the rear lights on my 03 4.2 petrol. Thanks for making it painless. I needed to replace the O/S outer, as someone had driven into the corner of the car, and driven off...
So I thought I'd change the age degraded units, and my does the car look better!
Thanx again,

BTW is there a sticky for removal of the MMI screen? Yep, the plastic gears have failed, and the screen doesn't rise like it oughter!

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BTW is there a sticky for removal of the MMI screen? Yep, the plastic gears have failed, and the screen doesn't rise like it oughter!
This should help -
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost....0&postcount=18
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hi mate did you replace them with new facelift ones? If so what sort of wonga did it set you back?
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