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Old 03-19-2008, 12:11 PM
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oh yeah i forgot about that, i think the oem kit only works on pre-05 cars, dunno about the ebay ones...

thanks!
 
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:23 PM
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OEM on mine

 
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Anyone know where I can get some for my 08 R56?
 
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Anyone know where I can get some for my 08 R56?
As of right now, they don't exist.
 
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:40 PM
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ugh..... That sucks
 
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:37 PM
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Boy, I love that all white look on your MINIs! I ordered tails and 3rd brake lights in clear the other day and can't wait for them to arrive. In addition to the look, I need a way to get the OEMs on the work bench for an overhaul. One tail and the 3rd both leak and hold water. Even when dry they look bad with drip spots inside. Thought I would switch back to OEM in the winter and back to white in the summer. Geezz, first wheel sets and now light sets. I need to move to warmer weather.

Here in Ohio our laws include the basic language one poster presented. I am planning the small round red reflector on the outer end of the recessed grilles to try to be close to compliant. Image if you're out on a dark highway with a dead battery, the red reflectors help identify you're there.

The clears I ordered were from Moss (3rd brake) and AutoPartWarehouse.com (tails) - quality yet to be seen. In my '02 I hope to have a running lamp in the uppermost spot in the tails. Currently it doesn't do anything.
 
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:26 PM
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Well I got a set. Dont know if I mentioned it in this post.

I found a mini near my house. The owner works at a shop. He is a Total non "mini" guy. Bought it because it was there. Not because he loves it. It had the clear tail lights. I ended up talking to him, trading him my stock tail lights and 20 bucks for a set of Mini clears. They look awesome. Then the other day my sisters friend walked by my car with a case of beer in his hand. The beer hit the pass side tail light and put a nice crack in it.. Dammit.. Anyways.. I love the lights. I am still waiting to get my 3rd clear.. And my backup light has a red cover on it for some reasion from the prevoious owner. That will be clear also.
 
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:50 AM
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I installed the new clears today and they look HAWT! I had to go to Summit Racing to find the red lamps, seems no typical auto parts store carries them.

I do have a question if someone knows the answer. I have a June '02 build MCS. The top tail light lamp is a single pole appearing to be a parking or running light, like the lower stop lamp is. But neither has ever lit up and still don't after changing out the lamps and fiddling with them. They appear to be wired but there's no juice. The same is true of the L and R sides. Does anyone know of any reason these two would be unpowered or if there is a setting in the computer for these?

Update: Okay, I did some research and learned it may be a rear fog in my model year. I found a nice non-MINI DIY mod at http://www.motoringfile.com/howto/brakelight_mod.pdf that shows how to convert it to an extra brake light. Guess you could modify it to be a running light too.

This is becoming my personal blog. Anyway, skip the idea about an extra running light. I decided the top lamp was too bright, more like a brake light, so I did the mod listed above with one change. Rather than jump the No. 1 and 4 pins in the lamp assembly, I cut the No. 1 wire just long enough to feed it to the No. 4 pin and press it in there, then taped off the remaining feed end of the No. 1 and wrapped it into the harness. That way there's no chance the No. 1 feed is hot for some reason.

With the clear tail light lenses, the extra brake light at the top helps give it more area and brightness. I'm a happy camper.

Here's a pic. Excuse the dust and dirt and lack of camera skills.
 

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Do they make them for the facelift models (06 to be specific)?
 
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They make LED ones

http://www.newministuff.com/new/shop...uctshow&id=481

Here are some pictures i posted in another thread

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...89&postcount=3
 
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:46 PM
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your smoked ones and these led ones look really nice!
 
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Here....I attached a few pics...


gowd thats a hott photo
 
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:29 PM
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I have the clear white Ebay lights too.. but i had the color matched to the metalic in the astro black

 
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:02 PM
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gowd thats a hott photo
Yea...I SUPPOSE...but you always were takin' pics of my *** so you had to at least get ONE good shot of it....
 
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Originally Posted by ashmc84 View Post
your smoked ones and these led ones look really nice!
Mine were smoked LEDs just like those clear ones but thanks.
 
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Originally Posted by IrishCooper View Post

Here are some pictures i posted in another thread

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...89&postcount=3
What body kit does the convertible mini have on
 
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:26 PM
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What body kit does the convertible mini have on
It looks like that GP replica kit....cant remember who makes it...
 
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Ill ask the body kit question in a new topic, keep this one on track.
 
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:01 PM
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Yea...I SUPPOSE...but you always were takin' pics of my *** so you had to at least get ONE good shot of it....
ya... one. lolol
 
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Originally Posted by wikedgolf View Post
I have the clear white Ebay lights too.. but i had the color matched to the metalic in the astro black

umm dude.... youre car looks F'in sick... you got more pics?

and uhh... somebody said they dont make the lights for 08 yet... am i safe to assume they wont make them for my 09 then?

and, any links/pics of people who replaced the reflectors in the tire fender? i cant stand that theyre orange and red....
 
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The reverse light on my car came red. The guy who had it before me put the red one in.. It sucks and when I get around to it I will put the correct clear one in.
 
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this is my new fav thread, a lot of people hate clear tails : )
i got mine from ebay and they work/ fit perfect.
got the bulbs from http://autolumination.com/ the stealth taillight bulbs. just the red and orange with chrome covering. 2 bulbs in each tail.

 
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this is my new fav thread, a lot of people hate clear tails : )
i got mine from ebay and they work/ fit perfect.
got the bulbs from http://autolumination.com/ the stealth taillight bulbs. just the red and orange with chrome covering. 2 bulbs in each tail.

Clear tails are gorgeous!!! And they go so well with any color mini. The LED one's are particularly beautiful. *sigh* some day......
 
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umm dude.... youre car looks F'in sick... you got more pics?
The dude is a chick...
 
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The dude is a chick...
Wouldn't that be a Dudette ??
 

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