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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 05-04-2012, 08:26 PM
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illuminated door sills installed

installed these last night, pretty cool pieces but kind of a pain to install. 45 page instructions but pretty straight forward.

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Old 05-04-2012, 09:28 PM
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Those look cool, but. My wife had them installed in her Mini and within a couple years spots appear on the backside. The dealer replaced them under warranty. Now in about the same amount of time the spots are back and the warranty has expired.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:43 AM
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Those look cool, but. My wife had them installed in her Mini and within a couple years spots appear on the backside. The dealer replaced them under warranty. Now in about the same amount of time the spots are back and the warranty has expired.
thanks for the heads up - what do you mean by "spots on the backside"? do they distort the illumination?
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:23 AM
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Looks very cool, but the install sounds dicey. How long did it take - 45 pages alone would freak me out.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:45 PM
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The spots were small roundish random in size and spacing on the backside of the plate. We live in a very wet clmate in Vancouver, WA. Might be a factor.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:49 PM
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And no they do not distort the image. Just are a distraction.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:42 AM
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Looks very cool, but the install sounds dicey. How long did it take - 45 pages alone would freak me out.
probably about an hour and a half, there were several pages that were not actually steps but just visual explanations of what's going on. the good news is it's pretty difficult to screw up, just time consuming.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:42 AM
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installed these last night, pretty cool pieces but kind of a pain to install. 45 page instructions but pretty straight forward.

Where can I get info on this?...it is a commericially available kit?...is there a DIY?...please advise....thanks
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:31 PM
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Where can I get info on this?...it is a commericially available kit?...is there a DIY?...please advise....thanks
i bought them from here: http://www.grafxwerks.com/shop_detai...pid=E9XM3-1431

takes about 3 weeks for them to produce. the LED color on mine was white, thought anything else would be too aftermarket looking. instructions come with the kit, i can email them to you if you want to look them over. let me know.
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Those look great! It's a more "M" oriented version of the factory illuminated door sill retro fit kit, I put a photo of that kit below for comparison.

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Old 05-08-2012, 06:54 PM
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Looks good.
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