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      05-11-2020, 09:41 AM   #1
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HELP Blackline taillights

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I think my black line tail lights are not working the way they should. And the bars are not lighting up! I bought my car with these taillights already installed. What should I be looking for and how do I get them to work?
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      05-11-2020, 10:09 AM   #2
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*update*

These are the numbers from both sides of the tail lights I'm sure these are OEM but stumped as to why the lines don't light up
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      05-20-2020, 04:56 AM   #3
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Have you tested the actual bulbs?
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      05-20-2020, 10:51 AM   #4
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Have you tested the actual bulbs?
No I haven't, which bulbs should I be checking?

I think that I have the low version of the blacklines.
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      05-23-2020, 02:04 AM   #5
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Have you tested the actual bulbs?
No I haven't, which bulbs should I be checking?

I think that I have the low version of the blacklines.
Are you getting a light that says bulb error in the dash?

Do you have an OBD2 scanner?

Are the running lights coming on?

Can you get someone to push the brake while checking to see if the lights come on?
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      05-23-2020, 03:46 AM   #6
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Have you tested the actual bulbs?
No I haven't, which bulbs should I be checking?

I think that I have the low version of the blacklines.
Are you getting a light that says bulb error in the dash?

Do you have an OBD2 scanner?

Are the running lights coming on?

Can you get someone to push the brake while checking to see if the lights come on?
All my lights are working, don't have any errors on the dash I need to buy a OBD dongle (which one is the best to buy).

The more I look into this the more it looks like they are the Low versions which don't light up.
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      05-23-2020, 04:30 PM   #7
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Do you have xenon lights or halogens?
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      05-23-2020, 05:30 PM   #8
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Do you have xenon lights or halogens?
Halogens
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      05-24-2020, 07:18 PM   #9
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Have you tested the actual bulbs?
No I haven't, which bulbs should I be checking?

I think that I have the low version of the blacklines.
Are you getting a light that says bulb error in the dash?

Do you have an OBD2 scanner?

Are the running lights coming on?

Can you get someone to push the brake while checking to see if the lights come on?
All my lights are working, don't have any errors on the dash I need to buy a OBD dongle (which one is the best to buy).

The more I look into this the more it looks like they are the Low versions which don't light up.
I think it's called fox well nt510 for bmw.

Probably the best one.

Carly is also really good for coding and basic scanning.

If you don't have an annoying light and sound come up in your car when you turn it on, it's not burnt out.

Do you have your light switch on auto or on all the time?
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      06-30-2020, 11:47 PM   #10
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Did you fix these?
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Halogens
Only the xenon equipped cars have the daylight running lights with LED bars that light up. The halogens do not, your tail lights are working as intended. That’s why you don’t have any errors
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Only the xenon equipped cars have the daylight running lights with LED bars that light up. The halogens do not, your tail lights are working as intended. Thatís why you donít have any errors
To add to this, the Xenon LCI Tails can be fitted to Halogen equipped models with a minor wire jumper to activate the LED strips. The Halogen specific tail lights simply donít have the LEDs wired
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      07-13-2020, 08:13 AM   #13
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To add to this, the Xenon LCI Tails can be fitted to Halogen equipped models with a minor wire jumper to activate the LED strips. The Halogen specific tail lights simply donít have the LEDs wired
I picked up the last ones in the country on Friday, you'll have to get it from Germany. Good luck OP, you may wish to visit this thread for more info.

Edit: To further clarify all N55's should come equipped with the light module FRM3

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You should be ok with the #282 Blackline kit on your 135i.

Guys with the 128i or 125i as it's called in the EU land have trouble with the LED tubes lighting up bc they have an earlier light module... FRM2 instead of the later FRM3. I believe all 135i's have the later module - so you should be ok.

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      07-14-2020, 04:52 AM   #14
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When i bought my blackline lights i did receive an additional adapting harness. 61-12-2-219-698 but i have xenon lights and did not need them. Perhaps these are what you'll need to make them work.
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      07-17-2020, 09:55 PM   #15
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Only the xenon equipped cars have the daylight running lights with LED bars that light up. The halogens do not, your tail lights are working as intended. That’s why you don’t have any errors
To add to this, the Xenon LCI Tails can be fitted to Halogen equipped models with a minor wire jumper to activate the LED strips. The Halogen specific tail lights simply don’t have the LEDs wired
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you can use the license plate bulb. most popular

there's also pin swapping

when my guy did the headlights, that's what caused the flickering to happen with my original headlights causing me to have to get a new FRM as i mentioned in my message. He ended up doing this the correct way, fabricating a harness and using BMW wiring diagrams to line this to my FRM. Saw all the pictures he took of it before, during, and after and it is quite the job indeed. I get all the lights at full brightness/voltage opposed to tapping it from another bulb and getting diminished output.

coming from both halogen headlights and tails was worth it in the end. no questions there.
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