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post #1 of 12 Old 2nd October 2003, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Clear rear lights for an M5 Touring?

Does anyone here know where I can get clear (white) rear light clusters for an M5 touring?

I may be wrong, but I'm sure I've seen a touring with these on. Anyone know?

Also, can anyone recommend good quality clear replacements for the front and side indicators? Preferably not at BMW prices!
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post #2 of 12 Old 2nd October 2003, 03:31 PM
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Those are all custommade. There is a danish guy who makes the clear plastic part but not the whole light cluster, so you have to cut off the yellow indicator glass and glue the white one back on. I am currently working on this but it is a pain in the ***, and the parts are way too expensive: I paid 80€ for only the two pieces of clear plastic.

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You could try Eurocarparts.

They certainly have the front and side units as a package for just under 50 pds (cheaper than on ebay).

The side units are also meant to fit another model (cant remember which) but the units I got were marked up for it. The difference was the bulb bayonet fitting to the light unit is different so make sure you get an e34 version.

Also note that fitting the fronts is a *****. You need to get a flexible drive screwdriver to locate the screws. I wasted a lot of time with stubbies etc. before getting the right tool.

I know Eurocarparts also stock a rear clear light cluster for the saloon (120 pds a pair approx) but they will soon let you know if they have one for the Touring models.

E34 M5 UK LE Rosso Red / Champagne.
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Unfortunately there is still no company which makes the red/white clusters for the touring! For the saloon you can also take original BMW parts, but the only possibility for the touring is selfmade and i doubt any company will make any in the future:-((

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Brian M5: thks for the reponse on the LE issue, I hope you enjoyed ur stay in Sweden except for the rental-car and the speed-limits -
for the product that -Konstantin- explained, cut out the yellow
and glue in the white, there is a supplier in Sweden, I will look up their web-site and revert, probably the guy in Denmark bought them there ??
front and side, what's wrong with BMW ? are they expensive ?
you can post-order from -www.motornord.se- but there shud be
sources more convenient to you
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Karl are you thinking of changing to white clear indicators I think it is the only modifications that you can do to a 95 M5 without ruining the looks
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M5touring remains original

Hi Gustav, NO my M5touring will remain ORIGINAL incl. the indicators, b.tw. rcvd 'Bayrisches Blatt' (BMWCS club magazin) today and there is a great picture of MY M5touring, surprise and a less great picture of myself -
anyway the lead for the white indicator glas is for -smokestack-
who started this thread -
= front + side check -www.motornord.se-
= rear check: -www.reproglas.com-, site is also in the 'queens'
and US-english and you can mail-order, they are not cheap though ?? -
there are even some 'install-instructions' on the site with pictures
but most likely you can NOT save your original -yellow- glass, it
will most likely break in the process -
GOOD LUCK !!

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Thanks for all the info guys. I didn't think I'd be able to get the rear clear glass. I guess I'll just change the front and sides indicators. My Touring is silver and I reckon it'll look pretty good.

By the way, I got rear ended (no pun intended) on the M25 this morning, while sitting in a stationary jam. Damaged rear bumper and dinged tailgate. An otherwise pristine M5 Touring bent. I should be angry but I haven't got the energy.
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it hurts only reading abt it
my girlfriend wud say 'what's the fuzz, it´s only a car'
make sure they get it right when they repair and paint especially
the tailgate-fitting cud be tricky, hopefully the other part has a
good insurance bcs that will be -very- expensive -
rear-lights survived ??

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Karl - the other party has admitted fault (no question really) so I'll be asking for a new tailgate.

I take it that the M5 tailgate is different from a standard one because of the black plastic covering around the number plate. Or is it the same as a regular Touring?

Does anyone know if I could replace it with one that has high brake light in it? Mine doesn't at present. Is it a different gate, or just a different inner part? Is the extra wiring a problem?

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