Would anyone be interested in replica OEM Euro taillights R53

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  1. Roosey

    Roosey New Member

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    #1 Roosey, Dec 31, 2012
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    Hey everyone i got an idea awhile back for an "oem look" euro style taillight after not being able to find them anywhere, i've been told the oem versions have been discontinued. if I'm able to replicate these taillights would anyone be interested in buying them? here's a picture of what they might look like*(not my picture just using it as a reference to what the oem euro tails look like)*. price will be around $200 shipped for a set of new taillights. check it out!

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    Makes me sad I sold my old pair.
     
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    ahh i would've paid a pretty penny for those :(
     
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    To be clear, are these only for the 02-04 Coopers? I don't see a reverse light there.
     
  5. ScottinBend

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    ...confused

    Looks like the stock ones?
     
  6. rkw

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    The one pictured is only for 02-04, but MINI also made a version for 05+.

    They are still available from European vendors, about $300-$350 shipped (also includes white 3rd brake light).
    http://www.newministuff.com/new/shop.php?action=productshow&id=314
    http://www.minigenuineparts.co.uk/mini-parts/info_BM63_21_0_150_980.html
    05+ style: http://www.newministuff.com/new/shop.php?action=productshow&id=184
     
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    sorry about that, yes they are only for 02-04 pre-facelift minis
     
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    I actually like them but I'm not sure how they would look on the brg
     
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    U.S. tails have an amber signal
     
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    Posted something for you on MU
     
  11. ScottinBend

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    So they use an amber bulb?
     
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    Yes, but for it to look completely white when the bulb is off, you need to use an silvered bulb (same as the front turn signals).

    The white turn lens taillight was a factory option in Europe, but in the US it was only available as an accessory part sold by the dealer.
     
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    Ahhh....gotcha.
     

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