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    E36 DIY: Brake Light Mod

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    Re: E36 DIY: Brake Light Mod

    Now got to go and look for a good pair of shades if driving behind you!

    Great DIY !

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    Re: E36 DIY: Brake Light Mod

    good stuff...I always look forward to your DIYs...

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    Re: E36 DIY: Brake Light Mod

    now that the wattage has increased significantly, so will heat generated.

    will it melt any of the plastic housings and lenses?

    tried some DIY on lights myself, and melted some stuff. kekeke... for increase from 5W-12W
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    Re: E36 DIY: Brake Light Mod

    That's a valid concern, I've tested it running for 10mins continuous.. no issue so far.. the tail light housing is pretty big, so heat should not be a problem. In any case, brake lights are not on continously, only intermittently. If you increase the tail light power to 21W I would be concerned because the tail lights are always on once you turn on your lights, but in this case unless the brake light is active, the tail light is still 5W only which is within design spec.. time will tell



    Quote Originally Posted by jinooi View Post
    now that the wattage has increased significantly, so will heat generated.

    will it melt any of the plastic housings and lenses?

    tried some DIY on lights myself, and melted some stuff. kekeke... for increase from 5W-12W
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    Re: E36 DIY: Brake Light Mod

    kudos to you dude! nice upgrade to have especially when driving on NSH at night.
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    Re: E36 DIY: Brake Light Mod

    Milk, can you do this mod for us as you got the parts as not everyone of us is good in DIY ?

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    Re: E36 DIY: Brake Light Mod

    Quote Originally Posted by jin teck View Post
    Milk, can you do this mod for us as you got the parts as not everyone of us is good in DIY ?
    Bro Jin Teck......... I think you've ask the wrong person...... Me do this mod for u all???
    Dun see me so upz........ Dun think u ever see me... my hands are dirty...
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    SSzone...... do this mod for Jin Teck.... charged him labour S$88..... hahhahahhaa....


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    Re: E36 DIY: Brake Light Mod

    dun fren jin teck liao....he always MIA one...keke
    too busy gone zhang jui, neber join our outings
    anyway, if 88 bucks, i think he happily bathing at eden or new york rather than mod....muahahaha

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    Re: E36 DIY: Brake Light Mod

    Quote Originally Posted by sszone View Post
    dun fren jin teck liao....he always MIA one...keke
    too busy gone zhang jui, neber join our outings
    anyway, if 88 bucks, i think he happily bathing at eden or new york rather than mod....muahahaha
    S$88 not enough la.........
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    Great job JOON........ think you can start a class teaching all the E36ers some DIY...


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