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Sat, Jan-29-2005, 07:28:01 PM

I just got a phone call from my custom installer and apparently he is having problems getting the license plate light to work. He says that apparently 2004 cars are different since in the past older models worked. I guess its the LEDs. Anyway, I bought the E39 lights think that was all I needed. Does anyone know which additional connectors I need.



Sat, Jan-29-2005, 07:50:05 PM
Are these the parts u have:
registration plate light (2) 63-26-8-372-001
cable socket (4) 61-13-0-007-449
8 connector (2) 61-13-1-378-149
Try pming daytonaviolet, he did his recently and he has a 2004 i think.

Sat, Jan-29-2005, 10:18:41 PM
swayze, you got PM.

regarding the lights. the 2004 uses a 3 pin plug. all u need are 2 of those wires in the plug. what i did, i took the other end of the plug from my oem trunk and cut the ends off. then i just tested the plate lights one at a time until they turn on. just make sure you have your parking lights on. i believe the 3rd wire was for the trunk release button.

Sun, Jan-30-2005, 02:09:38 PM

I have a 2004 M3 and will be getting my OEM CSL bootlid installed shortly. Can you share the info for me to pass on to my installer?


Sun, Jan-30-2005, 06:41:59 PM
some necessary parts:

Registration Plate Light Qty 2: 63 26 8 372 001
Cable Socket Qty 4: 61-13-0-007-449
8-connector Qty 2: 61-13-1-378-149
///M3 logo Qyt 1: 51 14 7 893 655
License plate holder groumets Qyt 2: 46 63 2 347 012
Screws for plate holder Qyt 2: 5mm x 20 (got from hardware store)

Sun, Jan-30-2005, 06:49:21 PM
That looks sweet! What can one expect to spend for parts and professional labor to do the CSL Boot Lid?