E38 side repeaters

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  1. 12 Oct 2019 at 12:05 PM #1
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    Hi guys,

    As above title suggests.

    I have heard these fit and are a possible cheaper oem alternative?

    I’ve gone though 2 sets of e46 M3 oem ones as they leak through water and gain condensation inside.

    Any help very much welcomed.

    Many thanks in advance, as always.

    James lambert
     
  2. 12 Oct 2019 at 12:20 PM #2
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    They do fit, not sure if any cheaper but the option people go for when want orange side repeaters.
     
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    Same PN for the clears and no cheaper from the dealers.
     
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    I have had a few replacements of the BMW ones over the years - they yellow and get small hairline cracks over time. They are definitely same part for e38 and e46m3
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    I seem to recall from previous posts that the oem supplier is Magnetti Marelli , which you can get for around £20 delivered for a pair, so half the price of main dealer. I might take a punt on these ones

    BMW 7 Series E38 Side Marker Indicator Lights PAIR SET LEFT+RIGHT 1994-2001 OEM

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/142155094191
     
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    Anyone establish why they condensate? Is it a seal/gasket or the design of the air flow?

    maybe a strategically drilled small hole
    May aid drainage,
     
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    Go to Euro car parts bud.
     
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    Will they not be some cheap quality alternative make though?
     
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    I’ve got them on mine bud. Fit absolutely fine and just a good as dealer parts.
     
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    I'll take a look cheers buddy
     
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    As above, E38 side repeaters are exactly the same parts/part numbers as E46 M3 items.

    Magnetti Marelli are the OEM manufacturer for BMW on this part, so if you find this brand at Euro etc for a better price than dealer then jump on it, they’re exactly the same! :)

    I’ve bought 2 pairs now, one for my current and previous M3, absolutely no issues whatsoever :thumbsup:
     
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