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      04-05-2021, 07:16 PM   #1
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LED Sequential Mirror Indicators

I had some free time today and finally got around to installing the sequential LED mirror indicators that I ordered from Unique Style Racing a few weeks ago.

https://www.uniquestyleracingstore.c...fc9f&_ss=r

The install took about 30 minutes and was fairly easy. Step one is to remove the mirror glass which allows you to see the clips that hold on the mirror cap.
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Once you have the mirror cap removed, there is one connector that you'll have to pull out to free the mirror cap from the car. You'll then need a T10 bit to remove the 2 screws holding the stock indicator from the mirror cap.

The Unique Style Racing unit was a perfect fit when put in place. Simply put the 2 screws back to hold the new unit in and reverse your steps to reinstall the mirror cap.
Be careful to protect the mirror glass, it could get damaged when you're removing it from the mirror and could also scratch your paint once removed. Having a shop cloth hand to wrap around it is a good idea.
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Pictures of the finished product. You'll notice these are actually smoked so they blend right into my black sapphire metallic paint job.
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Here's a comparison of the look or stock VS the new mod:
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I still have mine that I bought from a Chinese seller on ebay unfortunately one was longer than the other and did not fit so i ended up getting a refund.

I really do think the smoked looks great against the BSM and looked brilliant in my carbon caps but ultimately for me having sequential indicators up front but standard 'binkers' at the rear just doesn't sit right.
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SapphireG20 ,

They look great!!

Just have one question. How did you unclip the mirror glass?? I am asking because on my old F30, I had some fun doing it

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SapphireG20 ,

They look great!!

Just have one question. How did you unclip the mirror glass?? I am asking because on my old F30, I had some fun doing it

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I adjusted the mirror as far as possible inward (toward the car door) and used a trim tool to apply pressure from behind while pulling as well with my fingers. One side was much quicker that the other but neither were too bad. Just firm but consistent pressure and they let go. All clips are right in the middle of the glass in a circular shape. Here is a pic of the circular piece the mirror clips into.
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That looks great. Nice smooth animation!
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That looks so cool!
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Can you see which signal is lit up from INSIDE the vehicle? I can’t believe how stupid it is that BMW doesn’t have an indicator on the mirror for drivers.
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Now that is a serious 1st world problem.
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Partial solution for the rear lights:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265032242...b6dd%7Ciid%3A1
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Can you see which signal is lit up from INSIDE the vehicle? I can’t believe how stupid it is that BMW doesn’t have an indicator on the mirror for drivers.
You can see which one is lit by the indicator in your dash. You cannot see the actual light on the outside.
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Partial solution for the rear lights:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265032242...b6dd%7Ciid%3A1
Or the expensive one: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005...c036693b7c54-6
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That AliExpress one looks pretty good - anyone have experience? I'm not usually one to go non-OEM for something like this, but it def has an OEM look.
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That AliExpress one looks pretty good - anyone have experience? I'm not usually one to go non-OEM for something like this, but it def has an OEM look.
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Not for me. If I was attempting to do sequentials for the rear I'd rather keep it OEM than opt for an aftermarket set that uses a 6 year old M4 GTS design even if they do have a better 'sweep'.
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