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    Hi Peter, Unfortunately some of the tail...

    Hi Peter,

    Unfortunately some of the tail lights segments are multi function and therefore a re wiring alone will not suffice. I received zero help from BMW in Switzerland, Munich would not assist...
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    Hi Carsten, as far as I know they kept the US...

    Hi Carsten, as far as I know they kept the US settings for everything but went deeper into the ECU to change the tail lights settings. The dealer told me that the Z8 being an old car, it is not...
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    Thanks Ed, You are right, the Daylight Running...

    Thanks Ed,

    You are right, the Daylight Running Lights are a configurable option. Chances are, it can be modified without messing up with the tail lights configuration.

    Your post has led me to...
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    With the nice weather I finally had the...

    With the nice weather I finally had the opportunity to drive to my Alpina dealer in Lichtenstein to get the tail light reprogrammed. He did confirm that some of the new lights come out of the box...
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    Unfortunately, I haven't solved the issue. After...

    Unfortunately, I haven't solved the issue. After keeping my car for 3 weeks the BMW dealer called me to say there was nothing they could do and that I needed to pick up the car as is, unbelievable! ...
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    Hello guys, Apologies for the late reply, I...

    Hello guys,

    Apologies for the late reply, I was traveling.

    Hattat, the car is at the BMW dealership in Martigny, Switzerland. I sent you a PM.

    There is an Alpina dealer in Lichtenstein who...
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    They claim they don't want to have a mismatch of...

    They claim they don't want to have a mismatch of US and EU codes on the same car. I think it is for their convenience as they troubleshoot, they want you entirely in one or the other category. If a...
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    Help needed with rewiring or reprogramming of the CPU after US to EU tail lights swap

    Thanks guys,

    I did run into an issue though.

    As it stands, and with the US setup on the car, the tail lights work in every respect except that when I step on the brakes, both amber turn...
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    New EU and bumper facia and tail lights...

    New EU and bumper facia and tail lights installed. Paint match sensational, can't see any difference in color and finish. Original US tail lights and bumper facia nicely bubble wrapped to keep the...
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    The bumper facia was flat black when I saw it. I...

    The bumper facia was flat black when I saw it. I don't know whether it came primed or not but will definitely need to be painted to match. I specifically asked them not to touch the rest of the car...
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    New tail lights being installed under goodwill initiative

    My new tail lights are finally being installed under the PUMA/Goodwill initiative.
    One was manufactured in March 2016 and the other in June 2016.
    Given the stated price of these units, it is hard...
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    Today I received a call from my BMW dealer in...

    Today I received a call from my BMW dealer in Switzerland confirming he had a new set of tail lights in stock and to schedule an appointment for replacement under the goodwill campaign. He confirmed...
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    If you mean the center rear brake light on top of...

    If you mean the center rear brake light on top of the trunk lid, the answer is no the goodwill campaign doesn't cover that.
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    I have received a verbal approval from my dealer...

    I have received a verbal approval from my dealer in Switzerland to replace both tail lights under the BMW "Goodwill Campaign" / PUMA. That being said, I have also been told that the left EU tail...
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    I understand that new EU red/amber tail lights...

    I understand that new EU red/amber tail lights have been produced in 2016 and are now available under a dedicated part number identifying this new production. Does anyone know if new US red/red...
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