Double-Flash Hazard Lights

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While at a recent Autocross event, I noticed something. The normal custom while instructors are driving your car, is to drive the course with the hazard lights on. Something caught my eye when I noticed a new 1 series with double-flashing hazards instead of the ON, OFF, ON, OFF of normal hazard lights.

I thought it looked kinda cool. And so began my investigation on the Google. Some reports are that newer Euro-spec cars are programmed to double-flash the hazards (can ...

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Replacement LED License Plate Lights

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You might already know that I installed a pair of cheapo LED lights for the rear license plate a while ago. To prevent error codes being thrown, I soldered on the original OEM bulb to provide the required resistance, and ended up with my Frankenbulbs. They worked great for a while but they really kinda looked cheap light-wise – too blue for my taste. Then, as the car barfed all ...

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Single Stroke Blinker (a.k.a. Comfort Blinker)

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So one of the small but irritating things about our Eights is the age. Missing are the electronic climate controls, side mirror puddle lighting, and other nicities you get with a late model car.

Also gone is the one-touch blinker feature built into just about every car since 2000.

The one-touch turn signal feature enhances functionality for the lazy by adding ...

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Finally Installed My HIDs…WOW!

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After spending several years hemming and hawing over what HID system to install in my Eight, I finally did it. Oh man… WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG!!!?

First off, HIDs are freakin’ great! Combined with a Euro programmed LKM I now have the scary bright, infamous ‘Wall of Light’ to find my way on the darkest country roads. I wish I could take my car to the moon and see what total and complete darkness is like when lighted by ...

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Smoked Side Markers (turn signal repeater)

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For its entire life cycle, this coupe’s body style remained almost exactly the same. This is one of the features E31 enthusiasts have come to love and appreciate about this model – rare to be seen, but easily recognized by their owners in the wild.

One of the very few changes that DID come to the E31 body style in 1993 was the DOT mandated orange turn signal blinker. The clean lines of the 8 Series’ front quarter panel was now ...

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