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    My latest addition ... Euro tails

    I have installed the Euro tails finally (had a defective one that Rippy was able to get sorted out for me quickly and painlessly).

    There is an extra row of 8 LEDs that are 4 Red and 4 Amber that are parking light and turn signals compared to the domestic model.

    3 bolts each, can be installed with frustrations if you decide not to temporarily remove the Bose amp on the driver side and the OnStar module on the passenger side, or more pain free if you remove those first. I was not expecting the back of the Domestic model housing to be red rather than the black housing of the export model.















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    Looks great Luda
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    I want, badly....

    Are these still available through Rippy? If so, what's the damage on a set?

    Looks great!!!
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    Yeah rippy can get them. About $800 for the pair. My local dealer couldn't match his price.

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    Re: My latest addition ... Euro tails

    Very nice! Don't remember if I removed the OnStar module or not, but definitely moved the amp out of the way.
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    Thanks guys. Wasn't sure if they would look right against black cherry especially since I cannot get the 3rd brake clear as well.

    I expected them to be a little more smoked than they are though but it's all good.

    Next addon will likely be the export rear fogs but those could be a few months out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddalder View Post
    Very nice! Don't remember if I removed the OnStar module or not, but definitely moved the amp out of the way.
    I fumbled around the amp ... Had to use a ratcheting open ended wrench to do it, took 4x longer than passenger side.

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    Re: My latest addition ... Euro tails

    Those will look good too. I'd definitely recommend wiring them in such a way that they are controlled independently from the front. I've found in some fog, the front fog lights make things worse that just low beams but I'd still like to have the rear lamps on. Just a suggestion.
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    Haven't decided yet if I want them on with parking lights or as more brake lights or just a separate toggle switch

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    If I recall with the jaguar x-type it's either front fog only or rear and front together so I would assume its the same here.

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    Re: My latest addition ... Euro tails

    No, these are different. During the day, the front must be on in order to turn on the rear. At night, the rear can be turned on without the front if desired.

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    Are you considering a 2009+ antenna upgrade?

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    Yes and no. I'm not a fan of the little whip antenna at all but then again I don't use onstar nor xm right now. Part of me would like to remove it and patch it up but if I wanted xm again then it wouldn't work.

    How much is the fin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp
    Thanks guys. Wasn't sure if they would look right against black cherry especially since I cannot get the 3rd brake clear as well.

    I expected them to be a little more smoked than they are though but it's all good.

    Next addon will likely be the export rear fogs but those could be a few months out.
    Smoke the third brake light

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    Re: My latest addition ... Euro tails

    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp View Post
    Yes and no. I'm not a fan of the little whip antenna at all but then again I don't use onstar nor xm right now. Part of me would like to remove it and patch it up but if I wanted xm again then it wouldn't work.

    How much is the fin?
    These were my costs to do the upgrade, although I'm sure Rippy could give you better pricing than what I got here in Canada.

    Antenna Base Assembly - $176.93
    Antenna Assembly (Fin) - $59.59
    Self-Etch Primer - $9.31
    Touch-Up Paint (Large Bottle) - $15.00
    Paint Brushes - $1.25 (Each)
    Foam Gasket Material - $Free (They had a small piece left over and gave it to me).
    Scalpel (X-Acto Knife Didn't Work Well) - $Free

    Total is roughly $265.00. I have some contacts with my dealership so I got better pricing (Canadian wholesale). My total was about $197.00 before tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMingBlueSTS View Post
    Smoke the third brake light
    I've given it a little thought ... Basically I don't trust myself to make it look even.

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