Here’s another question from ever expanding MotoringFile mailbox. This time it comes from founder Mark Volger:

This has puzzled me every since I purchased my OEM clear tail lights. MotoringFile has a pdf of the install:

There is a harness kit part number that is a seperate purchase item. I did not buy it because I was informed it wasn’t really needed on my 04 MCS. The question I have for you is this. What does the wiring harness do or enable? Is it really needed? Any other info you can provide will greatly be appreciated.

Here is how my MCS is configured if any of this makes a difference. I do have the diode mod I do have rear fogs enabled with switch panel, fogs work and the mod works

Mark Vogler

Since I know this related question will be asked:

Q:Wow, these lights are cool, will they fit my 2005 MINI?

A:The White Lights are only available for 02-04 MINIs. They are not intended to work with the 2005+ due to the new light design. Yes, MINI does have white and red lights for the 2005+ however they are not DOT approved and will not be sold in the US.