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      04-23-2014, 09:01 AM   #1
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BMW OEM Ambient Light DIY

PART 1, Parts Required.

Ok i have just completed the Ambient lights in my doors and arm rest storage, and the following is how i did it.
this is the original BMW Ambient lights using all BMW parts and not aftermarket LEDs etc, the reason i went the OEM way is ive been told that aftermarket LEDs have been know to cause problems with the car.

first of all here are the parts required to start this DIY. (Based on a 2011 F10)

Qty 1, Optical conductor, door, front top left - 63319186635
Qty 1, Optical conductor, door, front top right - 63319186636
Qty 1, Optical conductor, door, rear top left - 63319186637
Qty 1, Optical conductor, door, rear top right - 63319186638
Qty 1, Optical conductor, door front pocket, left - 63319186639
Qty 1, Optical conductor, door front pocket, right - 63319186640
Qty 1, Optical conductor, door rear pocket, left - 63319186641
Qty 1, Optical conductor, door rear pocket, right - 63319186642
Qty 8, LED Module - 63319242150
Qty 1, Holder, fibre-optic conductor, front left - 51417225881
Qty 1, Holder, fibre-optic conductor, front right - 51417225882
Qty 1, Holder, fibre-optic conductor, rear left - 51427226459
Qty 1, Holder, fibre-optic conductor, rear right - 51427226461
Qty 1, LED module, center armrest storage compartment - 63319208283
Qty 9, 3 pin plug 837707203 (16 wired pins will be required ask your dealer to match to these plugs)

DIY PART 2 next..........
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      04-25-2014, 03:50 AM   #2
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yeeeeey. Here it comes...
Great job
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      04-26-2014, 03:12 AM   #3
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Why did you order 8 X "LED Module - 63319242150" ?
As i know each door opener cover has only one LED Module. In total should be 4 pieces.
Thanks
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      04-29-2014, 11:11 AM   #4
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Why did you order 8 X "LED Module - 63319242150" ?
As i know each door opener cover has only one LED Module. In total should be 4 pieces.
Thanks
These 8 led modules are for top and door pocket fibre optics.
There are no part numbers here for door opener light. My guess is that the lights for the door opener are not included in this DIY.
Let's wait for part 2...
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      05-05-2014, 11:58 AM   #5
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Please include loads if pictures in part 2

Does anyone know if the same parts would be applicable on a 2014 LCI F10 M Sport?
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      05-06-2014, 10:24 PM   #6
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Looking forward to pics. Let's see 'em
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      05-09-2014, 03:30 PM   #7
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Rear door installation

I went ahead with the installation for the rear door.
I couldn't wait anymore for part 2 of Livefour2day
For rear door there are 3 lights for original ambient light package. I only went with 2:
- Top fiber optic + LED module 63319213415.
- Door pocket fiber optic + LED module 63319242150.

For the door opener light is appears to be more difficult so i decided against it.

The removal of door panel is covered in other tutorials so i will explain the procedure after the door card is removed.

Why you need to start from rear? In the rear door you have the power you need for these lights. The wires are already there and after you connect them to your LEDs you have to connect a separate wire that will go into the front door. These wires are also connected to the main system and this means the the ambient lights will dim up/down using the dimmer for the dashboard lights.

First find the wires. They are: Red/grey and white/brown.
Remove the rubber cover of the door harness wires. It has a torx 25 screw bolt holding it. You will find it near the door hinge. Reveal the main connector, open it up (into two) and after it is opened up you'll see that each wire will have one pin (male) that will go into the female pin of the door side connector.
The 2 wires (Red/grey and white/brown) you can see into the car side connector.

Car side connector looks like this. See the pins where the 2 wires lead and now you can do your first test of you LED. Good luck.

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Then, for the two wires, see what are the corresponding colors in the door side connector. It can be different. For my car it was different

Red/grey is going to window button. White/Brown is going to the window motor. What you need is to attach one wire to each of them. What i did is to cut them and attach the 2 freshly cut ends with my wire together. Tape this connection nicely and proceed. My wire is white.

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Now you have one good wire. Again test it. This wire has to go in 3 places. So you have to split it. One place is top fiber optic LED. Another place is door pocket fiber optic light. Last place is front door. Lead a wire (that will go into the front door) through the rubber.

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Cut 2 small wires (for top LED and door pocket LED) and with the one you already passed for the front door you are good to go. Now use a splitter to transform one into 3.

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Now you have your 2 wires.

Prepare your Fiber optics and LEDs
This is how i did it. Since the end of the optic has to be facing the LED i scotch taped it in tube it as shown.

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From this point i have no more photos. I will upload when a continue my retrofit.

Good luck
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      05-28-2014, 12:42 PM   #8
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Are you guys simply adding lighting in other places? What is the resultant outcome? Seems like a lot of work.
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      05-30-2014, 07:21 AM   #9
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Are you guys simply adding lighting in other places? What is the resultant outcome? Seems like a lot of work.
No. just retrofitting the original ambient light. This is an option that we don't have.

This is how it looks for front and rear door

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      11-02-2014, 12:02 PM   #10
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Hi,
Why are you routing the cable to the front door? Can't you connect LEDs in front door in the same way as in rear doors (one wire to window switch and second one to windows motor)? isn't that easier?

Regards,
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      11-30-2014, 04:12 AM   #11
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How much all components?
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      11-30-2014, 10:02 AM   #12
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Hi,
Why are you routing the cable to the front door? Can't you connect LEDs in front door in the same way as in rear doors (one wire to window switch and second one to windows motor)? isn't that easier?

Regards,
Yes. You can do it in the way you suggested as well. But I not that confortable cutting wires. So I decided to cut the wires only for the rear door. This way for the front door there is no more cutting. And the routing isnt that difficult.
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      11-30-2014, 10:03 AM   #13
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How much all components?
Around 300 euro for all the parts needed
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