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      12-23-2010, 06:39 PM   #1
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DIY: Interior LED Lights

A few people asked me how to replace the interior LED lights so I decided to just do this post to share it with everyone.

I got my LED lights from http://store.ijdmtoy.com/ No Error Code

Door light, Glove Compartment, Trunk: very simple, just use a flathead to pop it out




Foot light: just pop the left side of the light



It should look like this



Just twist the cover and will be able to replace the lights



Rear dome light: Just have to pop out the clips that surround the doom light. The 2 reading bulbs are harder to get out so I used double sided tape and just tape it to the bulbs and pull them out.




Mirror Light: Just pull out the cover and unplug the wire and remove the metal clip.




Front Dome Light: You have to remove the black cover and you should see 4 holes. You need to use a small flathead and push the clips that's in the L shape holes. (might require a bit of force) And then you just have to pull the surrounding clips around the dome light.




Enjoy your new LED lights


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      12-24-2010, 12:31 PM   #2
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Thanks Rocky that was super easy with the pictures.
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      02-22-2011, 03:02 AM   #3
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Great job!

Would you mind sharing exactly which bulbs at ijdmstore you actually used in the install above?

Also would using aftermarket bulbs void the BMW warranty?
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      02-23-2011, 10:51 PM   #4
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Great job!

Would you mind sharing exactly which bulbs at ijdmstore you actually used in the install above?

Also would using aftermarket bulbs void the BMW warranty?
http://store.ijdmtoy.com/SMD-LED-Doo..._t10_sku11.htm

I think you will need 14 bulbs for the whole car. And it would void the BMW warranty but you could just change it when you bring your car in.
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      02-26-2011, 02:48 PM   #5
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Cheers!
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      02-28-2011, 12:06 PM   #6
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Can't wait to do this on my baby... which is still on her way
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      03-20-2011, 04:25 PM   #7
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Thanks, I've been searching for so long for this DIY. All I got were mean responses when I posted it on bimmerfest haha.
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      03-21-2011, 12:35 AM   #8
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I bought the 2.0 LED set. They gave me 21 bulbs but I only used 18, which is weird because I don't see any more lights so did they just sell me a 21 bulb kit set when our car only has 18 bulbs? Anyways, the lights look great and thanks kyheang12 for the write up! The pictures helped a lot because I've tried a few times to do this but kept failing. I'm still confused on the front domes so I just kinda did it my own way. The 3M double sided tape does help in removing some of the bulbs!
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      04-27-2011, 01:37 AM   #9
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Thanks for the pics. I just did this install today. Very easy. Bulbs were very hot so be careful when removing them. I also found another site the sells the bulbs cheaper if anyone cares.
http://store.ledoption.com/LEDoption...option_l54.htm
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      06-11-2011, 10:19 PM   #10
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what kind of bulbs are used for the Sun Visors? They are not T10 like the rest of the interior
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      06-12-2011, 10:46 AM   #11
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Hey Respect did the bulbs you used throw any errors? Really want to do these next but don't want the errors. And what color did you get from that site? Thanks
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      06-13-2011, 12:25 AM   #12
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how do you know you get errror? code would show up on cluster?
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Hey Respect did the bulbs you used throw any errors? Really want to do these next but don't want the errors. And what color did you get from that site? Thanks
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Hey smoke,

no I did not get any error codes after installing the lights. The color I got was Xenon White, which is the color you see in the pics in the original post. They look great in person. I was so happy with the way they made the interior look.
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      06-13-2011, 11:03 PM   #14
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Why would this void warranty....even down to bulbs you need bmw...ie if you replace tires they do not need to be exact brand just runflat etc and of accepted brand
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Hey smoke,

no I did not get any error codes after installing the lights. The color I got was Xenon White, which is the color you see in the pics in the original post. They look great in person. I was so happy with the way they made the interior look.
Cool thanks a lot for the reply. Gonna order them now bro.
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      06-19-2011, 07:54 PM   #16
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No prob buddy. If u have install questions I'm here.
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      07-09-2011, 12:56 PM   #17
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Hey guys, I'm trying to figure out how to do this on the new X3 (F25). The overhead console looks to be extremely similar if not the same as the F10 (based on these pictures). I'm a little bit confused about changing out the bulbs for the dome light.

When you mentioned inserting a flat head to press on the clips in the L holes, then pulling on the surrounding clips around the dome light, which surrounding clips are you referring to? Is it the clips for the whole overhead console?
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Hey guys, I'm trying to figure out how to do this on the new X3 (F25). The overhead console looks to be extremely similar if not the same as the F10 (based on these pictures). I'm a little bit confused about changing out the bulbs for the dome light.

When you mentioned inserting a flat head to press on the clips in the L holes, then pulling on the surrounding clips around the dome light, which surrounding clips are you referring to? Is it the clips for the whole overhead console?
I'm making a YouTube video on this mod from start to finish on thurs. Should be up by fri. I'll post a link
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      07-26-2011, 10:24 PM   #19
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that would be damn awesome. totally looking forward to the video.

thanks buddy!
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      07-28-2011, 10:23 PM   #20
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That trunk bulb looks interesting. Anyone know what type to get to replace it?
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      08-01-2011, 08:33 PM   #21
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I'm making a YouTube video on this mod from start to finish on thurs. Should be up by fri. I'll post a link
waiting for this video in anticipation
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      08-14-2011, 06:27 PM   #22
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Still can't get to the front dome and reading lights...anyone with some more tips? Thanks
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