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      01-10-2013, 12:27 PM   #45
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Thanks! I'll try and do the reverse lights soon, it's been a busy week.
Can you do a DIY for the E90 LCI reverse light change. Im also looking to do this.
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Can you do a DIY for the E90 LCI reverse light change. Im also looking to do this.
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      01-10-2013, 04:23 PM   #47
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Thanks, I do think you forgot to put some pics in at the end
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      03-20-2013, 11:34 AM   #48
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Thanks, I do think you forgot to put some pics in at the end
+1 on pics!
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I may be old school, but I have a request if anyone is listening - how about a red LED replacement for the map light bulbs? Would be great for late night road tripping when a passenger wants to read or something (with a smart phone and built in navigation, I probably won't have much need for an actual paper map...) even better would be if they were red-orange like the dash lights and the strips on the doors...
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I may be old school, but I have a request if anyone is listening - how about a red LED replacement for the map light bulbs? Would be great for late night road tripping when a passenger wants to read or something (with a smart phone and built in navigation, I probably won't have much need for an actual paper map...) even better would be if they were red-orange like the dash lights and the strips on the doors...
Already have it...
http://www.highperformancebulbs.com/bmwe90e92buy.html



Red Blue Amber White

Pick your poison

The color options are available exclusively through High Performance Bulbs. You would need to go to their "build Your Own Interior Kit" in the BMW section. Select Map Lights, Red.
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      03-22-2013, 06:43 PM   #52
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dayam. Gonna have to order those... so long as the map lights don't come on with the dome lights, that would be odd... (runs out to car to check)

Cool, I think that will do what I want them to do. Thank you! My wallet hates you, but thank you.

Edit: If these work well, I may be interested in setting up a GB for some #57 red bulbs, if you can get such a thing - for one of my other automotive obsessions, which used #57R incandescents for dash lighting, but if a brighter LED replacement were available that would be super spiffy.

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+1 on pics!
You're correct, but unfortunately, I forgot to take those pictures!

But if you've made it that far, the removal of the power plug should be very doable.

If you want an "idea" of what you need to remove, look at this picture for the EAS E92/93 LCI retrofit kit. See the black plug with the wires coming out of it?? The E90 plug looks very, very similar to that.
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dayam. Gonna have to order those... so long as the map lights don't come on with the dome lights, that would be odd... (runs out to car to check)

Cool, I think that will do what I want them to do. Thank you! My wallet hates you, but thank you.

Edit: If these work well, I may be interested in setting up a GB for some #57 red bulbs, if you can get such a thing - for one of my other automotive obsessions, which used #57R incandescents for dash lighting, but if a brighter LED replacement were available that would be super spiffy.
I believe the map lights only come on when you select to put them on.

We only have the interior led kits. However, HPB (not my company) sells all the LED lighting you can think of. If you dont see it on their site just shoot them an email.
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I believe the map lights only come on when you select to put them on.
Correct. I got the bulbs quickly and it's taken me a while to report back just because I haven't been driving much at night lately. However they work great for what I wanted them to do (allow reading in the car without being too bright or killing your night vision) however they are a nice pure red not red-orange as is the rest of the lighting in a BMW. *shrug* better than white incandescents for sure though. I like them...

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We only have the interior led kits. However, HPB (not my company) sells all the LED lighting you can think of. If you dont see it on their site just shoot them an email.
I'll have to do that, I will definitely check it out.

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Correct. I got the bulbs quickly and it's taken me a while to report back just because I haven't been driving much at night lately. However they work great for what I wanted them to do (allow reading in the car without being too bright or killing your night vision) however they are a nice pure red not red-orange as is the rest of the lighting in a BMW. *shrug* better than white incandescents for sure though. I like them...



I'll have to do that, I will definitely check it out.

thanks again
Feel free to post up some pictures. I'm sure others may have interest.
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Did you find the leds to bright or was it just right? Not sure if I should get the v2 or the normal output.
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Did you find the leds to bright or was it just right? Not sure if I should get the v2 or the normal output.
The OP has what is considered V2 or Max output.
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I just installed my overpriced LED kit ($169) from another vendor, and was very disappointed. The lights were not even comparable to OEM. So I looked around, and found HPB. I bought the LED conversation kit 2.0, with all the extra options. Total of $154. I will report back when I have installed it.
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I wish the reverse lights were that easy on the E93- my god what a pain in the ass!

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Installed, and WOW this is bright! Much brighter than OEM I got several comments from friends as well. All positive.
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Installed, and WOW this is bright! Much brighter than OEM I got several comments from friends as well. All positive.
Glad you're happy, I'm still as happy as I was when I first installed the kit.
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