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yamazaho's Avatar DIY: Installing Interior LED Bulbs
yamazaho
06-16-2009
DIY: High-Powered LED Interior installation guide


Tools needed: Flat head screw driver or pick tools

Length of installation: 30 mins


The LED interior kit used during this install was purchased from Mike@F1AutoHaus. I have been...
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By starbai on 01-15-2013, 11:21 PM
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that dome area there that ur referring to really is a giant pain in the ass... but it just takes patience and small hands... perhaps shove something in there to help hold the headliner down while you finagle it out?
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By bcornwellatl on 01-15-2013, 11:51 PM
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that dome area there that ur referring to really is a giant pain in the ass... but it just takes patience and small hands... perhaps shove something in there to help hold the headliner down while you finagle it out?
Oh man yeah I wish I had small hands and I wish I had friggen tools! I was going to take down the visors and thought (kind of a human mistake) that the screws were phillips - then realized, nope I have a German car...

So now I have the plastic cover broken - the light bulb is pushed all the way up - the head liner seems like it isn't secure - I'm not sure what else I can totally screw up - I'm waiting for somebody to post how many Georgia boys does it take to screw in a BMW light bulb...

but it looks like I'll be taking it to the dealer in the AM - bad thing is its out of warranty - not that they would have covered this anyway... so I'm probably looking at 250 from the dealer easy... I can't find the part number or else I'd order an entire new assemly and then get a after market garage to install it for me...

anybody know the part number for the entire front dome light housing? or maybe just that plastic cover (grey plastic)

Thanks again for the reply...
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By starbai on 01-16-2013, 09:14 AM
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Oh man yeah I wish I had small hands and I wish I had friggen tools! I was going to take down the visors and thought (kind of a human mistake) that the screws were phillips - then realized, nope I have a German car...

So now I have the plastic cover broken - the light bulb is pushed all the way up - the head liner seems like it isn't secure - I'm not sure what else I can totally screw up - I'm waiting for somebody to post how many Georgia boys does it take to screw in a BMW light bulb...

but it looks like I'll be taking it to the dealer in the AM - bad thing is its out of warranty - not that they would have covered this anyway... so I'm probably looking at 250 from the dealer easy... I can't find the part number or else I'd order an entire new assemly and then get a after market garage to install it for me...

anybody know the part number for the entire front dome light housing? or maybe just that plastic cover (grey plastic)

Thanks again for the reply...
I do not know the part number but before I went to the dealer, I'd definitely check on ebay for your broken pieces. I'm sure there have to be a few on there.
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By LittleBlue on 02-21-2013, 02:11 PM
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For those that have good knowledge of LED ( what's good vs bad ) can you please give me your honest opinion if you were to buy a interior led kit for your E90, which one of these would you choose? I noticed by looking at the pictures, each LED are a bit different than others, I am not up to par on this stuff yet so please chime in if you have knowledge, thanks! These are sets of 14 LEDs, #1&2 include all including trunk, what seems to be missing are two rear under door lights, my car has lights on all four doors.

All from China

Option:

#1) http://www.ebay.com/itm/14-Light-LED...064#vi-content

#2) http://www.ebay.com/itm/14-pcs-White...529#vi-content

#3) http://www.ebay.com/itm/14-Lights-SM...236#vi-content
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By Boomer6 on 02-22-2013, 09:14 PM
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By LittleBlue on 02-22-2013, 09:34 PM
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#1 based on what? Just curious thanks !
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By little_meech on 04-09-2013, 10:00 PM
Does anyone know how I can get my hands on an Euphoria/F1 Autohaus led interior light kit? Mike@ F1 autohaushas not been online for sometime now and I really like this bulbs.

I see E92 lighting has a kit out, any feedback on that?

http://www.e92-lighting.com/products...82-367-47.html

I can't get a response from them and I don't want to order it if it's not the same quality.
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By kavehh on 04-16-2013, 08:00 PM
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part number rq

Hi,

Does anyone know the part number of simply the name of the bulb adapter in the photo?

I installed the led package. the centre bulb on the front roof doesnt work. I checked the connection to make sure they are touching the led. the oem bulb doesnt work too. It used to work before i start the job. I think i tried pushing it too hard as led connection is slightly ticker than oem halogen.

Can the problem be something else?

Thanks
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By JustROLLIN on 05-14-2013, 10:39 PM
Anyone have any tips for reinstalling the front dome frosted plastic? I have everything installed and working but cannot get the front plastic to clip back in. Thanks inadvance.
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By e90msportmia on 05-31-2013, 05:37 PM
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Whats up forum! Well I just installed my LED lights and I had the same problem as above, now the OEM bulb wont work, can some one please chime in if you have had this problem. Do I need whole new lighting unit or what?


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Hi,

Does anyone know the part number of simply the name of the bulb adapter in the photo?

I installed the led package. the centre bulb on the front roof doesnt work. I checked the connection to make sure they are touching the led. the oem bulb doesnt work too. It used to work before i start the job. I think i tried pushing it too hard as led connection is slightly ticker than oem halogen.

Can the problem be something else?

Thanks
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By charmin on 08-13-2013, 05:57 PM
This should be helpful for getting that front dome out.... 2min job.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...errerid=175567
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  #143  
By SgtGoldy on 11-13-2013, 02:32 AM
Exactly what I was looking for
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  #144  
By StayClassy7 on 12-24-2013, 02:38 PM
None of this explains how to change the ambient lighting. The orange glow in the car. Can that bulb be upgraded?
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By LittleBlue on 12-24-2013, 03:36 PM
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None of this explains how to change the ambient lighting. The orange glow in the car. Can that bulb be upgraded?
why would you want to do that, I think you need around with that they will do working, I actually like the orange glow.
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By say_oh_shin on 02-14-2014, 01:28 PM
I just installed an interior LED kid and while it was easy enough to remove the rear dome, once I played around with the it and got the LEDs installed, I realized that there was no reason to do anything with the headliner for the front dome.

Take off the clear plastic housing
Remove the black rings around the map lights
Remove old bulbs
Install LEDs
Put it back together
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By royalblue335i on 07-14-2014, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Moonstone View Post
Not sure if this has been covered before but none of the techniques shown to replace the front dome lights are required. The BMW owners manual describes how to access the sunroof manual wind mechanism. I just followed this and had the light assembly out and lights replaced within minutes. Just make sure you have a small flat blade screwdriver and angle it towards the rear of the car as you push up otherwise you will catch the edge of the roof and not push back the metal clip.
I used the method that is described in the owner’s manual to access the sunroof manual wind mechanism to replace the bulbs in the front dome light assembly. It's pretty fast and easy to get to the clips if you just use a small screwdriver. I used a small 1 1/2" flathead screwdriver. Just position the screwdriver right in front of the map light. Pry the screwdriver between the headliner and dome assembly and press the clip with a little force. The dome light assembly will pop down in that corner when the clip is pressed in. Repeat the same process on the other side. I think it's unnecessary to remove each sun visor to drop the headliner to get to the clips.
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By jwong77 on 08-22-2014, 12:39 AM
This was helpful thanks!
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  #149  
By Class-Act on 08-30-2014, 04:48 PM
Awesome write-up, saved me a bunch of time. Thanks
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