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ntpcrew13
07-30-2007
i finally found time to install the LED turn signal kit that i bought from Jlevi. here are some pics of the lights with my lux (shameless plug for MDS82). i also attached pics as to where i mounted the resistors. i didnt feel comfortable drilling my car; so i attached some small metal planks to...
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By ntpcrew13 on 09-08-2007, 11:31 PM
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what type of bulbs did u use? 7507?
E90/E91s use 7507 bulbs for the front and 1156 bulbs for the rear. You do need the load equalizers for both front and rear.
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By vadim on 11-15-2007, 12:38 PM
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the combo of those rear's being white rather than orange and looking dimmer than stock would seem a bit dangerous to me

on a sunny day those have got to be almost completely washed out by ambient light

maybe I should take a pic of the bulbs I put on my bike, and how they look bright in the garage, but in the sun they're really dim
Not to mention that this is illegal. You can get a ticket for that. Directional signals, according to DOT, have to be either amber or red.
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By jermc68 on 11-27-2007, 11:00 PM
Are they still working good?
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By alpine330 on 02-20-2008, 04:18 PM
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is there a diy for the rear?
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By neuronpetkowski on 02-21-2008, 05:41 PM
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Despite installing the LEDs and resistors correctly, I'm getting a fault error. Don't like the error showing up every time, so I'm done with LEDs for all exterior lights.

I take that back, the License Plate LEDs from one of the guys here is fine.
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By 323d on 03-04-2008, 01:34 PM
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thanks for the guide..
was wondering , i have halogen headlights, was wondering if the led install process is the same? do i tap the same wires?
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By ska///235i on 09-20-2008, 10:38 AM
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Hi, someone please help me out
I want to switch out the orange corner (amber) bulb..to white bulb for an E90
Is this DIV for E92 only or for all E9X?
If so, do I just follow Step/picture 1 to 3 ?

And where can I buy the bulb? Does Jlewis have them?

Thanks alot
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By HighVoltage on 09-20-2008, 03:40 PM
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Its the same to replace the bulb..I dont know if the wire harness is the same though but if you dont want to have to use resistors you can use the Eagle Eye Tower from http://autolumination.com/1156_1157.htm

Get the 1156 type and then trim off one of the nubs. I use these on my E90 with no resistors and no errors. More expensive than Jlevi but no resistor hassle either.
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By ska///235i on 09-24-2008, 09:37 PM
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Its the same to replace the bulb..I dont know if the wire harness is the same though but if you dont want to have to use resistors you can use the Eagle Eye Tower from http://autolumination.com/1156_1157.htm

Get the 1156 type and then trim off one of the nubs. I use these on my E90 with no resistors and no errors. More expensive than Jlevi but no resistor hassle either.

can you do a DIY?
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By kayla_e90 on 11-11-2010, 11:22 PM
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do you have to add a resistor. cant you just buy the bulbs and go plug and play for the front signal turn lights as well as the sides?
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By kierbmw on 03-20-2011, 10:15 PM
i had this mod done today, i have installed a led amber and it looks awesome. thanks for the diy.

quick question though, which one is the wire for the rear brake light? i've searched but nothing came up. please help.
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By dave-the-rave on 02-16-2012, 04:42 AM
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Does any body know what rating resistors are needed for the rear tail indicators , and where to buy just the resistors ( no bulbs ) . Been searching the last hour or so but to no avail
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By alexgosh on 01-17-2013, 07:49 PM
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Where did you buy these? i have been looking forever
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By Sadiebuc on 05-20-2013, 08:40 PM
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DIY Signal Replacement - Fail!!!

So I got the knob off, but no light bulb! The light bulb is stuck in there. Any ideas on how to get it out without electrocuting myself?
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By mrjoe on 05-24-2013, 04:35 PM
non resistor option

you could just turn off the cold checks in the frm module w/ impa ncs expert so it doesn't flash like a cop car and removes the dash bulb out light too.
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By mrjoe on 05-24-2013, 04:35 PM
non resistor option

you could just turn off the cold checks in the frm module w/ impa ncs expert so it doesn't flash like a cop car and removes the dash bulb out light too.
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By mrjoe on 05-24-2013, 04:35 PM
non resistor option

you could just turn off the cold checks in the frm module w/ impa ncs expert so it doesn't flash like a cop car and removes the dash bulb out light too.
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By Efthreeoh on 05-25-2013, 06:38 AM
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So I got the knob off, but no light bulb! The light bulb is stuck in there. Any ideas on how to get it out without electrocuting myself?
Dude, it's 12 Volts of DC current, you won't get electrocuted. Just get some needle nose pliers and twist the bulb holder out.
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