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      04-21-2006, 08:53 AM   #1
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Xenon interior light upgrade

Anybody done this mod? How's it look? Big difference?
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      04-21-2006, 09:21 AM   #2
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I have done this mod. There are 16 bulbs to be replaced. It took me about a half hour to do. IMO I think it looks great. You can order the bulbs from here.....
http://www.bimmian.info/90
it's about $80 USD
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      04-21-2006, 09:44 AM   #3
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I know it's probably hard to describe, but what does it look like? Brighter? Whiter? (if that makes any sense)
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I have gray interior...It matches the LED's on the door handles. It gives off a more blueish tint than white. Hope that helps...tonight I will take a pic and post it here. I'm not sure that it will do it justice though.
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FastAttackNick: If you do a search, e90poster Chitown posted some pics about a couple of days ago of this mod on his spiffy derailed e91
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      04-21-2006, 12:35 PM   #6
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they arent "xenon" they are just whiter bulbs then stock, and maybe a little brighter or higher output. I'd consiter it but i cant really see spending the money on it. Maybe someday it's something i'll ask for a a b-day present or something, who knows.
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      04-21-2006, 02:43 PM   #7
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you think they look tacky?

honestly, im not askin to be a dick, i got black leather so im thinkin how itd look
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      04-21-2006, 03:29 PM   #8
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I dont know bro,you might want to save your 80 bucks .I have this mod and the lights are not very bright at all,they look cool but its just kind of dim,cant read or look for anything very well.just a thou ght
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I am planning to switch the bulbs just because I like how it looks. If I need to find something I will just pull out the BMW flashlight .
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Anyone know if the light color has a bluish tint or is it just white-white? Thanks.

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ok well i have the LED's from bimmian. The good part is that the color is the same tone as when you first turn on your xenons... and since they are LED's they will last for as long as i can think of...now the only down side is that its slightly darker in the cabin...but i like the atmosphere it gives off, sort of sportier darker feel...i have a black car with black int. and aluminum trim....so it give a really dark but yet hightech atmosphere...people really give me compliments.... and its not that much dimmer....

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do you have any pics available to post?
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do you have the size of the bulbs you'll need?
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I wouldnt mind it being a little bit dimmer. When its night time, it will be bright enough. unless of course its WAY dimmer. lol
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Here is a link to the thread with pics of Chitown's interior.....

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...hlight=Chitown

The pics don't really do it justice....IMO..I think it looks better in person....the lighting is suffucient...Who reads books in their car anyway?
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I just ordered them - might as well give it a shot!
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Here is a link to the thread with pics of Chitown's interior.....

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...hlight=Chitown

The pics don't really do it justice....IMO..I think it looks better in person....the lighting is suffucient...Who reads books in their car anyway?

yeah i recall that thread, i was hoping for some on black leather though
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