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      05-21-2008, 05:14 AM   #1
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Led Back up Bulbs

Has anyone ever installed LED bulbs for their reverse lights? I was thinking about getting them for my e92, but wondered if it makes a difference. Could someone post pics? Also what bout fogs?

What is the actual bulb number for the reverse light and if i installed LEDs, is there a sensor on the reverse lights (LEDs draw less current, so it'll throw off the sensor, if there was one)
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QUOTE=CYM07;2706083]Has anyone ever installed LED bulbs for their reverse lights? I was thinking about getting them for my e92, but wondered if it makes a difference. Could someone post pics? Also what bout fogs?

What is the actual bulb number for the reverse light and if i installed LEDs, is there a sensor on the reverse lights (LEDs draw less current, so it'll throw off the sensor, if there was one)[/quote]

Model: 1156

If you go with LED's for the *back-up* lights go to JleviSW.com because their bulbs will not throw the error code......my car is an april 2008 build AW e92 at there's no code. I've heard earlier models throw a code with other lights but JleviSW's don't. I think they're $25 a pair

Here are some pics

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The bulbs Jlevi sells aren't for the E9X. I spoke to Nick, and he said they are working on something. I have LED reverse lights though...
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If you go with LED's for the *back-up* lights go to JleviSW.com because their bulbs will not throw the error code......my car is an april 2008 build AW e92 at there's no code. I've heard earlier models throw a code with other lights but JleviSW's don't. I think they're $25 a pair
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The bulbs Jlevi sells aren't for the E9X. I spoke to Nick, and he said they are working on something. I have LED reverse lights though...
I'm confused now.

So the 1156 bulbs from JleviSW work, or they don't?
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Actually we do offer the LEDs in 1156 fit that will work for your car
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Actually we do offer the LEDs in 1156 fit that will work for your car
as in no error code? or do you still need to run resistors?
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No error codes or resistors needed.
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Great! I'm ordering a set like now
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So, all i need to do is get 1156 LED bulbs and there would be no error since there is no senor for the back up lights? Also anyone have pictures of the OEM bulbs so I compare the two?
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has anyone seen the reverse lights on the new cadillacs? their like hid 6000k their unreal i was gonn ask the person but it was a lil old lady in a mary kay cadillac
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has anyone seen the reverse lights on the new cadillacs? their like hid 6000k their unreal i was gonn ask the person but it was a lil old lady in a mary kay cadillac
Yes, I saw one of those new CTS' the other night! The reverse lights are wicked bright which is what sparked my interest in to getting a pair for the bimmer.
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Yep, just purchase the bulbs only.
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Yep, just purchase the bulbs only.
What size?
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What size?
1156 (get the V2 as they're brighter than V1)
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are they brighter than the oem??? Do they have a better light out put for reverse at night?
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They are about the same brightness as OEM but offer a more pure white output.
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They are about the same brightness as OEM but offer a more pure white output.

So this is more of a cosmetic thing and does not really help you see better when you reverse at night?
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That's correct, it is designed as a color upgrade.
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That's correct, it is designed as a color upgrade.
Post a direct link to the LEDs please.
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Post a direct link to the LEDs please.
Just select the 1156 bulbs, comes with 2 bulbs

http://www.jlevistreetwerks.com/BMW-...duct_info.html
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So this is more of a cosmetic thing and does not really help you see better when you reverse at night?
Well, my friend put LED backup lights in his RX7 and now when he goes into reverse, the bulbs are so bright they actually cast a shadow... so they definitely help a little bit.
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