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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 my07_335i on 02-10-2010, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike@F1 AutohaŘs View Post
PM has been replied btw

Those LEDs you have won't work properly since the computer monitors all of the interior lighting as well. You'll need the Euphoria 6k kit which we developed for the E9x models.
Promise me they really look like the pure White Stage 3 kit you have for the E46, and I'll grab a set next paycheck! I really hate blueish white light.
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By Mike@F1 AutohaŘs on 02-15-2010, 02:45 AM
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Promise me they really look like the pure White Stage 3 kit you have for the E46, and I'll grab a set next paycheck! I really hate blueish white light.


http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=351746
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By my07_335i on 02-17-2010, 04:51 PM
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OMFG ORDERED!!!!!!!!!! SHIP SHIP SHIP MIKE! SHIP SHIP SHIP!!! lol
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By frank358fr on 02-18-2010, 04:12 PM
Hi,
Is there anyone who can help me removing the front dome light since I cannot see anything from the pictures above. How can I get to the prong-clips. Can someone take clear pictures of removing the front dome lights step by step. By the way, I have a sun roof.
Thanks
Frank
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By Mike@F1 AutohaŘs on 02-18-2010, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by frank358fr View Post
Hi,
Is there anyone who can help me removing the front dome light since I cannot see anything from the pictures above. How can I get to the prong-clips. Can someone take clear pictures of removing the front dome lights step by step. By the way, I have a sun roof.
Thanks
Frank
Do you have a sun roof?
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By frank358fr on 02-18-2010, 04:50 PM
Yes I do!
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By Jz on 04-15-2010, 10:35 PM
Here's the diy on how to replace a fuse if you blow one:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...26#post7134926
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By choicez on 04-15-2010, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by frank358fr View Post
Hi,
Is there anyone who can help me removing the front dome light since I cannot see anything from the pictures above. How can I get to the prong-clips. Can someone take clear pictures of removing the front dome lights step by step. By the way, I have a sun roof.
Thanks
Frank
for the sun visors where they snap to the roof closest to the sunroof pop open the little tab and unscrew the screw. Pull out the piece. Do the same on the other side. Your head liner will drop down. no need to take the headliner apart.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ht=front+visor

(read post #5 and on)
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By yamazaho on 04-16-2010, 01:49 AM
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Here's the diy on how to replace a fuse if you blow one:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...26#post7134926
Thanks man, I added your link to the original post!!!!
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By kang159 on 05-20-2010, 03:53 PM
I just thought I'd share. I seem to have found an easier way to change the front domes. I had pulled off the frosted cover and was trying to pull down with my fingers in the reading lights as leverage so I could get at the tabs. This is when I found out the little black trim rings on the reading lamps pop out! From here I could just reach in with my fingers to pop the lights out and LEDs in.
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By J-Sin on 07-11-2010, 03:16 AM
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I was just lookin through this thread about blowin fuses. Couldn't you just d/c the cars battery before this entire install to prevent such things? Or remove the fuse first? I have yet to attempt this so I may be wrong or missing something about our BMWs.
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By blueberryyumyum on 07-11-2010, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by aznm0nk3y View Post
I was just lookin through this thread about blowin fuses. Couldn't you just d/c the cars battery before this entire install to prevent such things? Or remove the fuse first? I have yet to attempt this so I may be wrong or missing something about our BMWs.
If u do this how would you know all the lights are in working order before u put everything back? The bulbs may need to be flipped sometimes
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By DimSum on 07-11-2010, 01:57 PM
How do you know if you have a blown fuse?

Also the front dome is a BITCH to get to if you don't have a sunroof. any suggestions?
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By Mike@F1 AutohaŘs on 07-11-2010, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by aznm0nk3y View Post
I was just lookin through this thread about blowin fuses. Couldn't you just d/c the cars battery before this entire install to prevent such things? Or remove the fuse first? I have yet to attempt this so I may be wrong or missing something about our BMWs.
By disconnecting the battery first you would run into the issue where you wouldn't be able to figure out the proper polarity of the LED for it to light up
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By J-Sin on 07-13-2010, 07:35 AM
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By disconnecting the battery first you would run into the issue where you wouldn't be able to figure out the proper polarity of the LED for it to light up
Gotcha.
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By hookah66 on 07-13-2010, 09:32 PM
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I need help...

You guys are fantastic. I need counseling please. My model is a 2009 328 hard top convertible E92 series, and I changed all interior lighting to LED bulbs with exception of visor vanity & rear cabin at each side. I took apart the visor light assembly (bmw 69966491 with W2.3W markings) and the rear cabin assembly (bmw 642.01.000.00) The bulbs are sub-miniature with P23/E12B/EX93 markings. Has anyone find a matching LED bulb for these? In addition the front dome assembly, the 194 LED bulb for the map lights goes off after exactly 10 seconds if the engine is on. The center 194 LED bulb is not affected at all. All light start at dimmed level, goes to full brightness and then dims again.
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By Mike@F1 AutohaŘs on 07-13-2010, 09:47 PM
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I would recommend the Euphoria 6K interior kit for your E93 cabrio if you want to retain all of your OEM functions
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By hookah66 on 07-13-2010, 09:51 PM
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I would recommend the Euphoria 6K interior kit for your E93 cabrio if you want to retain all of your OEM functions
Thanks...I got mine from HIDlights.com...I will contact mike@ autoHaus...you said my series is a E93? not E92?...
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By Mike@F1 AutohaŘs on 07-13-2010, 10:19 PM
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Thanks...I got mine from HIDlights.com...I will contact mike@ autoHaus...you said my series is a E93? not E92?...
E90 = sedan
E91 = wagon
E92 = coupe
E93 = cabrio
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By hookah66 on 07-13-2010, 10:39 PM
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E93 ...328 cabriolet

that was an eye opener, glad you told me I got an E93...this model behaves a lot better than my previous E46; it got awesome road manners...thanks again.
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By IMissMySTi on 07-14-2010, 03:29 AM
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So I got bored at work and finally decided to order the euphoria 6k kit
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By jetracer23 on 07-14-2010, 11:29 AM
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Great writeup. Followed your directions for my installation.












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