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      12-06-2006, 10:41 PM   #1
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LED License Plate Lights

Came in today installed today. But not quiet, the error message popped up, this week-end will have to solder in the resistors. As for brightness they are brighter then OEM, I think that my LP looks like a billboard now lol.

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LED on the left OEM on the right



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Billboard LOL

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      12-06-2006, 11:33 PM   #2
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hey man
thats really clean
if u have stuff done to ur rear, the leds in my opinion will make them stand out more, cuz tahts a really bright rear end of a car lol
but overall, look real clean, cuz u dont really notice the oem ones, so the LEDs must be a new look
congrats
how much did u get em for? and u installed urself i presume?
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Lookin Good...BMW should of made these stock like the newer Lexus
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Agreed. Any details on which LEDs these are?
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ah, why would u want to have a brighter light for license plate? so you want a cop or a witness to catch your license # clearly after u did something illegal?
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ah, why would u want to have a brighter light for license plate? so you want a cop or a witness to catch your license # clearly after u did something illegal?
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Nice LEDs, I'm wanting to do that soon too

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ah, why would u want to have a brighter light for license plate? so you want a cop or a witness to catch your license # clearly after u did something illegal?
Thats why you roll plateless :rocks:
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i have LED for my trunk too, u dont need to solder any resistors, just get a set of resistors from radioshack; $2 for a pair! and then roll the wires around the contact points (you hook it and twist it around the 2 holes) The LED bulb still fits. took me like 2 minutes for both. PM me for more details if u dont know what i mean
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the new look is fantastic! all thats needed is a nice, picture rich, DIY with the resistors install shown as well! thanks for helping ur fellow bimmer members out
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ah, why would u want to have a brighter light for license plate? so you want a cop or a witness to catch your license # clearly after u did something illegal?

yea thats true i would actually want to turn the off or something... lol no not really i like em better than the stock, alot more.
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ah, why would u want to have a brighter light for license plate? so you want a cop or a witness to catch your license # clearly after u did something illegal?
You mean you actually leave witnesses after committing a crime?

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i have LED for my trunk too, u dont need to solder any resistors, just get a set of resistors from radioshack; $2 for a pair! and then roll the wires around the contact points (you hook it and twist it around the 2 holes) The LED bulb still fits. took me like 2 minutes for both. PM me for more details if u dont know what i mean
diy procedure?
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Sorry for late reply guys, been busy preparing for finals next week.

LED are from eBay, these are High Power 1 watt, when lit they produce an even 180 degree light, unlike traditional LEDs that make pointed, uneven beams. These are cheapest on eBay, if you find cheaper let me know.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1pc-3...2517QQtcZphoto

As for DIY, there are plenty, like this one (even made to Master List) Courtesy of RikuE90

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33362

The picture to remove the LP Light itself is here (scroll down) Courtesy of BMW330E90

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...8&postcount=28
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Rostic, I use LED on the trunk too. You don't even need a resistor at all to put the warning sign off. What I did is splice the + terminal of the licence plate bulb with the + terminal on the parking light (left / right doesn't matter). Multimeter is helpful to find the + side.

Resistor will produce extreme heat. I don't think it's a good idea to put it inside the trunk cavity. Too much soft parts that might get burnt in there (cables, plastic, carpet cover, etc).
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Rostic, I use LED on the trunk too. You don't even need a resistor at all to put the warning sign off. What I did is splice the + terminal of the licence plate bulb with the + terminal on the parking light (left / right doesn't matter). Multimeter is helpful to find the + side.

Resistor will produce extreme heat. I don't think it's a good idea to put it inside the trunk cavity. Too much soft parts that might get burnt in there (cables, plastic, carpet cover, etc).
Any pics or DIY of what you're talking about?
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Any pics or DIY of what you're talking about?
Unfortunately not.. But I'll try to get some pics tomorrow...
DIY is pretty straight forward. will post it with the pics...
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Great look...nice and clean!
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      12-09-2006, 03:05 PM   #18
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Unfortunately not.. But I'll try to get some pics tomorrow...
DIY is pretty straight forward. will post it with the pics...
So yeah, pics would help, I am not sure what you are talking about

You mean make the LP LEDs run from the Parking lights in the taillights?
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Looking good dude.
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the led's look great, get a diy going so we can do this too.
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Unfortunately not.. But I'll try to get some pics tomorrow...
DIY is pretty straight forward. will post it with the pics...
Pics?
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