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Shinchan's Avatar DIY - LED License Plate Light
Shinchan
05-23-2007
First... credit goes to RikuE90 for the Idea.. and one picture from his DIY.. since, i no longer have the unmodified Plate light housing.

and the difference between my DIY and RikuE90 is that my DIY does not require extra resistor to be solder on. The only modification need is modify...
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By RD Sport on 05-25-2007, 10:37 PM
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alright, got good news and bad news..... for 24 LED from Bavauto...

24 LED is 2 X 12 LED panel. only 1 set of adapter for various socket.

Bad news...

the 2 X 12 Leds can only be daisy chain together... meaning one of the LED panel has a right socket connection the the adapter.. the second panel can only be relay to the first one....

Good news...

the 24 LED can be use in center console.. create a super bright 24 LED light.. that could blind ur eyes...

see this thread for picture..

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...60#post1006760
I have been using this 24 LED in the center dome lights for almost 6 months, no problem what so ever! ultra bright!
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  #23  
By uhaulball on 05-31-2007, 01:03 PM
i just did this mod 5 minutes ago

thanks shin
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By Gixxer335iCoupe on 07-14-2007, 06:06 PM
How bright are your LEDs? Can you compare them to, say, the Lexus GS350? Your pics dont look as bright as those do, but it could just be the picture. By the way, I know these Hoens aren't LEDs, but they look pretty white and bright (and they are cheaper - $12.00 per pair) :



http://www.hoen-usa.com/licenseplate.htm
Last edited by Gixxer335iCoupe; 07-16-2007 at 02:55 PM.
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By inphower on 07-17-2007, 05:37 AM
I use this, is a array of 9 LEDS but plug & play, you need aditional resistor for non computer error...:

http://cgi.ebay.es/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...ype=osi_widget
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  #26  
By OC 335i on 07-20-2007, 05:06 AM
I must've missed this thread. The light bulb master!
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  #27  
By Shinchan on 07-21-2007, 09:30 PM
DIY need some update: its much easier to use rotary tool to cut away those plastic bridge.
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By OhhaiAlex on 07-22-2007, 02:00 AM
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By tissot on 07-31-2007, 10:15 AM
I tried doing this but I can't get it to work. I followed all the instructions and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. One of the LED pads started melting.
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By Shinchan on 08-01-2007, 06:34 PM
Did the LED light up at all?


if it did not light up and start melting... means that you have the LED on backward... LED is directional... so you need to swap that Festoon arround.
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By tissot on 08-02-2007, 01:15 PM
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Did the LED light up at all?


if it did not light up and start melting... means that you have the LED on backward... LED is directional... so you need to swap that Festoon arround.
Got it. I feel like an idiot.
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By BMW_E90 on 08-22-2007, 12:33 PM
when you put leds on the car it starts blinking for a few seconds everytime you start the car. does this do that? i want leds but i hate the blinking (seems ricey like strobes)
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By Shinchan on 08-22-2007, 02:34 PM
i don't know.. coz.. when I start my car.. I am in the car... LOL
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By 3thirty5 on 08-22-2007, 04:53 PM
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when you put leds on the car it starts blinking for a few seconds everytime you start the car. does this do that? i want leds but i hate the blinking (seems ricey like strobes)
No it doesn't, i purposly had my gf started my car after the install, just so i can see if there's blinking.
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  #35  
By bbdamon on 08-23-2007, 01:03 AM
Finished mine today!! it was pretty easy!! and it looks good!! thanks for the DIY!!
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  #36  
By dragonxyz on 08-30-2007, 05:13 PM
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too much work (sand drills)
can sum1 plz sell the whole plate hosuing with white LED.. much easier really..
You don't have to sand drill if it's too much work. It'll still fit.. just not as good.
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  #37  
By Excellence on 08-30-2007, 07:31 PM
How much is the License lamp Back housing shipping to Canada from crown auto parts?
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  #38  
By Shinchan on 08-30-2007, 09:13 PM
don't know.. you call call them for quote.. might as well as find out from dealer in Toronto how much is it.
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By 3thirty5 on 08-31-2007, 03:29 PM
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How much is the License lamp Back housing shipping to Canada from crown auto parts?
you don't really need another housing to attempt this... it's kinda hard to mess up. and even with those plastic pieces removed, the oem halogen bulb will still fit in the housing; so you can always to back to using them if you like. I think buying new housings just for the LEDs will cost too much money and won't be worth it.
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By 3thirty5 on 09-02-2007, 03:07 AM
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can sum1 please sell me a pair of these housing.. i really wan to do this mod without goin thru ebay n modifying the housing.. send me a PM and offer!
we can work this out!
if you get a set of stock housing and a pair of these LED lights and send them to me i'll be happy to put it together and ship it back to you... u'll have to reimburse me for the shipping of course.
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  #41  
By BMW_E90 on 09-06-2007, 09:31 PM
question.... how do you take out the housing? lol i had trouble and couldnt figure it out.
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  #42  
By nj335i on 09-06-2007, 09:38 PM
You can push the housing to the right, and then pull down the left side. It should come out pretty easily like that.
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  #43  
By nj335i on 09-06-2007, 09:58 PM
Here's a picture of my rear after this mod.
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