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      03-12-2015, 09:47 AM   #1
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Numberplate Lights

Can someone recommend me some led numberplate lights, one of mine has just died.

I bought some a couple of years ago but cant remember where I bought them from.

Not looking for stupidly bright ones just oem sort of brightness

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      03-12-2015, 11:57 AM   #2
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Don't waste your money. Buy OE ones. I've had 2 sets in 10 months and they've both failed/blinkered/partially dimmed. They weren't dirt cheap ones either. The OE LED ones I replaced them with last 7 years (and still are perfect) are back in. 'Aftermarket' LED units fail within weeks/months for a reason.
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Don't waste your money. Buy OE ones. I've had 2 sets in 10 months and they've both failed/blinkered/partially dimmed. They weren't dirt cheap ones either. The OE LED ones I replaced them with last 7 years (and still are perfect) are back in. 'Aftermarket' LED units fail within weeks/months for a reason.


OE from BMW?
Do you know the part number?
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OE from BMW?
Do you know the part number?
Sorry, forgot to ask if your car had them in the first place. It was an optional upgrade on the e92. Here'sthe part # 63267193293

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref....rt=63267193293

Order them here - http://www.online-parts.co.uk/bmw/pr...l#.VQHDeY7keJU
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I've bought aftermarket LED number plate lights for all my cars over the years and they've never failed. The ones on the X5 have been going for well over 4 years now.

I've just bought some off a guy off cutters (never used him before though) and will see how long they last (cost me 8 delivered).

Tbh didn't realise BMW did them.
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I've bought aftermarket LED number plate lights for all my cars over the years and they've never failed. The ones on the X5 have been going for well over 4 years now.

I've just bought some off a guy off cutters (never used him before though) and will see how long they last (cost me 8 delivered).

Tbh didn't realise BMW did them.
Any links?
I am a member on there too

Edit - assume you used these: http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=95
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Something you also need to consider is the boot gets slammed often and therefore the lights in there do too. Maybe I was a little unlucky in the past,but I've no faith in them now.
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The ones I've had in mine have lasted 2+ years, think I paid under 5 for them.
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Do the ones from BMW fit a pre LCI E92 in a plug and play fashion?
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Any links?
I am a member on there too

Edit - assume you used these: http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=95
Yes that's him (Paul - M3powerboy). I've bought the complete interior set too.
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Do the ones from BMW fit a pre LCI E92 in a plug and play fashion?
Yes. Mine were fitted with them from the factory.
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Yes. Mine were fitted with them from the factory.
Excellent, shall make a purchase of those.

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Can someone recommend me some led numberplate lights, one of mine has just died.

I bought some a couple of years ago but cant remember where I bought them from.

Not looking for stupidly bright ones just oem sort of brightness

Cheers
I've had a set of these for must be going on 3 years now, still working perfectly >>> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1707594533...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

They're not stupidly bright like some you see, they look very much like OEM LCI ones in terms of colour & light output.

There are cheaper ones on eBay, but you pays your money, you takes your choice...
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I've had a set of these for must be going on 3 years now, still working perfectly >>> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1707594533...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

They're not stupidly bright like some you see, they look very much like OEM LCI ones in terms of colour & light output.

There are cheaper ones on eBay, but you pays your money, you takes your choice...
Thanks mate, I will give them a go. They're exactly the same as the one that just died
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I had an e81 before my e91 and replaced my halogen number plate lights with the oe led ones, all I had to do was cut a little tab off, not sure if that would work on e9x. It was obviously more expensive than the eBay offerings (think it was 35ish for the pair) but they worked well and lasted.
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