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      01-12-2013, 03:08 PM   #111
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lol ok ok..

So I just went outside for a bit and installed the rear turn signal LED's. I haven't seen anything odd yet (haven't been staring at it long either, I have to do some stuff in a bit before another F30post member is coming over to help test fit my old M3 rims).

All I can say for now is that it looks awesome The color is so much redder now, and since these ones have 42 lights (or something like that), it seems as if they are distributing just as much light as the regular bulbs, just more redder (probably since the LED's are red unlike the bulb that's white and therefor displays a more amber-ish light).

Here's two pics:





Might make another picture/video later when it's dark


Edit: just in case anyone is wondering, these are the LED's I used: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...m=200702835973 ...as you can see, they were less than 15 dollar and nothing was said about being error free.. I'm starting to believe you could actually get away with the cheaper LED's (I'm thinking of getting one of the cheaper amber LED's with more LED's than my current ones so it's more bright during the day), it's at least not a lot of money if it doesn't work out

Just wondering for my break lights.. the bulbs in the break lights are the exact same as the turn signals.. should I get the same LED's or should I get some with more LED's to make the breaklights even more visible? Kind of feel I should since breaklights are most important

Hi svache, I should be receiving my 335i (U.S. Spec) here in Germany sometime next week ...finally! So after learning that the U.S. models have Red turn signal vs Amber on European models in the tail lights, I see you changed the ones on your car with red LEDs. Is the OEM bulb actually red or is the actual rear light housing that gives the red color for the turn signal in the top corner? I actually like how the amber turn signal looks on European models, but haven't been close enough to one to compare how much the tail lights differ to the ones on U.S. models. Can I change that by just changing the bulb to an amber color one or does it requires the whole light panel to be replaced with one for european models? I'm looking into replacing the turn signal bulbs with LEDs, but wanted to verify before I order any. Thanks!
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      01-14-2013, 04:09 AM   #112
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yah, i have to change to LED taillamp but in sunlight it is not bright enough for make a signal. My types are same here, anyone know any brand of LED is better ? brighter ?
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So has anyone tried the leds in the fog lights? Does it work by itself without resistors?
Im so curious.

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      04-01-2013, 03:13 AM   #114
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Hey Svache, I've been looking for these I already got front LED but I need rear turn signals, brake and reverse if you could help me with numbers of each light and if the rear signal same as front turn signal and please post me how to change the back cuz when I open the trunk I hit this metal piece and a spring for the trunk i can't change anything or reach the bulbs... helpp ??
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lol those are the ones I have on order for my brake lights. The ones I have for my tails have 42 LEDs and are bright enough but figured it wouldn't hurt to add some extra LED's for the brake lights
Can I order this for brake and turn signals ? are they the same size ?
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ok guys I went down to my car got my 18 smd tried it on front signals, rear signals and brakes and it matches and works perfect !! so I did some search on ebay and found 120 SMD and 68 SMD for who's interested each got (white, amber, red)

120 SMD :http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=...56+120+smd+LED

68 SMD:http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_nkw=1...at=0&_from=R40
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      04-03-2013, 11:21 PM   #117
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ok guys I went down to my car got my 18 smd tried it on front signals, rear signals and brakes and it matches and works perfect !! so I did some search on ebay and found 120 SMD and 68 SMD for who's interested each got (white, amber, red)

120 SMD :http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=...56+120+smd+LED

68 SMD:http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_nkw=1...at=0&_from=R40
Hey guys we have all these LEDs in stock not 68smd and 110smd but we.have 27 smd but the led chips are much bigger so in reto respect it's much brighter than 68 or 100 tiny size smd chips.
We also have plasma which is much brighter. Contact is by pm and we will hook every one up.
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ok guys I went down to my car got my 18 smd tried it on front signals, rear signals and brakes and it matches and works perfect !! so I did some search on ebay and found 120 SMD and 68 SMD for who's interested each got (white, amber, red)

120 SMD :http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=...56+120+smd+LED

68 SMD:http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_nkw=1...at=0&_from=R40
Hey rustyminded, just wondering if these were the same as the ones you got? It seems like your ones don't throw errors, but are we sure that these ones don't throw errors as well?
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Hey rustyminded, just wondering if these were the same as the ones you got? It seems like your ones don't throw errors, but are we sure that these ones don't throw errors as well?
I had already the 24smd it works good in front signals ..then I bought 3 pairs of 68 smd 2 red and 1 amber and I live in Egypt so it's kinda risky weather they work or make error but i'm still waiting for shipment so if anyone tried the 68 I'd appreciate to hear feedback...
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Hey rustyminded, just wondering if these were the same as the ones you got? It seems like your ones don't throw errors, but are we sure that these ones don't throw errors as well?
& I bought another from Germany for my F25, I will give you feedback on this too once it arrive
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Installed front corners. Had to file down one pin to make it fit, but works great! (no flickering or codes yet):

2 x 1156 7506 7528 Canbus error free 27 ed turn signal parking brake light Amber - http://www.ebay.com/itm/170810703945...84.m1497.l2649

Rear turn signals and brake lights still in transit. Will post the results once installed (expecting flickering):

Red 1156 P21W Ba15s 120 3528 SMD LED Brake Tail Fog Head Signal Light Bulb 12V - http://www.ebay.com/itm/390559833956...84.m1497.l2649

2pc Red 1156 Ba15s 42x 3528 SMD LED Stop/Brake Light Bulbs Pair 1619 1651 1680 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/350758179161...84.m1497.l2649

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Hey rustyminded, just wondering if these were the same as the ones you got? It seems like your ones don't throw errors, but are we sure that these ones don't throw errors as well?
ok good news guys, I installed 68 SMD front, back signals and brakes NO flicker doesn't need any resistors work as charm !!! good quality for it's value, it costs just few dollars
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ok good news guys, I installed 68 SMD front, back signals and brakes NO flicker doesn't need any resistors work as charm !!! good quality for it's value
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Hi svache, I should be receiving my 335i (U.S. Spec) here in Germany sometime next week ...finally! So after learning that the U.S. models have Red turn signal vs Amber on European models in the tail lights, I see you changed the ones on your car with red LEDs. Is the OEM bulb actually red or is the actual rear light housing that gives the red color for the turn signal in the top corner? I actually like how the amber turn signal looks on European models, but haven't been close enough to one to compare how much the tail lights differ to the ones on U.S. models. Can I change that by just changing the bulb to an amber color one or does it requires the whole light panel to be replaced with one for european models? I'm looking into replacing the turn signal bulbs with LEDs, but wanted to verify before I order any. Thanks!
Did we ever get an answer on this?
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ok good news guys, I installed 68 SMD front, back signals and brakes NO flicker doesn't need any resistors work as charm !!! good quality for it's value
Please post some pictures!
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ok good news guys, I installed 68 SMD front, back signals and brakes NO flicker doesn't need any resistors work as charm !!! good quality for it's value
Link where you got em?
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lol ok ok..

So I just went outside for a bit and installed the rear turn signal LED's. I haven't seen anything odd yet (haven't been staring at it long either, I have to do some stuff in a bit before another F30post member is coming over to help test fit my old M3 rims).

All I can say for now is that it looks awesome The color is so much redder now, and since these ones have 42 lights (or something like that), it seems as if they are distributing just as much light as the regular bulbs, just more redder (probably since the LED's are red unlike the bulb that's white and therefor displays a more amber-ish light).

Here's two pics:





And here is a video showing the difference between the LED (left) and bulb (right):



Might make another picture/video later when it's dark


Edit: just in case anyone is wondering, these are the LED's I used: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...m=200702835973 ...as you can see, they were less than 15 dollar and nothing was said about being error free.. I'm starting to believe you could actually get away with the cheaper LED's (I'm thinking of getting one of the cheaper amber LED's with more LED's than my current ones so it's more bright during the day), it's at least not a lot of money if it doesn't work out

Just wondering for my break lights.. the bulbs in the break lights are the exact same as the turn signals.. should I get the same LED's or should I get some with more LED's to make the breaklights even more visible? Kind of feel I should since breaklights are most important
Is it just me because i thought the signals are not synchronized.
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      05-18-2013, 09:00 PM   #128
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Poster above me....it's because they aren't the same. One is a filament the other is a light emitting diode (LED) which has instant on/off characteristics...thus giving you the "not synchronized" conjecture.



To the OP for doing this.

In my MKV I had to solder in a resister to fool cold diagnostic check into thinking there was enough resistence so it wouldn't through a bulb out light....good stuff
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Link where you got em?
In ebay search (1157 68 smd led "red,white,amber" ) just write in the end what color you want. and here is a link

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw...d+led&_sacat=0
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Please post some pictures!
uploading a video..
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uploading a video..
If you can't see it tell me
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Has anyone tried these bulbs out ?

http://autolumination.com/1156_1157.htm

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