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      10-29-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Halogen to LED replacement for DRLs

Hello, after many hours of searching I can't find an led replacement bulb for the DRLs. Any help?
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      01-29-2013, 05:07 PM   #2
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so how is working out? Did you add the leds with no problem?
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      01-30-2013, 03:01 AM   #3
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/130826331101...84.m1497.l2649

these actually work nicely i have it installed in my car
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      01-30-2013, 11:29 AM   #4
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thanks man. any luck on the fog leds? will they work? i have 15watts on them and i think they are smd led's. let me know. im lost
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      02-01-2013, 08:09 PM   #5
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/130826331101...84.m1497.l2649

these actually work nicely i have it installed in my car
how in the world did you install them???? i bought a set...messed up one stock bulb trying to get it off the first harness that connects to the wire to the car!!! big headache
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      02-02-2013, 02:04 AM   #6
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how in the world did you install them???? i bought a set...messed up one stock bulb trying to get it off the first harness that connects to the wire to the car!!! big headache
http://store.ijdmtoy.com/BMW-F30-PW2...ghts-a/446.htm

i used this guide to help me. hope it helps
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      04-08-2013, 09:51 PM   #7
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Has anyone got these working on a 2013 328i? In the comments it says the guy's 2013 throws error codes
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      06-01-2013, 02:40 AM   #8
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ijdmtoy gave me a error too, any ideas?
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      06-03-2013, 03:41 PM   #9
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Has anyone got these working on a 2013 328i? In the comments it says the guy's 2013 throws error codes
I have them working. They are tricky to get in. I started with only one pin in the connector, pushing it in and when I got resistance, moving it slightly. After about 10 seconds of this, it's almost as if this punches a hole through or it finally finds the existing hole. I then, pull it out and do the same to the other connector with the other bulb leg.

Then I put the both in at the same time, no errors. I've taken these out several times (wasn't sure I liked the color at first, then because I brought the car into BMW) and put them back in with no problem.
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      06-03-2013, 06:34 PM   #10
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Has anyone got these working on a 2013 328i? In the comments it says the guy's 2013 throws error codes
The 2013 F30s will throw an error code when install "error free" leds. I made a write up on how to code them out if you have knowledge on coding.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=829691
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      07-14-2013, 01:57 AM   #11
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/130826331101...84.m1497.l2649

these actually work nicely i have it installed in my car
Ont the compatibility checker on this ebay page, the result for a search on a 2013 328 series says that these are not compatible.

Anyone found DRL replacements that work with no codes and are supported as compatible with the canbus?
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      07-15-2013, 09:46 PM   #12
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Anyone try these? I called Bavarian Auto Sport and was told they are compatible with the 24 Watt DRL.


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      07-22-2013, 12:32 PM   #13
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/130826331101...84.m1497.l2649

these actually work nicely i have it installed in my car
Is this compatible for the f30 320i? And how hard is it to replace the DRL?
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      07-22-2013, 07:41 PM   #14
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Is this compatible for the f30 320i? And how hard is it to replace the DRL?
I installed the iJDM DRL in my Halogen 2012 F30 sportline -- Loved them for 2 weeks then all of a sudden error codes constantly. I put up with the constant error codes display/alerts for 2 days. I thought maybe it would go away or relearn since there wasn't an issue for the first 2 weeks..
NOPE -- error city --

I actually returned them last week with a tracking number since I was in my 30 day return window... So will see If I get back my $30 bones..

Good luck if you want to try it but didn't work for me.
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      07-29-2013, 12:23 AM   #15
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I have installed a set of LED replacements for my Halogen DRL's, unfortunately I ordered 2 sets instead of 1. So I have one for sale at my cost but will post to you free. PM me if interested.
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      07-29-2013, 01:36 PM   #16
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I have installed a set of LED replacements for my Halogen DRL's, unfortunately I ordered 2 sets instead of 1. So I have one for sale at my cost but will post to you free. PM me if interested.
any pictures or videos of your install pls
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      07-30-2013, 02:36 PM   #17
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interested in some pics also
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      08-27-2013, 08:36 AM   #18
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^ ditto
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      08-28-2013, 03:56 PM   #19
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Added LEDs to drls

I added too, very easy. (no errors (yet, knock on wood)).
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      08-28-2013, 03:57 PM   #20
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btw guys, no idea how to make the images appear upright. When I uploaded them they were normal but now they're flipped, any ideas? But, just save and rotate and they'll look normal. Like the lights?!
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      08-28-2013, 04:17 PM   #21
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also, very strange. In real life they look constant, but when video record them on iphone they look like they're flashing. Anyone know why? thx
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      08-28-2013, 07:36 PM   #22
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u just open ring looking thing on the lights that says "open close" pull the drl light from headlight enclosure, pull out the bulb, put in led bulb (test to make sure works, if not flip it around and test again), then put bulb back in the hole you took it from inside the headlight (make sure clicks in, you'll know when it's in right). Finally, put the ring thing back and close it. Then close hood. done
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