F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior & interior) > Halogen to LED replacement for DRLs
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-29-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
NiceNotRiceBMW
Private
 
Drives: 2012 Mineral Grey Sport 328i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 79
iTrader: (0)

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?
NiceNotRiceBMW is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-29-2013, 05:07 PM   #2
echangf30
Private
 
Drives: 12' f30 apline white 335
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: North Wales PA

Posts: 60
iTrader: (0)

so how is working out? Did you add the leds with no problem?
echangf30 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-30-2013, 03:01 AM   #3
loz3rxfreak
Private
 
Drives: 2012 328i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Castro Valley

Posts: 55
iTrader: (1)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130826331101...84.m1497.l2649

these actually work nicely i have it installed in my car
loz3rxfreak is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-30-2013, 11:29 AM   #4
echangf30
Private
 
Drives: 12' f30 apline white 335
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: North Wales PA

Posts: 60
iTrader: (0)

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
echangf30 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-01-2013, 08:09 PM   #5
Casualvic
Private First Class
 
Drives: 328i xdrive
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Missouri

Posts: 125
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by loz3rxfreak View Post
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
Casualvic is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-02-2013, 02:04 AM   #6
loz3rxfreak
Private
 
Drives: 2012 328i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Castro Valley

Posts: 55
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Casualvic View Post
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
loz3rxfreak is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-08-2013, 09:51 PM   #7
momo3605
Captain
 
Drives: 328i M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Norcal

Posts: 863
iTrader: (0)

Has anyone got these working on a 2013 328i? In the comments it says the guy's 2013 throws error codes
momo3605 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-01-2013, 02:40 AM   #8
ahmk
New Member
 
Drives: e90-2011
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Egypt

Posts: 11
iTrader: (0)

ijdmtoy gave me a error too, any ideas?
ahmk is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-03-2013, 03:41 PM   #9
mjmonjure
Private
 
mjmonjure's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 F30
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Atlanta

Posts: 81
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by momo3605 View Post
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.
Attached Images
  
mjmonjure is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-03-2013, 06:34 PM   #10
DXL XLR8
Private
 
Drives: F30
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Nebraska

Posts: 81
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by momo3605 View Post
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
DXL XLR8 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-14-2013, 01:57 AM   #11
MarkyMarkOz
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: F30 328
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: BrisVegas, Australia

Posts: 49
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by loz3rxfreak View Post
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?
MarkyMarkOz is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-15-2013, 09:46 PM   #12
mcorf
New Member
 
Drives: 740 Li
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ohio

Posts: 10
iTrader: (0)

Anyone try these? I called Bavarian Auto Sport and was told they are compatible with the 24 Watt DRL.


19227 PIAA SUPERWHITE BULBS - 1 PAIR - 1156 (SINGLE ELEMENT) $13.95
mcorf is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-22-2013, 12:32 PM   #13
F30 Epal
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: F30 320i
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: SoCal

Posts: 36
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by loz3rxfreak View Post
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?
__________________
Alpine White '14 BMW 320i 6-Speed MT
F30 Epal is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-22-2013, 07:41 PM   #14
Deacon
New Member
 
Drives: 2012 BMW 328i Sportline
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Posts: 29
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by F30 Kupal View Post
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.
__________________
2012 Black Sapphire Metallic 328i Sportline | Technology | Premium | Heated Seats
Deacon is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-29-2013, 12:23 AM   #15
MarkyMarkOz
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: F30 328
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: BrisVegas, Australia

Posts: 49
iTrader: (0)

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.
MarkyMarkOz is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-29-2013, 01:36 PM   #16
zibawal
Major
 
Drives: 2012 X5D
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: SFO BAY AREA

Posts: 1,052
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkyMarkOz View Post
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
zibawal is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-30-2013, 02:36 PM   #17
Stiunit
New Member
 
Stiunit's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 BMW 328i
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: San Diego

Posts: 15
iTrader: (0)

interested in some pics also
Stiunit is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-27-2013, 08:36 AM   #18
josb0513
New Member
 
Drives: BMW 2013 328i Xdrive
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Toronto

Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)

^ ditto
josb0513 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 03:56 PM   #19
TheTradingJD
New Member
 
Drives: 2013 F30 328i Xdrive
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Chicago

Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)

Added LEDs to drls

I added too, very easy. (no errors (yet, knock on wood)).
Attached Images
   
TheTradingJD is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 03:57 PM   #20
TheTradingJD
New Member
 
Drives: 2013 F30 328i Xdrive
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Chicago

Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)

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?!
TheTradingJD is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 04:17 PM   #21
TheTradingJD
New Member
 
Drives: 2013 F30 328i Xdrive
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Chicago

Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)

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
TheTradingJD is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 07:36 PM   #22
TheTradingJD
New Member
 
Drives: 2013 F30 328i Xdrive
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Chicago

Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)

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
TheTradingJD is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:37 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST