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      09-06-2015, 09:10 AM   #67
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Tr0y , where did you order yours from ? I'm interested to hear how easy it is to fit.
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Does that include the y adapter and everything necessary for the upgrade?
Nope. Those parts are about $27 Total from ecs (probably about the same from your local dealee)
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Did the upgrade earlier this week! Very happy with the result!
I'm assuming the whole radio has to come out in order to get to the cupholder led wiring?
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Tr0y , where did you order yours from ? I'm interested to hear how easy it is to fit.
From Sytner in Leicester. If you order it we can fit it together if you like? It worked out to be about £40.

It looks straight forward to fit, it's just the wiring bit I'm not sure about.
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      09-06-2015, 02:13 PM   #71
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Have you got any more info about putting all the bits together to make the cable?
Added instructions for building the adapter to the DIY in post #2

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I'm assuming the whole radio has to come out in order to get to the cupholder led wiring?
There is no need to remove headunit!
The LED sits in the trim cover beneath the AC trim piece. In the video tutorial there is no LED in the cover as the car doesn't have ambient lighting.
You see the LED with installed adapter in this pic:

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      09-06-2015, 02:16 PM   #72
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Did the upgrade earlier this week! Very happy with the result!
I'm assuming the whole radio has to come out in order to get to the cupholder led wiring?
Getting access to the cupholderlight is the easiest part of the operation, you just pull the whole cover where the light is, out from its place, it's just clipped on
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Might try this great write up
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      09-06-2015, 02:31 PM   #74
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Might try this great write up
But not on your F21!
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      09-06-2015, 02:59 PM   #75
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Added instructions for building the adapter to the DIY in post #2


There is no need to remove headunit!
The LED sits in the trim cover beneath the AC trim piece. In the video tutorial there is no LED in the cover as the car doesn't have ambient lighting.
You see the LED with installed adapter in this pic:

Dante, are the part numbers in amended Post 2 original BMW part numbers which I need to order from my local main dealer at the same time as I order the illuminated trim piece ?

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Dante, are the part numbers in amended Post 2 original BMW part numbers which I need to order from my local main dealer at the same time as I order the illuminated trim piece ?

Cheers.

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So, to get juice of the LED, I thought of fabricating a Y-adapter out of genuine BMW parts, which would work Plug'n'play and keep everything working as original. This ways you don't need to tamper with the wiring of your car.
Yes
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      09-06-2015, 06:37 PM   #77
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Sorry - my bad ! I will read the whole thread next time .......

I will contact Sytner Leicester tomorrow and try to order all these parts .
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This cable is a bitch to put together. Everything is straight forward until you have to crimp the cables as there isn't enough space in the contacts for two cables! And then the contacts don't fit the plug housing properly possibly because of the aforementioned problem.

Any suggestions?
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My trim is the standard matt black, does the LCI part come in this finish?

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This cable is a bitch to put together. Everything is straight forward until you have to crimp the cables as there isn't enough space in the contacts for two cables! And then the contacts don't fit the plug housing properly possibly because of the aforementioned problem.

Any suggestions?
True, it's all very tight with the double cables, but works fine. I've made about 10 adapters using these parts.
You have to twist the wires together really tight and they will just fit in the 0,75mm≤ contacts.

Also, as I pointed out in the DIY, I found it useful to widen the openings of the contact housing with a sharp blade. I also shaved of a tiny bit of the insulation of the two wires so they fit into the housing.
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Dante you selling these y adapters. If so I may grab one
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I'm interested in one if you are selling them?
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Dante - can you PM me the price as well? thanks!
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Dante you selling these y adapters. If so I may grab one
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Dante - can you PM me the price as well? thanks!
Haha, I knew it!
Sorry guys, that was a one time run I did for some friends.
I'm only able to obtain each part in 10 pcs. packacking and won't be fabricating any more.
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Hi Dante,

I have the luxury model. Do you know with the LCI whether they still have the silver surround? And if it's got an illuminated option?

I'd be interested to get one if so. I'm heading to Germany next week, so I could pick one up from there. I'll get the plugs & stuff as well...

Thanks
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Hi Dante,

I have the luxury model. Do you know with the LCI whether they still have the silver surround? And if it's got an illuminated option?

I'd be interested to get one if so. I'm heading to Germany next week, so I could pick one up from there. I'll get the plugs & stuff as well...

Thanks
Hi,

no, all LCI F30/F31 Lines have the same all gloss black trim piece.
The ambient lighting of the trim only comes with the LCI and option 563 'lighting package'. The 4 Series does not have an illuminated AC trim piece.
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Just ordered from bimmertech for $82 shipped to the US. Not sure why the crazy markup , but as it's not available in the US yet, I'll suck it up.
Because its bimmertech, and they love to make people take it up the ass.
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This cable is a bitch to put together. Everything is straight forward until you have to crimp the cables as there isn't enough space in the contacts for two cables! And then the contacts don't fit the plug housing properly possibly because of the aforementioned problem.

Any suggestions?
Have you cracked it yet Tr0y ?
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