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      08-07-2019, 04:54 AM   #265
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Does anyone know from where I can purchase the ones improved, not the ones printed 3D, preferable from Europe?
Because one that I found is on Ebay Canada but the seller does not ship to Romania

Currently I have the 3D printed version but I'm not quite satisfied about the light improvement offered.
This is a few posts up. Says it's from the UK.

https://m.benl.ebay.be/itm/One-Piece...cAAOSwjiFbP9hC
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      08-07-2019, 05:45 AM   #266
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This is a few posts up. Says it's from the UK.

https://m.benl.ebay.be/itm/One-Piece...cAAOSwjiFbP9hC
Thx jmg
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      08-31-2019, 05:12 PM   #267
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Can you please send the file to me too
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      10-22-2019, 01:41 AM   #268
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I'd like to share my story here with ambient light upgrade I did.

I've changed the light bars that are integrated in the trim and also LED modules. I've found on one Russian forum that BMW changed the modules (new part number) and apparently they did some re-design to the light bars (even though the part number remained the same) for LCI models.

So long story short, after couple of hours of careful prying and cutting I was able to put it all back together and the difference is significant. I'll try to make some pictures and share the result. But this is definitely one of the jobs that one will never want to repeat...
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      10-22-2019, 02:34 AM   #269
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I thought it had been determined that the change was simply a lower value resistor which increased the current and thus light output between early and later modules.
In any case my very early ‘15 (sept 14 build date) has ambient lighting quite powerful enough to for me at max brightness.
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      10-22-2019, 08:05 AM   #270
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Differences between pre-LCI and LCI are not just in the LED module. As Vortex8 sad, the optical conductor thing is different, it has same part number and it looks exactly the same as old ones when you compare them hand by hand but they scatter light differently. So there are two things one need to do, to have LCI ambient light power:

1. LED modules (personally i didn't bother to play with resistor and just bought LCI ones) (new part number)
2. new "LCI" optical fiber conductor (same part number but they are different now)

Only when you change two of these you will have good brightness, changing just one will not do the job. Trust me I tested it couple of weeks ago

In my case (2014 f31):
Optical conductor door front upper right
63319239408
Optical conductor, door front upper left
63319239409
Optical conductor, door rear upper right
63319239410
Optical conductor, door rear upper left
63319239411
new LED module
63 31 9 353 133 4 pcs.

And you have factory looking ambient lightning, not some Opel like stripes

...oh keep in mind that front footwell light gonna be the same weak light
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      10-22-2019, 12:25 PM   #271
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Really nice. Agreed on the light guide stripes.
Do they match up nicely with an LCI illuminated ac control panel?
I just installed the panel and controls from a 2018 f80 and they seem balanced in intensity now between doors and dash.
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      10-22-2019, 02:19 PM   #272
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Do they match up nicely with an LCI illuminated ac control panel?
They do, got that AC panel also retrofitted
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      11-01-2019, 06:15 PM   #273
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Could someone please share the 1 piece 3d print file with me? All I've been able to find is the 3 piece so far.
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      11-04-2019, 04:12 PM   #274
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Differences between pre-LCI and LCI are not just in the LED module. As Vortex8 sad, the optical conductor thing is different, it has same part number and it looks exactly the same as old ones when you compare them hand by hand but they scatter light differently. So there are two things one need to do, to have LCI ambient light power:

1. LED modules (personally i didn't bother to play with resistor and just bought LCI ones) (new part number)
2. new "LCI" optical fiber conductor (same part number but they are different now)

Only when you change two of these you will have good brightness, changing just one will not do the job. Trust me I tested it couple of weeks ago

In my case (2014 f31):
Optical conductor door front upper right
63319239408
Optical conductor, door front upper left
63319239409
Optical conductor, door rear upper right
63319239410
Optical conductor, door rear upper left
63319239411
new LED module
63 31 9 353 133 4 pcs.

And you have factory looking ambient lightning, not some Opel like stripes

...oh keep in mind that front footwell light gonna be the same weak light
This looks fantastic! Where did you order the parts from and did you do the installation yourself?
Thanks
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      11-04-2019, 05:16 PM   #275
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Parts from my local BMW dealer.
Yes I've done it myself, it's pretty simple and takes about... 10 minutes per door or less.
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      11-05-2019, 12:57 AM   #276
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Parts from my local BMW dealer.
Yes I've done it myself, it's pretty simple and takes about... 10 minutes per door or less.
So these give brighter light output?
What was total cost for the parts?
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      11-05-2019, 08:29 AM   #277
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U have photos in my previous post. It's a lot brighter then factory setup. If You have pre-lci car then You know door card ambient lights are barely noticeable.
Cost me about $180.

Oh and... I also coded "AMBIENTE_NACHFUEHRUNG" in FEM_BODY so I have ambient lighting controlled independent from Dimmer Switch

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