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      03-28-2020, 05:16 AM   #1
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DIY: Footwell Light upgrade (from yellow to white)

Hello everyone.

Since I had some extra time, I've decided to do a mod that I wanted to do since I got the car.

I really hate those footwell yellow LEDs that we get from factory and IDK why BMW decided to put LED but with so low temperature color.
So I have ordered 100 pieces of LEDs from eBay and decided to replace factory ones with 6000K temperature color.

I didn't had any fancy or expensive equipment and I got job done and am pretty happy with the results.

Next thing I wanna do with interior lightning is to replace those yellow dome and reading lights, but unfortunately I think LEDs aren't same like in the footwell.
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Love this! What an improvement, is it as simple as it seems, just soldering in the new LED in place of old yellow one?

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Love this! What an improvement, is it as simple as it seems, just soldering in the new LED in place of old yellow one?

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Yes, it is very simple, just solder in new LEDs and that's it.

Only little issue that I had is that everything is so tinny and I struggled a bit at the beginning.
But definitely worth the effort, the results are AMAZING, it's 10 times better.

Can't wait to do the Dome Lights now. Today I have took apart rear dome light, and it seems like these LEDs that I have used for footwell will fit inside Dome Lights. Tomorrow I will myb try to replace them,
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Again, nice work!
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Again, nice work!
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