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Thread: Interior LED dome light conversion!

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    Thumbs up .......

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    Nice! Just a few questions. Where did you get your bulbs? What type are they so others know what to buy? And lastly, do you have any before and after pics of the interior lighting as a whole versus just single lights?

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    you can get interior LED bulbs from bimmian.com or save with modbargains.com

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    I want them in red.

    where else can you get these? the two sites posted have a weak selection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeebus
    I want them in red.
    night vision mode

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeebus
    I want them in red.

    where else can you get these? the two sites posted have a weak selection.
    a la e39

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    Are these the same as the "xenon" bulbs seen on ebay. It looks really good BTW.
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    You definately have the most unique/cool interior.

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    Looks awesome. Nice interior too.
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    Well you convinced me. I'm going to do this now . Thanks for the pics and the link. That sounds like a fair price.

    You mentioned you need 6 to do the whole interior. Did you do the trunk too since you included the pic? I haven't checked myself, but would you need 7 to do the interior cabin and trunk?

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    your interior looks great! I also have different interior bulbs, but went with the xenon ones from m3motorwerks.com. Looks much more sleek than the gross orange color.

    I'm interested to do blue or red just in the footwells....

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    Is this the same bulb (fitment for E36 M3)? If so, only $3.25....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SupaBimma
    yes those are the same TYPE but not the same ones. thsoe are only 4 LED's, mine are more than twice as bright with 9 LEDs. Get 9 LED ones, trust me its worth the extra money. 3 or 4 LED ones will be too dim.

    Thanks, I didn't even notice the # of LED's was different.
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    Sweet! Nice job on the DIY project once again. Definitely going to be doing this one in the near future. Very nice seats by the way!
    Seth

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    Nice job.

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    Me too!

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    does anyone know wat type of light bulb for the map light?? and do they have led too?? well nice job man and i think im goin to do that too..good job..

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    I need to get some bad ass bulbs for my car!!!!! Those look sweet!!!

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    Has anyone successfullly installed ambient lighting such as the E39/E46 etc. Just a soft glow red/orange for the footwell and center console? I havent looked at the overhead roof stuff yet to see if some LED's could be recessed and mounted like the E39. I would also like to do adjustable dimmer on the ambient stuff.

    How bright are these LED's, say like 50% brighter than stock?

    Mike

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    So from the video it looks like your lights still dim at the same rate as the factory bulbs, or do they cut out faster due to the low current draw?
    "Ruthless like the coupe"

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    Wow this is an old thread.

    Why did they stop selling the led lights? I bought mine a while ago from bimmian. Im going to have to check and see if I got the 9 LEDs. I think mine only have 4 LEDs.

    BTW when I put them in the rear license plate they made my obc throw a "bulb failure" code, so I just kept the stock lights there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eXpLiCiT
    Wow this is an old thread.

    Why did they stop selling the led lights? I bought mine a while ago from bimmian. Im going to have to check and see if I got the 9 LEDs. I think mine only have 4 LEDs.

    BTW when I put them in the rear license plate they made my obc throw a "bulb failure" code, so I just kept the stock lights there.
    I noticed Bimmian.com was VERY expensive. I believe I paid something like $40-50 for a 13 or 14 bulb set, shipped. There was a seller on eBay who sold this kit. A few members also got the same "deal".

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