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      12-07-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
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LED Interior lighting

I asked the question a couple of weeks back and got little feedback.... then I remembered the site that I have gone to in the past for my other BMW's.

No association with them, but ECS Tuning has a great a straightforward package for replacing all of the OEM bulbs in the interior. Just swapped mine tonight and it looks great.

One tip that I have learned in the past is to leave the vanity mirrors stock as the color temperature of the white LED's is not pleasing for your girlfriend/fiance/wife to do their makeup!

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-F10-M5-...ing/ES2576040/
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      12-08-2012, 02:04 AM   #2
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Good find. I'm putting in an order now.
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That's verrry interesting....

Saved to look into

Thx!
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Cool look. Literally
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I went with the OEM option.

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      12-09-2012, 11:32 AM   #6
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I went with the OEM option.

can you post pictures of what the LED bulbs actually look like with that package? I am curious.

Also, how much did it cost?

thanks!
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Pic of bulbs. Kit was $100ish from Tischer.
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looks nice!
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Do you have any pics of what the lights look like installed ?
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My Redelivery is tomorrow. Maybe by the weekend. Lots of modding to do over next few days.
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I've had the BMW kit installed since I took delivery back in September. I actually used 2, plus some high quality aftermarket LEDs, to remove every bulb in the interior.

Some pics:


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Guys, this is a no-brainer mod... worth every penny. These cars should come from the factory with LED's in the interior.
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I've had the BMW kit installed since I took delivery back in September. I actually used 2, plus some high quality aftermarket LEDs, to remove every bulb in the interior.

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Does this change the lighting under the door trim? If so, could you please post a pic at night? Thx!
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I've had the BMW kit installed since I took delivery back in September. I actually used 2, plus some high quality aftermarket LEDs, to remove every bulb in the interior.

Some pics:


You used 2 sets? There are more than 10 bulbs inside? Pls confirm. I will order a second set of 10 ASAP if this is the case

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here's the count:
1 for each door = 4
foot well front = 2
front reading (map lights) = 2
rear reading (map lights) = 2
Main front overhead light = 1

Trunk = 1 (this is a different type of socket)
Front vanity mirror lights = 4 (2 driver/2 passenger - also a different type of socket)
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here's the count:
1 for each door = 4
foot well front = 2
front reading (map lights) = 2
rear reading (map lights) = 2
Main front overhead light = 1

Trunk = 1 (this is a different type of socket)
Front vanity mirror lights = 4 (2 driver/2 passenger - also a different type of socket)
Correct. The door, overhead, glove box, trunk lid, and footwell lights all use the same type of bulb and socket. The vanity mirror lights use a miniature bulb and the trunk interior uses a festoon bulb.
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Guys, this is a no-brainer mod... worth every penny. These cars should come from the factory with LED's in the interior.
The 6 series does (I believe) as does the new F30 with Lighting Package. Angers me to no end that the 5 gets shafted.
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Correct. The door, overhead, glove box, trunk lid, and footwell lights all use the same type of bulb and socket. The vanity mirror lights use a miniature bulb and the trunk interior uses a festoon bulb.
Forgot about the glove box so add one to my list above.
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Pic of bulbs. Kit was $100ish from Tischer.
does it come with installation guides? don't want break anything when changing the bulbs.
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I've had the BMW kit installed since I took delivery back in September. I actually used 2, plus some high quality aftermarket LEDs, to remove every bulb in the interior.

Some pics:


Thanks WD, appreciate you taking the time to post the pictures. Just ordered my set .... only one for the moment though
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I just changed my lights... I used the set from ECS Tuning that was referenced by avi8tir in his first post. It's a very easy activity... the instructions on the website are spot-on, except for the rear dome/ceiling lights. The set on the ECS Tuning website is for the F10 5-series, which has 3 rear dome/ceiling lights, whereas the F10 M5 only has 2. So you will have one extra LED bulb leftover. But nonetheless, the kit is really good because it has the right type of bulb for all the interior and trunk bulbs. There were 18 total bulbs that were replaced... the kit came with 19.

Thanks avi8tir for the recommendation.
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Arent there 2 bulbs in trunk? Does this ECS kit cover both ?
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