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      04-03-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy LED Interior Lighting....

OH LORD J....!!!!

Is it possible that after searching here at bimmerpost.com for 2 hours, I can not find a single person that has bought LED lights for their X6's interior and post about it!!!!? I do not believe this...

Please, anyone... can anyone tell me where, how many, models or sizes.. etc?



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      04-03-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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get used to not finding much info... they have only sold 28k of these babies in the US since 2008.. the X6 boards are slim pickings.. The X5 board has alot of good info and shares alot of the same engine and interior components.. I haven't messed with my interior lights so no help... look on the X5 board for similar..

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      04-03-2013, 10:15 PM   #3
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The LED interior lights set comes with two kinds of sets. As for the quality, I saw some pictures on e90post or bimmerfest, it's just depends on your interior colour. Mine is dark red, so I think the original yellow lights are better options.
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      04-04-2013, 03:55 AM   #4
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I am the single person you are looking for. I bought 2 sets of LED lights from the BMW dealership and installed it. I will try to take some pictures tonight and upload it.

This is what I bought.

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OH LORD J....!!!!

Is it possible that after searching here at bimmerpost.com for 2 hours, I can not find a single person that has bought LED lights for their X6's interior and post about it!!!!? I do not believe this...

Please, anyone... can anyone tell me where, how many, models or sizes.. etc?



THANK YOU!
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      04-04-2013, 07:03 AM   #5
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I got them also. Very nice mod. Richens up my X.
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      04-04-2013, 08:46 AM   #6
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I am the single person you are looking for. I bought 2 sets of LED lights from the BMW dealer ship and installed it. I will try to take some pictures tonight and upload it.

This is what I bought.
Here are the pictures, some are little bit blurry, because I couldn't use the flash to take the pics.
I didn't change the bulb for the sun visor, so you can compare how the yellowish filament lamp to the LED.
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      04-04-2013, 11:51 AM   #7
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ordering some of these, def make a hell of a difference
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      04-04-2013, 12:22 PM   #8
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ordering some of these, def make a hell of a difference
You will need 2 sets of 10. 4 flat ones for the doors, 4 flat ones for the floor lamp, 3 cylindrical for the front reading light, 3 cylindrical for the rear reading lights, 2 cylindrical for the trunk, 1 cylindrical for the glovebox. The extra 3 cylindrical, I gave it to my friend's F10.

The best part is, it is OEM, I don't have to worry about error codes and flickering.
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sweet glad you told me this because otherwise I would have been short on bulbs!
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      04-04-2013, 08:41 PM   #10
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Awesome!!!!

You just made my week!! Thank you so much for the help!!
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      04-04-2013, 08:43 PM   #11
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I am the single person you are looking for. I bought 2 sets of LED lights from the BMW dealership and installed it. I will try to take some pictures tonight and upload it.

This is what I bought.

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OH LORD J....!!!!

Is it possible that after searching here at bimmerpost.com for 2 hours, I can not find a single person that has bought LED lights for their X6's interior and post about it!!!!? I do not believe this...

Please, anyone... can anyone tell me where, how many, models or sizes.. etc?



THANK YOU!
I will order them and I'll take some pics of my X6
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      04-04-2013, 10:25 PM   #12
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      04-05-2013, 12:59 AM   #13
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Whats the price for each set?
I also love they are OEM's
I paid around $130 USD in Hong Kong for one set.
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      04-11-2013, 03:54 PM   #14
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I finally ordered LED interior package! Ill post pics when I set them up..
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      04-13-2013, 09:57 AM   #15
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What did folks do for the visor lights? They appear to be unique bulbs that the retrofits will not work for.
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      04-13-2013, 06:50 PM   #16
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The light in the glove box is very temperamental, and given the light is always on when the glove box lid is open, you run a high risk of blowing the fuse if you try to replace the bulb while it is powered (I did, mainly by following the advice above of using a round OEM LED replacement bulb, which I believe is incorrect - it's the same bulb housing as the rear footwell bulbs which require the flat LED OEM lights. The round one may work fine for you, it did not for me at all until I swapped it out with a flat one - a nice bonus is that the flat OEM LED bulb is a bit brighter.). The safest thing to do would be to remove the fuse that powers the glove box first, then change out the bulb. Using the OEM LED retrofit kit:



The LED bulb you should use to replace the bulb in the glove box is the flat LED light, not the round one. Make sure the light itself (yellow-looking diode) is aiming downward (toward the glove box) when you install it. That will ensure the polarity is correct and the light is aiming properly downward and will minimize the risk of a blown fuse.

If you do blow a fuse, DO NOT CLOSE THE GLOVE BOX! . The glove box locking mechanism is powered by the same fuse as the light. If you close the glove box, you won't be able to open it again until you replace the blown fuse.

If you blow the fuse or want to pull the fuse before you replace the light, the fuse panel is underneath the passenger dashboard in the footwell area.



"The fuse box is located underneath the passenger dash. There are three screws that you will to need to remove that will reveal the fuse box. After you remove the panel look up and to the right and you will see a panel (on the right hand side) with a green screw. Unscrew this and it will reveal the fuse panel. The fuse that I replaced was the mini 10 fuse in the below pic. I tired different type SMD LED bulbs and it kept popping the fuse. So I ended just putting the stock one back in."

Thanks to PCGRUR2K for figuring this out.

Additionally, this fuse panel tilts down when you loosen the green screw - it does not pull forward - it's very awkward to get to. There is a fuse removal tool in the fuse panel in the back liftgate fuse box if you need one. The fuse indicated by the red arrow (the red "10" fuse) is the one you need to pull.

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      04-16-2013, 06:28 PM   #17
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I am the single person you are looking for. I bought 2 sets of LED lights from the BMW dealer ship and installed it. I will try to take some pictures tonight and upload it.

This is what I bought.
Here are the pictures, some are little bit blurry, because I couldn't use the flash to take the pics.
I didn't change the bulb for the sun visor, so you can compare how the yellowish filament lamp to the LED.
Which tool did you use to take the read dome.. Or lights in the read seats... It's kinda stiff...
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      04-19-2013, 12:08 AM   #18
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I bought my set of 20 interior led lights through an eBay vendor named Polarbearmotor for $59 - fast shipping and zero Canbus errors...be careful with the glove box light - I blew my fuse installing it and as mentioned above it was a PITA to replace...but it was enlightening because it taught me how cheap BMW is - 1. The fuses are horribly documented - it was by trial and error that I found the correct one, but more importantly, 2. Why are we even having to do this? They should be included with the car!!! cheap azz penny-pinching BMW - u make Scrooge proud :/
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      04-19-2013, 04:37 PM   #19
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Great find!
I'm also looking at the led lights from Bimmian.com

Anyone have experience with them?
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      04-20-2013, 09:59 PM   #20
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The light in the glove box is very temperamental, and given the light is always on when the glove box lid is open, you run a high risk of blowing the fuse if you try to replace the bulb while it is powered (I did, mainly by following the advice above of using a round OEM LED replacement bulb, which I believe is incorrect - it's the same bulb housing as the rear footwell bulbs which require the flat LED OEM lights. The round one may work fine for you, it did not for me at all until I swapped it out with a flat one - a nice bonus is that the flat OEM LED bulb is a bit brighter.). The safest thing to do would be to remove the fuse that powers the glove box first, then change out the bulb. Using the OEM LED retrofit kit:
Really sorry to hear some of you blow the fuse when changing the glovebox light . The circular one worked fine for my car and my friend's F10. Maybe the Right Hand Drive cars are different?
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I am the single person you are looking for. I bought 2 sets of LED lights from the BMW dealership and installed it. I will try to take some pictures tonight and upload it.

This is what I bought.
Where can i get this
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Talking

here are the pics after about 300dlls, three days of wait time and about an hour after installation:






















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