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Old 01-10-2019, 09:44 PM
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What did you use? Hard wiring or via coding?




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Really curious to know how. After just researching LED upgrades for the halos everyone's ones goal was to achieve how the newer BMW halos looked and how much brighter they were no matter which LED they used. The strongest 10w ones were bright but still dim compared to the newer models.

And it had a lot to do with the how the fiber optics for the halos were designed in the first place on the e53/e39 vs e70/60/90.

Basically they never designed it to be drls so that is why there is no coding option on the lcm. By law DRL has to be a certain brightness and since maybe this technology was still new they couldn't achieve it or couldn't fit it in the confined space and design of already existing housing design.

Also if you see the bulbs they used on e53/39 is a tiny bulb vs the H8 used on e70/60/90.

On my e70 the coding option is right there and can even adjust the voltage to adjust the brightness.




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Turning off turn signals as park lights?

Also something else I learned, by law/regulation taillights cannot be moved and must be fixed to the car. So since we have a opening lower hatch those lights don't light up as brake lights and maybe the reason the e53 didn't get the cool celis tails like the e39 during the facelift lol. Maybe at the time they just couldn't bother with it.

But they figured it out for the e70, would love to have this style on my e53.


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Also something else I learned, by law/regulation taillights cannot be moved and must be fixed to the car. So since we have a opening lower hatch those lights don't light up as brake lights and maybe the reason the e53 didn't get the cool celis tails like the e39 during the facelift lol. Maybe at the time they just couldn't bother with it.

But they figured it out for the e70, would love to have this style on my e53.


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I donít know what he did but it works. The halos are not DRLs, they just turn on when you put the parking lights on just them not the amber bulbs. Also the tail light thing, doesnít make sense because e39 wagons have celis tails.


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Turning off turn signals as park lights?

I can turn off the turn signals as well and only have halos on with the light switch via coding. I thought you meant he was able to make them come on with the ignition.

Ok forgot about the e39 touring, I guess they just didn't bother with the e53 then lol

But maybe the expection was that the wagon isn't a split opening. Regardless the regulation is that taillights (more accurately the Brake light functioning part) can't move. The inner lights on in the wagon are just running/parking lights.

How awesome would the e53 have been with celis lights?!

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I can turn off the turn signals as well and only have halos on with the light switch via coding. I thought you meant he was able to make them come on with the ignition.

Ok forgot about the e39 touring, I guess they just didn't bother with the e53 then lol

But maybe the expection was that the wagon isn't a split opening. Regardless the regulation is that taillights (more accurately the Brake light functioning part) can't move. The inner lights on in the wagon are just running/parking lights.

How awesome would the e53 have been with celis lights?!

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I know. I wonder that about the lack of Celis or inner illuminated lights. I did the rear fog mod which at least gets me full functionality.




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I have to wire mine up when I get a chance, everything else is in place and installed.


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since this thread is completely about turn signals, can anyone tell me how PWM is coming into play here

LED is fine on turn signal wire with low beam off

When i turn on low beams, something must be going that is feeding a different PWM on th the turns as the LED fritzes out
I'm thinking with lows off, and it's just full on 12V when u engage the turns.
With the low beams on, the 12V PWM is cycling on the turn signal wire.

Do you have a resistor wired in the fronts?
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My guess is - and it's only a guess - that when the front signal lights are on as position lights (but the headlights are off) the PWM is a high duty-cycle, which is close enough to pure DC that the LEDs operate correctly.

When the headlights are turned on, the assumption is that it's getting dark, so the LCM dims the front signal (position) lights, by reducing the PWM duty-cycle. This lower duty-cycle is below the operating threshold of the LEDs, so they go crazy.

If this is in fact what is happening, then a resistor across the LEDs should fix it. A capacitor might too (of the correct value) but the resistor wil sort hot and cold monitoring as well as PWM operation, where-as the capacitor will only fix the PWM operation.
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