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Old 03-11-2019, 07:07 PM
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Has anyone found LED bulb replacements that are closer to the OE colour? Not a fan of the white on this bodystyle, I think the OE halogen colour looks more authentic.

I can only seem to find white or blue...
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I had to code it to ignore the bulbs not being there. It showed a blown bulb when I removed the factory wires from the bulb.
Is that a difficult task to complete or is it fairly simple? If they would know how to I can always take it to the certified bmw shop and see if they know how to do it.
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I used pa soft to do the coding. If you have the software it takes a few seconds and your done. Very easy.

But you will need to get the software and cable. Ebay is probably the best source for it.
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Has anyone found LED bulb replacements that are closer to the OE colour? Not a fan of the white on this bodystyle, I think the OE halogen colour looks more authentic.

I can only seem to find white or blue...
Given that no LED will be much brighter than the OEM 10w halogen and you like the colour, why not stick with the OEM stuff and not have to worry about setting up the car to run with LEDs?
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I used pa soft to do the coding. If you have the software it takes a few seconds and your done. Very easy.

But you will need to get the software and cable. Ebay is probably the best source for it.
Do you own this equipment? If so is there a chance I could borrow it or rent it from you? I think this is a one time use situation and I wouldnít want to spend all that money, if not thatís okay.
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Given that no LED will be much brighter than the OEM 10w halogen and you like the colour, why not stick with the OEM stuff and not have to worry about setting up the car to run with LEDs?
Mine are night and day difference from stock. PropellerHead and I compared ours just last night.
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Best I remember you can get the cable and software off ebay for $30 or something.

Trust me its worth having for a whole lot more than light bulb coding
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Best I remember you can get the cable and software off ebay for $30 or something.

Trust me its worth having for a whole lot more than light bulb coding
Just to make sure Iím getting the right thing could you give me a link to amazon or eBay for it? Thanks!
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Found this for under $12

https://www.ebay.com/itm/V1-4Diagnos....c100005.m1851

I cant promise this is perfect since I just googled it and found it on ebay.
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Mine are night and day difference from stock. PropellerHead and I compared ours just last night.
Agreed. Much prefer LED to OE lighting. Mine are brighter and of course are instant off/on. More modern looking.
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