I know several of you already have this mod done, so I decided it was time to join the club...IMHO a good 10 minute mod as I had to take my license plate off too for clearance.
Got these from BMWLED.net. They are a company from El Cajon, CA. $27.99 shipped to Colorado (3 business days). No error lights on the OBC so far. We will see in a year or so if it was good money spent. I kept my originals (of course). 24 LEDs per side. They are bright, but not overkill. You guys decide.
__________________ 2001 BMW M5 TiAg. Black Interior/Grey Inserts and Aluminum Trim 111,000+ mile club, F&R PDC, and rear folding seats
BBS LM Reps - 245/35/19 F 275 30 19 R Yokohama S-Drive Tires
H&R 5mm spacers on all corners with extended lugs
Air Filters - aFe
Stebel Air Horn
Aluminum Brake Ducts Inlets
B&G S2 Sport Springs
Dinan Rear Sway Bar
Royal Purple Transmission & Differential Oil
Castrol TWS Motor Oil
Passport 8500 X50 - Hardwired and located by the M5 Oval Mirror
Parrot Minikit Slim Bluetooth Speakerphone - Hardwired by Homelink
DDM Tuning HID 35W 5000K fog lamp kit and Error Eliminators
LED license plate lights, LED Angel Eyes, & Interior LEDs (all from BMWLED.net)
M5 side emblems - Grey/White (thanks to fellow member Strike)
Route 66 Extended Warranty - Main Street Deluxe Coverage ($2,060 3 yr/36K purchased on 09/13/2011 w/99,680 miles)
A broken housing is something that came already fitted to mine for free when I got the car
Someone clearly hasn't known how to remove the housing to change the bulb and bent the metal too. Need to get the various bootlid issues sorted (big rust spots around the number plate screw mount holes) and I'll be up for some of these.
2001 E39 M5 : Silverstone Blue, 19" Breyton Spirits (horribly rashed...), black kidney grilles (one broken...), black and white badging (fading fast...), Philips Silverline Indicator Bulbs, Alpine KCA-420i (in a box in the house) and Xmas-pressie iPod Classic (just need Intravee II now...), otherwise standard (but who knows...)
"I look at it like this. Owning an M5 is kind of like dating a slamming hot big-t...ed blonde, who is a pain in the *****, drains your cash, but screws like there's no tomorrow. Owning a Honda Civic or the like, is akin to dating a girl who is fat, ugly, smells a bit where she shouldn't, is a cheap date and doesn't screw at all (you don't mind). So yeah, I'll take the blonde." (Courtsey of Jetpilot718)