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post #1 of 22 Old 8th February 2012, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
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LED License Plate Bulbs - Before & After Pics

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.

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post #2 of 22 Old 8th February 2012, 03:51 AM
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Great mod...updates the look dramatically. Pretty much the first item I change on any car I buy (aside from the classics for obvious reasons).

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I had issues removing the housing and ended up breaking mine.. I got very impatient and just cracked the damn thing. Ended up ordering the WeissLicht Xenon White Led housing and its nice.

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Also to clarify - it was a complete replacement of the entire black housing as the LEDs are sealed within the housing.

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
Muffler DELETE
B&G S2 Sport Springs
Dinan Rear Sway Bar
Royal Purple Transmission & Differential Oil
Castrol TWS Motor Oil
MKIV Navigation
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)

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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.

Good to see pics of various ones

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I had issues removing the housing and ended up breaking mine.. I got very impatient and just cracked the damn thing. Ended up ordering the WeissLicht Xenon White Led housing and its nice.
Yep, this is the way to go.

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I never really understood having a brighter license plate light...I mean why would you want the cops to notice your car more?
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If you're driving (sanely) just like anybody else, you're probably not worried about the cops is my rationale.

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I like it, my only concern was the errors that 'could' pop up. Keep us posted if something happens in the short term.
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Also to clarify - it was a complete replacement of the entire black housing as the LEDs are sealed within the housing.
+1

I was looking at the link in the OP and it looks like it? but not 100% sure . . . can someone (the OP) clarify please.




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I never really understood having a brighter license plate light...I mean why would you want the cops to notice your car more?
Bright LED lights, or not, or hell no lights at all. . . if they want to see your plate they can and will.

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