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      04-09-2012, 10:23 AM   #23
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Thanks, I don't have xenon,
Could you let s know if the dealer charges you for recoding?
It's BMW I'm sure they will charge !
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      05-03-2013, 05:53 AM   #24
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My new 118d dont have Xenon, and I wonder to change the rear lights with the LED ones. It worth with? The change is big? I though all the rear lights was LED on the 1er, dont need to put Xenon... !!!!
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would be nice for a before and after- i need to see the difference
Me too. I'm supposed to have them 'cos I've got Xenons, but they don't look the same as the pics I've seen. For starters my brake lights, reversing lamp and fog lamp are all bulbs, and my indicators appear in the thin white strips above the main tail-lights, rather than integrated into them as the pictures suggest. Can't see if the indicators are actually bulbs or not but they fade in and out like bulbs, rather than the instant on-off you normally get with LEDs.

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I currently don't have any online storage to share with you so I can't show you a video of the indicator blinking. I've attached a pic, however. Ignore the distorted reflection of me. I'm pretty sure that doesn't come as standard!
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      06-10-2013, 03:32 AM   #26
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Only the brake 'sidelights' i.e ones that come on with headlights etc are LED in this cluster, and any F20/F21.

The other bulbs, stop lights, reverse light, indicator light are standard bulbs and therefore don't blink on and off quickly like proper LED's. You can get LED bulbs to replace these standard bulbs, but as i am finding, there are compatbility issues as they flicker upon startup which makes them look a bit dangerous with our stop/start cars
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      06-10-2013, 10:16 AM   #27
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That's fine, this confirms I have the right ones fitted. It's hard to see the difference on the Configurator on their web site.
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they look great either way )
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      06-11-2013, 06:23 AM   #29
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i'd could be tempted to order the blacklines if someone on here could guarantee they would buy my standard LED lights?
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i'd could be tempted to order the blacklines if someone on here could guarantee they would buy my standard LED lights?
Hiya BGM, are the blacklines all LED, like indicator, stop bulb etc too? Or the same as the regular LED cluster where it is just sidelight ?

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      06-11-2013, 06:44 AM   #31
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Hiya BGM, are the blacklines all LED, like indicator, stop bulb etc too? Or the same as the regular LED cluster where it is just sidelight ?

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afaik they are not all LED, but i can't seem to find them on the BMW site any more!

i think they are simply a standard LED light with a darker coloured plastic covering.
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