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June 28, 2017, 10:04:46 AM

BSJ_Denmark

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E70 Ambient lightning
« on: June 28, 2017, 10:04:46 AM »
Hello

Just godt my 2012 xDrive 40d and found the ambient lightning in the door pockets very weak. A search on the internet confirmed that this is how it is intended !?

I have ordered some brighter diodes in the exact same color, and been experimenting with resistors to get the right ilumination



Now I have found the wanted level of light and are just waiting for the sun to disappear :-)

 

More pictures to come :-)

Best regards
Brian S Jensen
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Best regards
Brian S Jensen
E70 X5, xDrive 40d M-Sport Individual, 2012
E39 530d Touring Steptronic, 2002
E61 530i Touring Steptronic, 2005

June 28, 2017, 12:09:02 PM
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snrbrtsn

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Re: E70 Ambient lightning
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 12:09:02 PM »
Great work, please share your findings
This was one of my first observations, I played with options though clearly with not enough passion
Would love to brighten up in time for Autumn

June 30, 2017, 07:13:33 AM
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Re: E70 Ambient lightning
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 07:13:33 AM »
Hi

I found some 11.0000 MCD diodes on Ebay.de and connected them via a 470ohm resistors it makes the perfect discret light



Best regards
Brian S Jensen
E70 X5, xDrive 40d M-Sport Individual, 2012
E39 530d Touring Steptronic, 2002
E61 530i Touring Steptronic, 2005

June 30, 2017, 04:06:54 PM
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Re: E70 Ambient lightning
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 04:06:54 PM »
Great tip, thank you!

Might have accidentally ordered some too :)

August 19, 2017, 01:47:48 PM
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Re: E70 Ambient lightning
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2017, 01:47:48 PM »
Hi

Any reason not to use 12v LEDs, rather than having to wire in a resistor for lower voltage ones?

Thanks

August 19, 2017, 01:56:24 PM
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Re: E70 Ambient lightning
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2017, 01:56:24 PM »
A 12V LED will simply have resistors in line anyway.
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August 20, 2017, 11:12:29 AM
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Re: E70 Ambient lightning
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2017, 11:12:29 AM »
Thanks

Do the replacement LEDs simply snap into the holder that connects to the plastic strip?