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DustenT 01-24-2008 07:21 PM

I stickied this thread, please keep it on topic. PM me if posts need to be removed.

Bobbak 01-24-2008 07:22 PM

just make them i got ur guys trunk lights ready

Marv17 01-25-2008 12:06 AM

alright. cool. thanks bobby.

i've stopped looking for the LEDs but now i need to restart my search. thanks guys.

Marv17 01-25-2008 12:13 AM

stealthbimmer.... that site is the best thus far. might order some later. thanks for the link.

cooljess76 02-01-2008 05:54 PM

Alright, here's where I got mine. The seller's name is "led-world2007" on ebay. I bought (100) 5mm blue LEDs and (100) 3mm blue LEDs from this guy. It looks like he's out of 5mm LEDs at the moment, but I'm sure he'll list some more pretty soon. Just email him if you want 5mm blue LEDs or anything that he doesn't have listed.

They come with resistors which you'll need if you're replacing anything that isn't already LED ie; dome/map lights, footwell lights, headlight/foglight switch backlighting, instrument cluster, HVAC panel and cigarette lighter. Most of the other interior switches use LEDs and already have resistors wired in place.

I'm not gonna lie, some of the LEDs used in our AC/Defrost switches and clock are tiny and a PITA to to remove and replace. A few of them are smaller than an ant (and I'm not talking about army ants, I'm talking about those little tiny piss ants!) If you're not careful and sometimes even if you are, the soldering iron will burn right through the circuit boards in which the LEDs are mounted on.

I picked up a nice soldering/wood-burning kit at Harbor Freight for 6 bucks. Try to find one with a tiny needle point tip. I also bought a nice heatshrink kit to cover the leads and my soldering job on the LEDs.


Here's one of the auctions for LEDs:
They come from Hong Kong, so be patient it takes about two weeks to get here.

And this link was pretty helpful also:

Mikel 02-29-2008 06:41 AM

Does anyone have LED in their corner lights? I have clear corners and I'm thinking about putting LEDs in them but I'm afraid they might be too bright or might look awkward. If so, do you have white or amber? Pics? :D

Marv17 02-29-2008 07:02 AM

hey ya go man. http://jlevistreetwerks.com/BMW-E36-...0924c0bada633c
i couldnt find the corners but that is for the sidemarkers. search that site and im sure it'll be on there. hope it helps.

Tyler 03-19-2008 03:17 PM


tiFreak 03-19-2008 03:51 PM

Streetglow makes little pods with 6-leds in them, they're really bright and come in all different colors (including white) I'm not sure but I think they could be fitted in your trunk and dome lights

Maverix 07-21-2008 01:25 AM

Believe it or not, but you can purchase LED's for any size at Advanced Autoparts, PepBoys, or Auto Zone. I'd know because I had to stop by all 3 places to find the right color bulbs (I was searching for abnormal colors, like orange and red). And they LED's because that what I purchased from all the stores. The reason I had to stop by all of them was because I purchased all the LED's they had in stock (they only had 2 of each color).

BMW_Hatchback 10-07-2008 09:18 AM

www.ijdmtoy.com is where I got mine.

AlexBimz 02-18-2009 04:02 AM

i found the entire xenon interior kit on umnitza.com for $50



Lbcnu24 09-21-2013 04:52 AM

I have used this website for years and is Bookmarked!


740isport 02-11-2014 12:46 AM

Resurrecting an old thread again! Try www.bmwled.com Just picked up license plate lights that are in a similar housing, flat panel for license plate and are nice and bright with no errors.

BMW_Hatchback 02-11-2014 12:47 AM

I'm mainly using superbright LEDs these days

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