Go Back  North American Motoring > 3rd Generation MINIs > Modifications > How To
Auxilary Driving Lights Installion Instructions >

How To Auxilary Driving Lights Installion Instructions

How To Auxilary Driving Lights Installion Instructions

  #1  
Old 07-09-2014, 07:59 PM
GregoryK's Avatar
GregoryK
GregoryK is offline
6th Gear
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Far North
Posts: 1,878
Likes: 0
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
Auxilary Driving Lights Installion Instructions

Here are the workshop instructions for installing the Auxilary Driving lights for cars with and with out LED Headlamps.
Please be aware that there is a mistake in the LED Light instructions lead A9 Does not connect to pin 1 as stated it connects to pin 20 as shown in the wiring diagram.
Also if you are from Canada A9 and A10 connect to different leads than shown in the US install instructions
A9 connects to Pin 4 of plug A258*4B
A10 connects to Pin 41 of plug A258*2B
I am in Canada and I have tested these and they work.


Also you will have to pull the front bumper to install these. I have a posting on how to do this.


Please don't pay to have these installed. It is extremely satisfying to do this yourself! I have photos of most of my install (including how to penetrate the firewall and pulling the trim). If required I will post these.


Good luck!
 
Attached Files
File Type: pdf
Retrfoti_DrivingLamps_F56.pdf (1.22 MB, 2634 views)
File Type: pdf
Retrfoti_DrivingLamps_F56_01.pdf (1.42 MB, 2165 views)

Last edited by GregoryK; 07-09-2014 at 08:02 PM. Reason: Additional photos
The following users liked this post:
isugoo (07-21-2018)
  #2  
Old 07-09-2014, 09:05 PM
David Cottrell
David Cottrell is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 246
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by GregoryK View Post
Here are the workshop instructions for installing the Auxilary Driving lights for cars with and with out LED Headlamps.
Please be aware that there is a mistake in the LED Light instructions lead A9 Does not connect to pin 1 as stated it connects to pin 20 as shown in the wiring diagram.
Also if you are from Canada A9 and A10 connect to different leads than shown in the US install instructions
A9 connects to Pin 4 of plug A258*4B
A10 connects to Pin 41 of plug A258*2B
I am in Canada and I have tested these and they work.

Also you will have to pull the front bumper to install these. I have a posting on how to do this.

Please don't pay to have these installed. It is extremely satisfying to do this yourself! I have photos of most of my install (including how to penetrate the firewall and pulling the trim). If required I will post these.

Good luck!
Maybe I should link this to my dealer as my car is in the shop for 3 days now getting these installed and they cannot get them to work. The only reason it there is because they are free for me.
 
  #3  
Old 07-09-2014, 10:20 PM
eurospek
eurospek is offline
1st Gear
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hampshire, IL
Posts: 26
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks for posting!
 
  #4  
Old 07-10-2014, 03:21 AM
veggivet's Avatar
veggivet
veggivet is offline
6th Gear
iTrader: (7)
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Berkshires
Posts: 2,025
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
My dealer quoted 6 hours of labor for this job! Total estimate including OEM driving lights was $1300! I went aftermarket…

Thanks for posting!
 
  #5  
Old 07-10-2014, 04:44 AM
DarkBlue15MCS
DarkBlue15MCS is offline
2nd Gear
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Indy
Posts: 120
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by veggivet View Post
My dealer quoted 6 hours of labor for this job! Total estimate including OEM driving lights was $1300! I went aftermarket… Thanks for posting!
I decided to go aftermarket as well due to the same cost. Now I just have to find F56 brackets.
 
  #6  
Old 07-10-2014, 04:47 AM
veggivet's Avatar
veggivet
veggivet is offline
6th Gear
iTrader: (7)
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Berkshires
Posts: 2,025
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
www.vipcustomparts.com is where I ordered mine.
 
  #7  
Old 07-10-2014, 04:48 AM
DarkBlue15MCS
DarkBlue15MCS is offline
2nd Gear
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Indy
Posts: 120
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by veggivet View Post
www.vipcustomparts.com is where I ordered mine.
I'll check it out. Thanks!
 
  #8  
Old 11-06-2014, 10:35 AM
ECSTuning's Avatar
ECSTuning
ECSTuning is online now
Platinum Sponsor
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wadsworth,OH
Posts: 28,078
Received 595 Likes on 572 Posts
Here is the part # for the rally lights:

Driving Lights Retrofit Kit - Chrome Part # 63210420292


http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/63210420292/




&

Driving Lights Retrofit Kit - Black Part #63120417885

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/63120417885/





Then bracket:

Rally Light Brackets - Pair 63122355769

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/63122355769/




Then the button for the interior: 51452355772

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/51452355772/




Then if you have the LED light option you will need this also. 63122284922

Auxiliary Kit For Interface

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/63122284922/




F56 MINI Cooper SET UP;



Thanks
 
__________________

Have MINI questions? Need MINI answers? Live Chat us! 8:30am to 12:00am Midnight EST
[email protected] | [email protected] | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK
Customer Service Hours: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST|Sales Team Hours: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM | Saturday 10AM to 7PM EST 800.924.5172

Last edited by ECSTuning; 12-30-2014 at 02:54 PM.
  #9  
Old 11-06-2014, 10:40 AM
Rajapruk
Rajapruk is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Posts: 151
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
When will the LED rally-lights shown in Paris be available for order, do you know that ECSTuning?
 
  #10  
Old 11-06-2014, 10:45 AM
MikewithaMini's Avatar
MikewithaMini
MikewithaMini is offline
5th Gear
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Richardson, TX
Posts: 777
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Pick up some Posi-tap (Posi-Products) wire connector\splicers in lieu of what is supplied in the kit. You'll be glad you did for the space these sometimes have to fit into. It makes for a more secure connection (in my opinion) and a cleaner install.
 
  #11  
Old 11-06-2014, 10:50 AM
ECSTuning's Avatar
ECSTuning
ECSTuning is online now
Platinum Sponsor
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wadsworth,OH
Posts: 28,078
Received 595 Likes on 572 Posts
" When will the LED rally-lights shown in Paris be available for order, do you know that ECSTuning? "

Nothing yet ,maybe down the road, they do look pretty cool. We did have to wait for the LED DRL s for a while here in the US.
 
__________________

Have MINI questions? Need MINI answers? Live Chat us! 8:30am to 12:00am Midnight EST
[email protected] | [email protected] | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK
Customer Service Hours: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST|Sales Team Hours: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM | Saturday 10AM to 7PM EST 800.924.5172
  #12  
Old 11-06-2014, 10:57 AM
Crimguy
Crimguy is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 224
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by ECSTuning View Post
Here is the part # for the rally lights: Driving Lights Retrofit Kit - Chrome Part # 63210420292 http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/63210420292/ & Driving Lights Retrofit Kit - Black Part #63120417885 http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/63120417885/ Then bracket: Rally Light Brackets - Pair 63122355769 http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/63122355769/ Then the button for the interior: 51452355772 http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/51452355772/ Then if you have the LED light option you will need this also. 63122284922 Auxiliary Kit For Interface http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/63122284922/ Thanks
Where exactly does that button/switch go? Someone said in another thread that his is on the side of the steering column?
 
  #13  
Old 11-06-2014, 11:05 AM
ECSTuning's Avatar
ECSTuning
ECSTuning is online now
Platinum Sponsor
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wadsworth,OH
Posts: 28,078
Received 595 Likes on 572 Posts
Check out the second PDF at the top.

The Switch goes on the right side of the steering column,. Kind of different for MINI.

Thanks
 
__________________

Have MINI questions? Need MINI answers? Live Chat us! 8:30am to 12:00am Midnight EST
[email protected] | [email protected] | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK
Customer Service Hours: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST|Sales Team Hours: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM | Saturday 10AM to 7PM EST 800.924.5172
  #14  
Old 11-10-2014, 11:03 AM
ECSTuning's Avatar
ECSTuning
ECSTuning is online now
Platinum Sponsor
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wadsworth,OH
Posts: 28,078
Received 595 Likes on 572 Posts
Originally Posted by Rajapruk View Post
When will the LED rally-lights shown in Paris be available for order, do you know that ECSTuning?

Looks like the F56 , also works for the kits ( R56- R61 MINI ) led rally lights are out ! Also looks like a direct swap from the normal halogen units. So if you get these or have the regular halogen versions, looks like a direct swap. Just need that parts linked above.

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Pic from the R56 set up. But #1 is shared between kits on the R56-R61 -F56 ( #2 and #3 are for the R56-R59 MINI ONLY ) The F56 just needs the F56 brackets linked up above.



--------------------------------------------------------------------


F56 SET UP



#1 LED Driving Lights Retrofit Kit - Black 63122288982

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/63122288982/




OR


#1 LED Driving Lights Retrofit Kit - Chrome 63122288981

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/63122288981/




F56 MINI Cooper 2014+ w/ LED rally lights installed.




Have not seen them light yet , but they look like they similar the DRL LED set ?
 
__________________

Have MINI questions? Need MINI answers? Live Chat us! 8:30am to 12:00am Midnight EST
[email protected] | [email protected] | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK
Customer Service Hours: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST|Sales Team Hours: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM | Saturday 10AM to 7PM EST 800.924.5172

Last edited by ECSTuning; 06-08-2015 at 02:43 PM.
  #15  
Old 11-10-2014, 11:37 AM
Rajapruk
Rajapruk is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Posts: 151
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Nice!
But I do not like the extra switch. Would like them to operate togheter witht the normal headlight. Is that possible?
 
  #16  
Old 11-10-2014, 11:53 AM
ECSTuning's Avatar
ECSTuning
ECSTuning is online now
Platinum Sponsor
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wadsworth,OH
Posts: 28,078
Received 595 Likes on 572 Posts
Welcome.

I am sure you could wire it that way. Check out the toggle wire , its a four post feed switch. That's I info I have.
 
__________________

Have MINI questions? Need MINI answers? Live Chat us! 8:30am to 12:00am Midnight EST
[email protected] | [email protected] | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK
Customer Service Hours: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST|Sales Team Hours: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM | Saturday 10AM to 7PM EST 800.924.5172
  #17  
Old 11-24-2014, 05:57 PM
sal1k
sal1k is offline
4th Gear
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: SoCal
Posts: 443
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm confused, does the kit only retrofit already existing rally lights?

What is the out of pocket cost (for parts only) if you don't have any rally lights installed?
 
  #18  
Old 11-24-2014, 09:26 PM
Crimguy
Crimguy is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 224
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by sal1k View Post
I'm confused, does the kit only retrofit already existing rally lights? What is the out of pocket cost (for parts only) if you don't have any rally lights installed?
From what I've seen online using oem parts, including lights, switch and a bracket for bumper will cost around $430
 
  #19  
Old 11-25-2014, 04:58 AM
ECSTuning's Avatar
ECSTuning
ECSTuning is online now
Platinum Sponsor
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wadsworth,OH
Posts: 28,078
Received 595 Likes on 572 Posts
Originally Posted by sal1k View Post
I'm confused, does the kit only retrofit already existing rally lights?

What is the out of pocket cost (for parts only) if you don't have any rally lights installed?
Yes, you can swap out to the new LED fixture part linked above , if you already have the halogens installed.

All the parts are linked above. If you don't have them also.
 
__________________

Have MINI questions? Need MINI answers? Live Chat us! 8:30am to 12:00am Midnight EST
[email protected] | [email protected] | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK
Customer Service Hours: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST|Sales Team Hours: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM | Saturday 10AM to 7PM EST 800.924.5172
  #20  
Old 11-26-2014, 10:09 AM
Moflash1
Moflash1 is offline
1st Gear
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 41
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I currently have halogen driving lights installed on my F56 with led headlamps.
What would be required to convert to the new led driving lights??
 
  #21  
Old 11-26-2014, 10:31 AM
GregoryK's Avatar
GregoryK
GregoryK is offline
6th Gear
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Far North
Posts: 1,878
Likes: 0
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
I have the Halogen headlamps but am running Pia bulbs. I had the same lights on my R56. I personally would not waste money upgrading. I have the LED headlamps and honestly found the Xenon headlamps on my F56 to be better at night on a dark mountain road. The driving lights really don't add much to the lighting and are really a retro-cool thing. Save your money.
 
  #22  
Old 12-25-2014, 09:04 AM
subguy658
subguy658 is offline
1st Gear
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Windham County, CT
Posts: 18
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi all - just got the chrome kit for Christmas from my kids. I have seen the post about the bumper removal, but none for how to get the interior pieces off. Anyone have any information on that?
 
  #23  
Old 12-29-2014, 10:58 AM
ECSTuning's Avatar
ECSTuning
ECSTuning is online now
Platinum Sponsor
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wadsworth,OH
Posts: 28,078
Received 595 Likes on 572 Posts
The second PDF "Retrfoti_DrivingLamps_F56_01.pdf" linked all the way at the top shows the install on the interior and the switch that goes on the steering column panel.
 
__________________

Have MINI questions? Need MINI answers? Live Chat us! 8:30am to 12:00am Midnight EST
[email protected] | [email protected] | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK
Customer Service Hours: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST|Sales Team Hours: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM | Saturday 10AM to 7PM EST 800.924.5172
  #24  
Old 12-29-2014, 01:21 PM
subguy658
subguy658 is offline
1st Gear
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Windham County, CT
Posts: 18
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Looking for panel removal

Hi and thanks. I have the pdfs for the wiring and all. What i dont have are the ones that tell how to get the knee bolsters and glove box off without damaging anything
 
  #25  
Old 12-30-2014, 11:33 AM
ECSTuning's Avatar
ECSTuning
ECSTuning is online now
Platinum Sponsor
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wadsworth,OH
Posts: 28,078
Received 595 Likes on 572 Posts
I don't have the PDF , but I did link some parts digrams to help :

#3 is the driver side knee bolster. #1 and #2 are those steering column covers.




#1 is the glove box



Thanks and good luck.
 
__________________

Have MINI questions? Need MINI answers? Live Chat us! 8:30am to 12:00am Midnight EST
[email protected] | [email protected] | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK
Customer Service Hours: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST|Sales Team Hours: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM | Saturday 10AM to 7PM EST 800.924.5172

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: How To Auxilary Driving Lights Installion Instructions


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.