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Interior/Exterior LEDs installed in our R56

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Old 05-15-2007, 09:26 AM
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LEDs installed in our R56

I also mentioned this in another thread, but thought it was worth mentioning here...

We put together an LED kit for the R56. I put the Super White color in our shop car, although they're also available in red and blue.

They look like this:

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Here's blue:


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And red:

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You can find the kits HERE.

Edit: I got my hands on a new Clubman the other day, so we have a kit for that now.

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Old 05-15-2007, 05:05 PM
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Dan you mention you mention you get 3 ... bulbs for the trunk and puddle lights, are the puddle lights still inverted as they were in the R53?
 
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by familiarstranger View Post
Dan you mention you mention you get 3 ... bulbs for the trunk and puddle lights, are the puddle lights still inverted as they were in the R53?
Inverted? The housings point toward the ground, if that's what you mean...the bulbs are positioned sideways in the housings.

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Old 05-15-2007, 09:09 PM
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the sideways part was what I was wondering about. I just went out and looked at mine, but thanks for the response!
 
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:21 PM
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Added pics to first post.

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Old 05-22-2007, 07:41 PM
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what comes exaclty in your kit

how easy it is it to install

how do you pop off the lights i assume and replace the new ones

with 9 bulbs, will there be extra after we install the needed amount [what is the needed amount?]
 

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Old 05-23-2007, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by thlaxx View Post
what comes exaclty in your kit
Nine or ten replacement bulbs, depending on your car.

how easy it is it to install
No harder than changing the original light bulbs. Pretty easy.

how do you pop off the lights i assume and replace the new ones
In most cases, you just snap off the lens for the bulb housing, remove the old bulb (caution, bulbs that were just lit are hot!), and place the new bulb in the same socket.

with 9 bulbs, will there be extra after we install the needed amount [what is the needed amount?]
You get the exact amount of bulbs you need, no extras.

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Old 05-23-2007, 04:28 PM
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thank you!
 
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Mach V Dan,

What wheels are on your shop car??? Hard to make out in the "Blue bulb" picture....... Like the Blue, whats the red look like????
 
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Optimum CableGuy View Post
Mach V Dan,

What wheels are on your shop car???
Rota D2, 17x7.5.

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Like the Blue, whats the red look like????
Sorry, no pics of red yet.

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Old 05-24-2007, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Optimum CableGuy View Post
Like the Blue, whats the red look like????
Added!

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Mach V Dan,
does the 'red' match the color of the odometer?

i would really like a LED kit for the exterior (parking lights, rear fog lights, tail lights). any time soon?
 
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Sorry for my ignorance, does this LED kit you're offering replace the Mood Lighting made available in the R56 MINIs? Or does the LED kit you have replace the map lights, dome light, puddle lights... all which are not affected by the Mood Lighting correct? Again sorry if this are completely obvious, as I don't have my car yet. Just preparing!

I really like the Red, and am wonder like the poster above me if it will match the interior lighting already in place and how it interacts with the mood lighting if it doesn't replace it. Last question I promise, if your kit does not replace the mood lighting is it possible to replace it? ie; I dont want orange, blue or purple, but would like red or white.

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No it does not replace the mood lighting. from all the ways I have looked at the car it would be hell to replace the mood lights but I may be wrong
 
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by pray4dirt View Post
Mach V Dan,
does the 'red' match the color of the odometer?
No. As you can see in the pic, the odometer and audio display are more orange.

i would really like a LED kit for the exterior (parking lights, rear fog lights, tail lights). any time soon?
I still have to work out both fit and electrical resistance issues. I'll post here with updates.

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Originally Posted by undertow View Post
Sorry for my ignorance, does this LED kit you're offering replace the Mood Lighting made available in the R56 MINIs?
Familiarstanger is right; it does not replace the mood lighting.

Or does the LED kit you have replace the map lights, dome light, puddle lights... all which are not affected by the Mood Lighting correct?
Correct.

Last question I promise, if your kit does not replace the mood lighting is it possible to replace it? ie; I dont want orange, blue or purple, but would like red or white.
It would be very difficult. The one in the roof is not a bulb that you can change out; it's a plastic light guide that disappears into the guts of the switch module. The ones in the doors and B-pillars are equally buried. My guess is that it's a soldered-in multi-color LED (or several) at each location, but I haven't seen it yet.

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I can't believe I'm thinking about the red. I can't believe I'm thinking about this at all, actually.

I like the bright white, but red would allow you to keep your night vision. See, it's practical! Wonder how that'd work with the blue mood lights...hmmm...

Anyway, the site says you don't have the dome light panels for the R56, so how's it that we're seeing superwhite, red, or blue in the pics?

(love the DS/DS btw -- I almost went with that instead of DS/B)
 
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let me know what size resistors you guys used on the exterior. i can't get used to that warning chime everytime i start my car.

i already did blue led's in my interior and it looks pretty good.
 
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No way I could do red.

It would remind me too much of my days on a submarine while at periscope depth!

The blue is pretty darn cool though!
 
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Anyway, the site says you don't have the dome light panels for the R56, so how's it that we're seeing superwhite, red, or blue in the pics?
We don't have this thing for the R56 (yet):
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But we do have normal bulbs, which work pretty well. The panel above is the brightest solution for a dome lamp, but a five-way high-output bulb isn't bad, and that's what we use for the R56. We use bulbs in all other locations in both cars -- the dome light in the R50/R53 is the only one that gets the item pictured above.

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Thanks, Mach V Dan.............quick service.......the blue looks nice, although I have the dark headliner and it doesn't seem as bright as your photo's, But love the look ........ Looking foward to whatever you come up with for the exterior............
 
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NICE!

Just ordered the blue kit... I'm going to have so much crap to install when my mini gets here it's not funny!
 
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What/where are the "puddle lights"? (sorry for my ignorance).
 
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Newt, They are the lights in the underside of the doors
 
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Thanks Dan

Just wanted to give Dan and his boys there at Mach V a Thank You! Not too many businesses will ship to APO Boxes, but Dan went the extra mile for my order.
Thanks again and I can’t wait to see them in Ornery.
 

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