M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

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Re: M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

Post by dkr » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:51 pm

Did you also change the coding to LED rear bulbs??
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Re: M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

Post by Tom314 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:53 pm

Nope, just plug and play. It's the advantage with the decent canbus ones you don't need to.

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Re: M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

Post by dkr » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:45 pm

Wondering if coding the tails to LED would help resolve the bulb out warning (despite them being canbus compatible) :?

I'm looking at ordering for my M140i, but as I'm in Australia, getting warranty replacement would be an expensive operation.

So I guess I'm wondering if they're reliable enough to commit to (and I can code the updated bulbs no issues).
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Re: M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

Post by Tom314 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:37 pm

Hi, coding out would solve the bulb out warning, but for me I fancied a solution which didn't involve coding. Which thinking about it is rather silly as I'm happy doing it myself and done so recently....

If you're in aus, and are intending to code the rear lights as led anyway then I'd buy some cheaper non-canbus LEDs. The only issue you might have is finding some which are bright and reliable which is the reason I went to who I did.

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Re: M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

Post by ItsMeKyle » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:25 pm

Has anyone used E-sys to code the rear indicators?
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Re: M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

Post by dkr » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:13 am

Brightness and reliability/quality is more important than price for me, so I may still consider the Twenty20 crees.

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Re: M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

Post by ItsMeKyle » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:24 pm

I got some twenty20 bulbs today. They feel really well made and look good, definitely would recommend doing indicators at the least.
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Re: M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

Post by ugly_bloke » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:37 pm

I think these would look great in the Shadow Edition. Very disappointed that they haven't been upgraded to LED rears on the LCI2. I guess these are the next big thing.

How are people getting on with Twenty20s so far in terms of reliability and any comments/issues from other road users (too bright etc)?

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Re: M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

Post by cl10uds » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:21 pm

Just to clarify, buy two pairs red and one pair amber for the M140i? Or go for all clear?

Great guide by the way!
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Re: M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

Post by Tom314 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:59 pm

1 red for brake lights, 1 amber for indicators and 1 clear for reversing lights. The tail lights are already LED.

As for reliability of lamps, all still great, haven't had a bulb out since swapping indicators between sides. The brake lights are possibly a little bright from seeing my wife drive the car but I'd prefer it that way than not bright enough...

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Re: M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

Post by cl10uds » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:37 am

Tom314 wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:59 pm
1 red for brake lights, 1 amber for indicators and 1 clear for reversing lights. The tail lights are already LED.

As for reliability of lamps, all still great, haven't had a bulb out since swapping indicators between sides. The brake lights are possibly a little bright from seeing my wife drive the car but I'd prefer it that way than not bright enough...

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Re: M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

Post by ugly_bloke » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:45 am

Tom314 wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:59 pm
1 red for brake lights, 1 amber for indicators and 1 clear for reversing lights. The tail lights are already LED.

As for reliability of lamps, all still great, haven't had a bulb out since swapping indicators between sides. The brake lights are possibly a little bright from seeing my wife drive the car but I'd prefer it that way than not bright enough...

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Thanks Tom. I may just start with the indicators and take it from there....
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Re: M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

Post by Pep675cc » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:02 am

I fitted the twenty20 leds to my 140 yesterday and no issues at all. Work perfect no dab cut out and no coding.
I had the Amazon ones before and even with coding and ferric cores still used to cut dab.
A good solution to get led lights all round. I went for colour matched bulbs and gives a fuller lens of light.
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M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

Post by Mr Kirk » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:24 pm

Got some red bulls for the brake lights to fit at the weekend. If they work out ok I'll get the other.

Now fitted and working well.

Thanks for the guide!

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Re: M135i / M140i Rear LED Install Guide (Updated)

Post by cl10uds » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:20 pm

Been checking for the Amber bulbs to come back in stock with ABD for a while, anyone know of any other stockists? Pretty hard to find!
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