E87 interior dome lamp - LED

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E87 interior dome lamp - LED

Post by mrc300 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:22 pm

Hello all,

What type of replacement bulb do I exactly need? I ordered these wedge type T10 LED's and they don't fit in the holder, the wedge appears to be too thick: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10X-White-T10 ... Sw9r1WBPXs

Do I need T10 capless? These don't seem to be offered error free though.

Has anymore got a link to suitable LED replacements for E87 dome lamps?

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Re: E87 interior dome lamp - LED

Post by Sonic1506 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:15 am

mrc300 wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:22 pm
Hello all,

What type of replacement bulb do I exactly need? I ordered these wedge type T10 LED's and they don't fit in the holder, the wedge appears to be too thick: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10X-White-T10 ... Sw9r1WBPXs

Do I need T10 capless? These don't seem to be offered error free though.

Has anymore got a link to suitable LED replacements for E87 dome lamps?

Thanks!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-BMW-1-3-5 ... 235919d599

I used this kit. Bit of a faff to fit though as the connection is slightly oversized. Do not break your holder, otherwise you have to buy a complete interior light from BMW.
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Re: E87 interior dome lamp - LED

Post by mrc300 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:40 pm

They look like they have the same issue, the wedge section is over sized for the holder.

Do you need to have original capless type connection such as these?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-501-CREE-E ... 1438.l2649
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Re: E87 interior dome lamp - LED

Post by Sonic1506 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:08 am

mrc300 wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:40 pm
They look like they have the same issue, the wedge section is over sized for the holder.
That's what I said previously. They're oversized which is why they're a faff to fit. I tried those ones you linked but they didn't work properly, as in the bulb wouldn't light up every single time or it would light up then go off.
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Re: E87 interior dome lamp - LED

Post by mrc300 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:42 am

So the conclusion is that any T10 W5W LED replacements are oversized and need some modification to make fit?
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Re: E87 interior dome lamp - LED

Post by mrc300 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:47 am

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Re: E87 interior dome lamp - LED

Post by Sonic1506 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:12 pm

mrc300 wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:42 am
So the conclusion is that any T10 W5W LED replacements are oversized and need some modification to make fit?
No modification needed. They push in like a normal bulb albeit with the oversized connector it's a bit more difficult and ingenuity is needed. Apart from these, I didn't find anything else that worked properly in the map lights.
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Re: E87 interior dome lamp - LED

Post by mrc300 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:56 pm

I don't know how something so simple can be such a PITA :(

I've fitted the Phillips W5W T10 LED into the dome light and it fits nicely within the holder and lights up fine initially..... however after a period of time driving it then stops working. It starts working again when you remove the key from the ignition

Is this because they draw so little current? so it believes the bulb has failed and power to the circuit is cut until the key has been removed from the ignition lock.
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Re: E87 interior dome lamp - LED

Post by bjt » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:16 am

Yep, you need bulbs with resistors built in.
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Re: E87 interior dome lamp - LED

Post by mrc300 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:19 am

It is clearer now, I just wish I could find some with reistors that fit. I don't want to try again to push in the T10 wedge ones I've bought because they really feel like they won't go without breaking the tiny bulb holder.
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Re: E87 interior dome lamp - LED

Post by Sonic1506 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:23 am

mrc300 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:19 am
It is clearer now, I just wish I could find some with reistors that fit. I don't want to try again to push in the T10 wedge ones I've bought because they really feel like they won't go without breaking the tiny bulb holder.
I broke 2 bulb holders when fitting mine but I was heavy handed with them, I'll admit.
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