How To: Retrofit Puddle Lights

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Re: How To: Retrofit Puddle Lights

Post by topcat5446 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:36 am

smithy120d

can you please tell me where you got your diy LEDs for your puddle light upgrade

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Re: How To: Retrofit Puddle Lights

Post by Tommy_town » Wed May 28, 2014 7:51 am

When re fitting the weather seal , do you need to apply some new sealant / glue?


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Re: How To: Retrofit Puddle Lights

Post by Smithy120d » Sat May 31, 2014 5:07 pm

Tommy_town wrote:When re fitting the weather seal , do you need to apply some new sealant / glue?


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No. The glue should still be sticky enough. I cut through the sealant with a stanley knife, and the two amalgamated when they were pressed together.
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DIY Modifications: Footwell & Puddle lights, EC rear view mirror, Heated seats, & a few bits of coding.

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Re: How To: Retrofit Puddle Lights

Post by Joe » Sat May 31, 2014 8:12 pm

I need to replace my drivers front light, how do I go about removing the housing with a key lock in it?
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Re: How To: Retrofit Puddle Lights

Post by Smithy120d » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:12 am

Joe wrote:I need to replace my drivers front light, how do I go about removing the housing with a key lock in it?
Remove the rubber bung on the rear of the door and unscrew the allen bolt holding the handle to the door.
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Re: How To: Retrofit Puddle Lights

Post by Joe » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:56 pm

Smithy120d wrote:
Joe wrote:I need to replace my drivers front light, how do I go about removing the housing with a key lock in it?
Remove the rubber bung on the rear of the door and unscrew the allen bolt holding the handle to the door.
Thanks for the reply. Sounds simple, I was expecting to have to unhook locks and all sorts!
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Re: How To: Retrofit Puddle Lights

Post by Joe » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:00 pm

All done today. Had a bit of a struggle getting the lock back in but now I've done I know how if required again.

LEDs are a slightly different colour which is annoying but better than no light at all.
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Re: How To: Retrofit Puddle Lights

Post by roberdlv » Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:53 pm

Very good post, someone could help me make the original installation in the bmw f21? I have everything I need, I'm missing the original connections do not know where they go, also want to put ambient light inside handle and salvacharcos light in the bottom of the door, all in bmw f21, but no schemes of original installation, but if you I have the pieces

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Re: How To: Retrofit Puddle Lights

Post by Delarioo » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:42 pm

Any advice for the door glue? Don't think mine will stick back on.. what cold I replace it with?

Issue with my car was two had puddle lights two didn't... one front one back.. the ocd can't handle it :lol:
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Re: How To: Retrofit Puddle Lights

Post by Smithy120d » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:13 pm

Delarioo wrote:Any advice for the door glue? Don't think mine will stick back on.. what cold I replace it with?

Issue with my car was two had puddle lights two didn't... one front one back.. the ocd can't handle it :lol:
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Re: How To: Retrofit Puddle Lights

Post by Delarioo » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:16 pm

Thanks,

I have two of my doors prewired for this, two arent for strange reason.

Anyone know the adapter part? That i need to plug that handle into it guessing will need to purchase them
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Re: How To: Retrofit Puddle Lights

Post by Bully3176 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:13 pm

Hi All
Is anyone able to offer any assistance in retro fitting these into an F20? Does anyone know if the wiring is pretty much the same?? Any help and guidance would be greatly appreciated 👍

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