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qwksti
05-17-2010, 08:11 PM
hi, just wondering if i buy the little strip lights that are in the mid of the bumper, will all the wiring be there to run these? are these brake lights or ?

ive seen some 5 series that have red lights in these slots, mine are just white plastic. as in this pic of my 530i.
http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics03.jpg

Hammy60
05-17-2010, 08:16 PM
They are just reflectors. You can pop yours out and put in some red ones. Search it on the site and you'll find this is thoroughly discussed.

qwksti
05-17-2010, 08:31 PM
ya i searched around and found conflicting info, and i found some on ebay that are wired LED versions, so i was not sure if the ebay ones were wire in yourself or not. i guess i could do either.... thx

Elias
05-17-2010, 08:54 PM
I don't believe their wired in, I know mine aren't, I don't understand why BMW just didn't put these reflectors on all their E60's, I mean how much could it add to the cost of the car.:confused:

JerseyGeorge
05-17-2010, 09:21 PM
The're Bluetooth:D

medik13
05-18-2010, 10:16 AM
No wiring...It is just a reflector!

minionkid256
05-19-2010, 12:41 AM
The're Bluetooth:D

this guys not joking. gotta be hooked up through idrive.

GoRavens
05-19-2010, 08:16 AM
Do not add red reflectors. Your inserts match your car... keep them as is. Take a look around, Mazda 626, Kia's and geo Storms all have reflectors. I would pass.

Just my opinion.

They are also a pain to wire up and sync properly to your iDrive. Ha,ha

minionkid256
05-19-2010, 09:28 AM
Do not add red reflectors. Your inserts match your car... keep them as is. Take a look around, Mazda 626, Kia's and geo Storms all have reflectors. I would pass.

Just my opinion.

They are also a pain to wire up and sync properly to your iDrive. Ha,ha
really? thats your reasoning for having a weird indent in your bumper? you know what other cars have them? lotus and maserati, just to name two.

oh my god, mazdas and kias have steering wheels! get rid of it and hope your car goes where you want it!

porshah
05-19-2010, 11:26 AM
OP...if you like the look of the reflectors, go for it.

This is one of those never ending games. If our car came with reflector, we would want color matching. If it comes with color matching we want reflector.

cagoguy
05-19-2010, 11:40 AM
They're ~$30 from your dealer. You can also EBay them. Use dental floss to pop out the old ones.
P/N:

63 14 6 915 039

63 14 6 915 040

2008+ (LCI) E60 models have reflectors. 2004-05 had flat black. 06-07 had matching paint color inserts. It's BMW's way of making you feel inadequate around other E60s on the road.

And OP: there is no wiring/lighting (stock).

balbs
05-19-2010, 12:23 PM
They do sell after market ones on eBay with LED. I guess it's up to you to wire them. Probably to the brake light or something. Check this out:

http://forums.5series.net/topic/98834-led-reflectors/

Balbs

HokieXDriver
05-19-2010, 12:32 PM
This is one of those never ending games. If our car came with reflector, we would want color matching. If it comes with color matching we want reflector.

Meh. Mine came with reflectors and I neither like them nor dislike them. They're there.

qwksti
05-21-2010, 09:54 PM
OP...if you like the look of the reflectors, go for it.

This is one of those never ending games. If our car came with reflector, we would want color matching. If it comes with color matching we want reflector.

true true,, ill probly keep it as is,, looks cleaner that way...