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bmwocean 10-19-2012 08:43 PM

LED turn signal on F30
 
Hey guys
Did anyone noticed that new 3series is missing LED turn signals(blinkers), outgoing model had both front and back in LED, but new 3 series carries just one bulb. I asked dealer and they had no answers. He said my comments will be passed on to headoffice.
In 2013 when every manufacturer is (KIA/Hyundai) are bringing LED, why would BMW shy away?
We may see LED blinkers in 3 years when current 3 series gets face lift - may be that's the reason BMW left for future face lift, not a good idea. IMO it will add to the great looks of current 3 series.:confused:

mdsbuc 10-20-2012 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by bmwocean (Post 7146039)
Hey guys
Did anyone noticed that new 3series is missing LED turn signals(blinkers), outgoing model had both front and back in LED, but new 3 series carries just one bulb. I asked dealer and they had no answers. He said my comments will be passed on to headoffice.
In 2013 when every manufacturer is (KIA/Hyundai) are bringing LED, why would BMW shy away?
We may see LED blinkers in 3 years when current 3 series gets face lift - may be that's the reason BMW left for future face lift, not a good idea. IMO it will add to the great looks of current 3 series.:confused:

I think you answered your own question. BMW will use the upgrade in a few years to entice new buyers. Early buyers lose out. Like you, I don't care for this marketing strategy.

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alpinweiss 10-22-2012 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by mdsbuc (Post 7146496)
I think you answered your own question. BMW will use the upgrade in a few years to entice new buyers. Early buyers lose out. Like you, I don't care for this marketing strategy.

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It definitely seems like a step backwards from my E90 LCI (2011).

:drive:

esquilax 11-01-2012 01:52 PM

Yeah it's weird, my 2010 328i E90 had the LED turn signals, but then they took it off on my 2013. I liked the LED's also

EddieB 11-01-2012 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by alpinweiss (Post 7150822)
It definitely seems like a step backwards from my E90 LCI (2011).

:drive:

Hell, it's a step backwards from my 2006 E46 M3.

justinnum1 11-01-2012 02:22 PM

My car doesn't have led turn signals. Must mean my car is a piece of crap.

EddieB 11-01-2012 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by justinnum1 (Post 7170552)
My car doesn't have led turn signals. Must mean my car is a piece of crap.

Yeah but we have LED Halo Rings or whatever they're called :thumbup:

Retro23 07-23-2013 11:10 PM

Sorry to bring this topic back. Would part # 5200 for f30 be same part # for led turn signal?
Thanks Bfest

tturedraider 07-23-2013 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Retro23 (Post 7729093)
Sorry to bring this topic back. Would part # 5200 for f30 be same part # for led turn signal?
Thanks Bfest

That's not a BMW part number. BMW part numbers are either seven or eleven characters.

threeOh 07-24-2013 01:05 AM

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Originally Posted by justinnum1 (Post 7170552)
my car doesn't have led turn signals. Must mean my car is a piece of crap.

+1

Retro23 07-24-2013 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by tturedraider (Post 7729097)
That's not a BMW part number. BMW part numbers are either seven or eleven characters.

I got that part # off of the suggested Sylvania link.
My bad on that.
Please lead me in the right direction to get led turn signal for my f30.
I was thinking about getting the silver bulb that blinks amber for turn signaling but I realize that when the lights are on low beam (my f30 doesn't have xenon :cry: ), the turn signal is constantly on so it would show the amber color that I only want to show when I signal.

Thanks for any help.

tturedraider 07-24-2013 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Retro23 (Post 7729774)
I got that part # off of the suggested Sylvania link.
My bad on that.
Please lead me in the right direction to get led turn signal for my f30.
I was thinking about getting the silver bulb that blinks amber for turn signaling but I realize that when the lights are on low beam (my f30 doesn't have xenon :cry: ), the turn signal is constantly on so it would show the amber color that I only want to show when I signal.

Thanks for any help.

www.e92-lighting.com , www.jlevisw.com are two places to look. The amber parking lamp illuminated with the headlights is a U.S. DOT requirement. They are lit even if on cars that have xenons. An LED turn signal bulb will also be lit in amber when the headlights are on.

Retro23 07-24-2013 10:25 AM

Thanks for the info TTURR

kamboi 07-24-2013 03:14 PM

I would rather have the turn signal be clear with orange bulb or have amber glass. I hate the ALL RED tail light. I wonder why BMW changed to that on all models. I had my 2003 325xi with amber turn signal light.

lip11 07-25-2013 12:19 PM

LED lights?
 
Does a 2013 335is have led brake and/or night driving rear lights? I can't tell by looking through the plastic light housing? In other words, are the amber lights the only traditional bulb lights on the exterior?

EstorilF30 07-25-2013 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by lip11 (Post 7732411)
Does a 2013 335is have led brake and/or night driving rear lights? I can't tell by looking through the plastic light housing? In other words, are the amber lights the only traditional bulb lights on the exterior?

The E92 facelift has LED tail lights, yes.

HugH 07-25-2013 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by justinnum1 (Post 7170552)
My car doesn't have led turn signals. Must mean my car is a piece of crap.

No kidding! Even our garbage trucks have LED turn signals...geez!:eek::rolleyes:;)

krash 07-26-2013 04:18 AM

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Originally Posted by EddieB (Post 7170614)
Yeah but we have LED Halo Rings or whatever they're called :thumbup:

Yep.
:thumbup:
The lighting package on the 335 is superb.

BatteryPowered 07-26-2013 09:20 AM

One of the reasons I will wait till LCI F30 is out before considering it. I am not playing these marketing games, I like my LED stop lights.

bmwocean 07-26-2013 11:21 AM

I just saw a Kia Rio today with full LED turn signals and I am sure they will look great on F30 as well, BMW will bring them back with facelift in 2015, but shame all 3 and 4 series will be missing until then. Whatever reason might be it is bad strategy to leave something so contemporary for future improvement in sport/luxury vehicle, hope BMW is listening.


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