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Diesel_D 11-11-2012 08:29 PM

LED's in my grill won't go off
 
I just bought a few LED strips to hide in my grill.
I have all the wiring set (or thought so) but no matter what fuse I hook it up to, they won't go off with the rest of the lights (or anything for that matter)

Do I need to get a relay or switch? Or what would be the easiest way to sync them with my headlights?

twhisten 11-11-2012 08:38 PM

Do you have the light switch turned all the way to the left so that you never have to manually turn them on? If you do, try turning the lights off and see if that works.

Diesel_D 11-11-2012 08:41 PM

i always have it on automatic but just to see, i did try it on the other three settings

tturedraider 11-11-2012 09:38 PM

It's a warning sign. Heed it lest your car rebel and throw a rod in protest.

pointandgo 11-11-2012 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diesel_D (Post 7189296)
I just bought a few LED strips to hide in my grill.
I have all the wiring set (or thought so) but no matter what fuse I hook it up to, they won't go off with the rest of the lights (or anything for that matter)

Do I need to get a relay or switch? Or what would be the easiest way to sync them with my headlights?

You're saying that an aftermarket lighting part is malfunctioning? I find this rather difficult to believe. :yikes:

CALWATERBOY 11-12-2012 01:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diesel_D (Post 7189296)
I just bought a few LED strips to hide in my grill.
I have all the wiring set (or thought so) but no matter what fuse I hook it up to, they won't go off with the rest of the lights (or anything for that matter)

Do I need to get a relay or switch?
Or what would be the easiest way to sync them with my headlights?


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DougN 11-12-2012 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tturedraider (Post 7189410)
It's a warning sign. Heed it lest your car rebel and throw a rod in protest.

Exactly. You want some lame LED lights, go get an Audi...

speedninja 11-12-2012 07:55 AM

why would you light up your grill....thats like getting a nose ring ....bad move undo the whole project
-1000

55 11-12-2012 09:26 AM

Getting ready for X-mas?

Diesel_D 11-12-2012 06:46 PM

Thanks for the answers and sarcastic remarks.. glad to know only *********s still drive beemers.

tturedraider 11-12-2012 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diesel_D (Post 7191105)
Thanks for the answers and sarcastic remarks.. glad to know only *********s still drive beemers.

Anytime. :)

Try E90Post. More modders over there.

CALWATERBOY 11-12-2012 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diesel_D (Post 7191105)
Thanks for the answers and sarcastic remarks.. glad to know only *********s still drive beemers.


Sorry 'bout that DD. Can be a bit perverse here. Hey....

55 11-12-2012 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diesel_D (Post 7191105)
Thanks for the answers and sarcastic remarks.. glad to know only *********s still drive beemers.

Do you mean you don't drive yours?

Sent from my GT-N7000 using Bimmer App

PartyBoyWA 11-12-2012 09:22 PM

Me thinks post #10 will be his last here in the land o' fest.:wahwah:

...now if I could get my anti-spinners to stop spinning. Anyone got any ideas?

http://www.custom-wheels-car-rims.co...le-spinner.jpg

CALWATERBOY 11-12-2012 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PartyBoyWA (Post 7191441)
Me thinks post #3 will be his last here in the land o' fest.:wahwah:

...now if I could get my anti-spinners to stop spinning. Anyone got any ideas?


Aw, sensitive? That ain't no beamer boy.

Yo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7vW--XfJGBw

andrew b 11-13-2012 06:44 AM

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJS4t...eature=related

CALWATERBOY 11-13-2012 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrew b (Post 7191820)
It's the most wonderful time of the year.


Will Christmas & Halloween become one holiday?

gpburdell 11-13-2012 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diesel_D (Post 7189296)
Do I need to get a relay or switch? Or what would be the easiest way to sync them with my headlights?

I haven't done any electrical work yet on my BMW but will speak from years of experience with various other vehicles.

What you need is to first find a wire or connector that is switched coincident with the headlights; i.e. it's on when the headlights are on, off when the headlights are off. Best to get a wiring diagram of your car and look on the diagram in the vicinty of the headlights.

Once you've identified a switched source, you can tap into that to trigger a relay which powers the LEDs. Actual power could be tapped from the fuse block or battery connection (and fused!) and run to the relay.

PartyBoyWA 11-13-2012 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY (Post 7191504)
Aw, sensitive? That ain't no beamer boy.

Yo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7vW--XfJGBw

:rofl:

CALWATERBOY I love those rims. They'd look great on the whip. But alas, I've got to save some $$$ for a van for my kids. Anyone want to trade a coupe for a sedan?:dunno:

E92-Lighting 11-13-2012 03:25 PM

any pictures?

brandt2025 11-14-2012 08:01 PM

That spinning wheel video makes me very angry for several reason:

1. They're spinning wheels.
2. They're $ spinning wheels.
3. The car is dirty.
4. Obviously shot in the projects.

This person has some very well established priorities. :/

Nordic_Kat 11-14-2012 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrew b (Post 7191820)
It's the most wonderful time of the year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJS4t...eature=related

LOL! I might actually be tempted to do that to the E93 for Christmas Season except for:

1) I think the lights might get tangled up in the retractable top mechanism
2) I don't want to burn my paint/clearcoat/wax job
3) I already have enough problems with excessive battery draw, the last thing I need is Christmas lights draining the new battery. - Oh yeah, I just bought a battery tender - never mind.

:rolleyes:;)

pointandgo 11-14-2012 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat (Post 7195728)
LOL! I might actually be tempted to do that to the E93 for Christmas Season except for:

1) I think the lights might get tangled up in the retractable top mechanism
2) I don't want to burn my paint/clearcoat/wax job
3) I already have enough problems with excessive battery draw, the last thing I need is Christmas lights draining the new battery. - Oh yeah, I just bought a battery tender - never mind.

:rolleyes:;)

Not sure how they accomplished this, but it brings back dim memories of me helping my friend decorate his yacht for the annual Newport Beach, CA "Parade of Lights" for Christmas. We spent three days decorating the boat. We entered the parade with lights glowing...a sure "winner," but the generator was soon overwhelmed. Fortunately there was a harbor-side "Hooters" restaurant nearby...we pulled in to their slip, all "darkened." That was my last memory of the evening.

Lessons to be learned for the requirement of amps, wattage of Christmas lights vs. the output of your yacht's generator...not to mention over-infatuation with the Hooter's girls (it wasn't me...it was the skipper).

Nordic_Kat 11-14-2012 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pointandgo (Post 7195814)
Not sure how they accomplished this, but it brings back dim memories of me helping my friend decorate his yacht for the annual Newport Beach, CA "Parade of Lights" for Christmas. We spent three days decorating the boat. We entered the parade with lights glowing...a sure "winner," but the generator was soon overwhelmed. Fortunately there was a harbor-side "Hooters" restaurant nearby...we pulled in to their slip, all "darkened." That was my last memory of the evening.

Lessons to be learned for the requirement of amps, wattage of Christmas lights vs. the output of your yacht's generator...not to mention over-infatuation with the Hooter's girls (it wasn't me...it was the skipper).

LOL! First time I read through that I read it as over-inflation of the Hooter's girls.

You being a 'tire-guy'. . . .

:rofl:

CALWATERBOY 11-15-2012 12:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat (Post 7195728)
LOL! I might actually be tempted to do that to the E93 for Christmas Season except for:

1) I think the lights might get tangled up in the retractable top mechanism
2) I don't want to burn my paint/clearcoat/wax job
3) I already have enough problems with excessive battery draw, the last thing I need is Christmas lights draining the new battery. - Oh yeah, I just bought a battery tender - never mind.


Well, what about....suppose you just decorated the grills w/LED's?


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