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IL_BMW_650 11-15-2012 05:59 PM

Reverse bumper lights
 
Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and am the proud owner of a 2007 650i. I was curious if the rear bumper reverse lights from the 2008 650i would fit the 2007.....didn't know if they would just be a simple plug n play upgrade or not.

2008 650i

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/...al/2008bmw.jpg

Mulchman 11-16-2012 06:50 AM

I don't think so. If you look at a picture of an 08, the bumper lights are a very different shape. 07 to 08 was the LCI update. You may be able to swap bumpers to get those lights? Not sure if it would require any coding or not. There are LOTS of threads on people upgrading lights (head lights, Angel eyes, side markers, ect...). A quick search should give you lots of ideas.

IL_BMW_650 11-16-2012 06:57 AM

Thanks Mulchman......yeah there are little things I'd like to upgrade on the car. Rear tail lights to the 2008 LED turn signal is a must. Damn parts are expensive!

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greco2000 11-16-2012 11:52 AM

So funny, we're never happy with what we have! the non LCi cars are all trying to upgrade to our parts, and I have an LCI and am looking to upgrade my bumpers! I will let you know if Im selling mine parts one day!

FredoinSF 11-16-2012 01:56 PM

For the record I'm perfectly fine with my pre-LCI 2007 650. With a July 07 build date it was one of the last ones. The only mod is a short shift kit and i am considering a Dinan intake and software, but cosmetically it looks stock.

tampamark 11-16-2012 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by FredoinSF (Post 7198832)
For the record I'm perfectly fine with my pre-LCI 2007 650. With a July 07 build date it was one of the last ones. The only mod is a short shift kit and i am considering a Dinan intake and software, but cosmetically it looks stock.

+1, I am fine with the way my car is in relation to the LCI model. The changes are just too subtle to really be worthwhile in my book.

IL_BMW_650 11-16-2012 06:07 PM

FredoinSF, i too am wanting to get a short throw shifter on the 650. I came from driving a 2007 G35 coupe 6-speed and man did it have a tight gearbox! that's the first mod I am going to invest in. the only one i've seen is one bavauto.com.....any one have and feedback on this or recommend any other brands/sites?

http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp?HC1=...=2007&HCM=650i

Mulchman 11-17-2012 03:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tampamark (Post 7199151)
+1, I am fine with the way my car is in relation to the LCI model. The changes are just too subtle to really be worthwhile in my book.

+2 Love the looks of the 07 6er. But I did buy LED's for the AE's to turn my rings from yellow to white. The original owner did the M6 bumpers, skirts and wheels.

IL_BMW_650 11-17-2012 05:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Mulchman (Post 7199544)
+2 Love the looks of the 07 6er. But I did buy LED's for the AE's to turn my rings from yellow to white. The original owner did the M6 bumpers, skirts and wheels.

do you have any pics of the before and after of the LED's for AEs? i too wish to change mine to white but i don't know how reliable some of the aftermarket kits are.....last thing i want is to find out it's triggering error codes, ect.

Mulchman 11-17-2012 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by IL_BMW_650 (Post 7199589)
do you have any pics of the before and after of the LED's for AEs? i too wish to change mine to white but i don't know how reliable some of the aftermarket kits are.....last thing i want is to find out it's triggering error codes, ect.

I just bought some from Roseng (forum member) that should be here today or Monday at the latest. I'll go take a picture now and post both after the install. Maybe we can get him to tell us what they are and what his new ones are?

IL_BMW_650 11-17-2012 06:18 AM

been doing a lot searching here on the forum and seems that a lot people recommend MTEC V3 for AE. thinking about getting these...haven't found matching fog though

FredoinSF 11-17-2012 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IL_BMW_650 (Post 7199192)
FredoinSF, i too am wanting to get a short throw shifter on the 650. I came from driving a 2007 G35 coupe 6-speed and man did it have a tight gearbox! that's the first mod I am going to invest in. the only one i've seen is one bavauto.com.....any one have and feedback on this or recommend any other brands/sites?

http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp?HC1=...=2007&HCM=650i

I have the Rogue version on the 6er. Got it from Turner motorwerks. That and bypassing the CDV transformed the feel of the car.
The UUC is also a good unit. Had one on a previous BMW, but I am happy with the Rogue.

roseng 11-17-2012 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by IL_BMW_650 (Post 7199639)
been doing a lot searching here on the forum and seems that a lot people recommend MTEC V3 for AE. thinking about getting these...haven't found matching fog though

I got my first set of AE's from these guys. Not bad to deal with. I also got LED turn signals and interiors from them.

The LED's have great color but even the brightest aftermarket LED AE's are not close to the current BMW AE lights. Still I'm glad I did the update.

If you are interested, I do have a set of MTEC HID H7 bulbs for the DRL's for sale. I used them for a about a week and then reprogrammed the car so they are not needed any more.

Mulchman 11-20-2012 04:35 AM

Here are my before and after pictures with the LED's I bought from Roseng. Thanks again, I love the new look :thumbup:

Roseng which ones are these?

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IL_BMW_650 11-20-2012 07:11 AM

Mulchman, they look great! so i notice your rockin an M6 front bumper on your 650i.....did you end up removing the fog lights all together? I'm thinking about picking up an OEM M6 kit, but was wondering what is typically done with the fogs and the wiring??

Mulchman 11-20-2012 08:06 AM

Mine came that way (second owner). When I pulled the bumper I found the fogs taped up and stashed (at least the wiring). The button was also disabled in the car.

roseng 11-20-2012 08:39 AM

Mulchman,

These are the 5w LED's without the optional headlight leak feature :mad:.

I was happy with them and I'm glad you happy too. They really look much better than stock yellow, IMHO. I'm a bit sorry I went for the new ones now.

For anyone interested I got them here.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mulchman (Post 7204646)
Here are my before and after pictures with the LED's I bought from Roseng. Thanks again, I love the new look :thumbup:

Roseng which ones are these?

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...pseca3eb02.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...pscb12def7.jpg



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