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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 03-20-2012, 03:28 PM
alphaod alphaod is offline
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Overhead dome lights

I purchased the LED retrofit kit from BMW to replace the interior bulbs. Of course in typical manner there are no instructions included.

How do I open up the overhead dome lights? Do I just pry them open to access?

EDIT: I figured it out: A LOT OF PRYING!
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:26 AM
Stlcity Stlcity is offline
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Could u post me a link for the kit you used. I bought one from ECS tuning. Was able to replace all the bulbs other than the overhead main light. THe bulbs that came with the kit were too big.

I am looking for the right bulbs to fit the overhead console. I have a X5M BTW
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:06 PM
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It's the kit listed here:
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...22&hg=63&fg=95

Part number 63 12 2 212 788

I ordered from Schmiedmann.com:
http://www.schmiedmann.com/63-12-2-2...1.aspx#1943504

Took about a week and half in terms of waiting for the backorder; then the shipping was pretty fast in 4 days (including the weekend).

I found that the 4 piece kit is just useless. The 10 piece kit is okay.

The overhead dome uses 5 bulbs in my vehicle (3 in the front, two in the passenger row). Then there are 4 flat bulbs that I used two in the front footwell and two in the trunk lid. For the glove box, I may need another of the flat ones (which only 4 are included), so I'm just sticking with the current incandescent bulb.
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