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Old 07-21-2015, 12:21 PM
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Anyone have the LED door projectors?

Can't tell if they're cool or just plain ol' cheesy. If you aren't aware, they replace the puddle lights in the bottom of the doors and instead shines a BMW logo (or whatever you want really) on the ground. Again, could be really really stupid looking but...
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:42 PM
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ive seen them and i think they look "cool".
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:03 PM
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The have become so popular that even BMW sells them now.
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:27 PM
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My birthday is coming up! My best friend who owns a super clean e66 recently installed them in all 4 doors. They look great IMO not cheesy at all. He ordered me a set that should arrive any day now as a gift. Once installed. I shall post pics. And as said, BMW has obviously taken notice as it is an option on the new 7. I think it projects a "7" instead of logo.
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:33 PM
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I think they are pretty cheesy.

They are like underglow lighting kits to me.

But to each their own...
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I'm torn and yes, I saw BMW sells them now as I got an email they're on sale for $125. I opted for the cheapo ones with decent reviews on amazon for $17. If they work great, if not, I'll send them back.

And yes, to each their own - I personally think they're cheesy as hell and yet I find them cool as well.
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:40 PM
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I installed a set and couldn't be happier. I get nothing but compliments, especially from other BMW owners. Even the restaurant car valets like them. I think they look cool and set the car apart a little. I had trouble with one of them and it got replaced no problem.
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I installed a set and couldn't be happier. I get nothing but compliments, especially from other BMW owners. Even the restaurant car valets like them. I think they look cool and set the car apart a little.
This is exactly what my best friend said! Nothing but compliments from valet and other bimmer owners. He's in the restaurant bar business and is out and about much more than myself. We shall see... The install is super easy so they can be pulled no prob.
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:56 PM
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Did you guys that did get these order the actual BMW ones or aftermarket?
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I read a lot of reviews about them and my understanding is that the film that the light goes through to project the image doesn't last long at all.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:28 PM
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funny you mention that because one of the descriptions on amazon is very honest they even say that it doesn't last very long and you can just replace them. I think you can get replacements for $2. But then again, how long does your door really stay open? a few seconds?
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:39 PM
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The Batman, Smilie Face, or other cartoon ones look cheesy. BMW or M emblem look good. Wish someone would make a V12 emblem. To match my door sills..
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:32 PM
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I got mine at bmwleds on ebay I think. I have no association other than I purchased from them. If the doors stay open a long time (couple minutes), sometimes 1 or 2 of them might start to blink, but once the door is closed and re-opened they reset and there's no problem. I have them about a year but I don't recall seeing anything about the logo film going bad. Maybe I just missed it.
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I ordered two pairs of plug and play ones on amazon for $40 per pair. (The first pair was so cool, I got another pair) They actually only take 60 seconds to install and come with two projectors, BMW and M logo in a set.

I got the BMW logo on the front doors and M logo on the rear doors.

The concept is cheesy but final product is amazing. After all the aftermarket thing I have done I get 25x more positive complements on the darn puddle lights..."amazing" " wow that is so cool" ect.....
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:01 AM
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I bought one pair with the BMW logo for the front. They look good. I paid $8.xx for the pair on Amazon. Installed for 5 months no problems.
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:52 PM
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I got some for all 4 doors. I was afraid they would look cheesy but they're actually crisp and clear. They look like they belong on the car. Ebay for about 20 bucks a pair. They do flicker though if u leave the door open too long.
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Old 07-22-2015, 05:04 PM
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Not a fan of this particular design, perhaps if it simply wrote the letters "BMW" in white LED's instead of the badge and also if it wasn't so big.
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Old 07-22-2015, 06:22 PM
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I bought the original BMW LED door projectors in Germany.

They have 4 different inserts:
- BMW Emblem (Blue white)
- BMW (just letters)
- xdrive (symbol X)
- ///M (colored stripes)

In my opinion the problem is that they are not as bright as my original white BMW door LEDs which provide a very bright light and enlighten a wide spot at the ground. So if it's dark you can step into something, because you didn't see it.
So I decided to put them into the rear doors.

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Old 07-22-2015, 07:02 PM
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I'd have to see it in person to really judge it, but not really liking it.
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:14 PM
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I get mine tomorrow I'll try to take pics at night or in my garage
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:06 PM
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Does anyone know if anyone makes some for an Alpina? My bottom door silver already lights up (Alpina Standard), but I do like the BMW projection. That's Hot! Like it or not. It would be just one additional compliment I get on my car other than it being an Alpina. :-)

DLF750, I'm interested in how your install goes. I'm right behind you if it goes well. Looking forward to your opinion.
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:36 PM
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ok, just got the lights and installed them in 10 seconds. Well, that's a lie but really about 2 minutes. Easy to remove - I have a plastic trim removal set but a flathead screwdriver is fine, you can't hurt anything that you can see down there anyway. This is what I bought btw:

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B...ilpage_o01_s00

The amazon description does NOT list the F01 or 7 series as compatible, it is, trust me. I'll wait a week and maybe order two more for the rear doors.

It doesn't have a "plug" to plug into the existing harness. It has two needle wires that are very stiff, which is good. Slide them into the little holes in the harness. Use the SMALL holes on the harness for contact and they will slide all the way in snugly. If you try to use the larger holes, the needle wires will just fall out. Took me a minute to figure that out. Once you see they are working, you can either rotate the whole assembly to see if the BMW logo shines where you want it. Mine didn't. I used a small phillips screwdriver to unscrew the top of the housing and rotated the lens so that the BMW logo shines straight down with the BMW on top of the circle when the door is fully open.

And no, I'm an ass, I forgot to take pics... but they seem pretty bright in my garage and my garage has a few windows in it so it's not really that dark in there now.
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:05 PM
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If the logo fades over time, it might be a good idea to paint over the logos with something like clear nail polish. Idk if that will have an effect on the projection though

I do this for high wear items like the Start/Stop button
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pic of LED projector light

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I don't think I'd put any substance on the lens itself, it's probably fairly sensitive and would probably get blurry. So far I like these. Cool and cheesy.
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