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Old 02-13-2013, 03:51 PM
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3 series parking lights LED

I know about the error for normal LEDs but does it hurt having them in other than the dash icon? And what's the wattage of the parking lights? 5w?
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If you're referring to the side marker lamp, yes, it's a 5W bulb... http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...20&hg=63&fg=10

A proper LED replacement (like this) shouldn't throw an error code.

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No the actually headlight the parking lights the smallest bulb in the housing the bulb is 2825 but is the wire giving 5w? Or?
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No the actually headlight the parking lights the smallest bulb in the housing the bulb is 2825 but is the wire giving 5w? Or?
Ah, sorry. If this is for an E90 (sedan) then it's a 21W bulb: http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...17&hg=63&fg=05 (part no. 5, same bulb for both halogen and xenon)

If it's for a E92 (coupe) or E93 (convertible) then it's a 24W bulb: http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...61&hg=63&fg=05 (part no .9)
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Ah, sorry. If this is for an E90 (sedan) then it's a 21W bulb: http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...17&hg=63&fg=05 (part no. 5, same bulb for both halogen and xenon)

If it's for a E92 (coupe) or E93 (convertible) then it's a 24W bulb: http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...61&hg=63&fg=05 (part no .9)
Ohh perfect I hav e90 n I believe what I'm talking about it's #9 5w but that link is perfect thank you
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So a 12V led would not work because 12V is 24W if I kno what I'm doing ... But that's too much power pulling to Parking lights so not good?
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So a 12V led would not work because 12V is 24W if I kno what I'm doing ... But that's too much power pulling to Parking lights so not good?
Sort of. A 12 volt bulb that is rated at 24 watts of power means that it draws 2 amps of current, and since the lighting voltage in a car is typically fixed at 12V then a higher wattage bulb would draw more amperage and a lower would draw less (VxA=P or P/V=A).

LEDs will work fine if you install a set that's error-free -- i.e., one that uses LEDs that the computer sees as drawing the same amperage as the original bulbs. On that note, here's one the might work for you... http://www.modbargains.com/18-LED-PY...F10-E89-M3.htm

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Sort of. A 12 volt bulb that is rated at 24 watts of power means that it draws 2 amps of current, and since the lighting voltage in a car is typically fixed at 12V then a higher wattage bulb would draw more amperage and a lower would draw lower (VxA=P or P/V=A).

Since you're referencing 24W, I'm guessing you have an E92 or E93 328i. If that's the case, LEDs will work fine if you install a set that's error-free -- i.e., one that uses LEDs that the computer sees as drawing the same amperage as the original bulbs.

On that note, here's a suggestion for you... http://www.modbargains.com/18-LED-PY...F10-E89-M3.htm

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