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Post by sapphireblack » Tue Mar 19, 2024 9:08 am

Curious if anyone has fitted any aftermarket LED drl's to an E71 or E70? I'm thinking the slim rectangular type, probably fitted in/on the foglight panel. I'd be open to other possibilities though.

Wiring may need professional help, given the complexity involved?

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Post by X5Sport » Tue Mar 19, 2024 12:19 pm

BMW did at one point offer a kit for non-DRL equipped cars. There wasn’t one for the E70/71 as those came with DRLs from the factory, albeit not LED. The slim, horizontal lamps went into the plastic trim close to the front fogs.

I can’t find them listed on REALOEM meaning they were withdrawn before 12/2019.
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Post by sapphireblack » Tue Mar 19, 2024 12:30 pm

Bugger!
I've become increasingly frustrated at the yellowish tones the general lighting offers outside of the xenons. Having replaced all of the front lighting on my 2005 Touareg with Philips Ultinon LEDs, that car looks fresher, almost younger than the X6 :?

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Post by X5Sport » Tue Mar 19, 2024 12:32 pm

There are kits available - I’m pretty sure this Osram kit is very likely what BMW rebadged.

https://www.powerbulbs.com/product/osra ... lg-drl-kit
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Post by sapphireblack » Tue Mar 19, 2024 12:35 pm

I wonder if these are worth a punt?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272749589284 ... media=COPY

Maybe also swap the fog/cornering lights to LED bulbs for a cleaner white look?

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Post by sapphireblack » Tue Mar 19, 2024 12:37 pm

X5Sport wrote: Tue Mar 19, 2024 12:32 pm There are kits available - I’m pretty sure this Osram kit is very likely what BMW rebadged.

https://www.powerbulbs.com/product/osra ... lg-drl-kit
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Post by X5Sport » Tue Mar 19, 2024 12:45 pm

Still made though…..try this (other suppliers are also available)….

https://www.driven2automotive.com/shop/ ... g-drl-kit/
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Post by sapphireblack » Tue Mar 19, 2024 10:48 pm

Those do look nice. I wonder how they'd look on the front of a pre facelift car? And how to integrate them into the loom ???
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Post by sapphireblack » Tue Mar 19, 2024 10:59 pm

They'd look rather good on the facelifted model, underneath the foglight trim
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Post by X5Sport » Wed Mar 20, 2024 7:33 am

Fitting sheet is here: https://www.osram.com/ecat/LEDriving%20 ... #downloads

Doesn’t look too tricky. 4 wires only if I’m reading it right.
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Post by sapphireblack » Wed Mar 20, 2024 7:37 am

These might have been good, but for the price and p&p. The chrome section wasn't ideal either :oops:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/285281633068 ... media=COPY

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Post by sapphireblack » Wed Mar 20, 2024 7:42 am

X5Sport wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 7:33 am Fitting sheet is here: https://www.osram.com/ecat/LEDriving%20 ... #downloads

Doesn’t look too tricky. 4 wires only if I’m reading it right.

Wiring might be straightforward, i think they'd look good on facelift models but not earlier models.

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