I actually found an old TIS for F15, it basically says new LED modules need to be configure/addressed with ISTA so I guess it's the same for G series... Still waiting for the remote session...
Hmm.. Everything needed is in this thread already, to make the wires, you'll need the connectors from here Plugs Connectors Bmw | Connector Bmw Ambient Light | Connector Plug 4pin Bmw - 4pin G38 - Aliexpress The wires are about 30" long to route along the OEM harness.Wow, amazing! How difficult was it to install overall, and what software is that? I think you mentioned eSys? As a complete newbie to this stuff, can you explain the process?
The lights are RGB, and synced with the rest of the car, or just white?
This is so informative and helpful. Thank you so much for doing that! Really looking forward to your future mods as well!Hmm.. Everything needed is in this thread already, to make the wires, you'll need the connectors from here Plugs Connectors Bmw | Connector Bmw Ambient Light | Connector Plug 4pin Bmw - 4pin G38 - Aliexpress The wires are about 30" long to route along the OEM harness.
The part numbers for the fiber optics and LED modules are:
63316998139 Fibre-optic conductor door pocket front left X 1
63316998140 Fibre-optic conductor door pocket front right X 1
63316998141 Fibre-optic conductor door pocket rear left X 1
63316998142 Fibre-optic conductor door pocket rear right X 1
63319891437 LED module violet X 4
The LED modules are RGB and colors are controlled along with the other ambients from iD8, I just happened to like "pearl"...
There're many videos on youtube on how to remove the door panel, it's a b!tch the first time removing it, and you basically have to have the correct trim removal tool or it's like impossible. Instead of the usual plastic trim removal tool, you'll need a metal one and wrapped it, so you don't scratch the paints but other than that it's pretty straight forward.
Overall, it's pretty simple and straight forward install, the only thing you need to worry about is not breaking anything when removing the door panel, not really difficult at all. But what crazy is the factory harness is just right there! Totally don't get why BMW decided to delete this... I doubt the LED modules are in short supply either..
Anyway, for the coding, if you're not familiar, I'd suggest finding someone to code it or a remote session to enable them. ISTA-D is part of the dealer service software ISTA+, D alone it's like a 140gb install and can be confusing if you're completely new to this.
And anyone seen this tweeter cover? There's a Korean guy who retrofitted B&W with this, no idea where he found them though, much better than the one I got...