DIY For BMW Cup Holder & Console LED Lights (Pictures)
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12-08-2008, 08:48 PM
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Turn on your car and turn on your Parking Lights. Your Cup Holders and Storage tray should now be glowing a glorious amber like the rest of your BMW dash. NOTE: You can dim the Cup Holder and Storage Tray LEDs with the Dimmer Switch found on your lower left Dash Board. This is good to have because if you use your parking lights in the daytime you can turn down the LED brightness and energy consumption. (Not that they consume lots of energy to begin with). You can also easily install a small rocker switch ($2 at Radio Shack) at the male/female connector leads if you want a separate switch for the Cup Holder and Storage Tray lights.
Daytime shots. You can still see the amber LEDs in daylight but it is not distracting at all.
Nighttime pics. The Amber really comes alive and matches the OEM Amber of the console. The first thing you think after seeing this effect is why didn't BMW think of this to begin with. The convenience alone is awesome, plus it is very visually impressive and not overwhelming. Also you can easily add a small switch to the console to turn them on/off if you eventually find having them on when you are not using them to be a bother.
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