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peterlai 05-01-2004 01:00 AM

Turning on LED Taillight Retrofit Ring w/o ABLAS
 
After the LED Taillight retrofit, I want to get the outside ring to light up with the Brake Light, so I dig into the wiring diagram as well as the intruction of the ABLAS.

I figured out that if you just want the ring to light up with the brake light, you just need to connect the black/green wire to position #4 of the plug like the pic shown below:
http://www.peterlai.com/BMWu.jpg

Hope this can help a little if you guys are having a hard time getting ABLAS. But for me, I just want the ring to light up no matter what, which is a cheaper way to do...

Peter

330CI-silver 05-01-2004 02:00 AM

so is there anything we need to get, or jus simply spice the wires and connect it.

peterlai 05-01-2004 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by 330CI-silver
so is there anything we need to get, or jus simply spice the wires and connect it.

That's all you need to do...

330CI-silver 05-01-2004 01:40 PM

do i need to buy the white wire at and is the pink thing a transistor or sumthing its probably a stupid ? but im a newb when it comes to things with wires. thx

peterlai 05-01-2004 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by 330CI-silver
do i need to buy the white wire at and is the pink thing a transistor or sumthing its probably a stupid ? but im a newb when it comes to things with wires. thx

White wire is just a normal 20 wire and the pink thing is just a wire connector, just connect 2 wires without the need of cutting...

330CI-silver 05-01-2004 06:17 PM

what brand and type of female connector pin you use to connect the white wire with.

Datake 05-02-2004 05:00 AM

:pics:

330CI-silver 05-02-2004 11:05 PM

peter where u at bro

peterlai 05-02-2004 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by 330CI-silver
what brand and type of female connector pin you use to connect the white wire with.

Just got them from a electonics store...

GarrettF 05-02-2004 11:58 PM

so basically tap into the blk/grn wire and run a wire to position 4 on the plug and the outer ring will ight up?

peterlai 05-03-2004 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by GarrettF
so basically tap into the blk/grn wire and run a wire to position 4 on the plug and the outer ring will ight up?

Yup, it will light up with the inner brake light...

330CI-silver 05-04-2004 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by peterlai
Just got them from a electonics store...

well do you know what the connector is call or jus get something that fit into position 4. well my friend was trying to install it for me but he said i need to know what type of female connector? tia

330CI-silver 05-04-2004 10:39 PM

i went to radio shack, pepboys, o'reilly, autozone...none of them had it

gixxer_kidd 05-04-2004 11:02 PM

u da man. :thumbup: i'm gonna give this a try.

peterlai 05-05-2004 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by 330CI-silver
i went to radio shack, pepboys, o'reilly, autozone...none of them had it

I got it from a local electronics store.

It's only $0.079 a piece.

It's the connector the the wiring harness. I dunno exactly what it's called, but if you bring that to them, they should be able to find one that's close.

Try those store which they sell transistor, resistors and stuff like that...

330CI-silver 05-05-2004 04:40 PM

i got it working thx for the help peter, i couldnt find a electronic store around my area so i went to the dealer ship and they have the wire and connector. well it look so much better now and didnt even have to spend $60 for the ablas, great job

hotcello 05-12-2004 01:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peterlai
After the LED Taillight retrofit, I want to get the outside ring to light up with the Brake Light, so I dig into the wiring diagram as well as the intruction of the ABLAS.

I figured out that if you just want the ring to light up with the brake light, you just need to connect the black/green wire to position #4 of the plug like the pic shown below:
http://www.peterlai.com/BMWu.jpg

Hope this can help a little if you guys are having a hard time getting ABLAS. But for me, I just want the ring to light up no matter what, which is a cheaper way to do...

Peter


you really don't have to get the conector at all, just stick a regular wire from pin number 4(the empty slot)on the light side and stick the other side to the blue wire on the other side and that is it! NO connectors need it! just 1 wire, even the error indicator on the dash will disapear!! :)

peterlai 05-12-2004 11:08 AM

Blue wire? Which wire in the pic are you talking about? The 2nd from the bottom?

I know you can stick the wire in, but that will be kind of loose, I rather use a splice.

hotcello 05-12-2004 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by peterlai
Blue wire? Which wire in the pic are you talking about? The 2nd from the bottom?

I know you can stick the wire in, but that will be kind of loose, I rather use a splice.

the one next to the red one!! you can make the wire thicker and stick it in without cutting the wire, incase something happen you can just take the extra wire out!

SoFla328 07-21-2004 01:19 PM

pics?
 
does anyone have pictures of the after?


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