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Old 08-08-2006, 06:02 PM   #1
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2001 Coupe + LED w/ Resistors?

Does this do the trick without needing a LCM swap?

Want to put on LEDs in the rear of the 330Ci, its a 2001 model but from what I've read it will need a new LCM + reflash. Please tell me the resistors do the trick because I can't see myself spending money on a ne wLCM + reflash just to get the LEDs working.
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Old 08-08-2006, 06:09 PM   #2
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I just did LED's myself. I never heard of anyone using OEM parts and using the resistors. The resistors are used for aftermarket LED's. If your car is 9/01 (look on inside of door for date) or earlier you need a new LCM and reflash from dealer. If you go aftermarket, you can use a resistor pack and you don't need a new LCM or reflash. Just be aware the quality isn't OEM. Its close, but there is always drawbacks. Here is my post. Hope it helps and PM with any questions. I spent a long time doing my research. By the way, they are so worth it. Makes the car look newer looking and at night it looks cool.


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Old 08-08-2006, 09:40 PM   #3
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Can I get a pic of the inside of the trunk?

edit: Oh and its build date is 07/00

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Old 08-08-2006, 09:45 PM   #4
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Can I get a pic of the inside of the trunk?
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:20 PM   #5
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i have a 2000 with OEM leds and with resistors....bypassing the LCM swap. Works fine
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:39 PM   #6
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i have a 2000 with OEM leds and with resistors....bypassing the LCM swap. Works fine
hm.. you just gave me hope.
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:40 AM   #7
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i have a 2000 with OEM leds and with resistors....bypassing the LCM swap. Works fine
wtf i never heard this
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:01 PM   #8
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I see no reason that the resistor setup wouldn't work with OEM LED's. The resistors just simulate a bulb and you wire them in parallel to the resistors so the LCM sees the full current. Obviously a new LCM with the right programming would be better, but it makes sense that you could just wire in resistors (find a good place to mount them, those suckers get hot).

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Old 08-09-2006, 04:57 PM   #9
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Tyler, PM sent.

So in conclusion, throwing in the resistors withthe LEDs should work like a charm, yes? Could anyone who has done this install with the resistors show me pics of the inside of the trunk w/ the setup? Ie. resistor placement, etc.
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