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Old 02-16-2010, 03:30 PM   #1
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Problems with LEDautomotive.com Lights

A couple of months ago i purchase two set of LEDS one white and the other blue for my BMW interior i spent $100 dollars per set i believe. So when i received them i installed them and the light in the interior didn't go on so i email the guy from LEDautomotive.com and he told me to play with the lights and turn the bulbs that didn't work then he told me im suppose to send him my dome light so he could install a resistor and i ended up having to pay an extra $30 buck to send him the dome light he installed the resistor and the lights still don't work.Has any one had a problem with lights purchased from LEDautomotive.com what do you think i should do?
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:19 PM   #2
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Some times you just get a bad LED. I bought my interior lights from them and they have been more then help with everything. Just talk to them and they should help you out.
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:26 PM   #3
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100$ For a set of LEDs? These are about 10$. I'm thinking of upgrading my interior lights, anyone know how the "red" looks, the one pic they have on that site is shitty.
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:31 PM   #4
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I believe he's talking about the WHOLE SET for $100. The ledautomotive.com LED's that I have are working fine. They have to be installed in a certain direction so if the LED doesn't turn on, spin the bulb 180degrees and try it. If neither way works then I guess you have a defective one? ledautomotive.com is good about getting back to you so don't think they're a shady company
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:41 PM   #5
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Tried searching the forums, no luck on any interior red LED topics :-\
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:14 PM   #6
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I had the same problem, except I got mine from a different vendor. Lights wreaked havoc on my LCM and angel eyes even with the resistor. IMO I'm beginning to think they are more trouble than they're worth.
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I had the same problem, except I got mine from a different vendor. Lights wreaked havoc on my LCM and angel eyes even with the resistor. IMO I'm beginning to think they are more trouble than they're worth.
interesting, what are the symptoms of what is happening? I've heard there are problems with earlier model E46s, and I'm guessing you have you angel eyes connected to one of your footwell lights as well?
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A couple of months ago i purchase two set of LEDS one white and the other blue for my BMW interior i spent $100 dollars per set i believe. So when i received them i installed them and the light in the interior didn't go on so i email the guy from LEDautomotive.com and he told me to play with the lights and turn the bulbs that didn't work then he told me im suppose to send him my dome light so he could install a resistor and i ended up having to pay an extra $30 buck to send him the dome light he installed the resistor and the lights still don't work.Has any one had a problem with lights purchased from LEDautomotive.com what do you think i should do?
Not sure if you are getting us confused with another company because we solder the resistor for free and only charge $6 for the return shipping.

Regardless, which lights are not working? Is it the dome, footwell and 1 pair of rear pillars? If so, do they all stop working at the same time?

If not, and only 1 or 2 LEDs are not coming on, then the LED(s) may be bad and we will be happy to replace them under warranty.

Go ahead and send an email to support@LEDautomotive.com and we will take care of you.

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interesting, what are the symptoms of what is happening? I've heard there are problems with earlier model E46s, and I'm guessing you have you angel eyes connected to one of your footwell lights as well?
Yes, connected to the footwell. In my case, the center dome light would turn my angel eyes on and off. Even with a resistor the problem remained. Still a mystery to me....I just sort of gave up on it. When you have to start adding multiple resistors and all this other gadgetry just to get some interior bulbs working, you begin to think to yourself that it just isn't worth it.
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never had an issue ever with Nate's lights.
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I bought a set of Bimmian interior led's and found that when all of the lights that automatically come on were replaced with the led's, none of them would work. After searching for an answer, it seems that there's not enough resistance when all of the fixtures contain led's. The solution seemed to be to either solder in a resistor into one of the fixtures, or to replace one or two of the led's with regular incandescent bulbs. I chose the latter solution as it was easier, but it kind of irritated me that I spent $100 for the set and couldn't use all of the led's
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I bought a set of Bimmian interior led's and found that when all of the lights that automatically come on were replaced with the led's, none of them would work. After searching for an answer, it seems that there's not enough resistance when all of the fixtures contain led's. The solution seemed to be to either solder in a resistor into one of the fixtures, or to replace one or two of the led's with regular incandescent bulbs. I chose the latter solution as it was easier, but it kind of irritated me that I spent $100 for the set and couldn't use all of the led's
I went the fleebay route and had to do a trial and error on a couple of them since a few had different festoon sizes. Then I had to find some that would actually fit in the rear pillar housings and also for the map lights and center. Eventually I was able to replace all interiors with LEDs, except one...the center one between the driver and passenger maps, for some reason it has a mind of its own--sometimes it will turn on when you open the doors and sometimes it would not. If an incandescent is used, it works all the time. Go figure
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A couple of months ago i purchase two set of LEDS one white and the other blue for my BMW interior i spent $100 dollars per set i believe. So when i received them i installed them and the light in the interior didn't go on so i email the guy from LEDautomotive.com and he told me to play with the lights and turn the bulbs that didn't work then he told me im suppose to send him my dome light so he could install a resistor and i ended up having to pay an extra $30 buck to send him the dome light he installed the resistor and the lights still don't work.Has any one had a problem with lights purchased from LEDautomotive.com what do you think i should do?
shoot them an email they have get customer service. When one of my leds went bad they sent me a new one free of charge.

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100$ For a set of LEDs? These are about 10$. I'm thinking of upgrading my interior lights, anyone know how the "red" looks, the one pic they have on that site is shitty.
I got all my interior lights red everyone including the trunk. I also got side and tag leds aswell. Heres the link to them in my car.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...805&highlight=
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I bought a set of white and red LEDs from LEDAutomotive.com. Nate is very responsive and helpful so far. Unfortunately, I am having issues with my done light. I have 2001 e46 330CI. I have tried the resistor myself and it did not work for me. I have tried 180 degree twists as well. Nate has sent me replacement red LEDs twice and now finally I had to sent my dome fixture with two white map LEDS and one RED lED strip to Nate this week. Lets hope they get up and running just fine because, there is nothing wrong with the Dome fixture. It works like a charm if i put in stock bulbs in any of them. I have confidence that LEDautomotive will fix this for me but I too think that it was too much of a hassle for me. I will let you know how my dome light turns out.

I have everything white except dome, rear pilar and footwell as red. The red LEDs are not strong enough. I wish they were broghter. I recommend, the RED LED strip panel for dome light if they get that released.
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We will take care of you Sorry it has been such a hassle. The E46's that have this problem are not fun to deal with.

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Ok so nate did take care of me. Infact i ordered few others things feom him as well. That ressistor broke after an yr and i replafed it. Infact i did thensurgery on dome fixture and marked the correct polarities on all tx lines so i get them right every time...

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