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PaulC
Joined: Mon 10 Nov, 2003 08:19
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Location: Aberdeen

LED Lights

Post by PaulC » Sat 29 Feb, 2020 19:54

Hi

I am looking to replace all the lamps and headlights with LED equivalents. Has anybody done this before and do you have any any "tips"?

Thanks

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bluejay
Joined: Fri 16 Jan, 2004 13:40
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Re: LED Lights

Post by bluejay » Tue 10 Mar, 2020 09:52

Nope, but interested as well, let me know what you find out!!

Robert

felix
Joined: Sat 02 Jul, 2005 17:25
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Re: LED Lights

Post by felix » Thu 12 Mar, 2020 04:32

The Z1 has a somewhat unique flasher relay. This mofication should do the trick - https://zroadster.org/threads/modified- ... -to.15927/ (go to post 73 for the pdf) but I have yet to try it. The relay is located inside the steering column covering so the steering wheel needs to come off to get to it. I have some of the necessary diodes - £1 each posted in the UK.

PaulC
Joined: Mon 10 Nov, 2003 08:19
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Re: LED Lights

Post by PaulC » Wed 18 Mar, 2020 18:32

Many thanks for your feedback.

I have now fitted the LED's on all the rear clusters and side indicators and they all seem to work fine without any additional resistors. I purchased the LED's from www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk and are Osram.

I did try replacing the H1 headlamps and when connected worked fine. Due to the size of the heat sink on the rear of the bulb, could not fit the cover back on. One alternative would be to modify the cover but decided against this route.

I have been basically overhauling the lights and it is interesting that the front running light / Indicator lens gasket and bolts are still available. Only the whole assembly is available if you want a new lens. I am replacing the number plate lens' at a reasonable price as the old ones are a bit cracked due to old age.

The rear light assembly is still available in the region of £580 pounds per unit, so will put that on my Christmas wish list.

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bluejay
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Re: LED Lights

Post by bluejay » Thu 19 Mar, 2020 07:16

PaulC...

I was in Aberdeen recently, should have contacted you!!

Interesting to add the LEDs...

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TJS
Joined: Mon 12 Sep, 2005 20:05
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Re: LED Lights

Post by TJS » Fri 20 Mar, 2020 19:42

Rather than buy a complete light unit from BMW UK you can purchase a new front indicator / sidelight kit which include the plastic lens, rubber gasket and two new coloured plastic fixing screws from www.leebman24.de @ c.200 euros each plus delivery.

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