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      02-27-2020, 02:52 PM   #1
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Ambient Lighting Retrofit?

Got a good deal on G20 but no ambient lighting, is there an OEM kit I can buy and do it myself or BMW shop/dealership to install it like the factory?
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      02-27-2020, 07:56 PM   #2
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I made a mistake in not checking the ambient lighting box when I ordered mine and I wish I had. With that said, I don't know if doing surgery on the car is a good idea. Are the wiring connections there? What about how you'd control it in iDrive if the functionality is not there? Could it be that you'd need entirely new door panels? These are the questions that come to my mind.
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      03-19-2020, 10:58 PM   #4
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I also didn't have ambient lighting because I got such a great deal on my 330 that was on the lot, and it had everything else I wanted.

I just think of it as something to look forward to, when the lease it up, I'm ordering an M340 with it.
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Some of the aftermarket options out there are really good and not very expensive.

They have more colour options, are brighter and some can be controlled from your phone.
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      03-21-2020, 12:54 PM   #6
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Are there any retrofits that are specifically made for g20 bmw? I see some options on ebay for f30 like this link:

https://www.ebay.com/i/202610398982?...QaAoibEALw_wcB
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      03-26-2020, 01:53 PM   #7
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Mine came with it but a friend of mine's didn't so he just bought a cheap EL Wire. It just slides right into the gap under the screen etc and plugs into the 12v in the rear. There's probably a better solution like wiring into fuse but easy install and spices up the interior for like $10.
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Got a good deal on G20 but no ambient lighting, is there an OEM kit I can buy and do it myself or BMW shop/dealership to install it like the factory?
I'm not sure whether you can retrofit the entire set but I got a quote from BMW dealership for just the strip of lights on the door and that was around $700 Canadian dollars. My 330 doesn't have ambient lighting either. The parts are available but I'm not sure whether the door has the connector for the lighting. And if it does, I'm not sure how I would control it if the idrive system isn't programmed with the ambient lighting option.

But if you think about it optimistically, having no ambient lighting is sporty in a way because you don't often see sports cars with fancy interior lighting, only on luxury cars.

But if it really bothers you maybe you can install some footwell lighting which will brighten the cabin up a little bit without it looking cheap like EL cables running all around the trim
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Mine came with it but a friend of mine's didn't so he just bought a cheap EL Wire. It just slides right into the gap under the screen etc and plugs into the 12v in the rear. There's probably a better solution like wiring into fuse but easy install and spices up the interior for like $10.
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      04-09-2020, 08:51 AM   #10
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Mine came with it but a friend of mine's didn't so he just bought a cheap EL Wire. It just slides right into the gap under the screen etc and plugs into the 12v in the rear. There's probably a better solution like wiring into fuse but easy install and spices up the interior for like $10.
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071W6W2NQ..._qOXJEb29RN0D7
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      04-17-2020, 04:53 PM   #11
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I was looking up this idea myself.

Trying to put together all the parts.

Front right/left ambient lighting:
Left part #: 63-31-6-999-929
https://www.mybmwoemparts.com/oem-pa...w0LWdhcw%3D%3D

Right part #: 63-31-6-999-930
https://www.mybmwoemparts.com/oem-pa...w0LWdhcw%3D%3D

Rear left/right:
Left part #: 63-31-6-999-931
https://www.mybmwoemparts.com/oem-pa...ItMGwtbDQtZ2Fz

Right part #: 63-31-6-999-932
https://www.mybmwoemparts.com/oem-pa...ItMGwtbDQtZ2Fz

What else am I missing? There should be one for the dash right? I canít seem to find that one. Is there anything I am missing for footwell?

Does anyone know if the wiring will be there in the non-optioned car?
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      04-17-2020, 09:43 PM   #12
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Footwell and door cup holder also have ambient lights. The center roof trim small LED ambient light also change colour according to the colour that you set.

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I was looking up this idea myself.

Trying to put together all the parts.

Front right/left ambient lighting:
Left part #: 63-31-6-999-929
https://www.mybmwoemparts.com/oem-pa...w0LWdhcw%3D%3D

Right part #: 63-31-6-999-930
https://www.mybmwoemparts.com/oem-pa...w0LWdhcw%3D%3D

Rear left/right:
Left part #: 63-31-6-999-931
https://www.mybmwoemparts.com/oem-pa...ItMGwtbDQtZ2Fz

Right part #: 63-31-6-999-932
https://www.mybmwoemparts.com/oem-pa...ItMGwtbDQtZ2Fz

What else am I missing? There should be one for the dash right? I canít seem to find that one. Is there anything I am missing for footwell?

Does anyone know if the wiring will be there in the non-optioned car?
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      04-18-2020, 01:43 PM   #13
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Thanks, I guess I am missing a couple things still.

These should be the door light pocket lights:
Left Door Pocket
63316998139
https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/9036408247
Right Door Pocket
63316998140
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-B...QAAOSwzt1dcReu

Door handle:
Left
63316838929
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-B...IAAOSwUApdcRdu
Right
63316838929
Same part as above

I think this one is the footwell lighting?
LED Unit Left/Right
63-31-9-891-437
https://www.mybmwoemparts.com/oem-pa...w0LWdhcw%3D%3D

Then this it the cable to hook up the LED?
Left/Right
63-31-9-891-438
https://www.mybmwoemparts.com/oem-pa...w0LWdhcw%3D%3D

Can't find the cupholder though...

Man really wish I had gotten it optioned from the factory :/
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      04-19-2020, 07:25 AM   #14
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If the car didnt opt for ambient light, are the cable and sockets all there but just missing the actual light ?
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      04-19-2020, 10:30 AM   #15
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Sorry, the door cup holder is on the door pocket itself.

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Thanks, I guess I am missing a couple things still.

These should be the door light pocket lights:
Left Door Pocket
63316998139
https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/9036408247
Right Door Pocket
63316998140
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-B...QAAOSwzt1dcReu

Door handle:
Left
63316838929
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-B...IAAOSwUApdcRdu
Right
63316838929
Same part as above

I think this one is the footwell lighting?
LED Unit Left/Right
63-31-9-891-437
https://www.mybmwoemparts.com/oem-pa...w0LWdhcw%3D%3D

Then this it the cable to hook up the LED?
Left/Right
63-31-9-891-438
https://www.mybmwoemparts.com/oem-pa...w0LWdhcw%3D%3D

Can't find the cupholder though...

Man really wish I had gotten it optioned from the factory :/
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      04-20-2020, 11:42 AM   #16
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Sorry, the door cup holder is on the door pocket itself.
Actually I am still missing the dash light at minimum.

With the cost getting over $300...not sure if I am willing to be a guinea pig to try to put it together.

Think esys would be needed to code it into idrive?
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Mine came with it but a friend of mine's didn't so he just bought a cheap EL Wire. It just slides right into the gap under the screen etc and plugs into the 12v in the rear. There's probably a better solution like wiring into fuse but easy install and spices up the interior for like $10.
How did he slide it in? I had a look at mine and it seems to have no gap between the metallic piece and the dash at all??
Do you have any closer pic? Thanks!
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Mine came with it but a friend of mine's didn't so he just bought a cheap EL Wire. It just slides right into the gap under the screen etc and plugs into the 12v in the rear. There's probably a better solution like wiring into fuse but easy install and spices up the interior for like $10.
How did he slide it in? I had a look at mine and it seems to have no gap between the metallic piece and the dash at all??
Do you have any closer pic? Thanks!
I don't have a other pic. It just fits in though it really doesn't need much of a gap
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Hey, where are you in your project?
That interest me too. I think it’s possible, but I hope that there is all the wires pre installed.
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Ambient Lights for 330i

I am from Ecuador and I am trying to do the same.. buy each parts, but I donīt know if the car have the cables and most important, how to configure the fuction.

Does anyone already find some info about it ?
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I guess that the wire are already in plac. We just have to buy the different parts and to plug it.
To activate this you have to go to bmw for that.


Is there already a diy to remove the door panel?
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