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      10-23-2020, 02:28 PM   #1
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Puddle or door projector lights

Definite First World question here.

I am waiting for my new X5 and pondering minutiae while I wait.....

Does the X5 come equipped with puddle or door projector lights or at re they replaced by the pathway lighting feature?

Once I know this vital information we can move on to achieving world peace etc.........


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      10-23-2020, 02:58 PM   #2
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Definite First World question here.

I am waiting for my new X5 and pondering minutiae while I wait.....

Does the X5 come equipped with puddle or door projector lights or at re they replaced by the pathway lighting feature?

Once I know this vital information we can move on to achieving world peace etc.........


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The X5 comes with the pathway and puddle lights. However the puddle lights are not projector lights with the BMW logo or anything like that. That's an aftermarket add on.
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      10-23-2020, 04:09 PM   #3
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I check for aftermarket ones
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      10-23-2020, 04:38 PM   #4
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you can buy the projector lights of of amazon or ebay for $25. All 4 doors.
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      10-23-2020, 07:33 PM   #5
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      10-23-2020, 08:04 PM   #6
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I installed oem projectors on my last G05 X50i M-Sport and just did front and rear on my X7 M50i.

Here is my X5. The oem are certainly better. I put generics on my wife’s Audi and they already look blurry after a year.



M logo will match the door sill M logo in font and color. It’s a spot on match.
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I installed oem projectors on my last G05 X50i M-Sport and just did front and rear on my X7 M50i.

Here is my X5. The oem are certainly better. I put generics on my wifeís Audi and they already look blurry after a year.



M logo will match the door sill M logo in font and color. Itís a spot on match.

Do you have a link to where you got these? Thanks!!
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I believe you are looking for these. Please double check:


BMW LED door projectors 63312414105


Door projector slides L+R BMW logo 63312413538


M Performance logos f.LED door projector. 63312456413
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Do you have a link to where you got these? Thanks!!
Dealers on EBay have the best price. I got my last 2 sets for my X7 M50i from this place. I believe I bought from him earlier this year for my M2 Competition.
They always have them. Offer them $88.00 for a set.. I can’t stress enough to stay with OEM. These will fit our G05 and G07. They are a tight fit but will pop right in. They come with all 4 logo slides. Part# 63312414105. If you want to do the rear doors, you will need to buy 2 sets.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CHEAPEST-BM...gAAOSwBw5dwd1v


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For those in the UK, Marshall BMW (a franchised BMW dealer) have "Brand New Genuine BMW LED Door Logo Light Projectors Part number 63312414105" on Ebay.co.uk at £25 including P&P.

https://ebay.us/bLnTpw or https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-New...5/254749730186
eBay item number: 254749730186
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I get a "does not fit" with any of these part numbers?
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I get a "does not fit" with any of these part numbers?

It fits. This is BMW not upgrading their fitments. BMW uses all the same size puddle lights in the bottom of the doors.

I did this to a G05, G07 and the new M2C all with the same part number.
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I get a "does not fit" with any of these part numbers?
On BMW canada site it says fits 40i. This is the main part number: 63312414105, others were sub-part numbers for specific lens I believe.
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It fits. This is BMW not upgrading their fitments. BMW uses all the same size puddle lights in the bottom of the doors.

I did this to a G05, G07 and the new M2C all with the same part number.
Already ordered, so will find out in a few! Looks like essentially the same process as adding the 4 rings to Audi puddle lights. Thanks for the info!
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Aaand they were correct - these do not fit. With a however. However, you can make them fit. An hour, a broken trim tool, and a slightly botched door card underside (fortunately not normally visible), they are installed. First tip - do not ignore the instructions. At least don't ignore the little pictures (instructions are fairly sparse). These were not Audi rings - which were pop out the old, pop in the new.

Assuming these were the same, I popped out the OEM puddle lights (easy peasy), attached the connector (also easy), and popped in the new. Snug fit. Really snug. In fact, extremely tight. No problem, they're not going anywhere. Except - the logo is upside-down. They were clearly marked "R" and "L", and I installed the "L" on the driver's side, correct, no? No. The R and L are not from the perspective of the seated driver, but facing the car from the front.

No problem, I'll just pop it out and swap the lights. Um, not popping. Not, in fact, moving at all. Hence the hour and a broken trim tool, and marred door. Back to the instructions. There is a small diagram of a utility knife, with some measurements. No text, just the picture. It seems to indicate enlarging the opening. Aha. So, essentially ripping out the light, I trimmed about 1/8" from the length of the opening, reconnected and reinstalled the unit. Then spent about 3 minutes installing the passenger side light, correctly. Fini.

So basically user error, combined with less than clear installation instructions. I am therefore providing this for potential users who want to spiff up their puddle lights. These will not go into the original opening - and come out again - without modification as described. And I'm assuming - and I'm not about to try - that once you do this you can't go back to the originals without replacing the lower door trim. But you probably won't want to.

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