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Old Apr 15th, 2014, 07:08 PM
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United-Kingdom LED Daytime running lights - retro fit

A colleague of mine has a Mini GP and has spent 399 at the local dealer to get the new LED daytime running lights fitted (had to barter on the price as they wanted in excess of 500 but he pointed out the special offer as these are new to market)

I've just come across them new for 235 and it says they're an easy fit - direct replacement for your existing fog lights.

Is this true?

I'm not mechanically or electronically minded, but if its a simple case of a couple of screws, plug, unplug etc, I might be inclined, especially with the saving over the dealer fit price.

Any had any experience of this? My Mini is only a week old so don't want to take any risks.

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Old Apr 15th, 2014, 07:30 PM
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They are not an easy fit, unless you are very mechanically inclined - definitely not a screw and plug job. You need to remove the front bumper, run wiring through the engine bay/bulkhead and (scary bit) tap into one of the leads going to the BCU. Doing several things for the first time, it took me most of a day, a lot of that spent trying to get the bumper off.

And after all that, my kit was defective and the car had to go into the dealers for them to replace it all under the parts warranty! I imagine that bit is now sorted out.
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Old Apr 15th, 2014, 07:34 PM
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Oh my!! Angib - you are proving to be my saviour today. This is exactly the type of thing I would avoid like the plague.

Me thinks it is time to give the dealer a call to see if they will honour the 399 (I will point out, this is the price printed in the current accessories brochure!)

Your a star!!
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Hi,
Just installed these original LED too.

- BUT the OBC on my 07' MCS does not show the ''Drl'' icon I settings menu, so the halo ring, will not function. - anyone knows how to solve this problem? maybe I need a software update for the car/OBC?

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France Issues.

I have the LED daytime running lights fitted by Mini and they have developed a fault working they feel like it. I have a trip planned to Mini tomorrow morning hoping for this to be fixed once for all.

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I have the LED daytime running lights fitted by Mini and they have developed a fault working they feel like it. I have a trip planned to Mini tomorrow morning hoping for this to be fix once for all.

Well this is the beauty of having them fitted by a dealer - 2 year warranty.
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France Indeed!

Quote: Originally Posted by Dermottdog (original)
Well this is the beauty of having them fitted by a dealer - 2 year warranty.

You're right! It does cost more but this is a nice safety blanket well I do hope so!

I will keep you updated tomorrow!
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France Follow up.

I have dropped my MC at Spire of Highgate this morning at 9:00.
Warm welcome and lovely warning of a possible 140 something charge in case the diagnostic shows that the car was tempered with...

At 11:41, I was called to inform me that she was ready. I didn't dare ask about any costs...

Once there, I am being told that the issue was coming from some wiring and that there was nothing for me to pay!

Of course, no apologies were made for the inconvenience caused.

Well, she got a free wash!

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