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Old 01-04-2009, 08:20 AM
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For the interior light, is there anything holds the cover?
coz i just try, and i crack it
so i decide to stop it instead i crack the whole cover.
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I prefer piaa or polarg leds. If you get a error message just put a resistor on and It'll go away and will stop staying lit or flicker
So you say the interior lights give a warning message?!? What a pain in the ***, not even BMW is this irritating...

I thought only outside lights trigger a warning message??

And is that festoon bulb 36 or 39mm ?

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Old 01-04-2009, 03:19 PM
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Interior lights do not throw a code. That only happens on exterior lights
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So before I removed the trunk plastic reflector in the trunk (since it was the easiest to access) and I had trouble with removing the bulb, like how do I do it? It was hot since it was still on and I didnt want to break the bulb or the socket, do I pull it or what?
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Is it at the eighth picture down...basically how do I change it?
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Do it in the day time. And turn off the door lights and pull the bulb out
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the bulbs just pull out...just dont squeeze to hard on the bulb...
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Okay sorry for the somewhat dumb question lol
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change 'em all to RED LEDs. would look pretty menacing on a black on black car =)
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oh no! blood! O___O

but yea.. ~ thanks for sharing the instruction! =]
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Originally Posted by ctgilles View Post
So you say the interior lights give a warning message?!? What a pain in the ***, not even BMW is this irritating...

I thought only outside lights trigger a warning message??

And is that festoon bulb 36 or 39mm ?
yes if u mean the Rear dome.
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:18 AM
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Thanks heaps for the DIY. I have just done this and probably wouldn't have without this, to worried about breaking stuff.

FYI - I saw in another thread that if you stick a credit card into the gap between the back of the front dome light console and the headlining you can pop the whole unit down and remove the lamps from the back.

Thanks again.
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extremely helpful....used Polarg M4's..will post pics soon
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Rear number plate lights on a S204 are a PITA Won't be changing them I need to dismantle the whole trunk
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What is the Light Bulb Number for the Rear Dome Light, Like the Main bigger one? I have Polarg M4s 194 do they make compatible ones of that number for the same color effect?
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Originally Posted by mirzar1 View Post
What is the Light Bulb Number for the Rear Dome Light, Like the Main bigger one? I have Polarg M4s 194 do they make compatible ones of that number for the same color effect?
Anyone?
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^ ???

and the pics have apparently exceeded bandwidth.
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It is a Festoon light bulb and polarg has one. Don't have the number handy put can post it tonight once I get it.

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Old 04-24-2009, 09:08 PM
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ahhh that dam dome light wont come offf!!!! im like pullin on th cover trying not to crack it, then when i give up, and push it bak in everything just snaps back in. I FAIL!

anyone can gime some advice PLEASE ;x
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i'm in the same boat as you !

it's much harder than i thought to remove that front dome.. even using 3 screwdrivers and no deal=I
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I found the dome light difficult to pry out as well... but I got it to work by starting to pry from the trailing (passenger) edge, and then working down the sides towards the front of the car. With every pry, I slip my screwdriver in deeper.

... Good luck!
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Any advice on the front dome light? I found them really hard to remove and I am scared of breaking things..
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Dome Light removal

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Any advice on the front dome light? I found them really hard to remove and I am scared of breaking things..
If you insert a credit card like in the picture in the link below you will easily remove the dome light without any breakage. Mine slid off quite easily.

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachmen...g-p1010077.jpg

Make sure you hit the 8 black pointy latches shown on the 2nd picture.

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachmen...g-p1010048.jpg

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Old 06-18-2009, 08:26 PM
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fINALLY got it ! thks to Luis ! =)
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Thanks Luis! I did it just now thanks to your pointers

Next up is eyelid, license and other interior lights !!
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