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Led bulbs for running lights

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I replaced my oem bulbs with HIDs about 3 months ago and am in need of a proper LED replacement set of bulbs for the running lights. I do not like the bright white of the HIDs and the almost yellow look of the running lights together. Does anyone know of a website which sells the LEDs for just plug and play? I ordered some from a recommended website and when receiving them they actually did not fit into the socket so I just gave up. But now I am back in the hunt. If anyone can let me know it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Thanks buddy. I actually ordered my LEDs from this site but blindly. Any insight on the exact bulb I am to order? Can not find anything specifically indicating that it is for the s1k. I am just looking to receive and plug it right in. Do not have much experience or knowledge with lighting.

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DUCKsMaNe,

If you look in the BMW Rider's Manual on page 126-127, it suggests replacing the parking light bulb with a wedge type bulb - W5W, 12 Volt, 5 Watts.

If you want to use the LED type bulb you want to make sure it is a Canbus Error Free type. This will help prevent an error from being thrown on your dash. The other thing to consider is the size, both width and length. If it is too wide it will not fit in the housing. If it is too long it will bump up against the lens. You also want to be careful about getting too many LED's on one board. Some types of LED's can get hot and could potentially melt the housing if not careful.

So, in answer to your question I would look at the "2825, 168, 194, W5W" bulb category and look for the Canbus Error Free type. I believe that the wedge bulb is about 3/8" diameter (10mm) and overall height is 1-1/16" (27mm). I have not purchased from this company before so, I cannot make a recommendation as to which one I would purchase. I hope that this is helpful.
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If you have a good dealer, just go in and ask them to switch off the lamp alarm on their computer, you can`t do it on the GS911...

Then you can run any LED you want , and you wont need to worry about the hot running multi LED canbus error free type..

Dont be alarmed when you switch the bike off either, as the LED markers stay on for a minute or so then switch off themself (it`s a canbus thing)

Or run in slick mode all the time as no alarm on dash when in that mode..

The method on turning the alarm off for the dealer is on a post on here somewhere if they don`t know how.....
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DUCKsMaNe,

If you look in the BMW Rider's Manual on page 126-127, it suggests replacing the parking light bulb with a wedge type bulb - W5W, 12 Volt, 5 Watts.

If you want to use the LED type bulb you want to make sure it is a Canbus Error Free type. This will help prevent an error from being thrown on your dash. The other thing to consider is the size, both width and length. If it is too wide it will not fit in the housing. If it is too long it will bump up against the lens. You also want to be careful about getting too many LED's on one board. Some types of LED's can get hot and could potentially melt the housing if not careful.

So, in answer to your question I would look at the "2825, 168, 194, W5W" bulb category and look for the Canbus Error Free type. I believe that the wedge bulb is about 3/8" diameter (10mm) and overall height is 1-1/16" (27mm). I have not purchased from this company before so, I cannot make a recommendation as to which one I would purchase. I hope that this is helpful.

flwbyu

Thank you so much! I appreciate all the good info. Will be sure to utilize this when purchasing.
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thanks bro! and they fit in the housing with no issues? i was told to take a look at these. this might be it. thanks again.
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If you have a good dealer, just go in and ask them to switch off the lamp alarm on their computer, you can`t do it on the GS911...

Then you can run any LED you want , and you wont need to worry about the hot running multi LED canbus error free type..

Dont be alarmed when you switch the bike off either, as the LED markers stay on for a minute or so then switch off themself (it`s a canbus thing)

Or run in slick mode all the time as no alarm on dash when in that mode..

The method on turning the alarm off for the dealer is on a post on here somewhere if they don`t know how.....
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great info. thanks! yea my bike never touches any other mode other than slick even in the wet lol. thanks for the info again
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thanks bro! and they fit in the housing with no issues? i was told to take a look at these. this might be it. thanks again.
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