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      11-22-2008, 01:02 AM   #1
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Cool [DIY E92 M3] F1 Center Stopping Lamp

Hello, M3 Fighter Pilots!!


I got a "LED Center Stopping Lamp".


I decided to install it to my M3 Coupe, like this.






It has 12 LEDs. Its diameter is 3mm.

In order to get more brightness, I changed these 3mm LEDs to 5mm LEDs.


This is still in progress. Compare the brightness.

Left side is 3mm LEDs (Normal Intensity), and right side is 5mm LEDs (Ultra High Intensity).




When turn on the small lamp, it gleams with its 30% brightness.


When turn on the stopping lamp, it gleams with its 100% brightness.


And in order to notice immediately, I added a LED flashing circuit.

It looks like "F1 Center Stopping Lamp", doesn't it?

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      11-22-2008, 01:45 AM   #2
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Neat!
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      11-22-2008, 02:25 AM   #3
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nice work, but fail
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      11-22-2008, 10:42 AM   #4
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You need to have it blinking all the time...... That would drive people crazy>>>Ha ha!

Nice work>>
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      11-22-2008, 12:49 PM   #5
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activating rear fogs and adding the flashing circuit would drive people crazy !
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      11-23-2008, 05:36 PM   #6
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wow
that's fricking sick
hahahahahah
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      12-02-2008, 01:09 PM   #7
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      12-02-2008, 01:15 PM   #8
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      12-02-2008, 01:17 PM   #9
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haha nice work! you now have an F3!
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      12-02-2008, 06:49 PM   #10
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that's pretty cool, thanks for the DIY!
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      12-04-2008, 06:19 AM   #11
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activating rear fogs and adding the flashing circuit would drive people crazy !
1) It is not rear fog lamp, it is brake lamp. Read above once again.

2) BMW adopted "Dynamic Brake Lamp" from LCI models. It is flashing at a panic brake. Can you explain why BMW adopted it?
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      12-04-2008, 06:25 AM   #12
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1) It is not rear fog lamp, it is brake lamp. Read above once again.

2) BMW adopted "Dynamic Brake Lamp" from LCI models. It is flashing at a panic brake.
Of course it's not a rear foglamp. Doba is referring to activating the rear fog lamps in addition to the flashing F1 lamp.
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      12-04-2008, 07:58 AM   #13
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The way they drive in Tokyo you probably need that extra brake light!
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that thing is definitely sweet, but i wish there was a better location for it.
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      12-10-2008, 02:32 AM   #15
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      12-10-2008, 11:03 PM   #16
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Looks kinda weird..reminds me of the Rx8 because of the triangular shape
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Looks kinda weird..reminds me of the Rx8 because of the triangular shape
haha!
took the words right out of my mouth, that was my first thought when I saw it!
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      12-24-2008, 01:54 AM   #18
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that means you need to disconnect your oem tail lights. too many lights. sorry not feeling it.
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cool, not your average mod

but, if you constantly hit the brake on and off, isn't it gonna get annoying for people behind you always seeing a blinking light?
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      01-17-2009, 06:01 PM   #21
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Nice! I would love to do this on my E46 M3. Can you please tell me where u bought it from. Thanks.
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      01-23-2009, 05:38 PM   #22
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Hmmm, how about making it more subtle by mounting it behind the rear diffuser screen?
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