BMW 8 Series/M8 DRL LED Boards - Installation Guide

BMW 8 Series/M8 DRL LED Boards - Installation Guide

Enhance the appearance of your 2022 BMW M8 with RGB LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) from DRLsDirect. Follow this comprehensive guide to install the DRLs and enjoy the vibrant and customizable lighting effects.

 

Introduction to RGB LED DRLs for BMW M8

LED DRL boards offer a unique lighting solution for your BMW M8, allowing you to customize colors and effects to suit your personal style. We provide high-quality DRL boards designed to replace the OEM DRLs to give your M8 a stunning visual upgrade. With a wide range of color options (Lemon-Yellow, Red, Blue) and the RGB option, you can create a personalized and attention-grabbing look for your vehicle.

 

Step 1: Gather the Necessary Tools and Materials

Before starting the installation process, ensure you have all the required tools and materials. Here's a list of items you'll need:

  • RGB LED DRL kit for BMW M8 from DRLsDirect
  • Screwdriver set (including Torx and Phillips head)
  • Pry tools or trim removal tools
  • Alcohol-based cleaning solution
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Zip ties
  • Wire connectors
  • Wire crimping tool
  • Heat shrink tubing
  • Electrical tape

 

Having these tools and materials ready will help you achieve a smooth installation.

 

Step 2: Preparing for Installation

  1. Watch the installation video tutorial provided by DRLsDirect. It will give you a visual overview of the process and help you understand the steps involved.
  2. Review the instructions and safety precautions provided by DRLsDirect. Familiarize yourself with the components and their functions before proceeding.
  3. Park your BMW M8 in a safe and well-lit area. Ensure the engine is turned off and the key is removed from the ignition. Disconnect the negative terminal of the battery to prevent electrical mishaps during installation.
  4. Thoroughly clean the surface area around the OEM DRLs using an alcohol-based cleaning solution and a microfiber cloth. This ensures proper adhesion when installing the new RGB LED modules.

 

Step 3: Removing the OEM DRLs

  1. Start by removing the front wheels of your BMW M8 to gain easier access to the inner fender well and facilitate a smoother installation process.
  2. Use the appropriate screwdriver (Torx or Phillips head) to remove any screws or fasteners securing the inner fender well. Gently pull the fender well away to create space for working on the DRLs.
  3. Locate the OEM DRL modules attached to the headlight assembly. Carefully disconnect any electrical connectors or clips securing the modules in place.
  4. Remove the screws or bolts holding the OEM DRL modules. Set these screws aside as you may need them later for installing the RGB LED modules.
  5. Slowly pull out the OEM DRL modules from the headlight assembly, being cautious not to damage surrounding components or wiring.
  6. Set the OEM DRL modules aside, as you won't be reusing them.

 

Step 4: Installing the RGB LED DRLs

  1. Take the new RGB LED DRL modules from DRLsDirect and ensure they are compatible with your BMW M8 model. Refer to any specific instructions provided by DRLsDirect.
  2. Align the RGB LED modules with the openings in the headlight assembly, ensuring the post holes on the modules line up with the corresponding holes in the assembly.
  3. Secure the RGB LED modules in place using the screws or bolts provided by DRLsDirect. Tighten them gently, ensuring a secure fit without overtightening.
  4. Connect the electrical connectors of the RGB LED modules to the corresponding wiring harness in your BMW M8. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper wiring connections.
  5. Double-check all the connections to ensure they are secure and properly aligned. Make sure there is no loose wiring or exposed connections.
  6. Reinstall the inner fender well by securing it with the screws or fasteners. Ensure a snug fit and check that it doesn't obstruct the RGB LED modules or wiring.
  7. Repeat the above steps for the other side of your BMW M8, installing the RGB LED DRL modules on the opposite headlight assembly.

 

Step 5: Wiring and Electrical Connections

  1. Locate a suitable power source for the RGB LED DRLs. You can tap into the existing wiring harness of the OEM DRLs or use an auxiliary power source, depending on the specific instructions provided by DRLsDirect.
  2. Use wire connectorsand a wire crimping tool to connect the wiring harness of the RGB LED DRLs to the power source. Follow the manufacturer's instructions and ensure proper polarity.
  3. To ensure a secure and professional connection, cover the wire connectors with heat shrink tubing and apply heat using a heat gun. This will protect the connections from moisture and ensure long-lasting reliability.
  4. Organize and secure the wiring using zip ties. Route the wires away from moving parts, hot surfaces, and any sharp edges to prevent damage or interference.
  5. Test the RGB LED DRLs by reconnecting the negative terminal of the battery and turning on the ignition. Verify that all the lighting functions, colors, and effects are working correctly.
  6. Adjust the RGB LED DRLs as needed to achieve the desired positioning and alignment. Make sure they are evenly and symmetrically placed on both sides of the vehicle.

 

Step 6: Finalizing the Installation

  1. Once you are satisfied with the installation and functionality of the RGB LED DRLs, reassemble any components or parts that were removed during the process. This includes reattaching the inner fender well and reinstalling the front wheels.
  2. Conduct a thorough visual inspection of the installation to ensure everything is secure, properly aligned, and free from any potential hazards or interference.
  3. Clean the surface area around the RGB LED DRLs using an alcohol-based cleaning solution and a microfiber cloth. This will remove any fingerprints, smudges, or dirt accumulated during the installation process.
  4. Enjoy the vibrant and customizable lighting effects of your new RGB LED DRLs! Take pride in the professional and eye-catching upgrade you have made to your BMW M8.

 

Conclusion

By following this comprehensive guide, you can successfully install RGB LED DRLs on your 2022 BMW M8. Remember to always prioritize safety and follow the instructions provided by DRLsDirect. Taking the time to properly install and wire the DRLs will ensure a professional-looking outcome and a long-lasting enhancement to your vehicle's aesthetics.

We at DRLsDirect hope this guide has been helpful in assisting you with the installation process. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact our customer support. Enjoy the stunning lighting effects and the unique appearance they bring to your BMW M8!

Note: The content provided in this guide is for informational purposes only. Always refer to the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for your specific RGB LED DRL kit.

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