BMW M3 & M4 (G80) DRL Boards - Installation Guide

BMW M3 & M4 (G80) DRL Boards - Installation Guide

BMW M3 & M4 DRL Boards Installation Guide (G80 G81 G82 G83)

At DrlsDirect, we celebrate the enthusiasm BMW M3 and M4 owners have for their vehicles. These cars are more than just modes of transportation; they are a statement on the road, embodying the spirit of racing excellence. It's with great excitement that we present the BMW M3 & M4 DRL Mod, a straightforward DIY upgrade that significantly enhances your car's visual appeal with bright daytime running lights. Whether you're aiming for the motorsport-inspired CSL-Yellow, the striking Red, the bold Blue, or the fully customizable RGB+W variant, our DRL LED boards are designed to make your BMW stand out.

CSL's Signature: Yellow Daytime Running Lights

BMW's iconic CSL yellow daytime running lights have long been a distinctive feature of the M brand, initially exclusive to the high-performance M4 CSL and M5 CS models. These unique DRLs are now accessible to you through our DRL LED boards in the CSL-Yellow option, allowing you to infuse your M3 (G80, G81) or M4 (G82, G83) with the same racing-inspired aura.

Installation Guide

We've crafted a detailed installation guide to walk you through each step of enhancing your BMW with our LED DRL boards. This guide is designed to make the installation process as simple and straightforward as possible, ensuring you feel confident in personalizing your vehicle.

Step 1: Removing the Heatsink

The first step in the installation process involves removing the heatsink from atop the headlight, granting access to the internal DRL components. Utilize a T20 Torx screwdriver to carefully unscrew the two fasteners securing the heatsink. Once loosened, rotate the heatsink to locate and press the locking tab, freeing it from the headlight assembly.

Removing the Heatsink
Step 2: Removing the Front Wheels and Guard Liner

To proceed, the front wheels of your BMW need to be removed to access the wheel arch guard liner. Employ a 10mm socket to unfasten the 13 bolts that hold the liner in place. With the bolts removed, gently detach the guard liner and set it aside, ensuring it is not damaged during removal.

Removing the Front Wheels and Guard Liner
Step 3: Removing the Heatsink from the Back of the Headlight

Following the removal of the guard liner, the next step involves detaching the heatsink located at the back of the headlight, which encloses the outer DRLs. Repeat the use of the T20 Torx screwdriver to loosen the two screws. Exercise patience with the inner screw, as it is typically more challenging to remove. Upon unscrewing, carefully extract the heatsink, ensuring to depress the locking tab situated behind the socket connector.

Removing the Heatsink from the Back of the Headlight
Step 4: Preparing the Heatsink and DRL Boards

Prior to installing the new DRL boards, it's necessary to prepare the heatsink by softening the existing adhesive. This can be achieved by gently heating the area, making the glue more pliable. Subsequently, use a flathead screwdriver to pry the old boards away from the heatsink. Following removal, apply a modest amount of thermal glue to the base of the new DRL boards, positioning them precisely where the original units were located. This step is crucial for ensuring optimal thermal management and light performance. Repeat this action for both the driver and passenger side boards.

Preparing the Heatsink and DRL Boards
Step 5: Reinstalling the Heatsink and Guard Liner

With the new DRL boards securely attached, the next phase involves reinstalling the heatsink into the headlight assembly. Carefully reconnect all electrical plugs and fasten the heatsink using the previously removed Torx screws. Ensure each component is securely reattached to prevent any movement or vibration. Following the top heatsink installation, proceed to reinstall the rear heatsink in a similar fashion, making sure to reconnect all necessary wiring. Lastly, reattach the guard liner and the front wheels, completing the installation process. Your BMW is now equipped with vibrant DRLs, setting it apart on any road.

Reinstalling the Heatsink and Guard Liner

Installing The RGB+W Version Of DRL Boards

If you're intrigued by the prospect of adding a vibrant twist to your car, the RGB+W version of our DRL boards offers a customizable lighting experience. The installation process involves additional steps for managing extra wiring, and the control of these lights is through an app, allowing activation when the car is on or off.

Step 1: Installing The RGB+W Boards

The initial steps for installing the RGB+W boards mirror those for the single color version, with additional wiring to manage thereafter.

Step 2: Connecting To Switched Power

Connect the harness and Bluetooth module to a switched power source in the engine bay or run a wire to the trunk for a cleaner setup.

Step 3: Managing The Harness And RGB+W Controller

Extend the wiring harness from the LED boards to the RGB+W controller. A QR code on the controller links to the app needed for RGB control.

Step 4: Managing The Wiring

Follow the icluded wiring instruction and ensure the wiring is properly arranged and secured, preventing water ingress while avoiding undue pressure on the wires.

These additional steps and considerations ensure that the RGB+W version fits seamlessly into your vehicle, offering a fun and customizable lighting option.

Upgrade Your BMW M3 Or M4 Today

Make a statement on the road with the BMW M3 & M4 DRL Mod (G80 G81 G82 G83). Our mod allows you to bring the iconic CSL yellow daytime running lights to your own M3 or M4, enhancing its presence and individuality. With our comprehensive installation guide and high-quality product, you can achieve the motorsport-inspired look you desire.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your BMW M3 or M4. Visit our product page or contact us today to learn more about the BMW M3 & M4 DRL Mod (G80 G81 G82 G83) and place your order. Stand out from the crowd and experience the thrill of driving with style and distinction.


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