Elevate Your Drive: Custom DRL Boards for Your BMW

Elevate Your Drive: Custom DRL Boards for Your BMW

Get The Latest BMW DRL Look

Ready to give your BMW a sleek, custom look that sets it apart from the rest? Transforming your BMW’s Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) is an exceptional method to intensify your vehicle’s visual appeal and imprint it with a unique personality. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the world of BMW DRL upgrades, from the latest angular daytime running lights found in the new BMW M4 CSL to the dazzling RGB+W DRL boards that will make your BMW truly unique.

Key Takeaways

Boost your BMW’s style and express your individuality with custom DRL boards.

Choose from single color or RGB+W boards for a unique look on the road.

Installation process varies, but can be completed quickly to transform your ride today!

BMW DRL Upgrade: Boosting Aesthetics

BMW DRL Upgrade: Boosting Aesthetics

By opting for a DRL board upgrade, you can breathe new life into your BMW's front-end look, replacing the standard white DRL module with a color that truly mirrors your personality. Depending on your preference, you can opt for a single color option such as yellow, red, or blue, or go all out with our dynamic RGB+W option. This upgrade allows you to infuse your BMW with a unique personality and style that sets it apart on the road.

Consider the new BMW M4 CSL as a prime example. This model sports distinctive motorsport yellow angular daytime running lights, adding a touch of racing flair to its design and mirroring the high-performance GT racing cars. This yellow lighting upgrade does more than just enhance the car's aesthetics; it makes a bold and audacious style statement.

Iconic M4 CSL Look

Now in Reach with Our Yellow DRL Boards

Iconic M4 CSL Look, Now in Reach with Our Yellow DRL Boards

If you've been captivated by the unique look of the BMW M4 CSL's yellow daytime running lights, we have exciting news for you. You can now recreate that iconic motorsport-inspired look with our yellow DRL boards!

Our yellow DRL boards are designed to mimic the distinctive yellow hue of the M4 CSL's angular daytime running lights. This upgrade doesn't just enhance your car's aesthetics, it's a bold style statement, echoing the high-performance GT racing cars.

With our yellow DRL boards, your car will not only stand out on the road, but it will also reflect the spirit of the M4 CSL, known for its racing flair and high-performance capabilities. The vibrant yellow hue, with their superior brightness, will transform your car's look, making it a real head-turner on the road.

DRL Upgrades vs. Headlights & Angel Eyes Kits

DRL Upgrades vs. Headlights & Angel Eyes Kits

When it comes to enhancing your BMW's lighting aesthetics, you might be considering several options including purchasing modified headlights or installing Angel Eyes kits. However, there are several benefits to choosing DRL board upgrades over these alternatives.


Advantage Over Modified Headlights

Modified headlights often come at a significantly higher cost compared to upgrading your existing DRL boards. These headlights are typically pre-modified and can range from a few hundred to over a thousand dollars. On the other hand, our DRL board upgrades are a much more cost-effective solution, providing you with a similar, if not better, aesthetic enhancement at a fraction of the cost.

Additionally, with modified headlights, you're often restricted to the design and color options provided by the manufacturer. In contrast, our DRL board upgrades offer a wide range of color options, including single color and RGB+W boards, allowing you to truly customize your vehicle's appearance.


Advantage Over Angel Eyes Kits

While Angel Eyes kits can add a unique look to your BMW, they often require a complex installation process. This could involve opening up your headlights, which can be daunting for many car owners and may even require professional assistance, adding to the overall cost.

Moreover, Angel Eyes kits often alter the original shape of the DRLs, which might not be appealing to BMW enthusiasts who prefer to maintain the car's original design aesthetics. Our DRL board upgrades, on the other hand, maintain the original shape of the DRLs while offering a significant upgrade in terms of color and vibrancy.

DRL Choices: Single Color vs. RGB+W

Single Color DRL Boards

Single Color DRL Boards

Our single color DRL boards present a chic, uniform lighting alternative for your vehicle, enabling you to select a color that resonates with your preference and aligns with your unique identity. These boards, also known as daytime running light modules, serve as an upgrade to the standard DRL lights, amplifying both aesthetics and performance.

At DRLs Direct, we offer an array of single color DRL boards that cater to diverse preferences and styles. Our product line includes vibrant yellow DRL boards, which are inspired by GT racing cars and special models like the BMW M4 CSL and BMW M5 CS, ensuring your BMW stands out on the road. We also offer fiery red DRL boards, which can give your vehicle a more aggressive look. If you prefer a cooler effect, our blue DRL boards might be your choice. However, the color selection ultimately depends on your personal taste, style, and perhaps even the color of your car's paintwork.

The installation process for our single color DRL boards can vary depending on your vehicle’s model, and headlight design. For more detailed information regarding the installation process, refer to the sections below.


RGB+W DRL Boards

RGB+W DRL Boards

For those who crave the ultimate in customization and personalization, RGB+W DRL boards are the way to go. With a simple tap on your smartphone, these dynamic lights provide a world of color and mode options at your fingertips. Fancy a different color for every drive? No problem. Want to switch between various lighting modes on a whim? Easy. Even if you're after the classic, stock look, a pure white tone is just a tap away. With RGB+W DRL boards, you're in control, allowing you to tailor your BMW's appearance to your unique style and mood at any given moment.

Setting up the RGB+W version of DRL boards involves connecting the RGB controller, ensuring proper grounding, and linking to the fuse box. The installation process, like the single color option, depends on your vehicle's make, model, and headlight design and for more detailed information regarding the installation process, refer to the section below.

Installation Process: From Simple to Complex

DRL Board Installation Process: From Simple to Complex

The specific method needed for the installation of your new DRL boards will largely depend on the particular model, and design of your vehicle's headlights. Within each of our product descriptions, you'll find guidance on which installation method is required, along with a linked installation guide for the specific product. For models where a detailed, model-specific installation guide is not available, we have crafted a general guide to help you understand the installation process. Broadly speaking, there are two main approaches when it comes to replacing LED daytime running light boards.


Quick Exchange:

This installation method is predominantly applicable to modern vehicles, where the DRL module is easily accessible, usually located at the back or top of the headlight. The quick exchange method is used when the DRL module on the headlight can be easily reached, negating the need to fully open the headlight. In some instances, it might be necessary to remove the tires, bumper, or even the headlight to gain access to the DRL module where the DRL boards are mounted. However, it's not necessary to remove the lens from the housing, making this method more of a plug-and-play process with some additional steps. This installation can be carried out in a home garage and doesn't require professional skills, although some basic knowledge of the process would be beneficial.


Complete Headlight Opening:

This method is somewhat more complex and may require the assistance of a professional. However, with some know-how and the right tools, it's entirely possible to tackle it yourself. The process begins with the complete removal of your vehicle's headlight. The most challenging part is separating the lens from the housing, a task which is typically achieved through a process known as 'baking'. Once the lens is safely detached, you can proceed to remove the existing DRL boards. With the old boards out of the way, you can then install your new, upgraded DRL boards. After the new boards are in place, the lens needs to be reattached to the housing. This is done by applying a special adhesive and carefully aligning the lens before pressing it back onto the housing. Once the adhesive has dried and the lens is securely in place, the entire headlight can be reinstalled back onto the vehicle. While this process can be carried out by a determined DIY enthusiast, due to its complexity, we highly recommend seeking the assistance of a professional for optimal results.

Pros and Cons of Upgrading Your BMW's DRLs

Upgrading your BMW's DRLs comes with a host of advantages and some considerations that you should be aware of.


  1. Style: Upgrading your DRLs is a great way to enhance the style of your BMW. Whether you prefer the sleek single color or the dynamic RGB+W option, there's a DRL upgrade to suit your taste.

  2. Individuality: With a variety of colors and modes to choose from, you can truly make your car unique. Your BMW's DRLs can be a reflection of your personal style and character.

  3. Reminiscent of Special Models: The yellow DRL option, in particular, is a nod to the distinctive motorsport-inspired running lights seen in special models like the BMW M4 CSL and M5 CS. This can give your car a touch of racing flair and high-performance aesthetics.

  4. Easy to Reset to Stock (for Some Models): If your car is suited for the quick exchange method, it's a bonus as you can easily reset to the stock DRLs if needed.


  1. Installation Complexity for Some Models: While there are no significant drawbacks to upgrading your BMW's DRLs, the installation process can be a bit complex for some models. In particular, models that require a complete headlight opening might find the installation process a bit challenging. This could also make it difficult to revert to the stock DRLs if needed in the future.

    While the benefits of upgrading your BMW's DRLs are clear, it's essential to consider your vehicle's specific requirements and your comfort level with the installation process.



    In conclusion, upgrading your BMW's Daytime Running Lights can significantly elevate its aesthetic and functional appeal. Whether you're a fan of motorsport heritage or you desire limitless customization, there's an ideal DRL option available for every BMW owner.

    So why settle for ordinary when you can step into extraordinary? Allow your BMW to reflect your unique taste and enthusiasm for automotive excellence with a cutting-edge DRL upgrade. Take your vehicle's charisma to the next level and stand out in any driving scenario.


    Don't Settle for Ordinary. Upgrade Your BMW Today!

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the benefits of upgrading my BMW's DRLs?

    Upgrading your BMW's Daytime Running Lights offers a blend of aesthetic charm and functional benefits. You can personalize your vehicle's appearance and enhance its visibility, making it a safer and more stylish option on the road.


    What options do I have for DRL upgrades?

    Our offerings include single color and RGB+W DRL boards. Single color DRL boards provide a static hue, offering a consistent look. On the other hand, RGB+W boards deliver dynamic color customization and multiple lighting modes, allowing for endless personalization options.


    How difficult is it to install new DRL boards?

    The level of difficulty in the installation process varies based on the make and model of your BMW and its headlight construction. While some may find the quick exchange method relatively straightforward, others might require a complete headlight opening, which is more complex and may necessitate professional assistance.


    Can I control the color of my upgraded DRLs?

    Yes, with RGB+W DRL boards, you can easily control the color, brightness, and lighting modes through a user-friendly smartphone application, giving you the freedom to change the look and feel of your BMW's DRLs as you please.


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I am interested in changing the color of the DRLs on my 2018 BMW M240 to either blue or multi colored….how difficult is the process? Cost?


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