///M Logo Puddle Lights Oct 7-11, 2019

$15 and 15 minutes for a quick cosmetic upgrade from the standard puddle lights to ones that project the ///M logo
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Puddle Lights-001 All late-model BMW's, including the M2, have puddle lights at the bottom of the doors which illuminate the ground when you are getting into or out of the...
1 All late-model BMW's, including the M2, have puddle lights at the bottom of the doors which illuminate the ground when you are getting into or out of the vehicle
Puddle Lights-003 They are easily replaceable with ones that will project a design onto the ground. The first step is to pop out the existing light assemblies with a nylon...
2 They are easily replaceable with ones that will project a design onto the ground. The first step is to pop out the existing light assemblies with a nylon non-marring trim tool. I see all sorts of people online doing this with a screwdriver, but IMO that is just asking for scratches to the paint. Aim for the side of the assembly that has the little notch in its bezel.
Puddle Lights-004 Once you pop out the side of the light with the notch, you just pivot it down to completely remove it.
3 Once you pop out the side of the light with the notch, you just pivot it down to completely remove it.
Puddle Lights-005 Disconnect the wire from the light and make sure it doesn't pop back into the door and disappear.
4 Disconnect the wire from the light and make sure it doesn't pop back into the door and disappear.
Puddle Lights-006 Since this is an M2, I went with ///M logo projectors. You can spend north of $150 to buy the official BMW kit of 2 lamps if you want or you can go to Amazon...
5 Since this is an M2, I went with ///M logo projectors. You can spend north of $150 to buy the official BMW kit of 2 lamps if you want or you can go to Amazon like I did and find $15 knockoffs that work absolutely perfectly. Search for "puddle" or "welcome" lights. Use the provided adapter cables to plug them in and verify they illuminate.
Puddle Lights-007 Before popping the light in on each side, test the orientation of the logo on the floor first. Ask how I know! You have a 50:50 chance of inserting them the...
6 Before popping the light in on each side, test the orientation of the logo on the floor first. Ask how I know! You have a 50:50 chance of inserting them the correct way and Murphy's Law always holds....
Puddle Lights-009 The result looks good on the driver's side ...
7 The result looks good on the driver's side ...
Puddle Lights-010 ... and equally good on the passenger side. Total time from start to finish was under 1/2 hour.
8 ... and equally good on the passenger side. Total time from start to finish was under 1/2 hour.