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Hi. Just finished installing the non-LED aux driving lights onto my 2014 F56S without LED options. The factory instructions were confusing and had significant errors. With the help of fellow forum member GregoryK, I was able to do the job and wrote up a set of "corrected" instructions. GregoryK has a good tutorial on how to get the bumper off. I believe he has it posted on the NAM forums.

The attached instructions worked for my 2014 F56S - I make no guarantees or warranties, but will help if needed with questions. Read through the whole booklet before starting. There are a few special tools and extra parts (mentioned in my notes) you will want to have on hand before starting. Special thanks again to GregoryK. Best of luck to you.
 

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Hi. Just finished installing the non-LED aux driving lights onto my 2014 F56S without LED options. The factory instructions were confusing and had significant errors. With the help of fellow forum member GregoryK, I was able to do the job and wrote up a set of "corrected" instructions. GregoryK has a good tutorial on how to get the bumper off. I believe he has it posted on the NAM forums.

The attached instructions worked for my 2014 F56S - I make no guarantees or warranties, but will help if needed with questions. Read through the whole booklet before starting. There are a few special tools and extra parts (mentioned in my notes) you will want to have on hand before starting. Special thanks again to GregoryK. Best of luck to you.

Very useful It will no doubt be a great help, though The 9 hour installation would put me off before even starting!
 

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I made that statement (9 hours) right after finally finishing the install. That included all of the repeat work due to stuff not working or mulling over what the confusing instructions were trying to tell me. Now that they have been corrected and I have shared some of the "what-no to-dos", it should not take nearly that long. :)
 

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I used the Mini factory light mounts and aftermarket Hella 500's. That required full wiring into car (via hood release cable), tapping into the accessory cigarette lighter for switch power and making ends for the mounts to allow for the Hella's. Satisfied with the results and have full control over lights (daytime visibility is important). Under $400 and 20 hours).

Suggest VIP mounts if you want Hellas.
 

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How did you install the button in the dadhboard ?
Did you assign it with an existing button or drilled a hole for a new button ?
 

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I'm assuming from what I have seen others do is to take the headlight switch cluster apart. Then drill a small hole for the wires to run through the back of it and then cut out one of the existing blank buttons.
 

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I've just bought the non LED black lamps and have read through the instructions above...these are really helpful, so many thanks for them. It is especially useful to know to start the install from inside and fed wires through into the engine bay rather than other way around.Ive printed out the pdf to help me as I do the job. The additional notes are excellent.

Just to say that on RHD cars the wires run to the fuse box on the other (left) side of the car to that shown into diagram. On my European model, BMW have also helpfully provided a grommet within the grommet into the car interior, meaning that it is not necessary to drill a hole in this...there us now one provided for the aux lamp wire... you just have to pull the inner grommet out and there is the necessary hole.

Hedgehog.

I will post pics as to how I get on.
 

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Right. All done. See attached images.

I am massively obliged to Subguy658 for his helpful instructions. However mine is a UK RHD version.. and I found some differences. There is a separate set of instructions from MINI for the RHD - they are of course mainly the same. The UK kit I had does not have an on-off switch - the lamps simply switch on with main beam.There are fewer wires than in the wiring diagram for the LED / US cars. See Scan.

Here's How I did it: Just sharing experience - not a tutorial and no liability accepted if you injure yourself or damage your car. If in doubt use a professional mechanic.

First disconnect battery negative.

1. Open glove box and reach inside to open fuse box cover. This shows you where the fusebox is. Kneel outside car and lean into passenger foot-well. Look and reach up, un-clip and pull down fuse box.

2. Remove plastic cover trim on left side of foot-well - the Body Domain Controller is behind this.

3. Connect up the wiring to the rear of the fuse-box (positive power wire) and terminal in Body Domain Controller (trigger wire for relay). (This is tricky - you have to take out the multi-pin plug and disassemble to find correct wire from pin 34 terminal A 258 3B (blue and white). Remove existing terminal on wire A9 in the kit and use posi-tap connector to connect. Push- connect the relay (referred to as 'control module' as instructed.Attach fuse to front of fusebox where easily accessible.

4. Under the bonnet reach behind the bonnet hinge on passenger side and remove plug in large grommet (a grommet within a grommet). Feed the wires up through this hole from inside the car. Run wires towards front of car.

5. Run wires on frame. Fit inner connectors to ends of cables and wires inside grille.

6 Remove front bumper and grille as one piece using instructions from NAM Piyush Kayastha.

7 Fit aux lamp brackets as per instructions

8 Remove excess plastic from holes on grille (to allow brackets to pass through more easily)

9 Loosely re-fit bumper, feeding it over the brackets and securing with upper central screw only.

10 Fit ext bracket to protruding brackets

11 Fit ext connectors to lamps.Connect and push back inside grille. Cover protruding wires with tape / rubber tube. (Note: Connectors on latest kits are thin enough to pas thru grille meaning that lamps can easily be disconnected before removing grille in future.

12 Fit lamps loosely to brackets.

13 Fully fit bumper.Replace fusebox and interior trim

14 Re-connect battery negative.Connect cable A5 to negative of battery.

15 Select main headlight and main beam. Adjust lights.

16 Tighten lamp bracket screws.

17 Re-set date and time and tyre pressures (warning triangle will then go out).

18 No re-coding is needed for Halogen lights.

No longer any need to drill grommet on this kit. However its annoying that the lamps obscure the 'S' badge and that external wires are bare and unprotected.

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765 Fuse Box see from inside glove box
761 Grommet
777 Fitted lamp showing obscuring of 'S' Badge and unprotected wires
779 Fitted Lamp
774 Both Lamps
782 The Car.
 

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Hi. Just finished installing the non-LED aux driving lights onto my 2014 F56S without LED options. The factory instructions were confusing and had significant errors. With the help of fellow forum member GregoryK, I was able to do the job and wrote up a set of "corrected" instructions. GregoryK has a good tutorial on how to get the bumper off. I believe he has it posted on the NAM forums.

The attached instructions worked for my 2014 F56S - I make no guarantees or warranties, but will help if needed with questions. Read through the whole booklet before starting. There are a few special tools and extra parts (mentioned in my notes) you will want to have on hand before starting. Special thanks again to GregoryK. Best of luck to you.

Hi Subguy,

Thanks for the note! It's pretty awesome. :cool:
I just got my LED Aux Driving Light today, and I'll follow your steps to install.

But I have some question about the A6 screw on the fuse box.
I saw you mention the clamp it's behind/back-side of the fuse box.
So I need to remove entire fuse box and turn to back side?
Or just release the fuse box?

I found some f56 fuse box's images on google, but I can't understand where to screw the A6?
71932
 

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Hi. Just finished installing the non-LED aux driving lights onto my 2014 F56S without LED options. The factory instructions were confusing and had significant errors. With the help of fellow forum member GregoryK, I was able to do the job and wrote up a set of "corrected" instructions. GregoryK has a good tutorial on how to get the bumper off. I believe he has it posted on the NAM forums.

The attached instructions worked for my 2014 F56S - I make no guarantees or warranties, but will help if needed with questions. Read through the whole booklet before starting. There are a few special tools and extra parts (mentioned in my notes) you will want to have on hand before starting. Special thanks again to GregoryK. Best of luck to you.
Thank you , i will have a look next week cheers
 
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