The next stage of research and development of the BMW Ambient Light+ retrofit kit has been completed, and it’s time to share some news. What has been done so far: a fully functional prototype of the retrofit kit is done. the prototype has been tested on the BMW 6GT (G32) for more than 100 engine hours under different conditions — all works pretty fine. What is the functionality of the prototype at the moment: control of all BMW Ambient Light LEDs (except ceiling LEDs) the following scenarios are implemented out-of-the-box: flashing red when any door is opened (unlike the functionality implemented by BMW in LCI, the open door indication occurs even with the engine turned off).
We’ve started a new project. Wish us luck! Proof of concept demo
Recently, ready-to-use noname devices have appeared on aliexpress, which are specifically designed for reloading BMW Ambient Air cartridges and do not require any additional operations such as disassembling card readers and manual alignment of contacts. The only disadvantage of such devices is that they only include software for Windows that can work with them. Photo taken from Aliexpress This approach forces you to either take your laptop to the car to zero the cartridge or carry the cartridges home, which is not always convenient.