Faulty "lit" Alpina signs on door trim

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Faulty "lit" Alpina signs on door trim

Post by bfive » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:55 pm

I went out in the dark for the first time last night! (I have lived a sheltered life) and found out that the "alpina" sign covering on the door well lights up in blue! Nice touch. However it is quite fragmented with bits of lit blue areas and then blank "white bits" I assume this is because dirt has got in under the covering? Tried to explain this in the best way I could. Does anyone else have this problem - found a fix. I don't really want to go "prying" off covers if there not supposed to come off!!
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Post by bfive » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:46 pm

Got my answer from Alpina Direct - Buy new side covers!! Hmm, not what I was really after.

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Post by Drew » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:41 am

yeah I have the same on my B10, I did take them off to see what's what and there's nothing really fixable in there I'm afraid. I gather the bit that lights up is called light tape or such like (boy racer fave) and this can be bought. But how you'd go about replacing the tape that's already there I do not know how possible this is.

When looking at it last summer I did find a webpage of a chap who'd either replaced the light tape, or installed it, or something so it can be done. (I've found the pdf this chap wrote up but I can't see how to upload it)

The tape works on 50v AC (IIRC) so there's an inverter (two in my car) but later cars I think only have one for all 4 door strips

How do I attach docs?? I have two pdfs that would be interesting to the OP but I see no way to upload them, or even a link (not that I have any space to host)

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Post by joylove » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:16 pm

It's electroluminescent sheet. Pretty cheap online. I'm sure it's replaceable somehow, after all somone put it together at one point. :wink:
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Post by Simonal » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:05 pm

Yes they do go from time to time had the rears in mine replaced at least once in my ownership.

And the rears are going to need replacing again!!
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Post by finch » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:58 am

They are supposed to light up ? i have owned my B10 V8 for 3 years and didn't know that !!

Any chance somebody can post a pic of one illuminated ?

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Post by E24man » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:59 am

For E39's they were fitted as standard to the V8S cars only.

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