Categories: Illuminated / Non-Illuminated Stainless Steel Door Sill Strips Retrofit

Illuminated Door Sill Strips Retrofit BMW Z4 (E85)

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BMW Installation Instructions

Retrofit kit No.:
51 47 0 149 210
51 47 0 302 422

Installation time

The installation time is 1.25 hours, but this may vary depending on the condition of the car and the equipment in it.

Important information

Do not kink or damage the cables during the installation work since otherwise they may cause faults that can later only be identified by extensive additional work. The costs incurred as a result of this will not be reimbursed by BMW.

These installation instructions are primarily designed for use within the BMW dealership organisation and by authorised BMW service companies;

In any event the target group for these installation instructions is specialist personnel trained on BMW cars with the appropriate specialist knowledge.

All work must be completed using the latest repair manuals, circuit diagrams, servicing manuals and work instructions in a rational order using the prescribed tools (special tools) and observing current health and safety regulations.

All the figures show LHD cars, proceed accordingly on RHD cars.

Do not archive the hard copy of these installation instructions since daily updates are made by Aftersales Assistance Portal.

Special tools required




1. Preparations
2. Parts kit
3. To install the retrofit
4. Concluding work and coding


TIS instruction No.
Conduct a brief test
Disconnect the negative pole of the battery 12 00 …
The following components must be removed first of all:
Cover trim on left and right door sill 51 47 065
Door sill strip (interior) left and right 51 47 000
Pedal trim 51 45 185
Trim below glove compartment on the right 51 .. …
Side footwell trim on the left A pillar 51 43 070
Side footwell trim on the right A pillar 51 43 075

2.Parts kit

A Illuminated door sill strip, left (1x) E Cable tie (10x)
B Illuminated door sill strip, right (1x) F Clip (6x)
C Insulation-piercing connector (2x) G Grommet (2x)
D Ring cable lug (2x)

3.To install the retrofit

Insert the clips F into the mountings (1) of the illuminated left door sill strip A.

Remove the backing foil from the Velcro fastener (2).

Clean the side skirt to ensure good adhesion of the Velcro fastener. Carefully clip on the illuminated left door sill strip A along its entire length, making sure that the metal cover does not bend.

Route the cable (1) through the holes (2) and (3) into the vehicle interior. (Hole (2) is the third hole from the front in the side skirt.)

Insert the cable (1) into the grommet G and insert the grommet G into the hole (3).

Fit the illuminated left door sill strip A and press down firmly in the area of the Velcro fastener.

Route the cable (1) forwards to the left A pillar, then behind the centre console into the right footwell.

Use cable ties E to connect the cable (1) to the standard wiring harness (2).

Install the illuminated right door sill strip B in the same way.

Route the cable to the right A pillar.

Only for LHD cars

Strip the black insulation from the cables back to a sufficient length.

Strip the insulation off the brown earth cables (1) and crimp-connect the ring cable lugs D.

Attach the ring cable lugs D to the earth bolt X9634 (2).

Only for RHD cars

Strip the black insulation from the cables back to a sufficient length.

Strip the insulation off the brown earth cables (1) and crimp-connect ring cable lugs D.

Attach ring cable lugs D to earth bolt X9633 (2).

Undo the base module 5 from the trim underneath the glove compartment.

Route the yellow cables (1) to the central plug (2) on the base module 5. Use insulation-piercing connectors C to connect to the red/blue cable (3) on pin 18.

Base module 5 is located behind the glove compartment on the left in RHD cars.

4.Concluding work and coding

The illuminated door sill strips retrofit does not require coding.

  • Connect the battery, connect a charger
  • Perform a function test in dim light, since the illuminated door sill strips are difficult to see in bright light – Re-assemble the car      

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