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BaranE 07-05-2012 08:33 AM

F02 LCI Lights Retrofit
 
I really like the LED Corona headlamps and the darkened taillamps. Is it possible to retrofit these to our cars? Does anyone have any ideas?

f01driver 07-05-2012 03:17 PM

Good question, I assume the taillamps are easy and a direct fit and might need coding to throw off any errors but the front might not be that easy because you might need a new bumper.

BaranE 07-06-2012 02:20 AM

I think the form factor for the front lights are the same as well. But I'll check WebISTA and wiring diagrams on bmwtis.com and share my findings. I doubt taillamps would need coding though. Ours are already LED and bulb types aren't changed. The only thing changed is the color.

beamlord 07-06-2012 04:01 AM

Should be a direct fit because the facelift NON-LED headlight are the same as ours or at least look the same.

f01driver 07-06-2012 04:22 AM

Interesting, I'm interested in the headlamps so please keep us updated.

dbs600 07-06-2012 08:11 AM

I smell group buy for front and rear lamps!

Individual750LI 07-06-2012 01:29 PM

I highly doubt the front headlamps are interchangeable, that's not what BMW usually do. :(

dbs600 07-06-2012 03:46 PM

Anyone ever retrofit rear fog lamps to their United States spec 7 Series by adding bulbs to the sockets and replacing the lamp switch to the left of the steering wheel? If so, was a computer reprogramming necessary?

f01driver 07-06-2012 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Individual750LI (Post 6937095)
I highly doubt the front headlamps are interchangeable, that's not what BMW usually do. :(

On the e90's you can install the LCI e90 headlamps but on the e92 it's more difficult because they redesigned the hood.

f01driver 07-07-2012 04:18 AM

Here's the diagram I found for the f01 LCI headlamps;

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/h/n/440.png

BaranE 07-07-2012 06:21 AM

OK so far I've found the wiring diagrams and the part numbers. LED's need an additional module. Wiring shouldn't be a problem. But I'm not 100% sure that the dimensions are the same between headlights.

As for the taillamps all findings point to plug&play. I'll probably order one from my stealer and see if it works. I'll let you guys know how everything goes. I can also share wiring diagrams if anyone is interested.

On the LCI model if you order the LED headlamps you can also order the fog lights as LED. I'll also see if those are retrofittable.

BaranE 07-07-2012 06:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by f01driver (Post 6937426)
On the e90's you can install the LCI e90 headlamps but on the e92 it's more difficult because they redesigned the hood.

Hood has the same part number for both LCI and non-LCI models.

f01driver 07-07-2012 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BaranE (Post 6938187)
OK so far I've found the wiring diagrams and the part numbers. LED's need an additional module. Wiring shouldn't be a problem. But I'm not 100% sure that the dimensions are the same between headlights.

As for the taillamps all findings point to plug&play. I'll probably order one from my stealer and see if it works. I'll let you guys know how everything goes. I can also share wiring diagrams if anyone is interested.

On the LCI model if you order the LED headlamps you can also order the fog lights as LED. I'll also see if those are retrofittable.

Let us know how it goes, I'm sure a lot of us will jump on board if this mod works out.

f01driver 07-18-2012 02:07 AM

Any updates or has anyone attempted the retrofit?

BaranE 07-18-2012 02:45 AM

I've ordered the rear lights, some plugs and wiring from the stealers. I'll start working on the rears prob. next week. I'll let you guys know.

f01driver 07-18-2012 03:10 AM

Thanks!

haastx10 07-18-2012 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dbs600 (Post 6937317)
Anyone ever retrofit rear fog lamps to their United States spec 7 Series by adding bulbs to the sockets and replacing the lamp switch to the left of the steering wheel? If so, was a computer reprogramming necessary?

All you need to do is replace light switch with Euro spec switch which has the front and rear fog light buttons. Completely plug and play. No extra bulbs or wiring. Your current 7 uses the same lights during rapid braking. Also cool is that the indicator lights on the dash come on!

X5X 07-19-2012 08:22 AM

How bright are those LED headlights?

kontir 07-19-2012 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by haastx10 (Post 6959908)
all you need to do is replace light switch with euro spec switch which has the front and rear fog light buttons. Completely plug and play. No extra bulbs or wiring. Your current 7 uses the same lights during rapid braking. Also cool is that the indicator lights on the dash come on!

+1

f01driver 07-19-2012 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by X5X (Post 6960598)
How bright are those LED headlights?

I would assume they're similar to the headlamps you find on the new 6 series.

f01driver 07-26-2012 04:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BaranE (Post 6957992)
I've ordered the rear lights, some plugs and wiring from the stealers. I'll start working on the rears prob. next week. I'll let you guys know.

Any updates?

Highlander99 09-16-2012 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by f01driver (Post 6972857)
Any updates?

Greetings to all from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ! I am very excited about the new LED headlights for the F01-F02 ! Any updates to confirm if they fit in a 2012 760Li M Pack? Many tks ! Hilton

f01driver 09-17-2012 05:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Highlander99 (Post 7077855)
Greetings to all from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ! I am very excited about the new LED headlights for the F01-F02 ! Any updates to confirm if they fit in a 2012 760Li M Pack? Many tks ! Hilton

The headlamps will fit because the top part of the front fascia is unchanged but no one really knows what else is needed for the lights to work.

There is another member who might be doing this retrofit so we should get some answers soon if he goes through with the install.

Highlander99 09-17-2012 06:45 PM

LED Headlamps for 760Li
 
So has anyone heard from baran regarding the LED Headlights retrofit in F01 or F02?

Cheers! Hilton

f01driver 09-18-2012 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Highlander99 (Post 7080004)
So has anyone heard from baran regarding the LED Headlights retrofit in F01 or F02?

Cheers! Hilton

This is the member who's looking to do the retrofit;

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...&highlight=led


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