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triplrocks 10-06-2012 07:08 AM

Pre-LCI to LCI headlights?
 
I have a Pre-LCI e90, i was told you can put LCI headlights (Halogen to Halogen) in, its just a plug and play. Can somebody confirm that?

tturedraider 10-06-2012 07:22 AM

Sorry, won't fit.

triplrocks 10-06-2012 07:25 AM

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Originally Posted by tturedraider (Post 7117242)
Sorry, won't fit.

some people say they dont fit, other people say they fit exactly..

http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...ts-fit-t83247/
http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...s-lci-t106062/

tturedraider 10-06-2012 09:47 AM

They are shaped differently.

EDIT: I may be wrong. I'm not sure now. Looking at photos it looks very much like they have the same shape. It's been a while since I've looked at them closely in person, but my recollection is that the shape is slightly different. Maybe it was an optical illusion.

aleks001 10-06-2012 10:33 AM

The truth is that they fit perfectly, because I did this about 2 days ago. Will upload pics if you want :P

tturedraider 10-06-2012 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by aleks001 (Post 7117498)
The truth is that they fit perfectly, because I did this about 2 days ago. Will upload pics if you want :P

Please do that.

Orient330iNYC 10-06-2012 11:13 AM

you'll need either coding or resistor packs to get rid of the bulb out warning for the front turn signals

aleks001 10-06-2012 06:30 PM

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Please do that.

Verry well :p

aleks001 10-06-2012 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Orient330iNYC (Post 7117558)
you'll need either coding or resistor packs to get rid of the bulb out warning for the front turn signals

I didn't require any of this, I will note though that my car is RHD and we don't have those yellow DRL you guys have. Also, I'm pretty sure, I've seen people from the US do this change and they required no coding.

Also see this: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=253268

This looks like a US guy, as you can see the indicators work just like before and it was just plug and play for him as well. The headlights are about $400 a corner though. In Australia I didn't even bother asking BMW how much they are, they probably would have been around $1500 each. (Usually parts a 3.5x more expensive here)

tturedraider 10-06-2012 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by aleks001 (Post 7118084)
Verry well :p

Thanks. Very interesting. I have always thought the shape along the hoodline did not quite match.

enyapneb 10-11-2012 06:45 AM

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What about these?

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BiHoTTo115 10-11-2012 12:20 PM

Man that stance looks aggressive and slick as f*ck aleks. Digging it very much.

Does that mean if I swapped my 06's PRE-LCI lights to the LCI's I could have angel eyes as DRL's instead of just the inner lights? No coding?

enyapneb 10-11-2012 02:15 PM

The angel eyes are wired in, and all canbus based. No errors but does require the front bumper removal.

There is also an eyebrow light and twin front led which sits between the both angels.

aleks001 10-11-2012 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by BiHoTTo115 (Post 7127733)
Man that stance looks aggressive and slick as f*ck aleks. Digging it very much.

Does that mean if I swapped my 06's PRE-LCI lights to the LCI's I could have angel eyes as DRL's instead of just the inner lights? No coding?

I think you have the xenon's, so I don't know if the xenon PRE-LCI can even be swapped with the LCI ones, because I swapped halogen to halogen. You can google it, I'm sure there are answers to that question :P

Also with your DRL's, in Australia we don't have to turn them on, from what I can tell in the US, the side blinkers are your DRL's, so I assume even if you got the it would be whatever it was on your old lights, so if it was the parkers, then the angel eyes would become your DRL's. Even if you needed coding its pretty simple, you need a laptop a cable and some software you can get easily for free.

enyapneb 10-12-2012 02:18 AM

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Originally Posted by aleks001 (Post 7128263)
I think you have the xenon's, so I don't know if the xenon PRE-LCI can even be swapped with the LCI ones, because I swapped halogen to halogen. You can google it, I'm sure there are answers to that question :P

Also with your DRL's, in Australia we don't have to turn them on, from what I can tell in the US, the side blinkers are your DRL's, so I assume even if you got the it would be whatever it was on your old lights, so if it was the parkers, then the angel eyes would become your DRL's. Even if you needed coding its pretty simple, you need a laptop a cable and some software you can get easily for free.

The headlights are Halogen (H7) based. You can add different bulbs if you like.

The DRLs are on or off. There is no auto setting, they run off you side light options or with you main beams on.


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