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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 11-16-2010, 10:07 AM
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Has anyone confirmed this? I asked the dealer here in MN and they have no idea about 8TL. They told me they would check but no news yet. I am holding my order since I want to make sure I get the LED lights.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:20 AM
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Perhaps I am misunderstanding all the threads I have seen on the above subject but I just received my week 42 BMW X5 50i and it DOES indeed have white LED Daytime running lights! Now the LED's are built in and discharge into the corona ring lights and when the lights are in daytime position (first click of the light knob from the right) instead of on automatic, they glow a brilliant white color and they look great! I will try to post some photos when I can.

When I was at the dealership picking the vehicle up, I was parked between a 335is and a 5GT and the corona rights were exactly the same brilliant white color as both of these vehicles. I asked the SA to turn the lights on in both cars and sure enough they were identical!!

But when I turned the lights to the automatic position (far left position of the light knob) they reverted to the yellow/off white color corona rings when the xenon headlights were on and ambient light was low.

From speaking to the BMW dealer and their source at BMW NA, this is the 8TL feature that was active on from week 40 (and possibly some week 39) production X5's. They removed the 8TL from the build sheet as they sometimes do because it is a standard/basic feature that cannot be changed or optioned out or deleted and is therefore not showing up on the list.

I think alot of this has been hyped up by people thinking that the LED lights were going to be a ring of lots of individual LEDs when the same distinctive corona rings in white is much more impressive in my view. Hope this helps and look forward to comments and feedback

If you have a week 40 or newer build give it a try. You might be pleasantly surprised.
PLS post pictures, if this is true, a lot of 2011 X5 owners will be very pissed off, including myself.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:53 PM
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Wait - so you're claiming they have nice LED white corona rings that somehow turn yellow when the normal headlights turn on?

Every other BMW that has gone with the LED coronas has them stay the same color with the headlights on - they are LEDs, they don't change color. Something doesn't sound right, pics needed.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:44 AM
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Very confusing!!!!! Not even the dealers know what we are talking about here. All I hear is that the 8TL option should be available on X5 built after week 40 but nobody saw any difference on the cars. I have a leasing ending on Feb/2011 and really wanted to get LED on my next X5. However, with the holiday incentive I may have tu make a decision before the end of this year. Please post pictures.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:06 AM
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There are no LEDs on my week 41 build. The possibility of the claim being true is very unlikely for US vehicles. The person that mentioned the possibility has not posted again, which is not a good sign.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:17 AM
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I'm a bit surprised how fervent people are about LED corona rings. Yes, they are neat but I'm not going to base my purchase on some head light candy (I'm waiting for my Oct build). To each his own I guess.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:46 AM
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Wait - so you're claiming they have nice LED white corona rings that somehow turn yellow when the normal headlights turn on?

Every other BMW that has gone with the LED coronas has them stay the same color with the headlights on - they are LEDs, they don't change color. Something doesn't sound right, pics needed.
Yeah, I think he's mistaken them for true LED's. My OE H8's "look" like LED's when they are on as DRL's...but when you pull up to a new Audi...there's no comparison...they are not LED. The H8's just brighten when in DRL mode.

Then they dim to yellow when headlights are on.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:48 AM
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To each his own I guess.
Exactly...for me, I had to get the 20" rims...there's no way I could drive the X5 with the standard 18" rims, knowing I was sacrificing comfort.

As for the LED AE's...I'm 50/50. They would be nice, but I certainly wouldn't refuse driving it without them.
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:19 AM
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Exactly...for me, I had to get the 20" rims...there's no way I could drive the X5 with the standard 18" rims, knowing I was sacrificing comfort.
Forgive me for being ignorant, but how does 20" rims instead of 18" make a ride "comfortable"? Do you mean sacrificing sportiness?
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:25 AM
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Forgive me for being ignorant, but how does 20" rims instead of 18" make a ride "comfortable"? Do you mean sacrificing sportiness?
My original wording came out wrong I guess. The 18" tires are a more comfortable ride than the 20". I knowingly passed up on comfort and winter snow driveability for the looks of the 20" rims.
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:34 AM
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Agree that having LED lights is not a deal braking but I would be very mad if the X5 gets them couple weeks after I order mine. I am amazed that BMW dealers cannot answer anything regarding the 8TL (daytime running lights) that is showing in the order but they don't know what that is.

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Old 11-17-2010, 03:53 PM
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Replace - LED lights

Any recommendation for LED ligths in order to replace the "driving day lights". What kind (brand) of LED light should I use? Where can I buy them?
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:43 AM
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So....The new X3 is supposed to have the same "LED Corona headlight-rings"....My Father In law ordered one and it is scheduled to be built in week 1. I'm assuming it is probably a very similar, if not the same, part. I wonder if they will string the new x3 owners along the same way they have us; or maybe it will become available then? My X5 50 is scheduled for week 52....that would tick me off (not enough to do anything about it though )
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:10 PM
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Heard from the dealer today that the new LED lights for the X5 will be available on the week 48 production. Anyone heard something similar?
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:28 PM
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Haven't heard anything, but my dealer told me today my car moved from week 52 to week 46 so that would kinda tick me off a bit.......if it's true of course. Nothing I can do about it now since it's already in production though....

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Old 11-22-2010, 09:43 PM
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The Problem is DOT in USA

Audi solved the LED problem by turning it OFF on the side with the YELLOW blinker.

P.S. Bluish / whiter corna light will mask out the yellow blinker according to DOT

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Old 11-22-2010, 10:00 PM
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The Problem is DOT in USA

Audi solved the LED problem by turning it OFF on the side with the YELLOW blinker.

P.S. Bluish / whiter corna light will mask out the yellow blinker according to DOT

Call your State Senator!
Interesting insight; where did you hear this?
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:13 PM
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I was a big fan of the LED rings - but tonight I saw a 5-series at night for the first time. Not impressed! They look great during the day, but at night they are definitely weak and parts disappear at slight angles. Was kind of shocked, I expected to be jealous.

Anyway, now I don't feel so bad. I'm really surprised BMW didn't do a better job of making them look snappy at night, maybe they will in the next gen.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:06 PM
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BMW is moving away from RINGS to Cylinder Coronals.
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:40 AM
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So....The new X3 is supposed to have the same "LED Corona headlight-rings"....My Father In law ordered one and it is scheduled to be built in week 1. I'm assuming it is probably a very similar, if not the same, part. I wonder if they will string the new x3 owners along the same way they have us; or maybe it will become available then? My X5 50 is scheduled for week 52....that would tick me off (not enough to do anything about it though )
When I took delivery at the factory( PCD) in the first week of November- they were doing the new X3 dealer intro/training and every new X3 there had the new bright white LED coronas- rings what ever you want to call them. My X5 build was completed in week 42 and 8TL was originally on my build list in August, but removed from my build sheet when I picked up the vehicle. And my 35d did not have the new led's.

So either they had limited availability/supply of the trim rings for this year and chose to put those into the new X3 to give it more appeal. And maybe they are waiting on the X5 because have no significant upgrades for the 012 X5 other than to add the LEDs?

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Old 12-03-2010, 07:25 AM
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Heard from the dealer today that the new LED lights for the X5 will be available on the week 48 production. Anyone heard something similar?
I have a Week 50 production slot for my 35i Premium, so we will see. I will also check with my SA to see if he's heard anything.
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:56 AM
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According to the dealer in MN it is now "official" that the new LED lights will only be available on the April 2011 production of the X5. I ordered my new X5 yesterday since I gave up waiting for this feature.
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:40 PM
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8TL means front and rear DRLs are active, without 8TL only front DRLs are active.
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