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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 01-23-2013, 11:33 PM
Rob32R Rob32R is offline
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Upgrading E70 X5 Angel Eyes Halo Rings to LEDs - What do you recommend?

Hey guys,

Thought this topic may be of interest to everyone looking to upgrade their halogen angel eyes to the LEDs as seen on the LCI X5. Seems to be quite a common add on and quite easy to do these days for pre-LCI E70 X5 owners like myself so I need your help in telling me which is the best to buy for my car.

What is the best (by best I mean brightest and most even) LED option for the E70?

Thanks in advance fellow bimmers.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:51 PM
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LUX is a good choice for minimal work.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:04 AM
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Apparently the LUX V3 angel eyes are not compatible with the pre-LCI E70 I was told. Is that correct? Do you have a LCI or pre-LCI X5 alphaod?
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:42 PM
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Lux V3 works on my 2010 X5.

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Old 01-26-2013, 08:33 AM
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How hard is it to install Lux and how reliable are they?
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:15 AM
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The install isn't too bad. It would have been easier if my hands were smaller. As for reliability I have only had them for a month so I can't say.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:27 AM
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Apparently the LUX V3 angel eyes are not compatible with the pre-LCI E70 I was told. Is that correct? Do you have a LCI or pre-LCI X5 alphaod?
It works on the pre-LCI. I just sold my '09 X5, but it had the LUX and it worked fine.

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How hard is it to install Lux and how reliable are they?
Easy. Remove a cover that's accessible under the bonnet. Unscrew old bulb, disconnect power, connect to LUX, line up bulb, and close things up.

The only thing I noticed is if you don't have DRL, you need to set the switch to Auto or it will flicker on startup due to the bulb check.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:05 PM
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Have settled for a set of LUX H8 V3 Angel Eyes. Hands down from I have read and heard they are the premium LED Angel Eyes you can buy at the moment. All I'm trying to work out now is whether the Australian delivered E70 X5's pre-LCI came with H8 Angel Eye bulbs from the factory.

If SOMEONE CAN CONFIRM THE ABOVE QUESTION THAT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:42 AM
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It has been confirmed that all Australian delivered E70 X5's with xenon headlights came with H8 bulbs. Just waiting on my supplier to get back to me
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