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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 01-25-2013, 09:52 PM
Sir Daniel Sir Daniel is offline
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would 2012 LED head lamp fit into my 2009 model?

hi does anyone know if the newer model LED lamp would replace the yellow angeleye on my 2009 E70? Thanks~
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:28 AM
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They should fit. You may have to purchase extra adapter harnesses/plugs. After you retrofit, you have to recode in order remove the bulb out message. When I had a 2009, I retrofitted the tail lights with LCI tails (purchased at getbmwparts). Looked great. Took it to BMW and they removed the bulb warning for about $125. You could find people who can do the coding for a lot cheaper.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:59 PM
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^ cant believe a dealer decided to remove a bulb warning. Usually they dont code, since they might become liable for unforeseen circumstances.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:01 PM
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hi does anyone know if the newer model LED lamp would replace the yellow angeleye on my 2009 E70? Thanks~
It should fit, but would require mods and coding afterwards (someone already mentioned it).

Are you scoring the entire unit for cheap, caz that would it make it worthwhile, since the best on the market (LUX angel eyes) are close to $200.

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If your thinking of removing bulbs, that would not work, entire headlamp assembly would most likely work.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:15 PM
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^ cant believe a dealer decided to remove a bulb warning. Usually they dont code, since they might become liable for unforeseen circumstances.
What liability? Go to every single dealer and they will remove the "bulb out" warning if you upgrade to LCI.
Let me explain, which I am sure you already know - when you upgrade from, let's say, halogen to LED, the bulb warning will come up because LED's draw a lot less power than halogens or regular bulbs. Therefore, the computer thinks the bulb is out when it is not. How could a dealer be "liable for unforeseen circumstances"? It makes absolutely no sense.
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What liability? Go to every single dealer and they will remove the "bulb out" warning if you upgrade to LCI.
Let me explain, which I am sure you already know - when you upgrade from, let's say, halogen to LED, the bulb warning will come up because LED's draw a lot less power than halogens or regular bulbs. Therefore, the computer thinks the bulb is out when it is not. How could a dealer be "liable for unforeseen circumstances"? It makes absolutely no sense.
I honestly dont get the liability part either, as the headlight assemblies, are DOT approved, BMW designed parts, but thats the SA official policy on that lol and im ok with that. But im guessing the ok part stems with that fact I like coding, especially with the amount of info available here and on bmw coding soo...
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