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The new re-designed 7 series F01 / F02 leads off the BMW Fxx chassis code!

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:33 AM
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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?
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:17 PM
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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.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:20 AM
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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.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:01 AM
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Should be a direct fit because the facelift NON-LED headlight are the same as ours or at least look the same.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:22 AM
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Interesting, I'm interested in the headlamps so please keep us updated.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:11 AM
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I smell group buy for front and rear lamps!

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Old 07-06-2012, 02:29 PM
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I highly doubt the front headlamps are interchangeable, that's not what BMW usually do.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:46 PM
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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?
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:51 PM
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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.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:18 AM
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Here's the diagram I found for the f01 LCI headlamps;

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Old 07-07-2012, 07:21 AM
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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.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:30 AM
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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.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:53 PM
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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.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:07 AM
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Any updates or has anyone attempted the retrofit?
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:45 AM
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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.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:10 AM
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:30 PM
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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!
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:22 AM
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How bright are those LED headlights?
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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!
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:06 PM
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How bright are those LED headlights?
I would assume they're similar to the headlamps you find on the new 6 series.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:46 AM
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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?
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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
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:29 AM
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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.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:45 PM
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So has anyone heard from baran regarding the LED Headlights retrofit in F01 or F02?

Cheers! Hilton
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:44 AM
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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;

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