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Old 07-21-2016, 03:18 PM
Florissilfhout Florissilfhout is offline
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Tomorrow I will retrofit Bi-Xenon headlights to a EU spec F20. I want to thank everyone for their contributions and information, I hope (and presume) the retrofit will succeed without any complications
I will post back the steps I took, maybe even with some pictures, on request.
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Old 07-23-2016, 04:07 AM
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Alright, so the retrofit was a success
Because the car was EU spec F20, all that needed to be done was the following:

Headlight -> Shave off some of the isolation of the brown wire going to pin #2.
Get a brown wire to attach the socket contact of pin #4 (part number 61138364836) to. Fill in pin #4 & #7 (part number 61130005201). The socket contact for #7 comes pre-wired with a brown wire. Slide a rubber grommet over both wires (part number 61138369722, this one is actually to big for #7 but it works)
Now you should have a headlight connector with all pins filled. Both #4 and #7 should have a brown wire sticking out. The next step is to take the two loose wires from #4 and #7, and solder them to the thick brown wire of pin #2.
That is all for the headlight side.

FEM -> Only disconnect A173*4B.
Take out #49 and place it in #53 (this fits perfectly as it has the same size and #53 is empty).
Take out #37 and place it in #54 (same story).
That is all for the wire hassle!

Now on to coding, depending on the type of headlights (mine were regular Bi-Xenon, non-adaptive), you need to add 522 (Bi-Xenon) to the car's VO and if applicable 524 for Adaptive Headlights. VO code the FEM_BODY module.
After that, you need to FDL code the auto-levellers out (I did not install these) by disabling C_FLC_ENA, and you need to code: MAPPING_FERNL_1_L_OUTPUT : fl_l & MAPPING_FERNL_1_R_OUTPUT : fl_r.

That is all
Next time someone want this retrofit done, I will most certainly make pictures for you guys.
This 'tutorial' was made possible by the information found on this specific topic and on http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=808444 , so thank you!

Last edited by Florissilfhout; 07-23-2016 at 04:23 AM. Reason: forgot part number for rubber grommet
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:41 AM
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where did you guys source the different parts?

i'm thinking of ordering the LED modules from ECS
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...s/63117398766/

probably ebay for the ballasts...
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:15 AM
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https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...e/63117316186/

the headlight control module ... what exactly does it control? is it to control the ADAPTIVE headlight?
Does a non-adaptive xenon headlight unit have this part or no? Does anyone know?
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:26 PM
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https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...e/63117316186/

the headlight control module ... what exactly does it control? is it to control the ADAPTIVE headlight?
Does a non-adaptive xenon headlight unit have this part or no? Does anyone know?
I sourced all the parts except for the headlight housing from local junk yards and ebay. If you're not in a rush, just keep an eye on ebay and use car-parts.com.

As far as the control module, they're for the adaptive/xenon headlights. Not sure if the non-adaptive has them too or not.
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:40 PM
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I sourced all the parts except for the headlight housing from local junk yards and ebay. If you're not in a rush, just keep an eye on ebay and use car-parts.com.

As far as the control module, they're for the adaptive/xenon headlights. Not sure if the non-adaptive has them too or not.
the control modules are pretty pricey, even on ebay
and there are not too many of them available for sale used

i did buy adaptive xenon housings but
i'm thinking of just skipping the control modules and getting the lighting parts only
to keep the cost down somewhat
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Old 08-04-2016, 05:13 PM
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the control modules are pretty pricey, even on ebay
and there are not too many of them available for sale used

i did buy adaptive xenon housings but
i'm thinking of just skipping the control modules and getting the lighting parts only
to keep the cost down somewhat
They are pricey but you can get lucky once awhile. I was able to find "parts only" head light at a local junkyard with everything on it. Xenon controller, bulb, 2 led module and driver control module for 190$ and I snagged driver control module, xenon controller and bulb for 100$
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Old 08-10-2016, 03:50 AM
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I completed the build thanks to this amazing guide! Thanks for that.
I have a EURO model, and everything works, but the angel eyes on the right headlight.
The wiring is exactly the same. But now my question is: what pin is responsabe for powering the angel eyes / driver control module?

If anyone could tell me that, I would be very grateful!
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:40 PM
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Just finished doing this retro and thank you for all those contributed!

I'm having an error "adaptive headlight malfunction". Could this be from a faulty drivers control module? Or could it be from something else?

Also, the driver side angel eyes are staying on for few minutes after locking the door.

Everything works on the headlights (angel eyes, signal, highbeam, etc).
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Old 11-08-2016, 11:05 AM
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I am pleased to report that as of today I am now driving a BMW 330D M-Sport with newly retrofitted Xenon Headlight. I wasn't sure it would be worth the expense and effort during the planning and procurement phase but now I'm finished the car looks great. I can't believe BMW would sell an M-Sport without Xenons. I went for Bi-Xenon and thanks to all who contributed to this thread as all the info required is in here. My 330D is UK RHD so just had to change things a little and with only using Bi Xenons not that much coding. In Rheingold I do get a error "LIN-bus headlight driver modules: No communication" error which I'll investigate over next day or so but in terms of operation the DRL and Lights and Mainbeam all work as expected. If you want some pictures I can upload in next day or so.
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Old 11-08-2016, 12:05 PM
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Can someone help me with part number for leveling sensor connector? I ordered today the leveling sensors, but I didn't find the apropiate connector and pin needed.
Thank you.
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Old 11-12-2016, 12:15 PM
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I am pleased to report that as of today I am now driving a BMW 330D M-Sport with newly retrofitted Xenon Headlight. I wasn't sure it would be worth the expense and effort during the planning and procurement phase but now I'm finished the car looks great. I can't believe BMW would sell an M-Sport without Xenons. I went for Bi-Xenon and thanks to all who contributed to this thread as all the info required is in here. My 330D is UK RHD so just had to change things a little and with only using Bi Xenons not that much coding. In Rheingold I do get a error "LIN-bus headlight driver modules: No communication" error which I'll investigate over next day or so but in terms of operation the DRL and Lights and Mainbeam all work as expected. If you want some pictures I can upload in next day or so.
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Old 11-12-2016, 12:17 PM
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:08 AM
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Just a quick update...it ended up being a mistake on my end. I relocated one of the pins on the headlight harness side on the wrong one.

PS- I have an extra active drivers control module for sale!!
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Old 11-25-2016, 07:59 PM
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Hello again, please someone help me with ride height senssors install. I just install mine this evening, now I have one single error on ICM , "ride height senssors adjument/start-up", I don't remember exactly, but I can't initialize them. I tried with Rheingold, but it said it can not start-up senssors. If I go to ICM, and read senssors status, I get 1,72 v on left front senssor, and 5,32 v on rear left senssor. So ICM read some value, so where can be the problem? Does anyone who installed ride height senssors had this problem? Please help.
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:42 PM
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Need help pleaseeeee

Hello, does anyone retrofited ride height sensors too? I installed them, but I can't make them to work corectly. Befoure installing sensors, I had AHL_TYP = ohne in FEM_BODY, and everything was OK, if I had changed AHL_TYP to auto dyn lwr FEM will return error for LWR. Now with sensors installed and set AHL_TYP to auto dyn lwr, no errors, but ICM return error for ride height sensors adjustment, and I can't calibrate them. Can someone help me pleaseeeee.
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:19 PM
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Hey guys,

Myself and my buddy have just had OEM Xenons retrofitted to our cars. He has a 2013 M sport F31 and I have a 2014 F30.

My car works together fine, high beam all working etc. His car on the other hand is not, when the car has its low beams on (main headlight) the high beam shutter does not work.

I have checked our FEM modules and they seem to be different. Anyone got any idea what might be wrong?

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Old 05-06-2017, 11:41 AM
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xenon retrofit done

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Originally Posted by Florissilfhout View Post
Alright, so the retrofit was a success
Because the car was EU spec F20, all that needed to be done was the following:

Headlight -> Shave off some of the isolation of the brown wire going to pin #2.
Get a brown wire to attach the socket contact of pin #4 (part number 61138364836) to. Fill in pin #4 & #7 (part number 61130005201). The socket contact for #7 comes pre-wired with a brown wire. Slide a rubber grommet over both wires (part number 61138369722, this one is actually to big for #7 but it works)
Now you should have a headlight connector with all pins filled. Both #4 and #7 should have a brown wire sticking out. The next step is to take the two loose wires from #4 and #7, and solder them to the thick brown wire of pin #2.
That is all for the headlight side.

FEM -> Only disconnect A173*4B.
Take out #49 and place it in #53 (this fits perfectly as it has the same size and #53 is empty).
Take out #37 and place it in #54 (same story).
That is all for the wire hassle!

Now on to coding, depending on the type of headlights (mine were regular Bi-Xenon, non-adaptive), you need to add 522 (Bi-Xenon) to the car's VO and if applicable 524 for Adaptive Headlights. VO code the FEM_BODY module.
After that, you need to FDL code the auto-levellers out (I did not install these) by disabling C_FLC_ENA, and you need to code: MAPPING_FERNL_1_L_OUTPUT : fl_l & MAPPING_FERNL_1_R_OUTPUT : fl_r.

That is all
Next time someone want this retrofit done, I will most certainly make pictures for you guys.
This 'tutorial' was made possible by the information found on this specific topic and on http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=808444 , so thank you!
BMW F20 120 D 2014

everything perfect !!!


thank you very much for your post

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Old 10-06-2017, 12:06 AM
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I completed the retrofit tonight on my F31. Great instructions to follow! Everything was very straight forward. From start to finish it took me about 5 hours. I did have some difficulty getting the pins to push out on the FEM module connectors. Problem because I pushed the releasing clips too hard.

Also, step #15 says to push out the rubber plugs from pin hole #4 and #7. The plug on pin hole #8 needs to be removed too. I had some difficulty getting these plugs out. Once I tried using screwing a small wood screw into the rubber plug, then pulling them out, it went very smoothly.

Now that I have done it once, I think I could do it agin in about 3 hours. If anyone near Raleigh, NC needs some help, let me know.
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:13 PM
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Hello,

I got some used headlights but i realized that the projector is pointed left, I was wondering if the motor in the housing will automatically recenter the projector when installed and powered on . I'm thinking that maybe the donor car was pointed left when the accident occurred.

Thanks!
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:17 AM
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Hi all,

can someone tell me if the Pining between Xenon non Adaptive and Adaptive is the same?
as i wanna switch to adaptive.

Thank you
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Old 07-27-2019, 01:34 AM
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Hello. I have installed adaptive xenon on my USA Halogen F34 car. Everything works (angel eyes, high low turn signals) but i have errors:
8041BA AHL system faulty
8041F0 Right headlight driver module TMS coding error.
8041FF Headlight driver module TMS left coding erorr.

I have adaptive headlight malfunction on the dash. I have made the neccesery pin changes to the headlight connectors and the fem module, added/changed the wires. Did all the coding (add 522 544 to VO) and recoded FEM. Checked everything 10 times and still have this error and the adaptive function of the lights is not working.

Can someone help?
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