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BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 02-12-2020, 10:19 AM
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Sorry if this has been asked a thousand times but I've only joined and I'm going bonkers with my new LED's. Dipped beams are great. Headlights though throw up an error on dash and headlights flash on start up. I bought a decoder but this has not stopped the flashing on start up. Dash errors have gone. They are 50w novisight NOVSIGHT H7 LED Headlight Bulbs High Low Beam, 50W 10000 LM LED Waterproof Car Headlight Bulbs Conversion Kit*Halogen Headlight Replacement 6500K Cool White- 2 Year Warranty https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07ZP6TY..._4SdrEbCR5B7XR
The lights only flicker for a few seconds but work fantastic every time. Is there a solution out there. Any info appreciated.
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Old 02-13-2020, 03:35 PM
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It's the light check system. On start up the car runs a quick little surge through the lights to check their resistance and tell you if one is out, but LED requires a lot less power so that quick little charge lights them up briefly. You need to disable cold and warm checks in the LCM.
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:12 PM
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Thanks mate. Appreciate the reply. I Will start my mission on getting these lovely lights sorted. I don't suppose it can be done by Carly?.
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:40 PM
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I disabled the error logging on my LED H7's using Carly. Since they're only used as daytime markers, I don't need the error codes.

If you're using them as regular driving lights, brightness greater than 3000 lumens will blind other drivers. If you're using 10000 lumens, you're likely blinding them even on low beam.

Remember that xenons use a sharp cutoff shutter to control the edge of too-bright headlights -- regular Halogen type lights do not, so a too-bright LED bulb can be hell to drive towards.
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:42 PM
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I haven't personally used iCarly but it's possible I think, I recall seeing such an option on E39s at least. You can also code it with NCS or just go to an auto guy that has the right gear since I've had that done before. I'm interested to see how it goes since I've been considering adding some LEDs to my E60 too.
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:09 PM
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Thanks guys. Great info on here.
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:58 PM
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53 years old. This year, I had to buy those yellow sunglasses to see at night. Don't laugh, you will be there eventually. If you are using lights that blind another..... I won't cry for your head on collision.
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:44 PM
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53 years old. This year, I had to buy those yellow sunglasses to see at night. Don't laugh, you will be there eventually. If you are using lights that blind another..... I won't cry for your head on collision.
These are for high beams, not dipped beam. The high beams won't be on when there's oncoming traffic.
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:44 AM
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As already stated earlier pal. They are headlight/high beams. Not normal driving dipped beams. Every headlight high beam will blind other cars whether it's halogen or led even if you have your yellow night glasses on. I'm not looking for your tears in an event of me crashing. I'm only on here for advice. Happy 53rd birthday in advance.
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