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      01-31-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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I opened up the rear of my new LCI halogens today to install the Lux, and I noticed this "motor" looking object next to the halo bulb. See picture below. Anyone know what this is? I haven't see this on other LCI halogen lights pictures that I have seen.

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I opened up the rear of my new LCI halogens today to install the Lux, and I noticed this "motor" looking object next to the halo bulb. See picture below. Anyone know what this is? I haven't see this on other LCI halogen lights pictures that I have seen.
Are those adaptive halogen's, i haven't heard of anything like that before. Motors are normally just to control the up/down or left/right control of the beam.
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Are those adaptive halogen's, i haven't heard of anything like that before. Motors are normally just to control the up/down or left/right control of the beam.
I'm not sure. I didn't know there was such a thing as adaptive halogens.

I do know that my vehicle is not adaptive-ready, so I am just going to position them manually with the adjustment screws and leave it be, unless someone else knows what that is.
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Do your halogen lights hopp up and down when you start your car? Could it be that motor?
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no idea what that is, but that is definitely not an "adaptive" motor for the lights. halogens don't have a focused beam like projectors do so there's nothing for the headlights to "adjust".
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Do your halogen lights hopp up and down when you start your car? Could it be that motor?
I don't think so, but I'll check. I have a pre-LCI E90, and I put in these LCI headlights. It's probably only something that functions with an LCI vehicle.
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no idea what that is, but that is definitely not an "adaptive" motor for the lights. halogens don't have a focused beam like projectors do so there's nothing for the headlights to "adjust".
On the one end (that the picture focuses on) is a motor looking thing with wires, and on the other end is a shaft that terminates to a "ball." The ball then connects to a "U" shaped piece of plastic (similar to a human shoulder) which then runs up to the headlights somewhere. That's about all of the description I can provide.
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Found out what it is... I emailed the guy I bought them off of (who lives in the UK), and apparently the EU BMWs have a wheel on the headlight switch which runs this "motor" which adjusts the headlights up/down.
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