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      05-26-2010, 11:49 AM   #1
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Pre LCI to LCI Headlight Conversion

Hey, I was just bored and lookin for more ideas to change my car... I was just wondering if it is possible to replace my 2006 325i headlights with the newer LCI headlights (sedan). u guys think it will fit and operate without error? thanks

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      05-26-2010, 01:08 PM   #2
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      05-26-2010, 01:12 PM   #3
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They fit fine. Are you going from halogens to xenons? You need a harness for it to work properly.
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      05-27-2010, 11:11 AM   #4
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i already got xenons on my car.. and while im at it, u think i should get some better AE?
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      05-27-2010, 11:21 AM   #5
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You should do a search, there's plenty of threads/pics on this topic. For xenon to LCI xenon, you'd still need new bulbs and ballasts. It's not quite PNP.
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      05-27-2010, 02:19 PM   #6
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I'd look up ******* on youtube... hes pretty well versed in this.
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You should do a search, there's plenty of threads/pics on this topic. For xenon to LCI xenon, you'd still need new bulbs and ballasts. It's not quite PNP.
Bulbs/ballasts is all you need or do you need other assembly?
Would LCI xenon bulbs/ballasts PNP into Pre-LCI xenon E90? Sorry for questions.
I plan on selling my full headlight kit and fit LCI in mine too..
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      05-27-2010, 03:16 PM   #8
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Is this what you guys are lookign for?

pre lci xenon to lci xenon with functional AHL error free (this is some great stuff for pre lci xenon needing an upgrade)




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      05-27-2010, 07:50 PM   #9
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if i dont have adaptive feature, will it work if i get the new headlights with the feature? there is probably some complicated wiring involved...
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Non AHL

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if i dont have adaptive feature, will it work if i get the new headlights with the feature? there is probably some complicated wiring involved...
That conversion was for pre lci with ahl and thats probably involves more wiring than a non functional ahl. Jay just converted a few LCIs on here with OEM ballast and no harness aftermarket crap that others use.





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      05-28-2010, 08:31 AM   #11
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Hey, I was just bored and lookin for more ideas to change my car... I was just wondering if it is possible to replace my 2006 325i headlights with the newer LCI headlights (sedan). u guys think it will fit and operate without error? thanks

I'm wondering the same thing for my 06 e90...I'm not looking to do xenons though, just swapping halogens then doing a ring upgrade or something simple. Will that work/be simpler than a xenon convert?

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      05-28-2010, 09:31 AM   #12
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I originally wanted Euro Headlights to get rid of the amber corners, I contacted Various dealers, even went as far as getting ready to order from barbarian shop they told me it takes around two weeks to come from Germany and will still have to change color of angel eyes and corner bulbs since I wanted white instead of yellow plus the $$ factor was too much just to get rid of the amber corners. and not to mentioned getting errors in the process. I considered after market but reading and looking quality of the reflectors and lighting oem was a better quality and choice.
I also considered painting the reflector to match the color of the car.no to mention finding somebody who would do it and who knew what to do.
I finally spoke with Jay who showed me the LCI but we didn't know if it would support AHL, the led side blinkers is what I liked on the LCI not to mention the corner delete is definitely a nice touch, that I only seen with Jay , we tried the conversion running everything oem with bi-xenons and Ahl no errors. I had this headlights installed on Wednesday. on E90 335I 2008. so far I have no errors. ahl are working functional. Jay and Mike provided great customer service making sure I was happy with the conversion and color. If you want LCI on Pre LCI vehicle and want the euro look and still have high beam and led side blinkers this is the way to go it can be done, so at the end I accomplished
a: No more ugly amber's,
b: LED in the side blinkers
c: Corner delete feature
d: Did not loose AHL and sacrificed look for features
e: Most importantly no errors.
f: kept everything OEM.


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I originally wanted Euro Headlights to get rid of the amber corners, I contacted Various dealers, even went as far as getting ready to order from barbarian shop they told me it takes around two weeks to come from Germany and will still have to change color of angel eyes and corner bulbs since I wanted white instead of yellow plus the $$ factor was too much just to get rid of the amber corners. and not to mentioned getting errors in the process. I considered after market but reading and looking quality of the reflectors and lighting oem was a better quality and choice.
I also considered painting the reflector to match the color of the car.no to mention finding somebody who would do it and who knew what to do.
I finally spoke with Jay who showed me the LCI but we didn't know if it would support AHL, the led side blinkers is what I liked on the LCI not to mention the corner delete is definitely a nice touch, that I only seen with Jay , we tried the conversion running everything oem with bi-xenons and Ahl no errors. I had this headlights installed on Wednesday. on E90 335I 2008. so far I have no errors. ahl are working functional. Jay and Mike provided great customer service making sure I was happy with the conversion and color. If you want LCI on Pre LCI vehicle and want the euro look and still have high beam and led side blinkers this is the way to go it can be done, so at the end I accomplished
a: No more ugly amber's,
b: LED in the side blinkers
c: Corner delete feature
d: Did not loose AHL and sacrificed look for features
e: Most importantly no errors.
f: kept everything OEM.

Great job for getting it done. Looks like you went through alot. How much do you think it costs to do all that?
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this set up was around $2800.00 including LED side blinkers will post pics later it is expensive but guarantee no error and full functionality all parts OEM.
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I contacted them through email but I don't know if the rules of this forum allow me to post it if so let me know and I will.
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They fit fine. Are you going from halogens to xenons? You need a harness for it to work properly.
i thought the bonnet and the lights were different on the lci? e92
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LCI Xenons for sale

Maybe someone is interested in this pair of lights


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this set up was around $2800.00 including LED side blinkers will post pics later it is expensive but guarantee no error and full functionality all parts OEM.
Three grand for headlights...?

<--- this should be you...
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<--- this should be you...
I did not pay $2800.00 I only paid $1700.00 installed including the corner delete. sorry for the misunderstanding.
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I'm new to the whole BMW group. I have an 07 e90. I was wondering what exactly I would need to do this conversion? I hate my headlights. I know this is exactly what I would like to do to mine. Any and all info will be greatly appreciated.
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i thought the bonnet and the lights were different on the lci? e92
They are. OP has en E90. Not E92.
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