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      04-05-2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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I've searched, but I must be entering the wrong search terms...I'm looking for the threads that talk about Pre-LCI xenon to LCI xenon coversion. Who's the resident expert on lighting around here nowadays?

I have a chance to get a set of LCI headlight housing, just wondering what else I need to do the conversion from Pre-LCI. Can someone point me in the right direction?
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      04-05-2010, 06:16 PM   #2
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Resistors for the LEDs.
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Try searching with "dsc201knoc"
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Thanks guys! Mike, dsc201knoc went from pre-lci halogens to pre-lci xenons. What I'm looking for is information that will help me convert from pre-lci xenon to lci xenon, e.g., can I use the same ballasts, bulbs, etc...
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Let me know if you do this. I would love to see before and after pictures.
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it's easier to change the headlumps and taillights together at once, otherwise you will have to deal with transistors and other "intresting" things. to make conversion you will have to buy 4 cables - "pre-lco to lci" and to change FRM to FRM3)

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      04-07-2010, 06:14 PM   #7
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I think the LCI hoods are different than pre-LCI, so i'm not sure if the LCI headlight housing fits right in on a pre-LCI...
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yes they fit

yes they fit even bumper all fits
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The ballast are different (Different shape) but the bulbs are the same.

If you code the car to accept the new LCI lights, you won't need the resistors etc to equalize the load on the led turn signal. The coding will tell the car that you are running the lci setup.
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would you use the same headlight harness (pre-LCI) for the LCI headlights?
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      02-04-2011, 06:47 AM   #11
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Damon and Jay have done this several times using oem parts. others use aftermarket ballast Look up Maestro i believe jay did his conversions not too long ago. go on their youtube videos but heres one but look up maestro for more info.



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      02-09-2011, 09:36 AM   #12
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the wiring is what we need

bmw says it is just one wire tha changes place!!!!!!!!!
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I already have the MTEC V3 bulb.. All I need is a new Xenon Headlight for my car right? I have a 2007 E90 and it's really frustrating to find a straight answer.. Will the Xenon Headlight be compatible with my MTEC to make it LED? I saw some headlights that were also CCFL's... If I put the MTEC bulb in the CCFL headlights will it make it LED? Please help!!
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Just wondering if the OP ever got the answer to his question. Is it doable to swap out the Pre LCI xenon with LCI xenon? or is there a wrtie up on this anywhere?
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Wondering if anyone has been able to do the swap with 100% functionality of the LCI Xenon features (cornering lights, 3 amber leds etc)
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My thread goes through all of the wiring needs for this swap. You can even make a plug and play harness that makes everything reversible. coding is the second step and like Desi mentioned. You tell your car you have xenons now. It's all doable. Many have done it.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=695805
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i currently have these on my e90 pre lci and i want these with out changing hood and bumper. I just dont understand how i can have my halos as the only lights being projected besides my low beams like these
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FRM2+ are needed for halos as running lights, unless you code out the corner and run your lights in parking light mode.
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