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      10-02-2010, 04:20 AM   #1
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LCI Halos..I like them!!

I love the look of the new halos on the lci models...I thought I was buying similar ones from SSDD but mine are no way as bright and cool to look at as these...

Anyone know how you can get the lci look??? I'm told that the light cluster is totally different to mine so it's not a case of switching bulbs
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      10-02-2010, 09:22 AM   #2
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They do look sooo cool
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i have given up attempting to match white halos..

i resign myself to the only option being to buy a new car
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      10-02-2010, 10:35 AM   #4
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I think they look w**k!
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      10-02-2010, 11:35 AM   #5
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At first I thought they were separate components as found in e46's..I fitted halos to my m3 but with the added feature of tin foil...The reflection made them much brighter.

Then I find out they were bulbs on the e92!! The hideous yellows look brighter than their replacements I purchased.

Are the 2010 lci's definitely not able to be swapped over???

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if u want the white effect rings swap your H10 bulbs for H8 led ring markers.
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      10-02-2010, 12:26 PM   #7
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What do I have the now then Raf? I bought ones from Teddy at SSDD...
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These Xenons or non Xenon units?
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SSDD ones are Racing Dash Leds units I think. The best Led units are Angelibright or Lux H8 (e92 only). There none Xenon units.
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These Xenons or non Xenon units?
Yeah, has there been an upgrade for non xenons too?
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...thats the reason I ask as I have a 320d ED on test drive atm and it has the angel eyes but they are non xenon - I'll get a picture later.
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As promised, lci non-xenon halo / angel eyes :

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Sorry a bit confused here , i would like to upgrade my non xenons and replace the yellow bulbs, as i say NON XENONS - what product am i after for an E90 2009 facelift?

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Sorry a bit confused here , i would like to upgrade my non xenons and replace the yellow bulbs, as i say NON XENONS - what product am i after for an E90 2009 facelift?

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if u have a 2009 facelift model just treplace your h10's for h8 led bulbs to get the white rings.

swapping for xenons can be a complicated process.
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if u have a 2009 facelift model just treplace your h10's for h8 led bulbs to get the white rings.

swapping for xenons can be a complicated process.
Could you recommend a retailer? Ive searched around and no one seems to stock these or they thought they were very unreliable.
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Yeah, has there been an upgrade for non xenons too?
Just to be clear, my car has halos, but recently I've seen a different, whiter look halo on xenon cars - that's what I meant by an upgrade... so I was wondering if the halogen halos were also being upgraded, because mine are very dim and are hardly worth turning on!

I guess I was half hoping that BMW might have started using a new bulb in halogen cars that could easily be swapped into mine... I've seen guides on retro fit LED bulbs but there always seems to be some fabrication to get them to fit, plus the issue with error codes.

Raff555, were your h8 led plug and play?
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Just thought I'd bump this.

Are the new BMW bright white Halos LED? If so, could a BMW dealer change my yellow ones over to LED? Even if they aren't LED, are the bulbs compatible with my Halogen LCI headlights?

I'm still in warranty and it would be nice to keep that for the lights because I know they replace blown bulbs FOC for the first 3 years. If I change the halo bulbs myself I expect they will claim the warranty is void!
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Yeah they are LED but nobody seems to know if the bulbs can be bought seperate from the new headlamps, if they can I imagine some sort of modding - drilling - cutting etc would be required .
I did mine using LED from SSD and I am happy with results
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Raff555, were your h8 led plug and play?[/quote]

pretty much but involved a bit fiddling about.

had no errors.

but u can buy the leds i used from ebay for about 40ish.
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replacing your yellow bulbs with white light is possible but it wont match the brightness of 2010 E92 models as they have a different setup, 2 led bulbs instead of 1 each side, you'd need new headlights which currently dont exist for the E90 only the e92/3 /new 5 series etc have the new bright style for 2010 - (BMW prob waiting for new 3 series saloon?)

but these will change your yellow look to white

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-3-Series-O...ht_2723wt_1139

heres the fitting guide

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghts+plug+play


heres what they look like on my E90

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Useful post Andy, thanks.

So, Mstyle in Essex may be my best option to get the look of your car (thanks for that previous recommendation).
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Useful post Andy, thanks.

So, Mstyle in Essex may be my best option to get the look of your car (thanks for that previous recommendation).
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