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      04-06-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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E90 335i - North America Spec Adaptive Xenons

Hello Everyone,

I am purchasing a 2011 Canadian Spec E90 335i, and will run the car for a year on a MOT exemption with the possibility that I will be exporting it in 2012. If I do indeed stay in the UK for another year past that (2013), I am wondering if the adaptive xenon's (Option 522+524) can be reprogrammed or re-pointed to meet UK legal requirements, or if I will require new headlamps.

Any help you could provide would be appreciated.

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Hello Everyone,

I am purchasing a 2011 Canadian Spec E90 335i xDrive, and will run the car for a year on a MOT exemption with the possibility that I will be exporting it in 2012. If I do indeed stay in the UK for another year past that (2013), I am wondering if the adaptive xenon's (Option 522+524) can be reprogrammed or re-pointed to meet UK legal requirements, or if I will require new headlamps.

Any help you could provide would be appreciated.

I think you just have to remove the "lid" and turn a lever inside housing.
Not sure. Check the manual.
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The switch is deleted now (which only existed on xenons anyway) but the lights can be coded by the dealer to work on the other side of the road.
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Thanks for the info. Now to find a dealer that will do it for me.

On a similar vein, anyone had experience with Park Lane Diplomatic Sales? Do they have a technical department that knows how to do this. I can tell you that their sales department has no idea on if this could be done or not.
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That's quite interesting actually. You can use LHD headlights in the UK at the flick of a switch?
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That's quite interesting actually. You can use LHD headlights in the UK at the flick of a switch?
Apparently not with newer models. Has anyone had any luck with a dealer reprogramming the adaptive xenons?
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Well, I've gotten an answer from Wood BMW in Salisbury (thanks Nigel!). There is a switch on the '11 335i Adaptive Xenons, but it requires that the front wheels, arch insulation be taken off on order to access it. At least I won't have to spend £2000 to pass a MOT!

On a similar note, the euro headlight switch will enable the rear fog lights as well (not originally available on Canadian spec!) with no coding required.
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