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      01-28-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Quick question

Now before I open this potential can of worms I just want to say I have searched through this and other forums & I understand what LCI stands for and that an lci 3 series has newer(creased) bonnet, new rear & front lights.

However my question is was there a model with the new bonnet & rear lights but not the headlights?

The reason for asking is that I am going to look at a 2008 318d m-sport next week that has the new style bonnet & rear lights but the headlights look like those from the previous model. I say looks as I have only seen pics to date and compared to other lci pics I\'ve seen the car is identical with the exception of the headlights!!
Sorry again for bringing up the whole lci issue
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      01-28-2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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Now before I open this potential can of worms I just want to say I have searched through this and other forums & I understand what LCI stands for and that an lci 3 series has newer(creased) bonnet, new rear & front lights.

However my question is was there a model with the new bonnet & rear lights but not the headlights?

The reason for asking is that I am going to look at a 2008 318d m-sport next week that has the new style bonnet & rear lights but the headlights look like those from the previous model. I say looks as I have only seen pics to date and compared to other lci pics I\'ve seen the car is identical with the exception of the headlights!!
Sorry again for bringing up the whole lci issue
hmm....I think I've seen some posts from people asking "how to make their pre-LCI look like an LCI". I don't really know about your example though. Hopefully someone can confirm or deny the existence of that setup you're seeing.
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seeing as its a 2008 model, most likely its a pre-lci with what seems like a rear and front lci conversion/retrofit - the pre-lci headlights dont need to be changed for the conversion
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      01-29-2012, 03:26 AM   #4
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What month was it registered?!
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Maybe he done a px for the headlights as he was selling the car.
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If it has halogens but does have the angel eye ring it's LCI lights

If it has no angel eye ring it's definitely pre LCI headlight.

In that case I'd push for an explanation as it could be crash repaired (worst case) or an incomplete LCI conversion (best case). In either case I'd walk if you're paying for what you think is an LCI car..
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