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      06-10-2012, 07:28 AM   #1
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Is my car LCI?

Having trouble understanding the lci thing! See here:

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      06-10-2012, 08:39 AM   #2
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Put your VIN into RealOEM.

insert into "serial number" on http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do
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      06-10-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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whats the year mate? mine is 2006 and pre lci which means non led rear lights and yellow daytime running lights afaik
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Heres a E91 LCI. Most noticable difference is the double crease near the centre of the bonnet. The pre-LCI does not have this and has a flat bonnet.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...4&postcount=31

Edit, just seen your other thread that has actually got some pictures in it. Looks like yours is pre-LCI.

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LCI rear lights have LED signals.
Check it.

LCI


Pre-LCI


Hope it helps.
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Cheers guys, all the info points to pre-lci. Thanks for your time.
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      06-10-2012, 03:39 PM   #7
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Nice wheels on that tourer....

Anyway, another way is to look at your Idrive controller (if you have one). If it has loads of buttons around the joystick then it's LCI, if it has only 2 buttons then it's pre.
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You sure I have a 2009 335i sport high line and it has all the buttons around the controller but it's pre LCI
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You sure I have a 2009 335i sport high line and it has all the buttons around the controller but it's pre LCI
e90/e91 LCI was September 2008

e92/e93 LCI was 2010 iirc
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You sure I have a 2009 335i sport high line and it has all the buttons around the controller but it's pre LCI
Well, you've proven me wrong!

Maybe they upgraded all the I-drives at the same time across the whole E9x range when the e90 go it's facelift, meaning some of the later pre LCI e92/e93s have it too.
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iDrive's all got updated Sept/Oct 2008 Builds which ties in with the Saloon/Touring LCI,

The reason why there are loads of E92/93 with the old iDrive but on 58/09 plates is because there was loads of left over stock as thats when the recession kicked in.
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Put your VIN into RealOEM.

insert into "serial number" on http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do
Thanks for that link Jules.. Very helpful!!
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