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      10-04-2012, 01:57 AM   #1
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MY E90 (lci conversion in progress)

so my name is mitch. ive been on here for just over a year. ive helped a bunch of people get some lci conversions done and have use tons of info from this site to do mine as well as other things to my car. i figured id post some before and after pics of my LCI conversion here as i go through it. as of now ive only done the rear and the headlights. i have an mtec front bumper and lci hood going on in the next week or so and will post some pics up then as well. i will also be installing a set of KONI yellows as well and prob will post pics of the installation here as well. any questions are welcome. btw its a 2006 325xi 6mt
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i used ebay replica acs roof spoiler and an ebay OEM replica trunk spoiler and a used trunklid and lights. the conversion doesnt have to cost an arm and a leg to look decent.




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i also figured id post up pics of the wiring for the lci tail lights since i had a hard time finding them on here for some reason. i did all the coding myself. which wasnt that bad i think the hardest part was trying to set my laptop to communicate properly but once that was all good the coding part was fairly simple.
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and here is a pic of where i work since alot have been asking we love bmw!
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WTF LCi halogen headlights comes with rings?
Correct. It's a plug and play upgrade for e90's pre-LCI halogens that want angel eyes and don't want to drop a lot of money on xenons and coding.
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good job on the car. my LCI trunk lid is on the way , my tailights are waiting in the basement, but in the meantime im learning to code ;D
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Nice Mitch...now lose the Mags lol!
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How did you do the Angels on the Halogens.

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Very nice. Can't wait to see more pics.
thank you sir! how did your conversion come out? if i remember you were doing a rear one as well no?

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Looking good where did you get your trunk lid from?
had one sourced from out of state through a salavage yard that my bodyshop does a lot of business with.

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good job on the car. my LCI trunk lid is on the way , my tailights are waiting in the basement, but in the meantime im learning to code ;D
i tell you what the hardest part for me was trying to set my 64 bit laptop to communicate. got frustrated and ended up setting up a old 32 bit one instead. then i got all screwed up trying to follow the coding DIY cause i didnt know that it was "a known error" that in the coding DIY that the digital speedo option was in the KOMBI ecu not the CAS. that shit fucked me up for hours lol. after that i was able to code in all the options i wanted literally in seconds. good luck!

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Nice Mitch...now lose the Mags lol!
LOL everybodies opinion has been love or hate on those. my snow tires will be going on these and i will be going to the oem 17" 15 spoke wheels on the LCI i believe style 284 they are called. although i loved the slammed look on 19s. i am in and out of NYC on an almost daily basis and the roads are horrible down there and i dont want to sacrafice the ride quality.

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Nice looking ride there mitch.
How did you do the Angels on the Halogens.

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the 09-11 oem halogens have angel eyes. its a plug and play swap. i upgraded the angel eye bulbs with the burger motor sports bulbs cause the oem bulbs were to yellow looking.
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Well i have the pre lci halogen can i get the rings? like you have the link, can you send me some more info
all you have to do is look for a set of 09-11 lci halogen lights. it is a direct bolt on. no coding no wiring changes. you plug them in and they work. i found mine very cheap used on ebay. i bought one side from one seller and the other from another. the more patient you are in your search the cheaper you can find. i believe places like EAS tuning sell the pair new for like 7 something or you can scour the for sale section and try to find someone who is upgrading to xenons. ive seen them here for 350 and up. happy searching!
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code out the corner light
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I know it has been asked a million times before, but once fitted was it just a case of coding the LED tail lights and job done! no other expensive parts to buy??
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code out the corner light
i tried that. i didnt really like the look. also where i live the police look for any reason to stop and ticket you so i chose to set it back.

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I know it has been asked a million times before, but once fitted was it just a case of coding the LED tail lights and job done! no other expensive parts to buy??
the trunk it self was the most expensive part to buy. i prefer sourcing used trunks as well for several reasons regardless if you find one the same exact color as your car (which i did not. the one i found was titan silber 354). 1 you get the lci led license plate lights with it. also you get the portion of harness so you can match up wiring easily and you will have the connectors for the led license light to make a clean conversion. plus you get all the necessary plugs to keep water out of trunk that i have seen so many over look when using a new trunk. and yes coding is all that is necessary.
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Whats up mitch, nice looking ride. my name is mitch too, not too many of us around
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Whats up mitch, nice looking ride. my name is mitch too, not too many of us around
thanks mitch! and yes its been nice not having an overly common name!
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Yeah I just did mine. =) I posted up some pics a few days ago. Link below.

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Yeah I just did mine. =) I posted up some pics a few days ago. Link below.

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came out beautiful man. i bet you are glad you did it now! i know you were a little back and forth about it. all i could think of was why didnt i do this sooner lol
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so far so good... u goin m-sport rear as well?
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came out beautiful man. i bet you are glad you did it now! i know you were a little back and forth about it. all i could think of was why didnt i do this sooner lol
Yes I am! Lol yeah I was getting upset because I couldn't find a LCI trunk and that GB for the CSL trunk was taking too long. I wanted to this conversion now! =) But now its done and I'm a happy man.
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so far so good... u goin m-sport rear as well?
if i can find one damaged that needs to be repaired and painted i will. i got lucky and found the lci front mtec that needed to be repaired for $100 but it seems impossible to find a rear one the same way and im far from rich lol.
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all you have to do is look for a set of 09-11 lci halogen lights. it is a direct bolt on. no coding no wiring changes. you plug them in and they work. i found mine very cheap used on ebay. i bought one side from one seller and the other from another. the more patient you are in your search the cheaper you can find. i believe places like EAS tuning sell the pair new for like 7 something or you can scour the for sale section and try to find someone who is upgrading to xenons. ive seen them here for 350 and up. happy searching!
Thanks for writing that out for me!
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Thanks so imma just gonna get my Prelci switch over to lci halogens and get the plug and play and i should have the rings?
yup its as simple as buying them, taking the old ones out and putting the new ones in.


heres a quick shot of digital speedo i coded in and small shot of my interior.


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