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      11-20-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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e92 LCI Tail Light Retrofit Is It Worth It?

Anyone who went through with an LCI retrofit , I just want to hear from someone who has done it weather they are happy they did if or would have just skipped it.

I have an 07 does that mean I have FRM2 or FRM1 I know the bulb check can be coded out just wondering

Hope to get some feedback Thanks
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      11-21-2012, 01:58 AM   #2
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Cmon Someone has to have ann opinion!
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      11-21-2012, 04:09 AM   #3
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Well, it's $500+ for basically a cosmetic mod - guess it depends on you & how much more you like the LED style over bulbs...

Can't honestly say that I haven't spent that much, & more on simple cosmetic mods
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      11-21-2012, 05:57 AM   #4
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From most researching i have done it seems you dont have to buy the module, just buy the harness from ecs and lenses and it can be coded.

Its expensive, but depends on where you're up to in terms of mods. I would rate rims/coilovers etc as a more aesthetically pleasing mod
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      11-21-2012, 08:02 AM   #5
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I don't think its worth the price
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      11-21-2012, 06:02 PM   #6
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worth it
change the whole look
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      11-21-2012, 07:36 PM   #7
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^^ +1 what he said

Did mine too, and you only need to code it out if the lights come with the harness. I love the fact that all lights are LEDs (except reverse light) comparing to pre-LCI that only the stop light is LED.
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I did it and it looks okay for sure. Makes it look refreshed like the more updated Model years. For the 500 is it worth it, that's for u to decide. You don't need a new module as 2007 has a FRM2 module but if your build date is 2/07 then you would have the old frm module. Either module you can make work with coding of the module which can be done by a local coder shop or Indy coder.
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      11-21-2012, 09:23 PM   #9
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Depends on if you believe it's worth $500. It obviously looks better.
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Thanks for everyone chiming it , basically the only downside is the $500 but I I'm gonna pull the trigger anyway the look is worth it to me. Anyone know a good place or someone who does Coding In SoFla / Swfl I live in Fort Myers but am Willing to take a ride
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worth it
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This.

Take a look in the coding section or post in your regional forum if you're looking for a coder.
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If i had the money, i would do it Makes the car whole lot cleaner
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Definitely worth it!
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I did it a few months back and I have a 07 E92 as well but I had to upgrade to the FRM 3 since the 1 was giving the coding portions trouble with the LEDs and my windows not closing properly.... I gotta say I love the retrofitting...
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I did it a few months back and I have a 07 E92 as well but I had to upgrade to the FRM 3 since the 1 was giving the coding portions trouble with the LEDs and my windows not closing properly.... I gotta say I love the retrofitting...
do you know if that is something that happens to all 07s? or is it possible to code it successfully
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500 bucks is totally worth it thats cheap for such a huge improvment to the rear
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I waited and waited til these were avail, having old shit sucks. Enjoy watching them light up when i press the button walking towards my car in the parking lot at night.
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once you have bought and fitted these you will forget all about the cost they are superb!
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do you know if that is something that happens to all 07s? or is it possible to code it successfully
There is no need to upgrade to frm3. It will work fine on FRM or frm2. All that needs to be done is some coding. I have no idea why The guy needed to change to FRM3. Either he had a bad module or the coder had no idea what he was doing.
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+1 very true!!

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Do it. It makes the entire rear look much fresher.
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