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post #21 of 77 Old 4th November 2015, 10:13 PM
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I have an installer that has the crimp tool! I am going to get some LCIs, angel eyes, and get rid of amber bulb. He's gonna install and code and leave my DEPO lights on. Ahhhhh finally I will have the car that I want (CIC retrofit done too!). Next year, rod bearings as preventive measure.
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Thanks for the info, BUT I already have LM2 module installed for a long time (so I could enable angel eyes on pre LCI car) and run them currently with DEPO tails on LM2 modules w/o any issues.

So, I would assume that I can just run LCI headlights with DEPO lights rt?


sounds like you want to do this your own way and tread new water....good luck. you asked how it should be done...im giving you the facts. i cant fathom doing a full LCI upgrade and keeping pre-LCI wired/designed aftermarket tails to save money. you'd have to rewire it all to make it work properly and send the proper signals to avoid errors or burning out the connections as too much voltage would be sent via the wrong wires....sounds like a headache waiting to happen with burnt our modules/bulbs/lights/relays....but good luck....anything is possible given enough time and enough money in the budget.

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i did lci headlight and tail light conversion on my m5 did not need to switch out my lcm or have any recoding done. I ordered the proper wiring kit for the lci conversion. Once all the wiring was completed I plugged them in and the lights functioned without any issues.

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Lol there's is much misinformation in this thread. Any hack job can be done for cheap...but when the lights burn out or the lm2 module fries then you're going to spend more money fixing things than you would have spent doing it correctly the first time.

I hope whoever reads this and is thinking about doing the retrofit properly...ignores this thread lol
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You will need a new light control module, the LM2, which requires coding to your VIN in order to work properly. BMW also sells an OEM wiring harness kit for the LCI headlights and tail lights that you can install, so that you don't have to waste gobs of time modifying the existing pin connectors. Good luck, it is a good upgrade. I've had it done on my M5 already. The LCI lights look way better than pre-LCI in my opinion.
Hello OzMosis


Thanks for the post.


I am also planning to upgrade my 06 to LCI headlights, I have found the headlights, but was concerned about the LCM, I read somewhere (5series.net) if you car 06 and above move the LCM doesn't need replacement? Any how if I replace it with 09 M5 LCM, (its been removed from a working 09 m5) would it still need programming to my VIN? - Also if you could let me know where is the LCM located on the car?


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Hi OzMosis


The post is insightful. I am also planning to upgrade my 06 to LCI headlights, I have found the headlights, but was concerned about the LCM, I read somewhere (5series.net) if you car 06 and above move the LCM doesn't need replacement? Any how if I replace it with 09 M5 LCM, (its been removed from a working 09 m5) would it still need programming to my VIN? - where can I get this programming, I don't want to go to the dealer, Also if you could let me know where is the LCM located on the car?


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According to the install guide posted earlier in this thread it showed the only new harness available in the upgrade kit was for the taillights. The kit included new connectors for the headlights that you still had to swap the original harness pins into. Is that not correct?

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i did lci headlight and tail light conversion on my m5 did not need to switch out my lcm or have any recoding done. I ordered the proper wiring kit for the lci conversion. Once all the wiring was completed I plugged them in and the lights functioned without any issues.
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