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      08-03-2014, 01:38 AM   #1
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LCI Tailights on 2007-2010 Pre-facelift M3 E92

Hi all,

Just wondering if there's a step by step how-to-install the LCI rear taillights? Like step by step how to remove the lights?

I've done lots of searches here (DIY section) and on Google but most of them don't show the step by step how to remove it the lights.

The other question re. coding - If i can find a place with Autologic then they can remove the bulb error correct? Or i need custom 'coding' or something?

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      08-03-2014, 04:27 AM   #2
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Hi all,

Just wondering if there's a step by step how-to-install the LCI rear taillights? Like step by step how to remove the lights?

I've done lots of searches here (DIY section) and on Google but most of them don't show the step by step how to remove it the lights.

The other question re. coding - If i can find a place with Autologic then they can remove the bulb error correct? Or i need custom 'coding' or something?

Thanks
You will need coding to disable the hot and cold bulb check errors you will otherwise get (which will cause rapid blinking for example). Not difficult for someone who knows how to do coding.

The actual light swap is extremely simple which is probably why you're not finding step by step instructions. Just unscrew the old ones (from inside the boot) and then reverse to install the new ones. You also need to fit the wiring harness adapters since the plugs on the old lights are slightly different. If you get the proper OEM retrofit kit it should come with these harness adapters.
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Thanks for reply.

What about autologic in bmw workshops? Can they remove the error? The lights I want to buy comes with plug n play harness.

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I'd leave the old light. You can't beat factory installation. You won't get te same Fit I assure you.

Search LCI taillights and you will see a few members had water entry via the lights that damaged their electronics. A damaged amp will cost you an arm.
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I'd leave the old light. You can't beat factory installation. You won't get te same Fit I assure you.

Search LCI taillights and you will see a few members had water entry via the lights that damaged their electronics. A damaged amp will cost you an arm.
I thought it is direct fit?
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just did some search, it seems mostly to do with lose bolts from quick installations?

Simple LocTite thread sealer would prevent the bolts from coming lose.
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I thought it is direct fit?
It is a complete OEM replacement with OEM harness so there are no issues what so ever. Fit is identical because its the same mold and factory BMW parts.

I have had them for 2 years now and are just fine. The older LED taillight were great for 2006-2008 but LCI is a nice upgrade and update to the cars look.
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Thanks for reply.

What about autologic in bmw workshops? Can they remove the error? The lights I want to buy comes with plug n play harness.

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I've had mine in now for 3 years and they are faultless. As already mentioned it's one of the simplest mods you can make

A BMW workshop can recode the Footwell module for you to remove errors, but the best value for money is a Mike Benvo (BPM Sport) coding session. You will get dozens of other benefits from coding and numerous convenience functions for the same or even less than a BMW service centre will charge you to recode.
I know Mike quite well and he really knows what he's doing. There are some US functions that we already get which are not applicable

http://bpmsport.com/BPMCoding.pdf
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Thank you all. Very supportive forum and responsive!

I have ordered them today so hopefully next fortnight I will have them.

Contacted BM Connections in Adelaide spoke to Simon - he said he won't charge for a code! So all good. But yes I have much to learn and will attempt to code myself at some stage to remove the annoying accept disclaimer.

Thanks again!
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Where did you order them form. Do you mind if I ask the $$$
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BMR Autowerkes in Sydney via Stuart. He is also on this forum I think

It's on their website with prices.
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Did this upgrade too.
Was easy.
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