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      08-21-2013, 02:24 AM   #23
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No PnP in the market as far as I know.

BTW, don't buy the LCI taillights that' are not suitable for your vehicle. There are 2 kinds of LCI taillights.

LEDs are installed on cars with front Xenons.
Non-LEDs are installed on cars with standard front halogens.
minor wiring pin changes are OK.

So those with LED should work on a pre-LCI that has Xenons with just the pin changes?
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minor wiring pin changes are OK.

So those with LED should work on a pre-LCI that has Xenons with just the pin changes?
You also need to add a 6th wire (to the empty pin hole) and connect it to a power source like plate lightning cables etc. Otherwise LED's won't work.
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Hey guys, I'm new around here after just having picked up my e87 a few weeks ago. Just wondering, what is the problem of using the LED LCI tail lights in a E87 without factory xenon headlights? I can't seem to find "non-LED" lci tail lights?
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Probably with the wiring modification you'll manage to get them work but you'll never get them coded.
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I've read somewhere else that if you upgrade the headlights as well (which I was planning on doing first anyway) to the xenon headlights and get them coded both will work as normal. Is that right?
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Post How to code

Just add +MUEB to your FA VO . After adding write FA to CAS and FRM. After that do the SG CODIREN to your FRM and it will automatically code your FRM to new LCI LED and it will turn off both lights and only led stripes will shine. Also to know the brake light will appear and fog light also when you press the brake or turn on fog lights. I already did that and it works fine.
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Just wanted to add an update to this thread and thank the OP for the guide at the start.

Finally got around to adding some wiring and powering the LED bars of my LCI lights properly yesterday. Massive thanks to Wes (hks200) who did all the work!

We followed the thread on here and the German thread mentioned on there too, so it was all pretty straight forward. Certainly helps to have the right equipment, as Wes did from his days mucking around with car audio installs.

So, parts I bought for the install:
- secondhand tail light socket housing with 20cm wires and OEM spade connectors (something like this)
- 3m of 0.9mm diameter wire from Jaycar (have a fair bit left over - probably only need 1.5m. The other thread suggested 0.7mm but they didn't have any so I went larger).
- blue wire taps from Jaycar

Process:

- Follow the German thread (do a google translate), as it covers everything

- Remove all the necessary trim

- Measure wire from passenger side, strip ends of OEM wire from housing and new wire, solder together and tape.

Untitled by autofocus .net.au, on Flickr

- Fit new wire into socket housing. In this photo, the black wire is the new one (4th hole)

Untitled by autofocus .net.au, on Flickr

- Route new wire behind trim and along base/edge of boot floor. Cut wire to required length.

Untitled by autofocus .net.au, on Flickr

- The loose red wire below is the new one. You can see the blue wire tap to the number plate wire (there are 2x grey with brown stripe). Don't worry, we taped the new wire down so it's all neat and tidy.

Untitled by autofocus .net.au, on Flickr

- With the wire tap, we had to strip a little plastic off the number plate wire and the end of the new tail light wire to get good contact

Untitled by autofocus .net.au, on Flickr

- Repeat same procedure for driver's side, except this new wire only needs to be about 20cm long. We decided to use the second number plate light for the second tail light, to spread the load but I have read of others just using the one wire tap for both.

- Result

Untitled by autofocus .net.au, on Flickr

Untitled by autofocus .net.au, on Flickr

Now, just need some coding done to turn off 'parkers' and leave LED bars on.
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I am in need of your help. I have scoured & read every thread on the 128i Halogen vs Xenon taillights. I have a 2012 128i with Halogen headlights. My taillights I have no clue what they are but the LED line does not Turn on. I've read that your can jump wires if you have a certain Taillight to turn it on & have the lights display the LED Line like the picture you posted. If this is possible, how do I accomplish this. I appreciate any help & thank you again!
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