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      04-05-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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Question LCI tail lights- can you retrofit them to an 08/08 E82

I saw a set of the LCI tail lights with the upswept outer strips the other night and quite liked the look. Now while I like the existing tail lights (it was one of my favourite cosmetic features of the 1er) I'm entertaining the idea of installing the newer style.

Has anyone done or tried this and can confirm if it works?
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      04-05-2011, 11:22 PM   #2
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Are these the new ones that come standard on '11 models and the 1M? I believe that if your rear lights fault out, because of the recall you will get the new LCI lights?
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Are these the new ones that come standard on '11 models and the 1M? I believe that if your rear lights fault out, because of the recall you will get the new LCI lights?
Yes to the first, never heard of the second.
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they will work but they would need to be coded.
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Are these the new ones that come standard on '11 models and the 1M? I believe that if your rear lights fault out, because of the recall you will get the new LCI lights?
I do not think they come on the '11 because I got mine and do not have the LCI tail light. I believe they will come standard on the '12
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They're standard on 2012, not 2011 and they will likely work with coding.
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      04-06-2011, 03:03 PM   #7
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These are probably ridiculously expensive...
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I really like the LED strips on the existing tail lights but i'm sure once i start seeing the new 1er lights on the street i'll want a pair!

Where would you buy them from? Dealer?
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I really like the LED strips on the existing tail lights but i'm sure once i start seeing the new 1er lights on the street i'll want a pair!

Where would you buy them from? Dealer?
I am sure if you want to throw out the money to get these the dealer will order and code your car for you.

I for one won't be spending the $500? USD per light [my estimate...]
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LCI tails dont cost near 1000 and they are not out in the US yet.
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What coding is required? And could it be done by a non-dealer mechanic?
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      04-07-2011, 02:32 AM   #12
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my 2012 coming in will be an early production.

does anyone know if it will in fact come with these lights? (im unfamiliar with BMW and if they make their changes mid-year or if its right in the initial production)...
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any pics of these fantasy lights?????
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any pics of these fantasy lights?????
Does no one these days?

http://www.1addicts.com/goodiesforyo.../P90069538.jpg
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RealOEM.com shows the '08-'11 tail lights to list at $177 each. I don't see why the '12 tails would be much more money than the old lights/lenes. ?

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=63&fg=20&hl=6

here is an AW 2012 model 135i at the Welt two months ago...





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I love those tail lights Wish I could buy some now!
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I love those tail lights Wish I could buy some now!
Why can't you? Just go to your local BMW dealer and have them look up a 135i that was built in March/2011. Since the cars are being built(now!) with these lights... anyone can order the new-er parts.

I would be curious to the price of the new tails. and IF any coding or error codes are thrown with these lights on an per 2012 M.Y.
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Why can't you? Just go to your local BMW dealer and have them look up a 135i that was built in March/2011. Since the cars are being built(now!) with these lights... anyone can order the new-er parts.

I would be curious to the price of the new tails. and IF any coding or error codes are thrown with these lights on an per 2012 M.Y.
Hmmm your right. I should see
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I saw couple vendors are selling the 2011 LCI tail lights for the E9x 3 series.

one is Alekshop
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=393899

one is eas
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445125

i pm them to see if they are getting some for 1er.

will see.
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honestly dont care for the front but i wouldnt mind changeing the rear lights kinda like that layout looks cool.
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RealOEM.com shows the '08-'11 tail lights to list at $177 each. I don't see why the '12 tails would be much more money than the old lights/lenes. ?

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=63&fg=20&hl=6

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I'm in if they are around $177 each!
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