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      02-21-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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LCI Tails - seeing is believing

Got a loaner the other day while my X5 was in the shop. '12 135. First thing I noticed was the new tail lights. Pictures just don't do these thing justice. I contemplated swapping them out on my car

Anyway, I'm sold but I can't figure out..


Will the LCI Tail Lights work on a 03/08 build without coding?

Anyone, help?
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      02-21-2012, 11:47 PM   #2
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Got a loaner the other day while my X5 was in the shop. '12 135. First thing I noticed was the new tail lights. Pictures just don't do these thing justice. I contemplated swapping them out on my car

Anyway, I'm sold but I can't figure out..


Will the LCI Tail Lights work on a 03/08 build without coding?

Anyone, help?
Haha I would have swapped them out! I did that with a 335d loaner my roommate had on the center wheel caps. LOL
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      02-22-2012, 12:06 AM   #3
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Got a loaner the other day while my X5 was in the shop. '12 135. First thing I noticed was the new tail lights. Pictures just don't do these thing justice. I contemplated swapping them out on my car

Anyway, I'm sold but I can't figure out..


Will the LCI Tail Lights work on a 03/08 build without coding?

Anyone, help?
Yes. Plug-n-Play.
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      02-22-2012, 12:19 AM   #4
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Yes. Plug-n-Play.
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      02-22-2012, 03:10 AM   #5
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This must be the most asked question in this section!

In hope that this will answer it once and for all, YES it will work plug and play. Halogen version/LED version that comes with Xenon kit will BOTH work PnP
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      02-22-2012, 09:49 AM   #6
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I agree, I absolutely love my LCI taillights



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      02-22-2012, 10:10 AM   #7
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Very nice! Dumb noob question, but what does LCI stand for?
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      02-22-2012, 10:17 AM   #8
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      02-22-2012, 10:17 AM   #9
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Very nice! Dumb noob question, but what does LCI stand for?
Stands for Life Cycle Impulse...essentially a mid-life cycle facelift
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      02-23-2012, 07:49 PM   #10
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I want these so bad...
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      02-23-2012, 08:15 PM   #11
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Who has the best deal on a set of these?
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      02-23-2012, 09:07 PM   #12
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I believe Tischer has them for $300 shipped.
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Got mine from Tischer...

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      02-23-2012, 09:31 PM   #15
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Ordered mine from Tischer, $311 shipped and I freaking love 'em. So beautiful.

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      02-23-2012, 11:08 PM   #16
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How do you get your 09' to beep when locked?
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How do you get your 09' to beep when locked?
The car has the the factory alarm. I searched thru all the menus in the computer area and I guess one of the icons I switched on made the audible beep.
Haven't been back in those setting since, lol.
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      02-23-2012, 11:54 PM   #18
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Makes sense. A nice feature to tell if you locked your car, but can also get old after awhile I would presume.
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Tischer have them for $145ea so $290 for the set...

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Makes sense. A nice feature to tell if you locked your car, but can also get old after awhile I would presume.
naw...I dig it, not the typical horn honk or Toyota watch beep everyone else has.
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What is the allure of these tail lights? Do folks really like the design of the tail lights better? Or is it just the fact that these are the new tail lights?

IOW, if these were the old ones and BMW switched to what we have now, would everyone want to upgrade?

I have to admit, I didn't like them at first, but they have grown on me.


When I got my first E46 in 1999, the 323i came with the black "slats" in the kidney grill and the 328i came with chrome "slats". So everyone "upgraded" to 328i chrome slats.

10 years later the chrome slats are standard and everyone "upgrades" to the BMW Performance all black kidneys.....
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