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      12-02-2019, 06:45 PM   #1
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Another headlight post! 128 pre-LCI to LCI. Can I just swap OEM parts?

Iíd like to update my Ď11 pre-LCI 128i M-Sport with halogen to the LCI headlights and taillights.
Can I get the OEM parts from Ď13 and swap them out?
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      12-02-2019, 11:48 PM   #2
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Are you skilled in removing the front face of the car?
Personally, I am not and that has prevented me from doing a project like this.
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      12-04-2019, 11:40 AM   #3
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The mechanical part of the swap isnít a problem for me.
I donít know if the wiring and programming is PNP or needs to be planned for.
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Pre LCI halogen to LCI halogen should be a straight swap as it is like for like and doesn't require any coding or FRM re-programing/coding. Connector plugs should be the same as the brow on the LCI headlights does not light up or require anything extra. Tail-lights have dummy bars that don't light up. On halogen LCI models, the lights have bars like the xenon versions/Blacklines but they don't light up (your brake lights are the DRLs on those)

btw do you need LCI halogen parts for this job? I have LCI halogen headlights and tail-lights that I want to sell as I recently converted from LCI halogen/tail-lights to LCI Euro Bi-Xenon/Blackline Tail-lights. They're in excellent condition and come off a 2013 LCI 128i with 25k miles on the odo


Unless you mean LCI xenons from a halogen car which requires a bit more work and is something I can help you with (not for the faint of heart)
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Thanks for the clear and concise answer.
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Thanks for the clear and concise answer.
Not a problem! I sent you a PM with specifics
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AT -> MT Swap (!?)
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