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  1. E90 Headlamps - pre-LCI vs LCI 
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    Hi all,

    I hope I'm posting in the right section. I have been trying to figure out what is the difference between pre-LCI and LCI headlamps with regards to fitting/wiring/whatever. I've got an LCI Nov-2008 E90 with standard halogen headlamps (but with angel eyes as those seem to be standard on LCI models). I want to upgrade these to projector headlamps, but the only ones I could find on eBay (with the exception of one item) are all for 2005 - 2008 pre-LCI models.

    Now what puzzles me is that on a pre-LCI model you can simply swap your headlamps to LCI directly (apparently) - so what would the problem be if I had to do it the other way round? I mean why are all the headlamps listed as "fits only pre-LCI models 2005 - 2008"? If anybody can shed any light on this for me I'd appreciate.

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    Are you talking about aftermarket projector lamps?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Are you talking about aftermarket projector lamps?
    Yes. From what I can see, the original replacements are quite expensive :( If I had to replace with original ones I'd go for the auto leveling projector HID ones but I think they cost around €2k - €3k... So an aftermarket set that costs around €300 would suit me much better
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    LCI lamps will fit directly to pre-LCI models without any wiring or lamp modifications. Can't see a problem going th other way tbh. You got a link to these aftermarket lamps?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    LCI lamps will fit directly to pre-LCI models without any wiring or lamp modifications. Can't see a problem going th other way tbh.
    Same thing I thought and that's why I'm confused now.


    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    You got a link to these aftermarket lamps?
    Here are a few....

    BMW E90 3 SERIES BLACK ANGEL EYE PROJECTOR HEAD LIGHTS | eBay

    BMW 3 SERIES E90 E91 05-08 LED ANGEL EYE PROJECTOR HEADLIGHTS SUPER BRIGHT SMD | eBay

    BMW 3-series (E90) (05-08) Black Projector-style Angel Eye Headlights | eBay


    This is the only one I found that says for LCI... it's around double the price of the others though. It also says it's for halogen only (although I guess that's because it doesn't have auto leveling).

    DEPO 09-11 BMW E90/E91 LCI LED ANGEL HALO PROJECTOR HEADLIGHT +LED CORNER SIGNAL | eBay


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    They still don't have enough Projector frame Headlights for LCI..

    Did you do it?? Did you get it fixed??
     
     


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