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Old 11-05-2007, 06:27 PM
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The LCI retrofit is a retrofit cable set for the facelift lights. This is the BMW OEM solution to get the facelift headlights and taillights working on pre-LCI cars. A new light module (LM) needs to be installed on cars before 09/06.

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E60: 61 12 0 432 110
E61: 61 12 0 432 397

The cable kit consists of many parts (adapters, sockets, etc.). A person would have to buy the facelift headlights, taillights and light module separately.

The TIS document states an approximately 5.5 hours. But I would think it is much longer for older cars or when troubleshooting arise. It sounds like a 2 days labor extensive dealer job! For the taillights, couple of the wires from the cables need to be routed all the way to the front of the car--connecting the pins directly to the dismantled plug on the LM. The headlights require bumper removal. The pre-LCI existing plugs (the 8-pin plug and 4-pin plug) have to be completely disassembled. A provided 12-pin socket will then be individually wired and this plugs into the facelift headlight. And finally the car is program/encoded.

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Do you know how much for all the hardware and estimated labor costs for the install?
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Rootkit, how much does it cost for the whole retrofit kit cables & LM? (excluding headlights & tail lights)...
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The approx. price breakdown...

a. AHL-xenon headlights: 1,850
b. Taillights: 430
c. Light module: 350
d. Retrofit cable set: 50
e. "Labor": 1,000

Give or take, somewhere between $3.5k to $4k out the door.
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So Rear Tailight = $430 + $50 cable?
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Originally Posted by coolguy' post='490739' date='Nov 6 2007, 09:55 AM
So Rear Tailight = $430 + $50 cable?

I think you will also need the light module but I'm not sure.
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Yes, new light module if your car is older than 09/06. In addition to that, programming.
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I thought the light module is only for LCI front headlights right? LCI Rear only needs a retrofit cable isnt it.
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Originally Posted by coolguy' post='490753' date='Nov 6 2007, 10:20 AM
I thought the light module is only for LCI front headlights right? LCI Rear only needs a retrofit cable isnt it.
The light module controls both front headlights and the rear taillights. the rear needs a retrofit cable adapter and then there is some long wires that hooks to LM to the front. Programming is necessary to get correct function or fix errors.
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4-5k for lights... I think we all would agree that you can do a lot more with 4-5k, than just lights. =)


Get some 20 inch rims! or.. bodykit, and rims and springs. heh.


So much. or just keep the car the same and get a motorcycle, Used of course. If you want speed that is.


If is cool that BMW offer's the retrofit cables and such, but its just so expensive.


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