E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

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E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by Sonic1506 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:35 pm

As the title states, I've got these lights (Which are the low versions, I assume, because I don't have Xenons).

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How do I go about having the bars lighting up as per these images? I would like them to be DRL's for the rear as I already have my sidelights coded to be DRL's at the front (for when I refit my custom quad projector angel eye headlights):

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I did a search but nothing came up for LCI, only pre-LCI.

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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by Anish1993 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:49 pm

I think i've retrofitted the same "Low" version lights.

Ever noticed on the bulb holder there was a slot with a bulb missing near to where the LED lines would be? Just wondering what would happen if a bulb was in place. :?

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think lighting them up on "Low" versions is even possible though.

I think its been done with the "High" ones by drawing power with a wire from the license plate lights to light each of the the LED strips. You can modify the wire harness connectors to fit in the LCI lights.

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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by Producethis » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:53 pm

They are 2 different units, Blackbmw120d has called 1st dibs when I get the darklines otherwise I would offer them you, a basic fit will mean running wires to the number plates lights, otherwise new frm and full wiring to get them to run as drl

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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by Anish1993 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:56 pm

Licence plate lights could perhaps be coded to stay permanently on.

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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by Producethis » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:56 pm

I think they can on carly app but I'm not 100%

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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by Producethis » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:06 pm

Ok Graeme no longer wants them so when I get my new ones I'll put them up in the fs section car won't be back till 10th of October so will be after then sometime if you dont get any before then

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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by Sonic1506 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:26 pm

Are they darkline or normal?

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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by Anish1993 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:18 pm

Sonic1506 wrote:Are they darkline or normal?
normal "high" versions I assume cuz he said he's getting dark lines.

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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by Sonic1506 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:22 pm

Anish1993 wrote:
Sonic1506 wrote:Are they darkline or normal?
normal "high" versions I assume cuz he said he's getting dark lines.
Ah I missed that! Thanks. I may abandon this idea but let's see what producethis says in terms of price.

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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by kingkhan07 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:00 am

I ordered the high versions from Cotswold (my car has factory halogens, e87 LCI) and then I taped into the license plate wiring. I then coded the led number plate light as DRLs therefore the led strips stay on all the time. Only other thing needed is to code the other normal lights out to avoid the Xmas tree effect. See pics attached. Wibbles can help you with that as he did for me. Image

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After coding, sorry don't have any day shots, let me know if you want them I can take some tomorrow.

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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by Sonic1506 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:37 am

So your numberplate lights are on all the time essentially?

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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by mat280787 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:43 am

Can you not rewire like this rather than tapping into the number plate wire.

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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by Sonic1506 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:02 am

mat280787 wrote:Can you not rewire like this rather than tapping into the number plate wire.

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Does rewiring it this way make it so it's sort of automatic like DRL's at the front?

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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by mat280787 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:20 am

Just found out this is from prefl to fl lights. Sorry mate
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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by Sonic1506 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:31 am

mat280787 wrote:Just found out this is from prefl to fl lights. Sorry mate
Yeah, there's nothing for LCI Low to LCI High apart from wiring through Numberplate Lights which I don't really want to do as I think they'll be on all the time.

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