How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by AdamG » Sat May 23, 2015 6:01 pm

Thanks :)

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by Ukrpg » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:02 am

Morning. I've done this upgrade and all lights work as they should. I do have an issue though as when you put the car in reverse the broken bulb warning light comes on the dashboard - its only when you put it in reverse but have checked and the lights are working - is this a coding issue?

Thanks for any help in advance!

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by Polar » Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:56 pm

Will be on the list of things to do when i buy a 1 series, thanks

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by Kimitech » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:49 pm

Please, could you give me some info or guide, how to code the rear facelift led lights to work like they actually should? That means just the led bars were light up until you hit the brakes or turn on the fog lights?
My car is an 12/04 e87 120d with factory fitted automatic headlamps - xenons.

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by redwizard » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:54 pm

Kimitech wrote:Please, could you give me some info or guide, how to code the rear facelift led lights to work like they actually should? That means just the led bars were light up until you hit the brakes or turn on the fog lights?
My car is an 12/04 e87 120d with factory fitted automatic headlamps - xenons.
On the 'Hi' version of these lights (for xenon equiped cars), the LEDs are the running lights and as such are on whenever the main or sidelights are on or in DRL mode (if activated).

For these lights there should be an additional wire (for each unit) linked back to the footwell module (FRM). This is the proper way of controlling the LEDs although some people fudge it by wiring them to the number plate lights.

Although the full set of halogen bulbs are present, the "normal" lights are coded off and the brake lights coded so that the bottom set light up on normal braking with the top set coming on only with "full beans" braking.
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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by Kimitech » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:14 pm

This is the part I do actually know. I was just asking for the coding details - how to make it.
Anyway thanks.
And just to add some infos - my car does not have the option of setting the DRL (angel eyes) so it´s got probably the old FRM module.

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Post by redwizard » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:21 pm

Kimitech wrote:This is the part I do actually know. I was just asking for the coding details - how to make it.
Anyway thanks.
And just to add some infos - my car does not have the option of setting the DRL (angel eyes) so it´s got probably the old FRM module.
Ah, OK - the full xenon upgrade was coded for me so other than using something like the Carly app I can't help you there.

Yes, the DRL option was only brought out with later FRMs - you'll probably need an FRM3 "MAX" for this.
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How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by blingers » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:08 am

Kimitech wrote:Please, could you give me some info or guide, how to code the rear facelift led lights to work like they actually should? That means just the led bars were light up until you hit the brakes or turn on the fog lights?
My car is an 12/04 e87 120d with factory fitted automatic headlamps - xenons.
For your e87 (prefl) just add +MUEB to your VO and code the FRM. That is what i did for my prefl e87 for the led bars.

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by moraywalker » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:27 pm

I've just followed the excellent guide for installing the black lines and all looks good!.........
......except my reverse lights no longer work! :?

My pdc still works, I've put new bulbs in on both sides, I believe the wiring is correct, but still nothing......

Has anyone's else found this and fixed it? Or any other suggestions?

Many thanks in advance for the anticipated fix!!!!!

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by Tommo » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:49 pm

Did you swap the cables as per the photos above? (I am presuming you have a pre fl? May help by putting it in you signature?)
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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by moraywalker » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:07 pm

Cheers fella!
Got it sorted now!

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by Kimitech » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:11 am

Could you specify the procedure of adding the +MUEB to my VO and what to code in the FRM?

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by Jii5 » Sun May 22, 2016 9:29 am

Hey, can someone post picture facelift tail light bulbs holder where is all needed bulbs install. Is one holder empty in both side? Thanks.

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How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by Anish1993 » Sun May 22, 2016 9:30 am

Jii5 wrote: Is one holder empty in both side? Thanks.
Yes

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Re: How To: Upgrade to Facelift Rear Lights

Post by Jii5 » Sun May 22, 2016 9:33 am

Anish1993 wrote:
Jii5 wrote: Is one holder empty in both side? Thanks.
Yes
Okay, thanks.

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