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      08-08-2020, 09:47 AM   #23
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Now don't go and tell me that. LOL

Well, let's hope it is just the module. I'll be in the garage today giving it all a proper look.
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Now don't go and tell me that. LOL

Well, let's hope it is just the module. I'll be in the garage today giving it all a proper look.
The acrylic stick used to diffuse the light through the DRL's is yellowed on mine which likely means finding a new housing. Hoping it's just a module swap for you
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I too hope it is just the module. I currently have the DRLs off. It's a damn shame that this is even happening on a car with less than 40k miles.

There doesn't appear to be any yellowing while looking at it while off, unless you guys see it and my bad eyes do not.



I'll report back once the new module arrives.
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I too hope it is just the module. I currently have the DRLs off. It's a damn shame that this is even happening on a car with less than 40k miles.

There doesn't appear to be any yellowing while looking at it while off, unless you guys see it and my bad eyes do not.



I'll report back once the new module arrives.

No, check the color of light in and out of the LED module.
If the lights are the same color and the same brightness,
there may be a problem with the fiber along the way.
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Well, it must be the tube that has discolored on mine as well. Purchased a new module from BMW, swapped it with the old unit, and the results were the same.

It isn't the entire tube that has yellowed, but a good portion of it. Oh well. For now, the DRLs will remain off as my OCD can't take having one off-colored ring. Knowing me, I'll likely end up buying a whole new headlight unit, but for now, off they stay, both as DRLs and with the headlights.

Anyone looking for a new module, I now have a lightly used unit. Lightly as in 5 minutes.
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Well, it must be the tube that has discolored on mine as well. Purchased a new module from BMW, swapped it with the old unit, and the results were the same.

It isn't the entire tube that has yellowed, but a good portion of it. Oh well. For now, the DRLs will remain off as my OCD can't take having one off-colored ring. Knowing me, I'll likely end up buying a whole new headlight unit, but for now, off they stay, both as DRLs and with the headlights.

Anyone looking for a new module, I now have a lightly used unit. Lightly as in 5 minutes.
I share your frustration, sounds like we have the same issue. I too will be on the search for a housing to swap in and remedy the issue. One of those things that once you see it, you can never un-see it... bothers the hell out of me
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I share your frustration, sounds like we have the same issue. I too will be on the search for a housing to swap in and remedy the issue.
Well, if you find a good, reasonably priced source, please let know. I looked at the price of a new unit from BMW and had a good laugh.

Both 16s, and both with the outer driver-side yellowing? Dammit BMW!


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One of those things that once you see it, you can never un-see it... bothers the hell out of me
That is why I had to turn them off. I kept focusing on it and couldn't make myself stop, no matter how hard I tried.

I'd even settle for the other outside halo to yellow, then at least there is some symmetry.

I'm sure it's a bit crazy to some to focus on something so inconsequential, but dammit, I want it right.
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I share your frustration, sounds like we have the same issue. I too will be on the search for a housing to swap in and remedy the issue.
Well, if you find a good, reasonably priced source, please let know. I looked at the price of a new unit from BMW and had a good laugh.

Both 16s, and both with the outer driver-side yellowing? Dammit BMW!


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One of those things that once you see it, you can never un-see it... bothers the hell out of me
That is why I had to turn them off. I kept focusing on it and couldn't make myself stop, no matter how hard I tried.

I'd even settle for the other outside halo to yellow, then at least there is some symmetry.

I'm sure it's a bit crazy to some to focus on something so inconsequential, but dammit, I want it right.
Yes couldn't agree more on all fronts — would be nice if yours was also a passenger side headlight that way we could just split a used set on eBay or something. Nonetheless I will keep you informed if I find a good source but I think it will involve a lot of waiting..
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would be nice if yours was also a passenger side headlight that way we could just split a used set on eBay or something.
I thought the very same. I looked back to see if maybe, just maybe, your yellowed halo was the opposite side to mine. Sadly, it was not to be.

Well, at least I am not in the trenches alone.
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Looks like your M6 is the true predecessor of the M8 first edition, they had to pay extra for those Yellow DRLs!
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