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      04-18-2018, 01:09 PM   #1
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M6 LED Adaptive Lights

Can anyone confirm if I have the LED Adaptive Lights as shown in this video? My build codes include 552 and 8S4 options, but I don't think I've observed them operating as shown. However, I haven't been looking because I wasn't aware of the technology until just the other day and really haven't driven the car much at night in the month I've had it.

Just curious...

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      04-18-2018, 02:02 PM   #2
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Adaptive LED was available in 2016. I see your car is a 2013, so no.
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      04-18-2018, 02:18 PM   #3
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Adaptive LED was available in 2016. I see your car is a 2013, so no.
I think you might be mistaken. This post says it was available first on the 7 in 2012. I also have night vision in the car, if that makes any difference.

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First introduced on the new BMW 7 Series (July 2012) as part of the optional Adaptive LED Headlights, this functionality is now also supported with Xenon headlights on all new BMW 3 Series Saloon and Touring models specified with a Visibility package.

BMW Adaptive Headlights are combined with BMW High-beam Assistant technology to provide an intelligent headlight system that optimises the illumination of the road ahead without glaring on-coming traffic and other road users. This ensures improved visibility and safety during night time and poor weather driving conditions.

Find out more about BMW's connectivity technologies: bmw.uk/NA9L3b
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      04-18-2018, 02:54 PM   #4
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Sorry I am referring to LCI (life cycle impulse) lights.
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      04-18-2018, 02:57 PM   #5
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Guess I'll just have to test it out on a dark night and see what happens...
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      04-18-2018, 02:57 PM   #6
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Answer is yes. We all have adaptive high beams on our M6 as standard option. Various BMWs got the feature starting in 2012/3 as standard/option. Look in your manual on how to use it.

The LCI changes are simply cosmetic changes to the headlights. The bulbs were reconfigured for LCI headlights.
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      04-18-2018, 04:01 PM   #8
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Answer is yes. We all have adaptive high beams on our M6 as standard option. Various BMWs got the feature starting in 2012/3 as standard/option. Look in your manual on how to use it.

The LCI changes are simply cosmetic changes to the headlights. The bulbs were reconfigured for LCI headlights.
The elaborate further I will add that the video that the OP is referencing depicts European adaptive LEDs. In the US our auto highbeams just turn on/off depending on the surroundings. European adaptive LED headlights will "tunnel" to prevent glaring oncoming traffic. The answer to the OPs original questions is NO, the US headlights lack the hardware to behave exactly like the euro headlights. You can turn Euro headlights on by coding them to be active but they will not function correctly.
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The elaborate further I will add that the video that the OP is referencing depicts European adaptive LEDs. In the US our auto highbeams just turn on/off depending on the surroundings. European adaptive LED headlights will "tunnel" to prevent glaring oncoming traffic. The answer to the OPs original questions is NO, the US headlights lack the hardware to behave exactly like the euro headlights. You can turn Euro headlights on by coding them to be active but they will not function correctly.
I seem to recall coming across some posts talking about coding the US lights to behave similarly to the EU lights, but there were some questions as to whether the full functionality was supported.

So, should I decide to try that out, where would I be looking and what sort of change should I expect, if any?
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      04-18-2018, 04:25 PM   #10
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I seem to recall coming across some posts talking about coding the US lights to behave similarly to the EU lights, but there were some questions as to whether the full functionality was supported.

So, should I decide to try that out, where would I be looking and what sort of change should I expect, if any?
My understanding is that the US lights will not tunnel unless you get additional hardware. You can code it and see what it looks like, but you will glare other drivers on the road it seems.
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This F80 thread should help you.

https://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1086530
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      04-22-2018, 08:09 AM   #12
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Very interesting discussion. Thanks for posting. I didn't read all 55+ pages, but the consensus seems to be that it's not only possible but present in the car, just disabled due to archaic legislative meddling that hasn't kept up with the times and technologies. I'm going to send an email to the Carly folks and see if they can add this coding set to the selections offered.
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Sorry I am referring to LCI (life cycle impulse) lights.
MGMARSH39 I have the exact same car as you, 2015 M6 GC Competition, do we have the adaptive headlight as described? I tried it several times on dark road but it just seems like it just turns off and on automatically, instead of fully adapting like in the video.
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MGMARSH39 I have the exact same car as you, 2015 M6 GC Competition, do we have the adaptive headlight as described? I tried it several times on dark road but it just seems like it just turns off and on automatically, instead of fully adapting like in the video.
Read (or reread) posts #8, #9, #10, #11, and #12....as well as the link to the 55+ page thread that also discusses this topic.
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      04-20-2019, 07:26 AM   #15
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If you check your build sheet, you'll probably find code 8S4A 'Decoding variable light distribution' which is what deprograms the headlamps from functioning in the manner depicted in that video. My understanding is that all adaptive headlamps are equipped with the necessary hardware, but archaic DOT regulations do not permit this function in the US. So once again our government is "here to help".
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Hi colonial cousins. My car has options 552 (adaptive LED headlights with matrix function) & 5AC (High-Beam Assistant). To get the adaptive to function correctly, as per the video,
you first have to activate (switch on stalk to ‘A’ ) them if you don’t all that happens is high beam and low beam no matrix function. Perhaps your models aren’t configured for such magic Hahaha
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Here is info from the TIS that explains the high beam assist that European markets got and the US & Japanese markets DID NOT: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f...stant/Ie9ZQN09

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Does anyone have success in enabling this function for the LCI 2016 module?
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Does anyone have success in enabling this function for the LCI 2016 module?
Yeah! Easiest way to do it would be using the advanced mode on Carly and then you would have to enable and change 3 things.

It works to a certain limit. It can move the beam light and turn off/start parts as-well. Though the EU version detects signs and changes the beams to hit them directly, which I haven't been able to do (on my own)

I did thought get it to work via BMW techs. The reason BMW never allowed it in America was that the DOT restricted it. Though this was changed at the end of 2018. I was able to convince my tech (through some haggling, and googling of DOT rules) to get this feature to work while it was in the shop for a routine oil change. It works great, exactly the EU version. Sometimes doesn't detect some signs, but it's been pretty good.
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This is pretty fresh on the F10 side of the site.
https://f10.m5post.com/forums/showth...7#post26105327
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Here is info from the TIS that explains the high beam assist that European markets got and the US & Japanese markets DID NOT: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f...stant/Ie9ZQN09
I own an F06 in the Japanese market.
The LCI LED headlight has been retrofitted.
Can anyone determine if the non-glaring high beam is working?

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