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    2007 BMW 525d M Sport LCi 2993cc

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  1. What is LCI?

    Yes very true - another visual aspect is the the change of the gearstick design inside the cabin from the mechanical to the electronic shifting one.
  2. What is LCI?

    The most easiest visual way to tell is the rear LED indicators as every facelift/LCI model has those.
  3. Thinking of buying 535d m sport

    I second that about getting all fault codes read and checking to see if thermostats are working meaning temps running on or above 85c. The above would be a cheap easy start.
  4. Thinking of buying 535d m sport

    If was being offered for cheap - I might take a punt. But as above and with me owning a 2007 LCI model, I’ve had some issues and can be the cause of many headaches with various things going wrong.
  5. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    Well if trying to figure out how to sort the bulbs on these models were the only headache. Hate to break it to you Des but there’s so many irritating things that can go wrong in the E60’s have no idea how I stayed with is for 6 years!!! But this forum is the place for help to sort out most of the problems so you’re in good company.
  6. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    I just went for these cheap and cheerful ones just to take the stock yellowish light: https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/382200076663 Now when you say you are looking for bulbs that would give out a bit more beat, again due to the nature of halogen it’s kind of tough to find just a bulb to do that as the actual set of would do that. However I’ve seen LED Cree versions that might do the trick. Thr type of bulb for the dipped beam is the H7, so you could search for H7 Cree bulbs as well.
  7. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    When you say newer design are you thinking you can potentially fit the newer 5 series (F10) models headlights onto your one which is the E60? If so - don’t think ever done before which would mean don’t think you can do it and even if you could, would mean change to body work and wiring and tbh, just wouldn’t be worth it.
  8. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    What do you mean by renew?
  9. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    You’re in the right forum for help, I’ve been a member since 2011 and the amount of help and knowledge I received here from people was worth it’s weight in gold!
  10. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    It’s not ‘plug & play’ hence why you would need to buy and install the HID replacement kit which includes ballasts to control the power and heat given my the Xenon lights.
  11. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    I just don’t know why they didn’t make all LCI models with the Xenon set up, but think it’s a choice offered when buying brand new and the halogen one is a cheaper option.
  12. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    I have to add - by installing the HID kit you still won’t solve the angel eye problem of getting it piercingly bright at daytime. Again - currently as far as I’m aware Baus managed to do this himself as no official supplier has invested the time to do this.
  13. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    Because you have a halogen set up you cannot just change the bulb and have it look like the Xenon set up - again this is like the bright bluish piercing dipped beam in many newer models. In order for you to get that ‘look’ properly you would need to install a HID kit which in essence is you taking out your whole current set up and replacing with the Xenon set up. I don’t think it’s mega expensive tbh. Me personally I just replaced the bulbs with 6500k bright bulb which gives a bluish light and looks decent compared to the stock dull yellow brightness.
  14. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    Yes they should be the ones as they specify for the halogen set up. Just to make you aware - you won’t get the very bright DRL style you get on the newer cars with these type of bulbs. At night they look decent but just don’t be expecting them to been seen much at daytime. As mentioned Baus designer and manufactured his own version which addressed the whole brightness in daytime issue and seems has been successful, think he selling pairs for £200.
  15. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    Here is the link: It’s a long read but it just might be what you’re looking for.