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      11-13-2016, 02:32 AM   #1
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2017 X3 | Adaptive LED headlights question

Howdy, friends!

I just ordered myself a 2017 X3 xDrive28i with all the trimmings, and among those trimmings are the Adaptive LED Headlights (Option Code 552,) and the Automatic High Beams (Option Code 5AC.) I saw this video:


detailing the Adaptive Headlights, and I seem to recall reading somewhere that the US system isn't quite as robust, and is unable to "tunnel" the headlights around other cars and re-angle them, as demonstrated in the video.

I showed the video to my salesman, and he believes that the system is the same, but he's not quite sure. So, I just wanted to double-check with the knowledgable people here at XBimmers! Is the US system able to "tunnel" the headlights around other cars, as seen in the video?

Thank you so much!

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      11-13-2016, 04:21 AM   #2
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From reading around about this before I placed my order for our new one with Adaptive LEDs, I understand that the feature is factory-disabled for the US market but can easily be re-enabled with a bit of simple coding
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Yes. It is disabled in the US, but same hardware and software so it can be re-enabled by coding.

I do it to all my cars so I can do it for yours as well if interested in utilizing full potential of system.
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Love the LEDs on the X3; there's no substitute. Euro spec the headlights for max performance.
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From reading around about this before I placed my order for our new one with Adaptive LEDs, I understand that the feature is factory-disabled for the US market but can easily be re-enabled with a bit of simple coding
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Yes. It is disabled in the US, but same hardware and software so it can be re-enabled by coding.

I do it to all my cars so I can do it for yours as well if interested in utilizing full potential of system.
Awesome, thank you both of you!
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Love the LEDs on the X3; there's no substitute. Euro spec the headlights for max performance.
Glad to hear that they're amazing! By "Euro spec," do you mean code them to add the anti-dazzle features as seen in the video above?

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Awesome, thank you both of you!

Glad to hear that they're amazing! By "Euro spec," do you mean code them to add the anti-dazzle features as seen in the video above?
Yes. There is speed and steering based Variable light distribution of the low beams and Camera based tunneling or anti-dazzle of high beams.
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Yes. There is speed and steering based Variable light distribution of the low beams and Camera based tunneling or anti-dazzle of high beams.
Sounds good! Thanks for clarifying!
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Sounds good! Thanks for clarifying!
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shame you guys don't have it enabled as standard (when ordered). I have it, and works perfectly in the UK.
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shame you guys don't have it enabled as standard (when ordered). I have it, and works perfectly in the UK.
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shame you guys don't have it enabled as standard (when ordered). I have it, and works perfectly in the UK.
Agreed, but easy enough to code.
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EU spec. headlights are banned in the US - for once something EU did not screw up. You can't expect BMW/dealer to cheat.
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When I was speccing my next X3 I found it very difficult to find information / video on the LED lights other than the BMW info posted on this thread. The only other video I have found is this one



Other than the obvious advantages of LED lights I just love the indicators they really do transform the front of the car hence why I bit the bullet and ticked them on the options list
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I would love to enable this on my 15 X3. Anyone near Virginia that could help me out with coding to unlock this feature? Thanks!
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