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      10-12-2019, 09:45 AM   #1
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Adaptive headlights

Iíve been trying to find out if the US cars have the portion of the adaptive headlights that turn slightly around a bend. I know they donít have the anti dazzle setting. I have the cornering light that comes on in a sharp turn but canít tell if the headlights turn at all around smaller bends. Is this something that would have to be coded like the anti dazzle?
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      10-12-2019, 09:55 AM   #2
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I believe the headlights turn when you turn the steering wheel.
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      10-12-2019, 01:00 PM   #3
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I've been trying to find out if the US cars have the portion of the adaptive headlights that turn slightly around a bend. I know they don't have the anti dazzle setting. I have the cornering light that comes on in a sharp turn but can't tell if the headlights turn at all around smaller bends. Is this something that would have to be coded like the anti dazzle?
It depends on the headlights that you have. Up to 2020 there were 3 different types of headlights:

1. Base LED Non Cornering Low Head Lamps with halogen high beam. Turn signal is halogen.
2. Adaptive LED head lamps low and high (cornering). Turn signal is halogen, and Halo LED DRL.
3. Icon Full LED Adaptive head lamps low and high (cornering). Turn signal are LEDs and DRL are the icon style.

2 and 3 includes full LED rear tail lights as well.

For 2020 model, 1 was discontinued and now 2 is standard.
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      10-12-2019, 01:06 PM   #4
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I have a 2020 executive so I know I have the ability just wasnít sure if that needed to be coded as well.
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      10-12-2019, 02:47 PM   #5
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Direct lift from the Uk BMW configurator ref Adaptive LED headlights

'LED Headlights with cornering lights provide a bright and precise illumination of the road to make driving in the dark safer and less tiring. The headlights generate bright and efficient Bi-LED light for low and high-beam in a pleasant light colour that is very similar to daylight.Along with the tail lights, the bend lighting and cornering lights also feature LED technology. By switching on the low-brightness bend lighting and cornering lights, better side illumination is achieved in urban areas, so the driver can recognise pedestrians and bicyclists sooner, for example. At speeds between 25 and 43mph, the cornering lights also function as static curve illumination.Moreover, double light rings and LED daytime running lights and parking lights in the light tubes of the main headlights create a striking and unmistakeable BMW appearance. Moreover, the vehicle features sculptural, three-dimensional fully LED rear lights.'
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I have a 2020 executive so I know I have the ability just wasn’t sure if that needed to be coded as well.
If you have executive, then you have setup #3 Icon LED. For the cornering light to work, the light switch must be in auto.
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Iíve been trying to find out if the US cars have the portion of the adaptive headlights that turn slightly around a bend. I know they donít have the anti dazzle setting. I have the cornering light that comes on in a sharp turn but canít tell if the headlights turn at all around smaller bends. Is this something that would have to be coded like the anti dazzle?
I have the Icon Full LED Adaptive head lamps. The low beams turn a little bit to the left and right, depending on how I turn my steering wheel (but the effect is somewhat subtle). When I turn the steering wheel more than some threshold degrees, the cornering lights also light up. I have read on various forums that the left and right movement of the low beams is more pronounced when you code Variable Light Distribution (VLD). I have been meaning to do that for some time, but have been busy at work. VLD can be coded in BDC_BODY2 by:

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C_AFS_ENA = G001_enable (Werte=01)
LUT_FLC_FORWARDLIGHTING_Y = G001_AFS (Werte=00,00,00)
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I paid more attention last night and I think I did notice them turning very slightly. Not sure itís even enough to notice a difference.
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Same here. I also only noticed it after I concentrated on it. It is more apparent when driving away from city lights where the only source of illumination is the car's headlights.
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I’ve been trying to find out if the US cars have the portion of the adaptive headlights that turn slightly around a bend. I know they don’t have the anti dazzle setting. I have the cornering light that comes on in a sharp turn but can’t tell if the headlights turn at all around smaller bends. Is this something that would have to be coded like the anti dazzle?
I have the Icon Full LED Adaptive head lamps. The low beams turn a little bit to the left and right, depending on how I turn my steering wheel (but the effect is somewhat subtle). When I turn the steering wheel more than some threshold degrees, the cornering lights also light up. I have read on various forums that the left and right movement of the low beams is more pronounced when you code Variable Light Distribution (VLD). I have been meaning to do that for some time, but have been busy at work. VLD can be coded in BDC_BODY2 by:

Code:
C_AFS_ENA = G001_enable (Werte=01)
LUT_FLC_FORWARDLIGHTING_Y = G001_AFS (Werte=00,00,00)
What is variable light distribution? I heard that name a few times on here but never an explanation.
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Same here. I also only noticed it after I concentrated on it. It is more apparent when driving away from city lights where the only source of illumination is the car's headlights.
I see the light move when I wiggle the steering wheel left to right at a light when I see my headlights up close on the car in front of me. Garage door works too.
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Here's Variable Light Distribution (VLD) in action. I've got it coded onto my M40i and it's amazing to see in action


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That is NOT variable light distribution. The video shows non-glare high beams, also known as anti-dazzle high beams. Variable light distribution is explained in post #4 here

https://f15.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1156667
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Here's Variable Light Distribution (VLD) in action. I've got it coded onto my M40i and it's amazing to see in action


Hi JB,

How did you code this to your car? Using BimmerCode or ESyS ? If Bimmercode, can you detail the steps to do it please?

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I doubt JB had it coded. The video was filmed in Europe. The speed limit in the HUD shows the European sign and the speed units are kmh, not mph. Later in the video, the speed reaches 110. If JB was driving on a narrow windy road in the rain at 110 mph, then more power to him. I hope he's got good life insurance.

Anti-dazzle lights cannot be coded with BimmerCode. They require VO coding, which BimmerCode does not support. You need E-Sys to code anti-dazzles.
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