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      10-30-2019, 10:34 AM   #1
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Angel eyes (led drl) problem

Dear guys , one ring of the "angel eyes" is losing intensity day by day and moreover is changing color from white to yellow (look attached photo to understand what I am speaking about). Consulting bmw electronic parts catalogue I noticed that, unlike previous versions of x3 and other bmw cars, there is no replacement for the drl's LEDs.
Does anyone know if the lighting is integrated into the lighthouse or if there is a method to change it?
Thank you for your help.

My car is a x3 f25 facelift.
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      10-30-2019, 03:45 PM   #2
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My guess is the box is sealed; I have heard of people with much older Bimmers heating the enclosure in oven to loosen/remove and replace lenses- and some cut the enclosure open to add halo rings as a DIY upgrade.

Best bet may be to replace entire unit- perhaps source from EBay or salvage place.

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      10-31-2019, 04:07 AM   #3
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My guess is the box is sealed; I have heard of people with much older Bimmers heating the enclosure in oven to loosen/remove and replace lenses- and some cut the enclosure open to add halo rings as a DIY upgrade.

Best bet may be to replace entire unit- perhaps source from EBay or salvage place.

Good luck
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Thank you Bill.
I think it's unbeliveable I have to change the whole headlight for a single led failure. I am so disappointed about this BMW choice.
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      10-31-2019, 06:27 AM   #4
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I looked at repair instructions at NewTis.info site and could not find any info about the angel eye halo rings. You might take a look, maybe I missed something but I think not.
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      10-31-2019, 07:15 AM   #5
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I looked at repair instructions at NewTis.info site and could not find any info about the angel eye halo rings. You might take a look, maybe I missed something but I think not.
I looked yesterday on that site but there is no document about the F25 LCI drl repair... When I Press "change drl led" the site redirect me to the document related to older f25 (not LCI).
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      10-31-2019, 09:47 AM   #6
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ask one of the vendors at getbmwparts.com

it might be light module thats going bad.
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Angel eye LEDs are replaceable, but they are installed on the bottom of the headlight.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...263051#fitment
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Angel eye LEDs are replaceable, but they are installed on the bottom of the headlight.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...263051#fitment
Unfortunatelly BMW changed that system with the LCI version. Look this photo:


In the lower part of the headlight Is only installed the Xenon control unit
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      10-31-2019, 11:43 AM   #9
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what year is your X3?
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      10-31-2019, 01:31 PM   #10
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what year is your X3?
04/2014
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      10-31-2019, 04:33 PM   #11
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Unfortunatelly BMW changed that system with the LCI version. Look this photo:


In the lower part of the headlight Is only installed the Xenon control unit
I don't know that I'd trust that diagram. I've seen plenty of errors in them before. Only real way to know is pop off the front bumper and see.
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The problem is that diagram is not for your 2014 x3
You need item 15, module thats is located at bottom of headlamp. doodlebro is correct
https://www.getbmwparts.com/v-2014-b...amp-components
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      10-31-2019, 11:19 PM   #13
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The problem is that diagram is not for your 2014 x3
You need item 15, module thats is located at bottom of headlamp. doodlebro is correct
https://www.getbmwparts.com/v-2014-b...amp-components
Your link points to pre LCI headlight parts. He has the first month of the new facelift production as we can see on the picture, so this is not going to work.
Pelicanparts fitment for this item is up to 03/2014

https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_In...-7-263-051-BOE
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Your link points to pre LCI headlight parts. He has the first month of the new facelift production as we can see on the picture, so this is not going to work.
Pelicanparts fitment for this item is up to 03/2014

https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_In...-7-263-051-BOE
Exactly.
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The correct light is at bottom of the link, with same part you are showing that matches oem part number
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The correct light is at bottom of the link, with same part you are showing that matches oem part number
Look this image:

The part "15" in the link you sent doesn't fit this headlight
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Look this image:

The part "15" in the link you sent doesn't fit this headlight


the link i share are for 2014 X3 with xenons. there are only 2 headlamps for F25 which are halogens and xenons.
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I re-iterate, this is why realOEM can be so confusing.

OP, you have to remove the bumper and see what light you have.
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Anyone finally get the solution to the yellow drl?
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Anyone finally get the solution to the yellow drl?
Unfortunatelly no spare parts exist for facelift. Probably we need to change the whole headlight... BMW need more and more money time by time. I am so disappointed.
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Unfortunatelly no spare parts exist for facelift. Probably we need to change the whole headlight... BMW need more and more money time by time. I am so disappointed.
How about a warranty claim?
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Same model same issue

I am having the same issue, one of the angel lights has turned yellow. BMW suggesting a $1600 module replacement. Thought to check before here before I go ahead and do that. what did you finally do?
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