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      06-30-2021, 07:20 PM   #89
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My car received the latest software update from the dealer. Lights needed to be recoded again, everything works without errors like before, but welcome lights still don't work properly. So again I just turned them off in iDrive.
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My car received the latest software update from the dealer. Lights needed to be recoded again, everything works without errors like before, but welcome lights still don't work properly. So again I just turned them off in iDrive.
Thanks for the update. Were previous issues rear light left/right out for example?
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UPDATE:

My car received the latest software update from the dealer. Lights needed to be recoded again, everything works without errors like before, but welcome lights still don't work properly. So again I just turned them off in iDrive.
Thanks for the update. Were previous issues rear light left/right out for example?
I didn't have any issues or errors except the Welcome Lights not lighting up properly.

With the March BMW software update, that hasn't changed, i still don't get any errors, welcome lights still don't work properly. So I just keep them off in iDrive
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Euro, did you have even further issues prior to the March 2021 i-level update?
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Euro, did you have even further issues prior to the March 2021 i-level update?
With Welcome lights turned off in iDrive, i didn't have any issues before the update or after update. No errors, everything working properly, except the Welcome Lights, thats why they are turned off in idrive for me.

There was a rumour that after March update the welcome lights start working, but this is not the case. Hence my update to this post.
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Euro, did you have even further issues prior to the March 2021 i-level update?
So my set up and coding is just like euro. As long as welcome lights are off no issue what so ever.
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Has anyone coded these lights themselves and if so what equipment/ software do you use? I just installed the lights I have a US spec car and fancy doing the coding myself.
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With Welcome lights turned off in iDrive, i didn't have any issues before the update or after update. No errors, everything working properly, except the Welcome Lights, thats why they are turned off in idrive for me.

There was a rumour that after March update the welcome lights start working, but this is not the case. Hence my update to this post.
Thank you! Yes, I heard about the rumor too of March or July software fixing the issue. Clearly no resolution yet...

Edit: Wondering if we can reduce welcome light "on" time, perhaps 3 seconds or something....

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Thank you! Yes, I heard about the rumor too of March or July software fixing the issue. Clearly no resolution yet...

Edit: Wondering if we can reduce welcome light "on" time, perhaps 3 seconds or something....

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That could work, however, I think 10 secs is the lowest limit. Or you could just use the pathway lights.
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Has anyone coded these lights themselves and if so what equipment/ software do you use? I just installed the lights I have a US spec car and fancy doing the coding myself.
Just installed mine as well. Seemed like a lot at first lol but was pretty straightforward… def a more aggressive look. I'm working with a guy to code them myself soon. Will update afterwards.
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Has anyone coded these lights themselves and if so what equipment/ software do you use? I just installed the lights I have a US spec car and fancy doing the coding myself.
Just installed mine as well. Seemed like a lot at first lol but was pretty straightforward… def a more aggressive look. I'm working with a guy to code them myself soon. Will update afterwards.
Looks amazing on your MBB car !!

Let us know how coding goes for you
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official guide (attached to the retrofit kit) - in English

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Anyone figure out a way to get the welcome lights to work in the US with US tails?
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Looks amazing on your MBB car !!

Let us know how coding goes for you
After several failed attempts, I ended up using the contact in your instructions. No luck with welcome lights, but itís really not a big deal, however, at this point Iím not sure if BMW is going to make retrofit official for USA
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Has anyone coded these lights themselves and if so what equipment/ software do you use? I just installed the lights I have a US spec car and fancy doing the coding myself.
Try using eSys
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Ordered my kit from dealer. Supposed to be here in 10-12 days. Here we go. Their kit didn't include the last two items on the OPs list of items but maybe they just aren't listed?! Idk.
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I literally just pulled the trigger on US lights for US Car and then reached out to Vic. He said if I can source Euro Lights for US Car they will work fine and won't have any welcome light issues.

I can't seem to find a source for the Euro tails and I bet they are a lot more money, but would not mind looking into it. I can live without welcome lights, I rarely drive the car at night and the walkway FOB will be fine when I do. I am sure my US kit isn't going to ship today, so would not mind looking into the Euro kit.

Anyone have a clue on either who has a Euro kit or what the part numbers are?
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Anyone have a clue on either who has a Euro kit or what the part numbers are?
https://mpowermotorsports.org/product/bmw-lci-euro-spec-taillight-set-bmw-f10-m5-g30-5-series/

Used this vendor and it arrived within a few days. No connection other than a happy customer. Good luck.
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https://mpowermotorsports.org/product/bmw-lci-euro-spec-taillight-set-bmw-f10-m5-g30-5-series/

Used this vendor and it arrived within a few days. No connection other than a happy customer. Good luck.
Thank you. Comparable in price. Is the install and re-pinning similar to the USA lights in the DIY job aid here? I am having my shop do the work and they are going off of Euro's tutorial. Anything different with the Euro spec on a USA car? Did the kit come everything needed?
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Thank you. Comparable in price. Is the install and re-pinning similar to the USA lights in the DIY job aid here? I am having my shop do the work and they are going off of Euro's tutorial. Anything different with the Euro spec on a USA car? Did the kit come everything needed?
Kit has everything. Havenít had time to install myself but from my understanding and conversation with Vic, the re-pinning is the same.
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Thank you. Comparable in price. Is the install and re-pinning similar to the USA lights in the DIY job aid here? I am having my shop do the work and they are going off of Euro's tutorial. Anything different with the Euro spec on a USA car? Did the kit come everything needed?
Kit has everything. Haven’t had time to install myself but from my understanding and conversation with Vic, the re-pinning is the same.
Excellent. Thank you for this.
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Does anyone know anything about this wire that needs to be run for the Euro lights? Where, to, etc.? I can't find anything.
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