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      02-20-2016, 09:29 AM   #1
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Coding VLD on Xenon Retrofit.

What all is required to code VLD on a xenon retrofit? I know that I'd need to get the adaptive headlights, but will I also need to retrofit a KAFAS camera as well? I'm not wanting to do the auto high beam, but I'm not sure of the VLD is speed based or camera based.
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I am 99% sure it is speed based. I did the retrofit and do not have a KAFAS camera, and can see the beams moving at different speeds on the highway. If you do the retrofit, you should not need any extra coding if you follow the google doc instructions. Normally, people with factory Xenons have a VO Code 8S4 to decode the VLD, but with the retrofit, it's not in there unless you add it for some reason
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It is a speed based system as opposed to the Kafas camera based system. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=887200
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So would the be any difference in me using Euro-spec lights to US-spec?
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For VLD to be active I believe the following settings must be present (at least in my 2016 F36):

9. Activate Variable Light Distribution:

FEM_BODY 3073 LUT_FLC_FORWARDLIGHTING_Y werte = 9C,9C,9C
(F20_mit_AFS)

FEM_BODY 3073 C_AFS_ENA werte = 01 (ENABLE)
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But this does only work with the adaptive Xenon lights...?
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For VLD to be active I believe the following settings must be present (at least in my 2016 F36):

9. Activate Variable Light Distribution:

FEM_BODY 3073 LUT_FLC_FORWARDLIGHTING_Y werte = 9C,9C,9C
(F20_mit_AFS)

FEM_BODY 3073 C_AFS_ENA werte = 01 (ENABLE)
Or if you rather VO code, remove 8S4 from the list and code FEM_BODY

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But this does only work with the adaptive Xenon lights...?
Yes, only works with adaptive xenons since the beam adjust horizontally and vertically based on speed.
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But this does only work with the adaptive Xenon lights...?
You must have adaptive lights (I have Bi-xenons)...not sure if the settings are the same for LEDs, but I believe yes.
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