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      01-15-2014, 01:48 PM   #23
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They looks great, but for that kind of money, I'd wait until its a standard option.
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They looks great, but for that kind of money, I'd wait until its a standard option.
..and it wouldn't surprise me if BMW did this for MY2016 or something. BMW did the same thing with xenons; they went from option to standard.
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LED's are superior to xenons thats just the way it is. Its like night and day, the light has a broader projection, its like day light and hi beams are superior to xenons. They are worth every penny, its kind of like this:

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      01-15-2014, 01:59 PM   #26
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..and it wouldn't surprise me if BMW did this for MY2016 or something. BMW did the same thing with xenons; they went from option to standard.
Yeah Definitely an LCI move...They really are amazing though on my m6...The other night it was crazy foggy out(like maybe 75 feet of visibility, and I could see the lights sort of putting more light on the areas that had the least dense fog as not to blind me as bad.. Really awesome technology. and should already be standard with all the cool led stuff brands like audi do.
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Ok, so here's the lighting related "stuff" I have according to my VIN:

S522A Xenon Light
S524A Adaptive Headlights
S563A Light package
S5ACA High-beam assistant
S5APA Decode antiglare High-beam Assistant
S5DLA Surround View

So do I have the high beam thing? It says "decode" for S5APA? Does that mean the hardware to do it is there, but I need the software code to have the feature?

...and what is "light package" and "surround view"??

I should know what this stuff is, but the car came like this from the factory preconfigured...I didn't choose the options.
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LED's are superior to xenons thats just the way it is. Its like night and day, the light has a broader projection, its like day light and hi beams are superior to xenons. They are worth every penny, its kind of like this:

xenon-Iphone 4
LED-Iphone S5
More like..... iPhone 5 to 5s. 'Worth' is a relative term.


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Yeah Definitely an LCI move...They really are amazing though on my m6...The other night it was crazy foggy out(like maybe 75 feet of visibility, and I could see the lights sort of putting more light on the areas that had the least dense fog as not to blind me as bad.. Really awesome technology. and should already be standard with all the cool led stuff brands like audi do.
The M5/M6 lights are cool.
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      01-15-2014, 02:40 PM   #29
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Ok, so here's the lighting related "stuff" I have according to my VIN:

S522A Xenon Light
S524A Adaptive Headlights
S563A Light package
S5ACA High-beam assistant
S5APA Decode antiglare High-beam Assistant
S5DLA Surround View

So do I have the high beam thing? It says "decode" for S5APA? Does that mean the hardware to do it is there, but I need the software code to have the feature?

...and what is "light package" and "surround view"??

I should know what this stuff is, but the car came like this from the factory preconfigured...I didn't choose the options.
You have adaptive xenon lights with HBA which is what you want because now you can enable anti-glare which is disabled for the US market due to DOT regulations. Look in the coding forum, it's a quick, 5 minute process if you know what you're doing. And it's pretty awesome.

Surround view adds cameras that allows you to display a bird's eye view of your car on your nav screen. It's really cool and very useful when you are trying to park in a tight spot.
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      01-15-2014, 04:51 PM   #30
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Thanks. I don't pick the car up until next week so I wasn't sure what to expect.

So if I am in Canada, should I assume that the DOT and the MOT (Ministry of Transportation) have the same regulations regarding the anti-glare thing?? What does it do exactly?
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      01-15-2014, 06:26 PM   #31
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I have this option. It is expensive. I also think it's 100% necessary .
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Thanks. I don't pick the car up until next week so I wasn't sure what to expect.

So if I am in Canada, should I assume that the DOT and the MOT (Ministry of Transportation) have the same regulations regarding the anti-glare thing?? What does it do exactly?
ij don't know what your laws are but just the fact that you have 5AP means they decoded glare free. You probably also have S8S4A
Decoding variable light distribution further down your list of options.

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Very helpful and you are correct. I do have S8S4A. Didn't see it the first time.
So do I need to recode both of these to "on" to reactivate the feature?
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A 2500 option here, but after a few days of driving I must say it's worth it. Also the EU-spec high-beam assist works like a dream.

Absolutely no regrets. Much whiter light and looks wise a step up from xenons imho.
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      01-27-2014, 03:01 PM   #35
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1900 and you get automatic highbeam also
mags, are blinker lights LED or incadescent?
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      01-27-2014, 03:27 PM   #36
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You can get that with the xenons, so that doesn't factor into that $1900. Plenty of xenon guys running around with HBA.
Since HIDs (Bi-Xenons) are stock with M3/4, you need the Technology Package to get High Beam Assist. With the LEDs you get it as with the lights (don't think you get a discount on the Tech Package, though).
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You can get that with the xenons, so that doesn't factor into that $1900. Plenty of xenon guys running around with HBA.
Since HIDs (Bi-Xenons) are stock with M3/4, you need the Technology Package to get High Beam Assist. With the LEDs you get it as with the lights (don't think you get a discount on the Tech Package, though).
I thought I saw HBA available separately on the new car!!??
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I have been "eyeing" the LED package too. It looks like the front turn signal lights are diff than the xenon one, correct? any pictures? Thanks.
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mags, are blinker lights LED or incadescent?
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I have been "eyeing" the LED package too. It looks like the front turn signal lights are diff than the xenon one, correct? any pictures? Thanks.
Front turn signals are LEDs...
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I have been "eyeing" the LED package too. It looks like the front turn signal lights are diff than the xenon one, correct? any pictures? Thanks.
I ordered them! Get them.
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Thanks, that's what I thought. Some people that went to the auto show said they were incadescent...I wanted to hear directly from an owner for facts.
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I think the LED Lights just look so cool, they give the car a much more agressive look.
They really change the face of the car, especially on the 4 and 6.
I have driven the LEDs some times already, light is slightly better but not as much difference as Xenon VS normal bulps. Anyway I ordered them, just because I love the look.
When you spend that much on a car it is stupid to talk about needs - nobody "needs" a 4 Series.
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I think the LED Lights just look so cool, they give the car a much more agressive look.
They really change the face of the car, especially on the 4 and 6.
I have driven the LEDs some times already, light is slightly better but not as much difference as Xenon VS normal bulps. Anyway I ordered them, just because I love the look.
When you spend that much on a car it is stupid to talk about needs - nobody "needs" a 4 Series.
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