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      05-13-2014, 02:48 PM   #1
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On the HID/LED headlights the inboard inside light (inside the ring) isn't used. Anyone figured a use for that spot?


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      12-23-2014, 10:31 AM   #2
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On the HID/LED headlights the inboard inside light (inside the ring) isn't used. Anyone figured a use for that spot?
*bump*
Does anyone have any idea on this? I'm curious as well as i noticed the other day behind a friend's car's reflection that switching to high beams to not turn the other interior unit on, only the outer unit.
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      12-23-2014, 11:01 AM   #3
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The inner unit is only used as a day time running light. High and low beam both come from the outer unit. BMWs have been that way for several years.
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      12-23-2014, 12:34 PM   #4
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No daytime running lights are the Angel eyes
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      12-23-2014, 12:45 PM   #5
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On the HID/LED headlights the inboard inside light (inside the ring) isn't used. Anyone figured a use for that spot?
they should turn on depending on which direction you are signaling, to illuminate the intended turning direction
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      12-23-2014, 09:49 PM   #6
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i may be missing this, is there anyone can get a picture of this in action?
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      12-27-2014, 03:24 AM   #7
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the inner two projectors defiantly dont turn on for anything on my car. Im wondering is there anything at all behind those lens ? is it actually a projector or just a dummy lens
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      12-27-2014, 04:35 AM   #8
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It could be like on the e82's.... The inner headlight lamp will light up when the headlight switch is in AUTO position and...

* you turn the steering wheel(in that direction of that light)...
* you put the car in reverse BOTH inner lamps will light up
* DRL (IF you have setup the system in the BC)








for more helpful videos check out BMW NA's site of videos...
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...modelcode=1022



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      12-27-2014, 04:51 AM   #9
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It could be like on the e82's.... The inner headlight lamp will light up when the headlight switch is in AUTO position and...

* you turn the steering wheel(in that direction of that light)...
* you put the car in reverse BOTH inner lamps will light up
* DRL (IF you have setup the system in the BC)








for more helpful videos check out BMW NA's site of videos...
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...modelcode=1022



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Nope only the outer projectors move when turning \
Does not turn on in reverse
The DRL is the corona rings

But this is just for a NA Spec car, wonder if its different for different markets
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      12-27-2014, 05:02 AM   #10
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Nope only the outer projectors move when turning \
Does not turn on in reverse
The DRL is the corona rings

But this is just for a NA Spec car, wonder if its different for different markets
Your headlight switch is in AUTO right> ? It makes a difference.
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      12-27-2014, 05:33 AM   #11
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Your headlight switch is in AUTO right> ? It makes a difference.
Correct, in AUTO
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      12-31-2014, 08:49 PM   #12
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I'm in the process of ordering, so while reviewing the brochure I ran across this description of what they should do.
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I'm in the process of ordering, so while reviewing the brochure I ran across this description of what they should do.
headlights already do this without utilizing the inner lens, when turning the wheel the outer lens swivel in the direction of your turn. the inner lens still serve no purpose
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      01-01-2015, 12:16 PM   #14
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I'm in the process of ordering, so while reviewing the brochure I ran across this description of what they should do.
ah.... now it get what cornering wizard is...

looks like it comes disabled on the 2...

Cornering wizard FEM_BODY 3110 ASP_ABA_AKTIVIERUNG aktiv Activate cornering assistant

might do some coding and give it a try see if the light comes on with the blinker
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      01-01-2015, 01:55 PM   #15
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For the record: the difference between Adaptive Headlights and Cornering Lights:

"Adaptive Headlights
The Adaptive Headlights cast their beam in the direction of the curve and ensure better visibility and more safety during night drives on winding roads.
Sensors measure speed, steering angle and yaw (degree of rotation around the vertical axis). Based on this information, small electric motors turn the headlights left or right so the beam falls on the road ahead, guiding you into the bend.
Headlight beam throw control (a model-specific function) means the front headlights are raised at high speeds and lowered at slower speeds, which results in a wider beam for inner-city driving.
The adaptive headlight range control (a model-specific function) takes into consideration the vertical curve of the road. The headlight beam throw control is lowered when driving over a knoll and raised when the vehicle is in a dip.
The result: every single curve is illuminated and the oncoming traffic isnít dazzled unnecessarily. Driving at night is even safer, particularly when visibility is poor.
Adaptive Headlights are only active when the vehicle is pulling away. They stay switched off when the BMW is in reverse and when the steering wheel is turned to the left while the vehicle is stationary (e.g. when pulling out of a parallel parking space to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic).
Adaptive Headlights are complemented by cornering lights. These are automatically activated at speeds of up to 70 km/h and improve visibility in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle, which is useful when driving along hairpin bends, turning or parking."

(http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/t...eadlights.html)

"Cornering lights
Cornering lights provide additional illumination of the area to the side of the vehicle, making night-time parking and turning safer.
Cornering lights compliment the functionality of Adaptive Headlights. While Adaptive Headlights provide superior illumination of curves when driving at normal speeds, cornering lights give you better lighting when carrying out low-speed manoeuvres: parking, turning into a driveway, u-turns and taking extremely winding roads, for example.
To provide this additional light, the fog lamps are fitted with integrated swivelling reflectors; alternatively, the headlights are equipped with an additional lamp. When the indicator is activated at speeds below 40 km/h, these lights illuminate an area to the side of the vehicle, up to 80į of the direction of travel.
After the corner is taken, the cornering lights dim and extinguish automatically. Cornering lights also facilitate safe reversing: when reverse gear is selected, both the left and right lights illuminate the area around the vehicle."

(http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/t...ng_lights.html)
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The lens inside the inner corona of the M235i picture shown by OP (first post) seems to be different.

Here's the headlight cluster of my 1M (featuring Adaptive Headlights and cornering lights).

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      01-01-2015, 06:42 PM   #17
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I'm in the process of ordering, so while reviewing the brochure I ran across this description of what they should do.
ah.... now it get what cornering wizard is...

looks like it comes disabled on the 2...

Cornering wizard FEM_BODY 3110 ASP_ABA_AKTIVIERUNG aktiv Activate cornering assistant

might do some coding and give it a try see if the light comes on with the blinker
already tried coding that on, didn't change anything. probably due to the m235i not having foglights . the inner lens don't look like those on the 1M, seems they really are just dummy lens. i still wonder if there is any projector bowl behind them that will accept a bulb
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ah ok....
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      01-02-2015, 10:46 PM   #19
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already tried coding that on, didn't change anything. probably due to the m235i not having foglights . the inner lens don't look like those on the 1M, seems they really are just dummy lens. i still wonder if there is any projector bowl behind them that will accept a bulb
i tried as well, didn't work with the cornering wizard active and lights on auto. Odd though because if you pop the hood, there are two heat sinks....
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i tried as well, didn't work with the cornering wizard active and lights on auto. Odd though because if you pop the hood, there are two heat sinks....
I think the heat sinks might be for the LED's in the corona rings, just guessing though. Havent seen a HID light that needs external heatsinks
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i tried as well, didn't work with the cornering wizard active and lights on auto. Odd though because if you pop the hood, there are two heat sinks....

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I think the heat sinks might be for the LED's in the corona rings, just guessing though. Havent seen a HID light that needs external heatsinks
Yes, those heat sinks are for the LED AE's. IF you lookk in RealOEM.com it clearly shows that.


http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=63&fg=05&hl=4
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Yes, those heat sinks are for the LED AE's. IF you lookk in RealOEM.com it clearly shows that.


http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=63&fg=05&hl=4
Thanks for the link. looks like the inner lens is really just a dummy. oh well
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