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by websterize
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: BMW 2021 change to instrument light colours?
Replies: 13
Views: 3305

Re: BMW 2021 change to instrument light colours?

… the button and instrument lighting in the i3 has been changed from white to red in some videos (including the climate control knob) I've seen on YouTube, can someone confirm? ... In low light, all model years have changed from white to reddish-orange on the HVAC controls since the i3's debut in 2...
by websterize
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution
Replies: 19
Views: 6269

Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

The good news is that after years of unsuccessful attempts to allow the technology, A.D.B. [adaptive driving beam] lights will soon be on American cars and trucks, thanks to a section in the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that mandates their use. According to the infrastruct...
by websterize
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution
Replies: 19
Views: 6269

Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

Did anyone figure this out yet? I'd try to help with my 2018, if it had the LED Matrix lamps, but it's only the 2019 and 2020 i3s with HBA. If you have one, looks like you're the guinea pig. :D Turns out activating the matrix functionality of the LED headlights is possible with simple VO Coding! Se...
by websterize
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:48 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution
Replies: 19
Views: 6269

Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

haha, it did it again. Here's the URL without "www." in front :D press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0284828EN/with-new-high-voltage-batteries-for-an-even-further-extended-range-and-retaining-characteristic-bmw-sporty-flair:-the-bmw-i3-120-ah-and-the-bmw-i3s-120-ah Hopefully, you can...
by websterize
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution
Replies: 19
Views: 6269

Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

Try copying the link below? (This site appears to truncate full URLs)

www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/d ... i3s-120-ah
by websterize
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution
Replies: 19
Views: 6269

Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

websterize – Do you have a link to share that describes matrix headlamps on 2019+ production i3 models? Sure. There's a reference link in post 4 of this topic that describes the new matrix headlight. It's from BMW's PressClub. See the "New body finishes, adaptive LED headlights, optimised cont...
by websterize
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution
Replies: 19
Views: 6269

Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

After watching websterize's video, I think it demonstrates the i3's Auto High-Beam Assist. That is not the same as a VLD / anti-dazzle system ...[/url] It's Bjørn Nyland's video, not mine :) He demonstrates the i3's High-Beam Assist and its LED Matrix functionality, noted in the press release above...
by websterize
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution
Replies: 19
Views: 6269

Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

Yep, 2019+ models shipped with new headlight LEDs. According to BMW: As an alternative to the standard LED headlights, adaptive LED headlights are now available with an automatic, selective dip function for the high beam. The innovative matrix technology for the high beam increases visibility range ...
by websterize
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution
Replies: 19
Views: 6269

Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

In North America, I'm fairly sure enabling the LED Matrix headlights in the i3 requires coding, and it only works on later model year cars with automatic high beams. See Bjørn's video, at around the 7:40 mark, for the i3's VLD in action https://youtu.be/5DPdPgU9Myc?t=450. Seems ... meh. He's driving...
by websterize
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: New i3 in US?
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: New i3 in US?

Currently, about a dozen 2020 or 2021 model years left in the U.S, according to:

https://kilter.com/search?brand=BMW&line=i3

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