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2020 Model 3 Retrofit new 2021 Headlights

Gasaraki

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Oct 21, 2019
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My 2020 M3 got involved in a collision and needs to replace both front headlights. Does anyone have experience fitting the 2021 M3 new headlights into a 2020 or older M3?
Why don't you just go to your service center and have them put on new headlights for you. If they put on the new ones then that's good, if they put on the old style, it's obvious that the new ones wont work on older cars.

To me, it's really stupid to change connectors for new headlights that are the exact same shape. Software can be upgraded to control the new lights, the new light should have been designed to plug and play with all Model 3 and Ys, that way you don't have to keep old stock around just for warranty. Very stupid if they didn't do this.
 
Answer is no. Connecters are different and no ability to change configuration via software according to my service center.
Connectors are the same, but they don’t light up in the pre matrix cars. Without having the ability to alter configurations ourselves, it’ll depend on whether or not Tesla wants to eventually offer a retrofit
 
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