Front lamps, bulb replacement

At a glance

Halogen headlamps

1 High beams/headlamp flasher

1 High beams/headlamp flasher
2 Parking lamps
3 Low beams
4 Turn signal/side marker light

Xenon headlamps

1 Parking lamps / daytime running lights

1 Parking lamps / daytime running lights
2 Low beams/high beams/headlamp flasher
3 Turn signal/side marker light

Halogen headlamps

Low beams

Follow the General instructions on lamps and bulbs 55-watt bulb, H7 1. Open the hood.
2. Unscrew the cap counterclockwise and remove it.

3. Carefully pull out the connector.

3. Carefully pull out the connector.
4. Pull the bulb off the connector and insert the new bulb.
5. Insert the new bulb and attach the cover in the reverse order.

High beams/headlamp flasher and parking lamps

Follow the General instructions on lamps and bulbs.

High beams/headlamp flasher: 55-watt bulb, H7 Parking lamps: 5-watt bulb, W5W 1. Open the hood.
2. Press, arrow 1, and fold out the cover, arrow 2.

3. Remove the bulb holder.

3. Remove the bulb holder.

The lower bulb is the high beam and headlamp flasher, and the upper bulb is the parking lamp.

4. Pull off the bulb.
5. Insert the new bulb and attach the cover in the reverse order.

Xenon headlamps

Xenon headlamps Because of the long life of these bulbs, the likelihood of failure is very low. Switching the lamps on and off frequently shortens their life.

If a xenon bulb fails, switch on the front fog lamps and continue the trip with great care. Comply with local regulations.

xenon headlamps Do not perform work/bulb replacement on xenon headlamps
Have any work on the xenon lighting system, including bulb replacement, performed only by a service center. Due to the high voltage present in the system, there is the danger of fatal injuries if work is carried out improperly.◄

For checking and adjusting headlamp aim, please contact your BMW center.

Xenon headlamps

Low beams and high beams are designed with xenon technology.

The parking lamps and daylight running lights are made using LED technology.

Contact your service center in the event of a malfunction.

Front fog lamps

Follow the General instructions on lamps and bulbs.

Front fog lamps in vehicles equipped with Adaptive Light Control: 55-watt bulb, H11 Front fog lamps without Adaptive Light Control:

35-watt bulb, H8 1. Insert the screwdriver from the onboard vehicle tool kit, with the flat side facing outward, past the removal hook and onto the clip, arrow 1.

2. Turn the screwdriver by 90°, arrow 2.

2. Turn the screwdriver by 90°, arrow 2.
3. Press the removal hook upward, arrow, and remove the front fog lamp from the front using the hook.

4. Detach the connector.

4. Detach the connector.

5. Turn the bulb bracket and remove it.

5. Turn the bulb bracket and remove it.

6. Remove the bulb and replace it.

6. Remove the bulb and replace it.
7. Proceed in reverse order to insert the front fog lamp. Note the guide rails in doing so.

Turn signal

Follow the General instructions on lamps and bulbs.

The turn signals are located next to each low beam in the engine compartment.

21-watt bulb, PY 21W 1. Open the hood.
2. Unscrew the cap counterclockwise and remove it carefully.

The bulb is attached to the cap.

3. Turn the bulb clockwise to remove it.

3. Turn the bulb clockwise to remove it.
4. Insert the new bulb and attach the cover in the reverse order.

Lateral turn signals

Follow the General instructions on lamps and bulbs.

These lamps are made using LED technology.

Please contact your service center in the event of a malfunction.

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