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Old 10-17-2012, 05:50 PM
alphaod alphaod is offline
Location: San Jose (CA)
Join Date: Sep 2010
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Mein Auto: '15 X5 xDrive50i
Originally Posted by 1HOT BMR View Post
Did you replace the LED strip? Mine is flickering and I'd like to try fixing myself if it's easy and inexpensive. How much was the LED strip? Where is the one screw you removed?
The whole assembly is one piece. Also LED strip doesn't light have any LEDs in it per se, the LEDs are mounted on the circuit board that hold the brake force bulb.

As for removal, you would pop open the cover that holds the trunk illumination light and you'll see a hex bolt; unscrew that and it will let you pull off the tailight assembly. Be warned though, mine was glued on, so I have to pull with a lot of force. The replace assembly had a non-glued on a rubber/foam gasket.

And for price, the part was $150 from the dealership. You may be able to get it cheaper elsewhere.
2015 X5 xDrive50i
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