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Old 11-25-2012, 09:51 AM
hommedeguerre hommedeguerre is offline
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Changing Reading light/Map light bulb - Help!

Hi guys, I just bought a 2004 X3 and I'm loving it so far! Both the driver and passenger reading lights are out. I've been searching for days to try and figure out how to change the bulbs but haven't found any useful info or guides. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!

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Old 11-25-2012, 04:04 PM
John320 John320 is offline
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Here are some instructions showing a plastic tool to pry off the cover
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:11 PM
hommedeguerre hommedeguerre is offline
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Thanks! I'll give that a try and let you know how it goes.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:21 AM
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in place of said "special tool" will a nice small flathead screwdriver do?
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:23 PM
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You'll risk doing some damage with the screwdriver. You can pick up a set of different size plastic prying tools from Harbor Freight for under $10.

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in place of said "special tool" will a nice small flathead screwdriver do?
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