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Old 11-11-2006, 05:10 PM
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:04 AM
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How do you change z4 headlight bulb?
I don't own a Z4 but I am pretty sure you access the bulbs from removeable panels inside the wheel wells. See attached image.

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Old 11-12-2006, 07:42 PM
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I don't own a Z4 but I am pretty sure you access the bulbs from removeable panels inside the wheel wells. See attached image.

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Old 11-28-2011, 05:02 PM
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I spent so much time on this, and in the end, it was really easy. Best done during the day outside. A friend told me this, so I'll share it - don't know if it's true or not, but if not, nothing lost: don't touch the new clear-bulb part with your bare hands. Wear some gloves so that you don't get any natural body oils on the bulb and it will last longer.

(For safety reasons, make sure your car is turned off, and the battery is disconnected - obvious, right?). For instance, if you want to change the driver's side head light, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right. You'll expose a square black panel in the front part of the car up under where the wheel is. Turn all four of the square locks to remove the cover of the panel. Then just reach in and pull out the old bulb, disconnect, and put in the new bulb. I hope that helps you!
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:06 AM
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I spent so much time on this, and in the end, it was really easy. Best done during the day outside. A friend told me this, so I'll share it - don't know if it's true or not, but if not, nothing lost: don't touch the new clear-bulb part with your bare hands. Wear some gloves so that you don't get any natural body oils on the bulb and it will last longer.

(For safety reasons, make sure your car is turned off, and the battery is disconnected - obvious, right?). For instance, if you want to change the driver's side head light, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right. You'll expose a square black panel in the front part of the car up under where the wheel is. Turn all four of the square locks to remove the cover of the panel. Then just reach in and pull out the old bulb, disconnect, and put in the new bulb. I hope that helps you!
It is a little more involved than this as once you remove the panel in the wheel well liner(only two locks on the outer edge BTW, not four) there is another cover which needs to be removed to get to the bulbs. To remove it, there is a metal retaining clip which runs diagonally across the panel. Pull it gently down(you will see the two areas it clips into the cover so use force there to loosen it - it then swings out of the way). The panel is very tightly fitted and it takes some fiddling to get it to come out. You will be blind for some of the work(very tight in there with the wheel in place). If you have a jack, it is much easier if you remove the wheel for access. Make sure the cover is fitted correctly to get a good seal when you are done. The owners manual has diagrams on removal as well.
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