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Old 02-23-2008, 12:01 PM
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need help replacing low beam headlight

I've searched the forum, found a few articles about replacing the turn signal but nothing on replacing the low beam. the hi beam is really simple and the turn signal seems easy enough. but do i have to remove the auto level mechanism ( I guess thats what the black round casing is) to change the low beam? even the manual makes it look super easy. HELP

btw its a 2002.

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Old 02-23-2008, 12:59 PM
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3 screws in the round housing and also pull off the "U" shaped clip on the rubber "bellow" cover will reveal the rear of the light unit. Twist lock connector on bulb and bulb high voltage connector. Replace bulb, twist lock the holder and connector and button up the 3 screws.
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:53 PM
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thanks Zulu that worked perfectly until I realized the 14.99 halogens wont do any good when i have Xenons... $117 for a replacement bulb here I come!
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:27 PM
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Getting ready to do the same thing on a 2005 X5. It has the Xenon bulb as well. Was this an easy fix?
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:48 AM
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I'm trying to change low beam xeon headlight bulb on the driver side of my 2002 X5.
Out of the three screws that that hold round housing for the low beam, the bottow screw is especially hard to reach (passenger side is easier) - do I need to remove other parts to get to the screw, or it is easier to remove the entire headlamp assembly to work on it?
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:21 AM
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Once you have done it removal of the entire headlamp is a 5 minute job. (Pre-facelift!) Check the home page on x5world for articles describing the process.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:03 PM
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Worked like a charm, many thanks for help!
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:45 AM
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You can get brand new HID bulbs online from either www.ddmtuning.com or www.hidextra.com for around $50 shipped. Who buys that stuff from the Stealership anymore?
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we are fully stocked with all HID bulb replacement for all BMW's

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HID bulbs aren't BMW specific, so being 2-3x as much as HIDextra.com and w/ free shipping, of course you have plenty in stock. I didn't even look at DDM's prices yet.
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