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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 03-14-2012, 08:17 PM
designx5 designx5 is offline
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Low Beam Replacement Bulb (Xenon)

I googled this but did not get a concrete answer.

The right low beam bulb on my X5 is not working. I wanted to know a) if I can replace it myself and b) what's the specification of bulb used.

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:53 AM
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The same xenon bulb handles both low and high beam. If only low beaw isn't working, it's not the bulb. Otherwise, it's the standard D1S (not D2S, my bad).

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Old 03-15-2012, 06:54 AM
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The bulb is a D1S and you can replace it yourself. It also happens to be the high beam bulb as well, since there is only one bulb for low/high beam. You can get a Philips brand bulb
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:57 AM
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The same xenon bulb handles both low and high beam. If only low beaw isn't working, it's not the bulb. Otherwise, it's the standard D1S (not D2S, my bad).
Thanks. I didn't know the same bulb lights up both. I got a Low Beam malfunction warning in the dash. I'll check in the local auto store or find it online.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:54 PM
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I would recommend replacing both bulbs at the same time (and keep the working one as a backup); that way the bulb brightness and color match…... I guess that's a preference though.

You can either get the Philips Xenstart D1S or the Osram/Sylvania Xenarc D1S.

The Philips is more expensive in stores than the Osram/Sylvania. However on Amazon the Philips is only half the price of the Osram/Sylvania bulbs.

Replacing the bulb is a piece of cake: (1) Open you hood and locate the covers for the headlight, (2) Open the cover, (3) Unhook the spring clip by squeezing them together, (4) Remove the bulb and disconnect the ballast connector [alternatively you can disconnect the cable before removing the bulb-depends on your finger size], (5) Reverse steps to install bulb. *Do not touch the bulb with your bare hands-I recommend wearing nitrile or latex gloves*
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