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Old 02-13-2017, 12:38 PM
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Mein Auto: 2005 bow x5 4.4i
Headlight replacement

Need to replace the low beam on my 2005 x5 but I can't see how to remove the fog lamp and grill shroud. Can anyone help me with that. The shroud needs to come off to bring the headlight assembly forward. Help. Thank you.
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Old 02-13-2017, 02:19 PM
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
Is this the left side (driver's side)? If so, on the N62 V8s...it's almost impossible to change the low beam without removing the bumper cover due to the headlamp washers preventing the headlight from coming out all the way. Plus the bracket that supports the coolant reservoir and PS reservoir is in the way, too...and needs to be moved out of the way as well.

There's a great DIY on how to do this on Xoutpost. Let me see if I can find the DIY.

Here ya go:

Facelift Headlamp Removal DIY: http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...tructions.html
Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)


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