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Old 04-20-2013, 08:49 PM
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Need help. My low beam headlight is out on my 2008 335i and needs to be replaced. Is this something I can easily do myself? I saw somewhere that if you are removing the lights you need to disconnect the power cables. I just want to replace the bulb. Can I do this without getting shocked? I believe I can access the bulb from the wheel well. This is something simple correct?

Also, where should I buy a replacement? I went to Bavarian and there are many options? I just want a stock replacement. Thanks.

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Old 04-21-2013, 09:36 PM
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replacing low beam bulb

I had the same problem so I went to AutoZone and they pulled up my model and gave me the one I needed. It only cost me a little of nothing, it was better than going to the dealer.... I did not disconnect the power, nothing happened.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:11 PM
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Not the super easiest bulbs to replace if you have large hands. Just do a search for changing 335i headlights. You twist and pull out counter-clockwise (easy part). As long as you get it lined up right when putting back in, you'll be golden, but don't be surprised if it takes you a few tries. My passenger's side was cake but I couldn't get my driver's side one in as easy for some reason until I got it lined up properly. Shouldn't have been that hard though in retrospect.

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Old 04-22-2013, 04:55 AM
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Thanks. I knew it shouldn't be complicated but you never know with these cars. Thanks again.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:39 PM
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Yep. I went to Pep Boys today and got a replacement bulb for my low beam headlight on my 7 series. Cost was $16.00. I'm happy with stock also. Now comes the hard part; R & R and it would have to be on the passenger side. Little more work...
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:23 PM
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:25 PM
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Need help. My low beam headlight is out on my 2008 335i and needs to be replaced. Is this something I can easily do myself? I saw somewhere that if you are removing the lights you need to disconnect the power cables. I just want to replace the bulb. Can I do this without getting shocked? I believe I can access the bulb from the wheel well. This is something simple correct?

Also, where should I buy a replacement? I went to Bavarian and there are many options? I just want a stock replacement. Thanks.

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Old 04-22-2013, 09:43 PM
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Searched Youtube and found nothing on 7 series, E65 bulb replacement. If someone has a question and you don't have a positive answer, don't say anything! That's what a forum is for. To get answers for every question, simple or complex...
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:33 PM
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Searched Youtube and found nothing on 7 series, E65 bulb replacement. If someone has a question and you don't have a positive answer, don't say anything! That's what a forum is for. To get answers for every question, simple or complex...

Could this be the wrong forum for a 7? And, is the headlamp replacement procedure in your manual? Are you finding the replacement procedure difficult?

There is a good alternative if you don't want to sift through many pages o'YouTube hits: GOOGLE

Or, maybe you want to refine your search.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:48 PM
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In my post in here, did I state I had a problem or difficulty with this task? With all BMW's, nothing seems to be straight forward. I always look for tips to make the job go smoother. My point to you is if someone ask a question that you may think is a waste of time, maybe for that person it's not. I didn't start this thread, but understand the question and could only give information that I have knowledge of. I would never make a statement questioning the intelligence or ability of someone. If your comments aren't helpful, keep them to yourself...
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:24 AM
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In my post in here, did I state I had a problem or difficulty with this task? With all BMW's, nothing seems to be straight forward. I always look for tips to make the job go smoother. My point to you is if someone ask a question that you may think is a waste of time, maybe for that person it's not. I didn't start this thread, but understand the question and could only give information that I have knowledge of. I would never make a statement questioning the intelligence or ability of someone. If your comments aren't helpful, keep them to yourself...

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Old 11-03-2013, 06:12 AM
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Here are some pictures that might help when replacing your low-beam Halogen headlamps. These are from my 2006 325xi as I replaced both low-beam bulbs a couple days ago. I picked up a two-pack of bulbs from Autozone for $20 + tax.

Tools needed: wide flat screwdriver
Time taken: 10-15 minutes per bulb (at most)

First, when working in the wheel well, turn the wheel to the opposite side. This gives maximum space for doing the job. Remove the cover found at the front of the wheel well by turning the cover holders with a large wide flat screwdriver.




Next, unlatch and remove the low-beam cover. This cover has a metal clip at the top. Push this metal clip upward to unlatch it. Lift the cover up and out.




Now you see the low-beam bulb setup. Grab the connector and pull it. There are no latches on the plug. You may have to wiggle the connector left-right to loosen it.



Once you have the connector off, the next step is to remove the bulb-latch. This is a wire/spring that holds the bulb in place. Push in and down on the wire latch to release it.



At this point, you can remove the bulb with your fingers by grabbing the two metal tabs.



Installation is the reverse of removal. Be sure NOT to touch the new bulb's glass with your fingers. And be sure the tab of the new bulb lines up with the tab in the headlamp assy (see pic).
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:37 PM
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I just dealt with this on my 08 e90 335i. Only the turn signal bulb can be accessed from the wheel well panel. The inner splash guard has to come off to access the headlight. 08 has adaptive headlights. In addition to the bulb and igniter, there is a module underneath the headlight assembly. Front bumper cover must come off to remove entire headlight to get to the module. All three elements were bad on mine.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:49 PM
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Great Pictures and help with the directions. The YouTube video did not even address the clip on the bulb!

This should be the DIY.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:10 AM
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we have all of your bulbs and DIY guides via our website, keep it simple
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