BMW X3 Owners Manual: Front lights, bulb replacement

Halogen headlights

At a glance

BMW X3. At a glance

  1. High beams/headlight flasher
  2. Low beams
  3. Turn signal/side marker light
  4. Parking lights
  5. Daytime running lights

Accessing the low beams and parking lights

Follow general instructions.

1. Open the hood.

2. Turn the cover counterclockwise and remove.

BMW X3. Accessing the low beams and parking lights

3. The upper bulb is the low beam and the lower bulb is the parking lamp.

Low beams 55-watt bulb, H7.

1. Tip the connector with the bulb down slightly and pull out carefully.

2. Pull the bulb off the connector and insert the new bulb.

3. Install the new bulb in reverse order of removal.

4. Place the cover according to the arrow markings on the headlight housing.

5. Close the headlight housing with the lid.

Parking lights 5-watt bulb, W5W.

1. Remove the bulb holder.

2. Carefully remove the bulb from the socket.

3. Install the new bulb in reverse order of removal.

4. Place the cover according to the arrow markings on the headlight housing.

5. Close the headlight housing with the lid.

Accessing the high beams/headlight flasher and daytime running lights

Follow general instructions.

1. Open the hood.

2. Turn the cover counterclockwise and remove.

BMW X3. Accessing the high beams/headlight flasher and daytime running lights

3. The upper bulb is the high beam/headlight flasher and the lower bulb is the daytime running lights.

High beams/headlight flasher 55-watt bulb, H7.

1. Tip the connector with the bulb up slightly and pull out carefully.

2. Pull the bulb off the connector and insert the new bulb.

3. Install the new bulb in reverse order of removal.

4. Place the cover according to the arrow markings on the headlight housing.

5. Close the headlight housing with the lid.

Daytime running lights 21-watt bulb, W21W.

1. Turn the bulb holder counterclockwise and remove.

2. Carefully remove the bulb from the socket.

3. Install the new bulb in reverse order of removal.

4. Place the cover according to the arrow markings on the headlight housing.

5. Close the headlight housing with the lid.

Xenon headlights

Hints Because of the long life of these bulbs, the likelihood of failure is very low. Switching the lights on and off frequently shortens their life.

If a bulb fails, reel on the front fog lights and continue the trip with great care. Comply with local regulations.

Do not perform work/bulb replacement on xenon headlights

Have any work on the xenon lighting system, including bulb replacement, performed only by a service center. Due to the high voltage present in the system, there is a danger of fatal injuries if work is carried out improperly.

For checking and adjusting headlamp aim, please contact your BMW center.

At a glance

BMW X3. At a glance

  1. Parking lights / daytime running lights
  2. Low beams/high beams/headlight flasher
  3. Turn signal/side marker light

Xenon headlights Low beams and high beams are designed with xenon technology.

The parking lights and daylight running lights are made using LED technology.

Contact your service center in the event of a malfunction.

LED headlights

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) With LED headlights, all front lights and side indicators are designed with LED technology.

If an LED fails, switch on the front fog lights and continue the trip with great care. Comply with local regulations.

Contact your service center in the event of a malfunction.

Front fog lights Follow general instructions.

35-watt bulb, H8.

1. Insert the screwdriver from the onboard vehicle tool kit, with the flat side on the clip, arrow 1.

BMW X3. 35-watt bulb, H8.

2. Turn the screwdriver by 90º, arrow 2.

3. Remove the front fog lamp toward the front.

4. Detach the connector.

BMW X3. 35-watt bulb, H8.

5. Turn the bulb bracket and remove it.

BMW X3. 35-watt bulb, H8.

6. Remove the bulb and replace it.

7. Proceed in reverse order to insert the front fog lamp. Note the guide rails in doing so.

LED front fog lights These front fog lights are made using LED technology. Contact your service center in the event of a malfunction.

Turn signal

Note Follow general instructions.

The turn signals are located next to each low beam in the engine compartment.

21-watt bulb, PY 21W.

Replacement

1. Open the hood.

2. Turn the bulb with the socket counterclockwise and carefully remove.

BMW X3. Replacement

3. Push the bulb down slightly and unscrew from the socket.

4. To insert the new bulb, proceed in reverse order of removal.

Turn signal in exterior mirror The turn signals in the exterior mirrors feature LED technology. Contact your service center in the event of a malfunction.

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