BMW 5 Series: Front lamps, bulb replacement - Lamp and bulb replacement - Replacing components - Mobility - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Front lamps, bulb replacement

Halogen headlamps

At a glance

1. High beams

1. High beams
2. Parking lamps
3. Low beams
4. Turn signal

Parking lamps and roadside parking lamps, lateral turn signal lamp

Follow the general instructions on lamps and bulbs

These lights are made using LED technology.

Contact your service center in the event of a malfunction

Accessing the bulbs

Remove the screws and fold down the cap.

Remove the screws and fold down the cap.

Low beams

Follow the general instructions on lamps and bulbs

The illustration shows the left side of the engine compartment.

55-watt bulb, H7

Unscrew the cap, remove it, and change the

Unscrew the cap, remove it, and change the bulb.

Turn signal

Follow the general instructions on lamps and bulbs

The illustration shows the left side of the engine compartment.

24-watt bulb, PY

Unscrew the cap, remove it, and change the

Unscrew the cap, remove it, and change the bulb.

High beams

Follow the general instructions on lamps and bulbs

The illustration shows the left side of the engine compartment.

55-watt bulb, H7

1. Fold open the cover in the engine compartment.

2. Unscrew the cap and remove it.

2. Unscrew the cap and remove it.

3. Unscrew the bulb holder counterclockwise

3. Unscrew the bulb holder counterclockwise

4. Remove the bulb and replace it.

4. Remove the bulb and replace it.
5. Insert the new bulb and attach the cover in the reverse order.

Xenon headlamps

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

If a xenon bulb fails, switch on the front fog lamps and continue the trip with great care. Comply with local regulations.

xenon headlamps Do not perform work/bulb replacement on xenon headlamps
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 the danger of fatal injuries if work is carried out improperly.◀

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

At a glance

1. Corner-illuminating lamps

1. Corner-illuminating lamps
2. Parking lamp, daytime running lights
3. Low beams/high beams
4. Turn signal

Parking lamps and roadside parking lamps, turn signal lamp

Follow the general instructions on lamps and bulbs

These lights are made using LED technology.

Contact your service center in the event of a malfunction.

Corner-illuminating lamps

Follow the general instructions on lamps and bulbs

The illustration shows the left side of the engine compartment

55-watt bulb, H7

1. Fold open the cover in the engine compartment.

2. Unscrew the cap and remove it.

2. Unscrew the cap and remove it.

3. Unscrew the bulb holder counterclockwise

3. Unscrew the bulb holder counterclockwise

4. Remove the bulb and replace it.

4. Remove the bulb and replace it.
5. Insert the new bulb and attach the cover in the reverse order.

Front fog lamps

Follow the general instructions on lamps and bulbs

35-watt bulb, H8

1. Carefully pull out the grill toward the front.

2. Remove the screws.

2. Remove the screws.

3. Pull the lamp out toward the front.

3. Pull the lamp out toward the front.
4. Remove the bulb and replace it.
5. Insert the new bulb and attach the cover in the reverse order.

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    See also:

    Xenon headlights (if so equipped)
    WARNING HIGH VOLTAGE ● When xenon headlights are on, they produce a high voltage. To prevent an electric shock, never attempt to modify or disassemble. Always have your xenon headlights re ...

    LOW BATTERY
    This message is displayed when the battery voltage is low. See Battery for more information. ...

    Vehicles with manual transmission
    •► Shift to either first gear or reverse gear R.•► Turn the SmartKey to position 0 in the ignition lock and remove it. The immobilizer is activated.•► Apply the parking b ...