Tuesday, December 27, 2011

How to change headlight?

BMW 525i :

If you just want to replace the headlight bulb.
Then the procedure is as follows :-----

The headlights must be aimed correctly for best function. Properly aimed headlights make driving at night easier and more enjoyable. Have the headlights aimed by a shop with the correct aiming equipment.

While it takes special equipment to aim the headlights, a burned out headlight bulb is simple and easy to replace. It is a good idea to carry a spare low beam bulb in the car.
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Fig. 1: Disconnect the wiring from the bulb
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Fig. 2: Rotate the bulb and pull out of the headlight assembly
  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
  2. Open the hood and remove the plastic cover over the headlight assemblies, if equipped.
  3. Disconnect the wiring from the bulb.
  4. Rotate the bulb at the rear of the headlight assembly and pull out.
Do not touch the glass portion of the bulb. This will shorten the life of the bulb. Allow the bulb to cool before removing from the headlight assembly.
  • Install the new bulb and rotate into position. Connect the wiring and replace the plastic cover. Connect the negative battery terminal.

  • If you want to replace the whole assembly. You will have to remove the grille

    E34 5 Series
    1. Open the hood and remove the screws and clips holding the headlight covers. Remove the covers.
    2. Remove the screw at the center of the nose holding the grille.
    3. Press down the clips accessible at the outside of the headlights and pull the grilles forward. Press the clips for the center grille down and remove the center grille.
    4. Remove the screw, depress the clips and remove the side grilles.
    5. Install in reverse order.
    Removing And Installing Left Or Right Double Headlight Complete With Console :
    • Remove radiator grill.
    • Pull off plug.
    • Unscrew screws.
    • Unscrew screws and remove headlight with console.

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