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How to Replace Brake Light and Turn Signal Bulbs 97-06 BMW 325Xi

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How to Replace Brake Light and Turn Signal Bulbs 97-06 BMW 325Xi

Created on: 2019-06-26

Check out this video to learn how to replace the light bulbs in the tail light assembly. 1A Auto shows you how to do it yourself!

  1. step 1 :Removing the Bulbs
    • Inside the trunk, press the locking tab on the rear of the tail light assembly to remove it
    • Disconnect the electrical connector
    • Push and twist any of the bulbs counter clockwise to remove them
    • Bulb types:
    • Turn signal - P21W
    • Marker - P21W
    • Brake - P21/4W
  2. step 2 :Installing the Bulbs
    • Insert and twist clockwise to insert the bulbs
    • Reconnect the electrical connector
    • Press the rear of the assembly back into place to lock it in

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What's up guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video I'm going to show you how to replace the brake light and turn signal bulbs on this 2001 BMW 325 XI. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

I'm going to open the trunk. Just use the key. Right, there is a release over here. It's kind of hard to see. You just been pushed down on the lease, right there. Slide it in. And then this piece slides out. Can disconnect the connector right here. Just slide it up.

To remove the turn signal bulb we just push down on here and slide the bulb out. This bulb is a P21W. We're just going to line these tabs up right here. There's two slots right there, and twist and lock it in place. For the marker bulb, you just slide this down, pull it out. This is a P21W bulb. Line it back up and reinstall it.

For the brake light bulb and marker bulb, push down on the bulb. Twist to the left and slide it up. This bulb is a P21/4W. It's a dual filament. Only goes in one direction. Line the tabs up. Will only go in one way. Push it down and twist it to the right just slightly. Hook this back up to the connector, lock it in place in. Line the bulbs up with the tail light, and lock it in place.

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