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2002 BMW 525 Low Beam Headlight Replacement

When I took my car to get the headlight replaced at a general auto parts store, he had a difficult time pulling out the burnt out bulbs. He thought they would be easy to come out and from what I've read here, it seems they should just pull out . . . maybe they just got stuck???

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I just replaced the low beam bulb on a 2002 525i. The assembly turns about one quarter of a turn to remove and then the bulb pulls straight out. It is a tight fit and the plugs are longer than you would expect. Remember to wear gloves or to use something to avoid touching the bulb. Anything left on the bulb, even fingerprnts will cause it to burn out prematurely.

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There are a couple kinds... one you turn the socket a quarter turn or so and pull it out... i remember on my t-bird that there was an outer ring on the socket... you turned that till it came off then pulled out the bulb.... sometimes the rubber/silicone seal on the socket of the bulb will stick.

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