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How do I get access to the headlight bulbs on a BMW Z4 (2004)? It can't be done from under the bonnet as there is a plastic moulding - which holds the radiator - preventing me getting to the headlamps. The handbook talks about accessing them from inside the front wheel arch - is there an easier way? Talisman

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No, however it is actually very easy if you remove the front wheel.

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