BMW Cars 1999-06

Interior Lights

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Removal & Installation



E30 Models
  1. Pull the housing down from the headliner.
  2.  
  3. Remove the bulb from the assembly.
  4.  
  5. Check the contacts for corrosion and secure fit against the bulb when replaced.
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  7. Install the new bulb and the assembly into the body.
  8.  

E36 Models
  1. Use a suitable clean, smooth, thin flat-bladed prytool and carefully release the left side of the light assembly.
  2.  
  3. Once removed, separate the lens and housing to access the bulbs.
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  5. Remove the bulbs from their retainers and replace as necessary.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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Fig. Use a thin prytool to carefully release the light assembly from the headliner



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Fig. As the retainer is released, carefully pull the assembly away from the headliner



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Fig. Pull downward until the housing clears and slide to the left to remove



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Fig. Use a small prytool to release the lens clips



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Fig. Then, carefully remove the lens from the light assembly



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Fig. Once the lens assembly is removed, the bulbs can be accessed

 
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