BMW Coupes and Sedans 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Marker Lights and Front Turn Signal Lamps

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Except 1987-88 6 and 7 Series Models

See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

The front turn signal and all 4 marker lamp bulbs can easily be replaced. To replace the marker lamp bulbs, just remove the plastic lens and change the bulb. Most of the vehicles are equipped with a 4 watt bulb. On some of the older models the plastic lens will be retained with screws and on the newer models it can be popped out.



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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove a side marker light, gently pry the lens and light assembly out of its mount



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Fig. Fig. 2: Twist out the socket and bulb assembly



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Fig. Fig. 3: To remove the bulb, simply pull straight out



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Fig. Fig. 4: To remove a parking light/turn signal light, remove the retaining screws securing the lens



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Fig. Fig. 5: With the cover removed, the bulb is visible



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Fig. Fig. 6: Gently depress, then twist and remove the bulb

The turn signal bulbs in most of the vehicle are in the same housing as the marker lamps.

1987-88 6 and 7 Series Models

The front marker and turn signal lamps on these models are replaced in the same manner as the headlamps. The bulbs are assessable under the hood and are removed by grasping the housing and turning it slightly. The bulbs can then be replaced.

The rear marker lamps are replaced by removing the plastic cover and replacing the bulb.

 
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