Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

DRL Replacement 2004-2010 BMW 528xi

We are still working to obtain content for your car,
however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

Daytime running lights, sometimes referred to as DRLs or DTRs, are lights that switch on automatically when your 2008 BMW 528xi is turned on and in drive. Since the daytime running lights are on whenever you are driving your 528xi, they are often the first bulbs to burn out. The video above shows you how to change the daytime running lights in your 2008 528xi. These bulbs grow dimmer by over 20% over time, therefore we recommend changing both bulbs on your 528xi at the same time, even if only one bulb is burnt out - this will allow both DRL bulbs to have the same intensity and prevent the old DRL bulb from appearing dimmer than the new one.

When you change the daytime running light on your 528xi, it is important not touch the glass part of the bulb with your fingers because the oil from your fingertips will cause that part of the bulb to burn hotter, which significantly shortens the life of the bulb. Some studies indicate that driving with your lights on can reduce accidents by 18 - 34%, driving with your DRLs or headlights on the day can reduce your chance of getting in an accident.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Check the Belts: 2004-2010 BMW 528xi
    Check the belts

    Unlike a waist belt, these usually become looser as they age! Learn how to check it here

    2008 BMW 528xi 3.0L 6 Cyl.
  • Engine Light Is On: 2004-2010 BMW 528xi - What to Do
    Do not ignore this!

    A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!

    2008 BMW 528xi 3.0L 6 Cyl.
  • Battery Replacement: 2004-2010 BMW 528xi
    Replace your car battery

    Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years

    2008 BMW 528xi 3.0L 6 Cyl.
  • Blown Fuse Check 2004-2010 BMW 528xi
    Check for a blown engine fuse

    Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!

    2008 BMW 528xi 3.0L 6 Cyl.
  • Parking Light Change 2004-2010 BMW 528xi
    Change the parking light

    Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?

    2008 BMW 528xi 3.0L 6 Cyl.
  • 2004-2010 BMW 528xi Jack Up How To
    Learn how to jack up your car

    A few key tips will make jacking up your car much safer

    2008 BMW 528xi 3.0L 6 Cyl.
  • See all videos for the 2008 BMW 528xi
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
drl bulbs dielectric grease led kits panel poppers headlight housings electric screwdrivers hid kits gloves