1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair
2. Remove Bulb - Steps to remove a burnt out bulb
3. Helpful Hints - How to find replacement bulb type and other hints
4. Replace Bulb - Procedures to replace the new bulb
5. More Info. - Additional information on changing rear signals
This video shows you how to replace a burnt out rear turn signal on your 2008 BMW X5. We recommend that you change both the driver and passenger side bulbs at the same time on your X5 as they get dimmer over time and if one is out, then the other one is likely to burn out soon. If the turn signal (also known as a blinker or flasher) blinks rapidly or doesn't blink at all or lights up without blinking when it is turned on, this is your X5's way of telling you that the bulb is burnt out. Turn your hazard lights on and check the front of your X5 and then the back, whichever side is not lighting up is the side with the burnt out bulb.
When changing the turn signal bulb in your X5, be careful not to touch the glass portion of the bulb with your fingers as this will cause the bulb to burn out prematurely.
Hans Angermeier has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road.
Learning how to jump your car before you need to is an excellent idea
Don't be caught in the fog with burnt out fog light bulbs
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems