Reverse Light Replacement 2011-2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i 3.0L 6 Cyl.

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

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Consider a bulb like the zXe with a proprietary Xenon gas mixture to match the white light of HID lights for the brightest headlight and added clarity. More information on zXe bulbs.

4. Replace Bulb - Procedures to replace the new bulb

5. More Info. - Additional information on changing reverse lights

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Video Description

The reverse light is the white light that lights up when your X3 is in reverse. The video above shows you how to change the reverse light in your 2011 BMW X3. These bulbs burn out occasionally and help you see when you are backing up. The reverse light gets dimmer over time and we suggest changing them in pairs.

Try not to touch the glass part of the new bulb with your finger when changing the reverse light in your X3, the oil in your finger will cause the that part of the reverse light bulb to burn hotter out therefore burn out quicker. Using gloves or a piece of paper towel will limit the potential of touching the bulb.

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Hans Angermeier is an ASE certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician and 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. Over the past 10 years, Hans has been focused on building CarCareKiosk, which is visited by millions of drivers each month.

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