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 2011 BMW X3. We recommend that you change both the driver and passenger side bulbs at the same time on your X3 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 X3's way of telling you that the bulb is burnt out. Turn your hazard lights on and check the front of your X3 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 X3, 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 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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