Reverse Light Replacement 2012 BMW 550i xDrive 4.4L V8 Turbo

BMW 550i xDrive Model Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Steps to remove a burnt out reverse light on a 2012 BMW 550i xDrive

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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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Video Description

The reverse light in a car is typically called the "reverse lamp" or "backup light". It is a white light located at the rear of the vehicle, and it illuminates when the car is shifted into reverse gear, to provide visibility to the driver when backing up. This how-to video shows you how to change a burnt out reverse light bulb in your 2012 BMW 550i xDrive. These bulbs burn out occasionally and get dimmer over time. We suggest replacing the reverse light bulbs in your 2012 550i xDrive in pairs.

Try not to touch the glass part of the new bulb with your finger when changing the reverse light in your 550i xDrive, the oil in your finger will cause 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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