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BMW 5 Series E60 Change Rear Brake Turn Signal Light Bulb

Are your BMW rear turn signal, brake light, and backup bulb not working? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing your BMW’s rear brake, turn signal, and backup light bulb.

This guide provides instructions on replacing the tail light(s) or light bulb(s) on a  BMW 5 Series E60 model, years 2003-2009. These procedures will help you change the brake light, turn signal, and reverse bulb.

What you may need

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Sylvania - 921 Long Life - High Performance Incandescent Bulb, 35965 (10 Pack)
Sylvania – 921 Long Life – High Performance Incandescent Bulb, 35965 (10 Pack)
Stocking #: 921LL. TP; Bulbs per SKU: 10; Bulb Type: Incandescent
$12.09
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Eiko 1156 Light Bulb, Pack of 10
Eiko 1156 Light Bulb, Pack of 10
12.8 Voltage Rating, 2.1 Amps; SC Bayonet (BA15s) Base, S-8 Bulb; C-6 Filament; 2.00″/50.8mm MOL, 1.04″/26.4mm MOD
$7.59
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Osram Original Bulbs PY21W 7507-02B 12V 21W (Pair)
Osram Original Bulbs PY21W 7507-02B 12V 21W (Pair)
Wide product range; Reliable quality; Osram Part Number : 7507; 21W 12V
$7.62
  • Back up Light – 921 Bulb
  • Brake Lights – 1156 Bulb
  • Turn Signal – PY21W
  • Work gloves

Procedure

  1. Park the vehicle, set the parking brake(s), and open the trunk.
  2. Remove the plastic retainers that hold the panel in place. You will need to remove the panel to expose the back of the tail light.BMW  5 Series E60 tail light removal
  3. Press the release tabs on the back of the tail light and remove the housing.BMW  5 Series E60 release
  4. Install in reverse order. Handle the new bulb carefully, and don’t touch it with bare hands. Use gloves.

Replace Tail Light Assembly on BMW E60

To replace the tail light on the BMW 5-series E60, follow the steps above, then remove the four 8mm nuts that secure the tail light. Pull the tail light toward the back to remove it.

We hope you find the BMW 5 Series E60 Change Rear Brake Turn Signal Light Bulb guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your BMW.

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