BMW License Plate Bulb Replacement – 6,Z4 Series – E63,E64,E85,E86

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BMW License Plate Bulb Replacement – 15 Minutes

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The BMW Repair Guide used this 2005 645ci for the following article. To see other repairs on our site using this actual car, please click on the image below!

A BMW license plate bulb replacement on your 6 series or Z4 model vehicle takes less than 15 minutes and saves you a completely unnesassary trip to the repair shop.

If you are receiving a message on your BMW iDrive or dashboard that one of your license plate bulbs needs replacement, please follow our easy instructions on how to replace below. The replacement bulb can be purchased at any auto parts store and installs in less than 15 minutes.

A burned out license plate bulb is just another good reason for the police to pull you over and issue you a ticket.

If you need to do a BMW license plate bulb replacment on your vehicle, always replace both bulbs. If one is out, the other is not far behind. A burned out license plate bulb is just another good reason for the police to pull you over and issue you a ticket. So spend the 15 minutes and immediately replace them on your vehicle.

***DO NOT use LED or aftermarket “special effects” bulbs. These bulbs have been known to create error codes and do more harm than good. Only use a basic 5w T10 halogen bulb.

Parts, Tools and Supplies

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Parts

PartQuantityPart #Description
Bulb – 12v 5W halogen 6090826321716090812V 6W , Used on various locations on the interior

 

Tools and Supplies
Screwdriver – flat blade or
Trim removal tool kit – plastic

Procedure
  1. Locate the two license plate lamps on your vehicle.BMW license plate bulb
  2. Use a small flat blade screwdriver, (or if you are afraid of scratching your paint use a plastic trim removal tool), to pry out the edge of the tail light lamp. Once you pry out the edge, the lamp can be removed with your fingers.BMW license plate bulb BMW license plate bulb
  3. Remove the tail light lamp electrical connector.BMW license plate bulb
  4. To remove the BMW license plate bulb from the lamp, turn the socket counterclockwise 1/4 turn then pull loose from lamp. Remove the bulb from socket and replace.BMW license plate bulb BMW license plate bulb BMW license plate bulb

 

Repair finished
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. And congratulations for Doing It Yourself!

The Repair Difficulty Level displays graphically how challenging the repair is, from easy to advanced. Easy repairs usually require very few tools, have short repair times and do not require jacking and supporting the vehicle. As the difficulty level rises, expect the repair to demand more time, specialized tools, and better understanding of mechanics to complete the job.

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