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BMW F30 High Beam Bulb Replacement – 2012-2019 320i/328i/335i

Repair Summary
This article covers replacing the high beam bulb in a BMW F30 3 series vehicle with the ZKW halogen headlight assembly. Even though we used a 2014 320i to perform this repair, this article can be applied to any 2012-2019 F30 3 series vehicle with halogen headlights with minor modifications to the repair steps.

>A BMW F30 high beam bulb replacement is a simple repair that only takes a couple minutes to complete.

The high beam bulb on 2012-2019 3 series vehicles with halogen "ZKW" headlights is located within the interior lens circle of the headlight assembly.
The BMW F30 high beam bulb is an H7 halogen lamp that is accessed from the top of the headlight assembly (please see our repair steps below). Always replace your 3 series high beam bulb with a high-quality replacement. We give you several great options below to choose from including high-performance replacements if you wish to enhance the look of your vehicle.
Before starting this repair, you must have the following required parts.
All BMW vehicles
Don't let a burnt out bulb limit your vision at night. This H7 replacement bulb will get your exterior lights lit up properly, so you can see and be seen while driving in the dark. Silverstar bulbs are 100% street legal, and made to project a brighter, whiter light than standard bulbs; up to 35% brighter, up to 30% more down road visibility, and up to 35% more side road illumination for improved night vision.12V–55W
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Don't let burnt out bulbs limit your vision at night. These Ziza Platinum White H7 bulbs will replace your stock bulbs, and emit a cleaner white light, comparable to 7500K HID color, when compared to the stock bulbs. These platinum white H7 replacement bulbs will get your exterior lights lit up properly, so you can see and be seen. This set includes 2 (two) bulbs
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8000K blue h7 led headlight bulb with top automotive-grade COB led chips, 60W, 12,000LM per pair output. 300% brightness compared to original factory bulbs, offering you further & clearer vision for safer driving. Featuring an adjustable beam pattern design with a clear cutoff point, the H7 led headlights focus down the road so they won’t blind or glare oncoming traffic. All F30 models.
Repair Steps
Section 1 - BMW F30 High Beam Bulb Replacement
  1. The high beam bulb in 2012-2019 BMW 3 series vehicles with halogen headlights is removed from the top of the headlight assembly.bmw f30 high beam bulb replacement - Bulb accessed from the top of the headlight assembly.
  2. Locate the plastic bulb access cover on the top of the headlight assembly. Remove it by turning it counter clockwise.bmw f30 high beam bulb replacement - Turn plastic cover counterclockwise to release it Remove the plastic cover
  3. The high beam bulb is held in place by a metal locking clip. The metal clip must be bent back to allow the bulb to be pulled free from the headlight.bmw f30 high beam bulb replacement - Locate the metal locking clip holding the high beam bulb in place
  4. Using your fingers to bend the metal locking clip back. If you can't fit your fingers in, use a metal pick or small flat blade screwdriver.bmw f30 high beam bulb replacement - push metal locking clip to release the bulb
  5. Grasp the high beam bulb and pull it free from the headlight.Pull the high beam bulb free from the headlight
  6. Unplug the high beam bulb (you may need to use a flat blade screwdriver to pry it out).bmw f30 high beam bulb replacement - Unplug the bulb
  7. Replace the high beam bulb following the above directions in reverse. Never touch the new halogen bulb with your fingers...the oil from your skin can cause it to overheat.
BMW F30 High Beam Bulb Replacement Finished

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The Repair Cost graphically displays approximately how expensive the repair will be to perform. The repair cost is defined as the actual money that would need to be spent to purchase required parts and special tools that would not be normally found in the home mechanics garage. Please note that these cost estimates are approximate and can fluctuate based on brand preferences and manufacturer.

The Level of Difficulty displays graphically how challenging the repair is, from beginner to expert. Beginner repairs usually require very few tools, have short repair times and are simple to complete for even the most novice of mechanics. As the difficulty level rises expect the repair to demand more time, use more specialized tools, and require a better understanding of mechanics to complete the job.

The Repair Cost graphically displays approximately how expensive the repair will be to perform. The repair cost is defined as the actual money that would need to be spent to purchase required parts and special tools that would not be normally found in the home mechanics garage. Please note that these cost estimates are approximate and can fluctuate based on brand preferences and manufacturer.