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How much does a indicator bulb replacement cost for BMW cars?

A typical BMW indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) in the UK costs around £9 - £22. Depending on your BMW model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling BMW cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) costs. BMW indicator bulb replacement - driver side (rear) costs on average £9 - £22, BMW indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (front) costs on average £9 - £22 and BMW indicator bulb replacement - driver side (front) costs on average £9 - £22.
Car modelFixter price range
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) for BMW 3 Series£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (rear) for BMW 3 Series£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (front) for BMW 3 Series£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (front) for BMW 3 Series£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) for BMW 1 Series£9 - £14
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (rear) for BMW 1 Series£9 - £14
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (front) for BMW 1 Series£9 - £14
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (front) for BMW 1 Series£9 - £14
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) for BMW 5 Series£9 - £14
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (rear) for BMW 5 Series£9 - £14
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (front) for BMW 5 Series£9 - £14
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (front) for BMW 5 Series£9 - £14

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Our expert insights into indicator bulb replacement

What does an indicator do?

Indicator bulbs are typically located in both headlight units, rear light units and at the side of wing mirrors on many modern vehicles. Your indicators are an important safety feature used to indicate your intentions when driving.

What are the signs of a failing indicator bulb?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your indicator bulb:

  • If your indicators no longer light up when switched on

  • If your indicators are dimmer than usual

  • Your indicators work sometimes but not always

What happens when we do an indicator bulb replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect all the indicators and test to see which bulbs need replacing

  • They will then disconnect the indicator bulb power wires

  • Unscrew the old indicator bulb(s) that need replacing

  • Fit the new indicator bulbs, ensuring they’re the correct size and type for your car make and model

  • They’ll reconnect the power wires and test that the new bulb is working

Daniel, from LondonDaniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often do I need to replace my indicator bulbs?

The lifespan of indicator bulbs varies depending on how often they’re used and the type of bulb you have. Generally, indicator bulbs will last around 4,000 hours.

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Want to learn more about BMW indicator bulb replacement?

What does an indicator bulb do?

Your indicators are used to make other road users aware of your intentions making them an important safety feature. Indicator bulbs are typically located in both headlight units next to your dipped beam and main beam, rear light units and they will be located at the side of wing mirrors on many modern vehicles. Broken indicators should be fixed as soon as possible. Without them other drivers will not know your intentions on the road which could cause dangerous accidents.

BMW

BMW AG est un constructeur allemand d'automobiles et de motocyclettes qui a été créé il y a plus de 100 ans, en mars 1916. Elle possède également Mini et Rolls Royce, après avoir racheté les deux marques britanniques en 2000 et 1998 respectivement.

Quelle est la popularité de BMW en France ?

BMW fabrique des véhicules de luxe et est peut-être plus célèbre pour ses modèles de berlines sportives. En 2018, BMW comptait 1,9 million de véhicules sur les routes de France, un nombre qui augmente régulièrement chaque année depuis dix ans.

Faisant partie des "3 grandes" marques allemandes, avec Audi et Mercedes, BMW jouit d'une solide réputation pour la fabrication de véhicules élégants de haute qualité, et a conquis une grande partie du marché britannique.

Des modèles familiaux et professionnels de luxe pour tous les conducteurs

Probablement plus populaire pour ses modèles de berlines Série 3 et Série 5, BMW a couvert tous les angles possibles pour les conducteurs les plus exigeants.

La gamme complète comprend tout, de la citadine Série 1 aux grandes berlines et coupés sportifs des Séries 7 et 8.

Pour répondre à tous vos besoins en matière de conduite familiale, vous trouverez un monospace à sept places, la gamme de SUV X et, depuis 2014, les modèles i électriques rechargeables. Ajoutez à cela les supercars hautes performances du modèle M, le cabriolet Z4 et le Roadster i8, et vous obtenez un ensemble complet.

BMW : des performances élevées sur et en dehors des circuits.

BMW a une longue histoire de succès dans toute une série de sports mécaniques.

La société a été très performante dans les courses de voitures de tourisme et les rallyes, elle a connu le succès en Formule 1 avec l'équipe BMW Sauber, et les voitures BMW ont régulièrement participé et gagné au Mans depuis les premières années de la course.

La fiabilité et la réputation de BMW

BMW s'est classé à la 16e place sur 30 marques automobiles dans l'enquête What Car ? Reliability Survey en 2018. BMW n'a pas toujours eu la meilleure réputation en matière de fiabilité, mais pour se classer aux côtés de marques telles que Honda, Volkswagen et Fiat, ils tiennent leur rang à côté de nombreux autres grands noms.

How often should an indicator bulb be replaced?

Generally, indicator bulbs will last around 4,000 hours, however they may stop working before this due to damage, bad wiring or water in the casing. When your indicators are broken, other road users will not be aware of your intentions which could be confusing and potentially dangerous. In the worst case scenario, not having indicators could cause a serious accident, so it’s vital to regularly check and replace them.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Indicators and reflectors are checked during an MOT to ensure they work, and that they're secure and undamaged. Their brightness, position and the flash frequency of indicator lights (60 to 120 times per minute) will be checked by the inspector. If your indicators are found to be faulty or damaged this will result in an MOT failure.

What causes an indicator bulb to break?

Indicator bulbs can break for a variety of reasons. For example, because of a blown fuse, if water has seeped into the light or over time they can simply wear out. The most important thing is that you replace the bulbs as soon as possible as it can be very dangerous to drive without them.

What are the signs of a bad indicator bulb?

Usually, there a few signs you can look for:

  • If your indicators no longer light up when switched on

  • If your indicators are dimmer than usual

  • Your indicators work sometimes but not always

What happens during an indicator bulb replacement?

During the repair our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect all the indicators and test to see which bulbs need replacing

  • They will then disconnect the indicator bulb power wires

  • Unscrew the old indicator bulb(s) that need replacing

  • Fit the new indicator bulbs, ensuring they’re the correct size and type for your car make and model

  • They’ll reconnect the power wires and test that the new bulb is working

What is the average life of an indicator bulb?

The lifespan of indicator bulbs varies depending on how often they’re used and the type of bulb you have. Generally, indicator bulbs will last around 4,000 hours. The best way to avoid being without your turn signals is by taking the time to inspect them on a regular basis.

Can you drive with a broken indicator bulb?

No, it can be very dangerous to drive without functioning indicators. Other road users will not be aware of your intentions which could be confusing and potentially dangerous. In the worst case scenario, not having indicators could cause a serious accident, so it’s vital to regularly check and replace them.

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