BMW 128i Headlight Bulb Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Headlight Bulb Replacement.
Learn More

$106.83 - $116.83

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Headlight Bulb Replacement.
Learn More


Headlight Bulb Replacement Estimate for BMW 128i

BMW 128i Headlight Bulb Replacement costs $112 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2013 BMW 128iL6-3.0LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Driver Side High Beam ReplacementEstimate$138.67Shop/Dealer Price$172.81 - $228.61
2009 BMW 128iL6-3.0LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Driver Side Low Beam ReplacementEstimate$138.67Shop/Dealer Price$172.71 - $228.43
2011 BMW 128iL6-3.0LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Driver Side Low Beam ReplacementEstimate$138.67Shop/Dealer Price$172.81 - $228.61
2013 BMW 128iL6-3.0LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Passenger Side Low Beam ReplacementEstimate$143.67Shop/Dealer Price$176.55 - $231.41
2013 BMW 128iL6-3.0LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Driver Side Low Beam ReplacementEstimate$138.67Shop/Dealer Price$175.75 - $233.76
2012 BMW 128iL6-3.0LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Driver Side Low Beam ReplacementEstimate$138.67Shop/Dealer Price$170.67 - $224.87
2009 BMW 128iL6-3.0LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Passenger Side High Beam ReplacementEstimate$138.67Shop/Dealer Price$167.29 - $218.95
2013 BMW 128iL6-3.0LService typeHeadlight Bulb - Passenger Side High Beam ReplacementEstimate$143.67Shop/Dealer Price$175.30 - $229.21
Show example BMW 128i Headlight Bulb Replacement prices

Headlight Bulb Replacement Service

What are headlight bulbs and how do they work?

Headlight bulbs are encased in a carefully designed housing that illuminates the roadways and makes your car visible to other drivers and pedestrians. They rely on the vehicle’s electrical system for power. There are many types of headlight bulbs in use today including sealed beams, halogen plug-in bulbs, LED (light emitting diode), and HID (high intensity discharge) bulbs. Some car models are sold with headlight options and a mechanic may rely on your car’s VIN to determine the type of headlight system in your vehicle.

All headlamps rely on reflectors in the lamp housing to focus the headlight bulbs. This allows the most useful pattern of light to be cast onto the roadway. Halogen bulbs have a gas that allows for additional light. HID bulbs use two electrodes within the bulb that charge the gas to produce the light. LED bulbs operate at a lower temperature and the light shown on the road tends to be lower than HID bulbs. All headlights are designed to provide a well lit driving path when natural sunlight is not enough.

When to replace headlight bulbs?

  • Bulb is blown out. All of the various headlight bulb types are replaced if the bulb itself has failed. This is the most common scenario.
  • Bulb has dimmed. Some bulb types, particularly halogen bulbs, will produce significantly less light output as the bulb filament ages from use. LED and HID lighting do not dim with age and thus are generally only serviced if the light source has failed.
  • Headlight circuit fails. Note that in some cases, the bulbs are not the underlying issue that leads to the need for replacements. Instead wiring to the bulb, terminal connections, bulb sockets, and system components could be the underlying problem.

How do mechanics replace headlight bulbs?

  • Halogen bulbs and sealed beams, which are generally modular plug in components, are accessible once the hood is raised.
  • The replacement procedure for LED and HID bulbs will depend on whether the light source itself is faulty or if it’s a component in the circuit. Removal procedures for sophisticated HID and LED systems vary by car model and mechanics follow the repair procedures in the factory service manual for your model.
  • For all bulb types, wiring and bulb sockets must be carefully inspected when replacing bulbs to ensure that the electrical connections are complete and secure.
  • Finally, the installed newly bulbs are turned on to ensure normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a headlight problem?

Headlights must always be fully functional after dusk to drive safely. Should your car have a failed headlight and is driven only when there is adequate daylight, you can put off the repair until it is convenient. Working headlights are required by law in throughout the U.S. whenever the car is used on public roads from sunset to sunrise and in many other specified conditions as well, such as when it is raining or when visibility is reduced due to smoke, fog, or other factors.

When replacing headlights keep in mind:

  • If a bulb does not have a visible filament that can inspected and tested, a mechanic might first test to see if there is power to the bulb. This is most applicable if your car has LED or HID lighting, which can fail if electronics in the circuit is faulty.
  • Halogen lamps and sealed beams should be replaced in pairs so that illumination levels are equal on both sides of the car.
  • Plastic lenses on many headlights degrade over time. Should there not be any issues with the bulbs, these can be replaced to restore your vehicle’s lighting system to a like new condition.
  • The condition of bulb sockets, the ground connection, fuses, and all components of the headlight circuit are important to proper and reliable functioning of the headlights and a mechanic should consider those aspects.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert BMW mechanics

Real customer reviews from BMW owners like you.

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic BMW 128i Service

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

66

Rating Summary
60
4
1
0
1
60
4
1
0
1

Julio

15 years of experience
6 reviews
Julio
15 years of experience
BMW 128i - Headlight Bulb Replacement (Driver Side Low Beam, Passenger Side Low Beam) - Pasadena, California
Julio was great! He was very courteous and professional. His work was efficient of quality. He showed up on time and finished the job in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend Julio for any jobs. Super convenient!

Enrique

20 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
20 years of experience
BMW 128i - Oil Change - Orlando, Florida
Excellent service, always very knowledgeable and willing to help you understand even if you don't understand about cars

Bryan

21 years of experience
45 reviews
Bryan
21 years of experience
BMW 128i - Oil Change - Winter Haven, Florida
Awesome!!!

Kyle

36 years of experience
5 reviews
Kyle
36 years of experience
BMW 128i - Thermostat - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
He was on time, friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient.

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic BMW 128i Service

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

66

Rating Summary
60
4
1
0
1
60
4
1
0
1
Red-stars EXCELLENT RATING ON
Number of BMW 128i services completed
726+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT BMW MECHANICS
900+
experts on our platform

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com