The halogen high beams that ship with the i3 are very yellow
in color compared to the LED headlamps. Here's a DIY on how to replace the high beams in your i3. The following steps are also applicable if you need to replace the turn signal bulb next to the high beam. These steps are not documented in the US users manual.
The high beam is located below the main headlamp assembly. Here's AndyW'
s car showing the difference in color temperature between the LED headlights and the Halogen high beams.
No tools are required. The stock bulb is an Osram H11 55 Watt bulb, which is BMW Part Number 63217160784. I chose to replace this with a Philips H11 CrystalVision Ultra bulb. Any H11 headlamp will work.
Before beginning make sure that the car is powered off and it is safe to make the repairs.
The access for the high beam bulbs is in the front wheel well. First step is to turn the wheels all the way to one direction in order to gain access:
The access panel is circular plastic piece with the cross through the middle and three tabs pictured above. To remove the access panel, rotate it counterclockwise until it releases.
Once it is removed, you'll have access to the high beam and turn signal lamp. Depress the tabs on the bottom of the electrical connector to release.
After the plug is disconnected, rotate the entire bulb counter clockwise until you are able to pull it out of the housing. Reverse this process to install the new bulb.
The above image shows the original high beam bulb on the left, and the new "bluer" bulb on the right. And here's AndyW'
s car showing the same comparison: