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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks from 1990+

BMW -> Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Evaporator Core, Replace -> 740, 745, 750 & 760 -> M3, 325 & 330 -> M5, 525, 530 & 540 -> X5 -> Z4
Vehicle: 2003 BMW 540I Sport Wagon 4.4 V8 GAS

M3, 325 & 330

  • Recover refrigerant as outlined under .
  • Remove heater core as outlined under "Heater Core, Replace."
  • Disconnect and remove righthand footwell air duct.
  • Disconnect limit switch linkage.
  • Remove mounting bolt and actuator drive. Disconnect actuator drive and limit switch connectors.
  • Remove mounting bolt and fan limit switch.
  • Remove temperature sensor and disconnect connector.
  • Disconnect servomotor linkage.
  • Disconnect and remove actuator drive. Disconnect connector.
  • Remove mounting bolt and plate.
  • D...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Precautions -> Audio Coded Anti-Theft System
Vehicle: 2003 BMW 525I 2.5 L6 GAS

Audio Coded Anti-Theft System

Some original radios have a coded theft protection circuit. Obtain customer's code number before disconnecting the battery, removing fuses from the underhood fuse/relay box or removing the radio.

  • After servicing vehicle, reconnect p...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

BMW -> Component Locations -> X5
Vehicle: 2004 BMW X5 4.8IS 4.8 V8 GAS

On X5 models, the fuel filter...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks from 1990+.

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front
Vehicle: 2007 BMW M6 5.0 V10 GAS

Front

The CV drive shafts differ in length. If required, mark CV drive shafts. The left CV drive shaft is shorter than the right CV drive shaft.

  • Raise vehicle on lift.
  • Remove front wheel lug nuts.
  • Remove reinforcement plate.
  • Remove engine undercover at front. There is no need to perform a front axle alignment check.
  • Remove ABS pulse generator.
  • Remove brake caliper and tie back.
  • Force steering tie rod off swivel bearing.
  • Remove tension strut with guide joint from swivel bearing.
  • Remove control arm...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Description, component locations, reset procedures, relearn procedures, diagnosis and testing, wiring diagrams, component replacement, and identification of vehicles equipped and not equipped with tire pressure monitoring system for most domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

Component Replacement -> 1997-2003 -> Installation -> Removal -> Tire Pressure Sensor -> TPMS Antenna -> TPMS Control Module
Vehicle: 2006 BMW 530I 3.0 L6 GAS

Tire Pressure Sensor

Removal
  • Dismount tire using suitable tire machine ensuring not to damage tire pressure sensor.
  • Remove the Torx screw, then the tire pressure sensor.
  • Release valve stem union nut using removal tool No. 00 2 190, or equivalent Fig. .
  • Remove washer from wheel.
Installation
  • Install new Torx screw on tire pressure sensor, then twist new valve stem by hand approximately three turns. Do not tighten Torx screw, sensor and valve stem must be loosely joined together.
  • Install the tire pressure sensor on wheel. Ensure the radial bore for gripping on the circumference of t...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2001 BMW 540I Sport Wagon 4.4 V8 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove mounting bolts and splash shields.
  • Remove mounting bolts and catalytic converter heat shields.
  • Disconnect righthand oxygen sensor connector from transmission clip.
  • Remove nuts and disconnect star...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Cabin air filter locations and replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. as equipped to the current model year.

Cabin Air Filter Service -> BMW -> 2004-05 645 & 2006-07 525, 530 & 2006-09 550, 650, M5, M6 & 2008-09 528 & 535
Vehicle: 2008 BMW 528I 3.0 L6 GAS

The service interval is determined by the service indicator.

  • Open the hood.
  • Rotate the quick release fastener 90° counterclockwise, Fig. .
  • Release the retainer located at the side of the cabin air filter cover, the r...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

BMW -> Automatic Stability Control (ASC, ASC+) & Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1995 BMW 318I 1.8 L4 GAS

The warning lamp is used to warn of a system fault. It will be lit during engine start-up, but should go out when the self-diagnostic system determines that the system is functioning properly. The warning lamp will also flash when the syst...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks from 1990+

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 2000 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 GAS

Inlet

  • Drain coolant into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp at heater core and remove hose.
  • Reposition hose clamp at water outlet and remove hose.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to i...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1992 BMW 318IS 1.8 L4 GAS

If a belt has been contaminated with antifreeze or oil it should be replaced.

  • Remove fan cowl by lifting out expansion rivets on both sides.
  • Secure fan pulley with suitable securing tool, or equivalent, then remove fan. Fan has lefthand handed threads. Turn nut clockwise to remove.
  • Loosen tensioner lock bolts, the...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

RH Side of RH Footwell under Carpet Diagram for 2004 BMW 325I  2.5 L6 GASRH Side of RH Footwell under Carpet Diagram for 2004 BMW 325I 2.5 L6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • F108
  • Fuse F108
  • Cable Shoe Fuse Output
  • X27
  • Exhaust Center Diagram for 2002 BMW X5  4.4 V8 GASExhaust Center Diagram for 2002 BMW X5 4.4 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor I
  • B62101
  • X62101
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor I Connector
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2004 BMW 325CI  2.5 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 BMW 325CI 2.5 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Antenna Amplifier
  • Rear Window
  • Radio Control Unit
  • 2007 BMW 335I  3.0 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram2007 BMW 335I 3.0 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Passenger Power Mirror
  • Driver Power Mirror
  • Mirror Adjust Switch
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: TeileClearing for Panoramic Roof
    Vehicle: 2006 BMW 325XI 3.0 L6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: BMW MAINTENANCE PROGRAM 4 YEARS - 50,000 MILES - UPGRADEABLE TO 6 YEARS - 100,000 MILES - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2004 BMW 645CI 4.4 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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