BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Aerial-Antenna

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING EMPTY HOUSING FOR ROOF-MOUNTED AERIAL/ANTENNA

Special tools required:

WARNING: Danger of injury! Special tool has sharp edges! Adapt working height to vehicle height with non-tilting and non-slip platform.

Handle special tool correctly and make sure it is positioned without tilting or slipping on the vehicle.

Risk of damage! In order to prevent dents in the roof, do not exert any pressure on the roof.

IMPORTANT: Note to customer: In order to guarantee a permanent connection and adhesive curing: After bonding the empty housing for the roof-mounted antenna, wait 24 hours before driving the vehicle through a car wash.

NOTE: Clean roof.

Mask roof (2) around empty housing for roof-mounted antenna (3) with yellow plastic adhesive tape (1). To do so, slide plastic adhesive tape under empty housing (3) slightly.

Aerial-antenna
Fig. 24: Sliding Plastic Adhesive Tape Under Empty Housing

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! Make sure your arms do not cross over (1) when holding special tool 65 2 010.

Pull handle must always be ahead of the guiding hand (2).

Aerial-antenna
Fig. 25: Pulling Handle

Cut through adhesive bead all round with special tool 65 2 010.

Pull on handle (1) and align blade on handle (2).

NOTE: Use sharp blades only. Replace blade if necessary.

Remove empty housing for roof-mounted antenna (3).

Aerial-antenna
Fig. 26: Pulling On Handle And Aligning Blade On Handle

Installation

Empty housing for roof-mounted antenna is secured with window glass adhesive. All preparatory operations correspond to the Window cementing instructions.

NOTE: Replace empty housing for roof-mounted antenna is centering pins (1) on empty housing are damaged.

Bonding surface (2) must be clean and free from grease.

Aerial-antenna
Fig. 27: Identifying Centering Pins On Empty Housing

Position two spacers (1) on cleaned empty housing.

Dimensions:

  1. 10 mm
  2. 14 mm

Position spacer (2) centrally and flush with shoulder of adhesive flange.

IMPORTANT: Use spacers without fail!

Aerial-antenna
Fig. 28: Identifying Spacer Position

Apply trace of adhesive bead all round outer contour as follows.

Distance between adhesive bead and edge of aerial/antenna cover:

  1. 6.5 mm +- 1 mm

Start and end of bead trace must have an overlap length of max. 10 mm.

IMPORTANT: To prevent the adhesive from escaping, the adhesive bead diameter must not exceed max. 1.5 mm to 2.5 mm.

Aerial-antenna
Fig. 29: Identifying Area Applying Trace Of Adhesive Bead

NOTE: Attach the empty housing coated with adhesive by hand. To spread the adhesive better, move the housing back and forth horizontally slightly when pressing down.

Secure empty housing if necessary with adhesive tape and press down uniformly.

After bonding, leave vehicle to stand for at least 3 hours at room temperature.

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING ROOF-MOUNTED AERIAL/ANTENNA

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Release screw (1) and feed out roof aerial/antenna (2) towards top.

Aerial-antenna
Fig. 30: Identifying Roof Aerial/Antenna

Disconnect plug connections (1) and remove aerial/antenna (2).

Aerial-antenna
Fig. 31: Identifying Plug Connections And Aerial/Antenna

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING ANTENNA AMPLIFIER (DIVERSITY)

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Release screws (1).

Disconnect plug connections (2) and remove antenna amplifier.

Aerial-antenna
Fig. 32: Identifying Antenna Amplifier Plug Connections

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING BACK - UP AERIAL/ANTENNA

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Release screws (1).

Remove back-up antenna (2) and disconnect associated plug connection.

Aerial-antenna
Fig. 33: Identifying Back-Up Antenna

Rear Window Aerial-Antenna

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING BLOCKING CIRCUIT (D-PILLAR)

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Disconnect plug connection (1).

Unfasten screw (2) and remove blocking circuit.

Rear Window Aerial-antenna
Fig. 34: Identifying Blocking Circuit Plug Connection

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