BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: General Information

The brake system is one of the most important safety systems on any motor vehicle. It is therefore essential to act with utmost care when working on the brake system and to follow the instructions below.

General:

Brake fluid:

Wheel brakes:

Brake lines, brake hoses:

Wheel-slip control system:

The wheel-slip control system is basically maintenance-free.

However, be sure to adhere to the following:

GENERAL INFORMATION ON BRAKING IN NEW BRAKE DISCS / BRAKE PADS

IMPORTANT: After completing work:

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 Checking Brakes On Test Stand

IMPORTANT: Only brake test stands (analyzers) with test speeds of 2.5 - 6 km/h may be used. Before driving onto the brake test stand (dynamic brake analyzer), switch off the Hill Descent Control (HD

 Checking Thickness Of Brake Pad

Special tools required: 34 1 260. NOTE: The thickness of the outer brake pads can be determined without removing the wheels. If necessary, move car until opening for brake pad wear indicator (bra

 Bleeding Brake System With DSC

Necessary preliminary tasks: Remove left microfilter housing cover. IMPORTANT: When replacing or repairing, observe the filling and bleeding instructions for the following parts: Tandem brake ma

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 Fog Lights, Auxiliary

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING LEFT FRONT FOG LAMP Necessary preliminary tasks: Remove left grille in bumper trim. Grasp grille through opening. Disconnect plug connection (1). Release screws (2). Slide fog light (3) slightly towards center of vehicle and remove towards rear. Fig. 20: Iden

 Corrosion Protection

NOTE: Following repairs, the corrosion protection work already begins with the correct removal of the PVC undercoating, antinoise compound and seam seals. 1.0 Removing sealing materials: IMPORTANT: Do not burn off PVC material with a gas burner or similar or heat to temperatures above 180ºC.

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