BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Rear Light Cluster

REPLACING SOCKET HOUSING FOR LEFT OR RIGHT REAR LIGHT

WARNING: Follow instructions for handling light bulbs (exterior lights).

Rear light in side panel:

Remove flap in luggage compartment trim panel.

Turn socket housing and pull out of rear light.

NOTE:

  1. Bulb, adaptive brake light
  2. Bulb, reversing light
  3. Bulb, brake light
  4. Bulb, turn indicator light

Rear Light Cluster
Fig. 21: Identifying Adaptive Brake Light, Reversing Light, Brake Light And Indicator Light

Rear light in rear lid:

Remove luggage compartment light.

NOTE: For purposes of clarity, rear lid trim panel is shown removed.

Turn socket housing and pull out of rear light.

NOTE:

  1. Bulb, rear fog light and adaptive brake light

Rear Light Cluster
Fig. 22: Identifying Rear Fog Light

Rear light in rear lid:

Turn bulb (1) and pull out of socket housing (3).

Pull bulb (2) out of socket housing (3).

Installation:

Note type of bulb.

Rear Light Cluster
Fig. 23: Pulling Bulb Out Of Socket Housing

REPLACING SEALING FRAME FOR LEFT OR RIGHT REAR LIGHT (ON SIDE PANEL)

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Detach seal for rear light (1) completely from rear light (2). Clean bonding surface and allow to dry.

Installation:

Make sure seal (1) is correctly bonded all round on rear light (2).

Rear Light Cluster
Fig. 24: Detaching Seal For Rear Light

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING LEFT OR RIGHT REAR LIGHT (IN SIDE PANEL)

IMPORTANT: Read and comply with notes on protection against electrostatic damage (ESD protection).

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Disconnect plug connection (1).

Unscrew nuts (2).

Tightening torque 63 21 1AZ.

Remove rear light (3) in outwards direction from side panel.

Installation:

Make sure gap is uniform all round between rear light (3) and side panel.

Rear Light Cluster
Fig. 25: Identifying Plug Connection And Rear Light With Nut

Installation:

Make sure seal (1) is correctly seated on rear light (2).

Make sure guide (3) is correctly seated on side panel.

Rear Light Cluster
Fig. 26: Identifying Sure Seal, Sure Guide And Rear Light

Replacement:

If necessary, remove bulbs.

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING LEFT OR RIGHT TAIL LIGHT (ON REAR LID)

Special tools required:

IMPORTANT: Read and comply with notes on protection against electrostatic damage (ESD protection).

Necessary preliminary tasks:

NOTE: For purposes of clarity, rear lid trim panel is shown removed.

Disconnect plug connection (1).

Release nut (2) and remove with retaining bar (3).

Tightening torque 63 21 3AZ.

Rear Light Cluster
Fig. 27: Identifying Plug Connection With Nut

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! Tape off rear lid with suitable protective film (1).

Lever off rear light with special tool. See ASSEMBLY WEDGES (SET IN PLASTIC CASE) in direction of arrow.

Installation:

Clean bonding surface and allow to dry.

Make sure gap is uniform all round between rear light (2) and rear lid.

Rear Light Cluster
Fig. 28: Identifying Protective Film And Rear Light

Installation:

Position lugs (1) of rear light exactly over side edge of rear lid.

In case of replacement or partial detachments, lay butylene tape (2) (sourcing reference: BMW Parts Service) depending on the conditions on rear light again.

Rear Light Cluster
Fig. 29: Identifying Lugs Position With Butylene Tape

Replacement:

If necessary, remove bulb

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