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BMW X5: Removing And Installing Or Replacing Fuel Gauge Sensor (Petrol/Gasoline, Left)

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2023 Service & Repair Manual / Engine / Fuel Supply System / Fuel Pump / Removing And Installing Or Replacing Fuel Gauge Sensor (Petrol/Gasoline, Left)


Fuel escapes when fuel lines are detached. Have a suitable collecting container ready.

Catch and dispose of escaping fuel.

Observe country-specific waste-disposal regulations.

IMPORTANT: Ensure adequate ventilation in the place of work! Ensure absolute cleanliness when working on the open fuel tank.

Contaminants in the fuel tank can impair driving operation or may even result in vehicle breakdown!

Before starting the engine for the first time:

Check transfer function of suction jet pump.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

For vehicles with 2 seat rows only:

Disconnect plug connection (1).

Remove cover (2).

Fuel Pump
Fig. 43: Identifying Plug Connection And Cover

Release nuts (1) and remove cover for service opening (2) from left side of fuel tank.

Fuel Pump
Fig. 44: Identifying Nuts And Cover For Service Opening

Disconnect plug connection (1).

Unlock quick-release fastener (2) and detach fuel feed line.

Unlock quick-release fastener (3) for vent line and detach.

Fuel Pump
Fig. 45: Identifying Plug Connection And Quick-Release Fastener

Release completely remainder of torque break off head (1) with a screwdriver.

Remove hose clamp from clamping ring (2).

NOTE: A flexible extension can be used to release the hose clamp.

Press clamping ring (2) part at open end in direction of arrow and remove.

Fuel Pump
Fig. 46: Identifying Break off Head And Clamping Ring


Make sure that service cover is installed in correct position.

Indentation (2) on clamping ring must line up with raised section (1) of tank.

Pin on service cover (3) must line up with indentation on clamping ring.

Hose clip with torque break off head (4) must always be replaced.

Tighten hose clip until torque break off head (4) breaks off.

Fuel Pump
Fig. 47: Identifying Indentation, Service Cover And Break Off Head


Seal (1) must always be replaced.

Fuel Pump
Fig. 48: Identifying Seal

Attach an auxiliary lead (1) to hose pack (2) through service opening.

The auxiliary lead is pulled through with the hose pack towards the left and facilitates subsequent reinstallation.


Make sure when pulling through the hose pack that the tank ventilation system in the tank tunnel is not damaged.

Fuel Pump
Fig. 49: Identifying Lead And Hose Pack

Remove sensor unit (1) from fuel tank.

Feed sensor unit (1) with hose pack (2) out of fuel tank.


When replacing the sensor unit, modify the end of the auxiliary lead to the new hose pack and carefully pull in through the tank.

NOTE: Illustration shows the tank removed.

Fuel Pump
Fig. 50: Identifying Sensor Unit And Hose Pack

Unclip fuel level sensor (1) in direction of arrow from housing and then slide out of guides in direction of arrow.


Fuel level sensor (1) must be felt and heard to snap into place.

Fuel Pump
Fig. 51: Identifying Fuel Level Sensor

Disconnect plug connection (1) and disengage cable (2) from guides.

Fuel Pump
Fig. 52: Identifying Plug Connection And Disengage Cable


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