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

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2024 Service & Repair Manual / Engine / Fuel Supply System / Fuel Pump / Removing And Installing Or Replacing Fuel Gauge Sensor (Petrol/Gasoline, Right)

Recycling

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. 32: Identifying Plug Connection And Cover

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

Fuel Pump
Fig. 33: Identifying Nuts And Cover For Service Opening

Disconnect plug connection (1).

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

If necessary, unlock quick-release fastener (3) for fuel feed line of independent heating and detach.

If necessary, disconnect plug connection (4) for independent heating fuel pump.

Fuel Pump
Fig. 34: 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. 35: Identifying Break off Head And Clamping Ring

Installation:

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. 36: Identifying Indentation, Service Cover And Break off Head

Installation:

Seal (1) must always be replaced.

Fuel Pump
Fig. 37: Identifying Seal

Disconnect grounding cable (1) towards top.

IMPORTANT: Grounding cable (1) must be replaced if it has been detached once!

Fuel Pump
Fig. 38: Identifying Grounding Cable

Carefully raise service cover.

Unclip plastic tube (1).

Unlock and disconnect quick-connect coupling (2).

Remove fuel pump.

IMPORTANT: Catch escaping fuel in suitable container.

No fuel is permitted to get into the interior!

Fuel Pump
Fig. 39: Identifying Plastic Tube And Quick-Connect Coupling

With fuel pump removed, disconnect plug connection (1) in tank and replace grounding cable (2).

Fuel Pump
Fig. 40: Identifying Plug Connection And Grounding Cable

Unclip fuel level sensor (1) in direction of arrow from housing and then slide out of guides (2) in direction of arrow.

Installation:

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

Fuel Pump
Fig. 41: Identifying Fuel Level Sensor And Guides

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

Fuel Pump
Fig. 42: Identifying Plug Connection And Disengage Cable

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