BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Removing And Installing/Replacing Airbag Unit

WARNING: Observe the following instructions to avoid any risk of injury by the airbag unit.

NOTE: Incorrect handling may result in triggering of the airbag unit and thereby cause serious injury.

IMPORTANT: Steering wheel must be replaced if airbag unit has been triggered! Follow procedure after airbag triggering.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Insert Torx screwdriver T30 (1) at an angle into concealed opening on reverse side of steering wheel until a spring resistance is felt (approx. 2 cm).

Increase pressure with Torx screwdriver T30 (1) on spring leg until airbag unit is unlocked.

Repeat procedure on other side.

Installation:

Make sure electrical leads are correctly positioned.

Snap airbag unit with uniform pressing force plane-parallel in direction of steering column shaft into steering wheel.

Steering Wheel For Airbag Unit
Fig. 64: Identifying Torx Screwdriver T30

WARNING: Danger of injury! Airbag unit may only be set down with the airbag itself facing upwards.

Tilt airbag unit (1) towards rear.

Disconnect plug connections (2) and remove airbag unit (1).

Installation:

Connect plugs to connections of same color on airbag unit.

Steering Wheel For Airbag Unit
Fig. 65: Identifying Airbag Unit And Plug Connection

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING AIRBAG UNIT (SPORT STEERING WHEEL)

WARNING: Observe the following instructions to avoid any risk of injury by the airbag unit.

NOTE: Incorrect handling may result in triggering of the airbag unit and thereby cause serious injury.

IMPORTANT: Steering wheel must be replaced if airbag unit has been triggered! Follow procedure after airbag triggering.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Insert Torx screwdriver T30 (1) at an angle into concealed opening on reverse side of steering wheel until a spring resistance is felt (approx. 2 cm).

Increase pressure with Torx screwdriver T30 (1) on spring leg until airbag unit is unlocked.

Repeat procedure on other side.

Installation:

Make sure electrical leads are correctly positioned.

Snap airbag unit with uniform pressing force plane-parallel in direction of steering column shaft into steering wheel.

Steering Wheel For Airbag Unit
Fig. 66: Identifying Torx Screwdriver T30

WARNING: Danger of injury! Airbag unit may only be set down with the airbag itself facing upwards.

Tilt airbag unit (1) towards rear.

Disconnect plug connections (2) and remove airbag unit (1).

Installation:

Connect plugs to connections of same color on airbag unit.

Steering Wheel For Airbag Unit
Fig. 67: Identifying Airbag Unit And Plug Connection

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