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BMW X5: Removing And Installing/Replacing Thigh Support Holder On Front Left Or Right Seat (Sports/Electric)

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2024 Service & Repair Manual / Seats / Front Seat, Sports, Electrical / Removing And Installing/Replacing Thigh Support Holder On Front Left Or Right Seat (Sports/Electric)

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Unfasten plug connection (1) and disconnect.

Release screws (2).

Installation:

Insert screws (2) with Loctite.

Front Seat, Sports, Electrical
Fig. 61: Identifying Plug Connection And Screws

Detach seat cover (1) in marked area from carrier (2) for thigh support.

Feed plug out of carrier (2) for thigh support.

Remove carrier (2) for thigh support.

Front Seat, Sports, Electrical
Fig. 62: Identifying Seat Cover Carrier

REMOVING AND INSTALLING OR REPLACING REAR PANEL ON LEFT OR RIGHT FRONT SEAT BACKREST

Operation is identical to:

Replacing rear panel on left or right front seat backrest (normal/electric).

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING HEAD RESTRAINT MOUNT ON LEFT OR RIGHT FRONT SEAT

Operation is identical to:

Replacing drive for head restraint adjustment on left or right front seat.

REMOVING AND INSTALLING OR REPLACING FRONT LEFT OR RIGHT HEAD RESTRAINT

Operation is identical to:

Replacing front left or right head restraint (normal/electric).

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING SEAT COVER FOR LEFT OR RIGHT FRONT SEAT (SPORT/ELECTRIC)

Special tools required:

Necessary preliminary tasks:

WARNING: US/CDN front passenger seat (with OC3 mat) only: To avoid damaging the OC3 mat, it is essential to carry out the following operations with extra care.

When replacing seat cover:

If seat cover is defective, seat cover and padding with OC3 mat must be replaced together.

New seat cover is supplied with padding, OC3 mat and if necessary seat heating.

When replacing padding with OC3 mat:

If OC3 mat or padding is defective, both parts may only be replaced together.

Both parts must be fitted with the seat cover from the vehicle.

Enabling seat occupancy detector (OC3 mat):

Unclip cover (1) on front seat.

Front Seat, Sports, Electrical
Fig. 63: Identifying Cover

Release screws (1).

Disconnect plug connections (2) and detach cable.

Remove thigh support (3) towards top.

Front Seat, Sports, Electrical
Fig. 64: Identifying Plug Connections And Screw

Detach seat cover (1) in marked area on left and right.

Lever out left and right clips (2).

Installation:

If necessary, replace faulty clips.

Front Seat, Sports, Electrical
Fig. 65: Identifying Clips

Unhook seat cover (1) in area (2).

Disconnect plug connection (3).

Remove seat cover (1) complete with support.

Front Seat, Sports, Electrical
Fig. 66: Identifying Cover Area Connections

Version with OC3 mat:

Detach all retainers in side area from longitudinal wires (1).

Pull trim wires (1) forward out of seat cover.

Carefully fold back seat cover and release retainers from cross - wires (2).

Remove seat cover from padding.

IMPORTANT: Remove all remnants of clips from seat cover and padding.

Front Seat, Sports, Electrical
Fig. 67: Identifying Longitudinal Wires And Trim Wires

Detach cable strap (3).

Unlock plug connection (4) and disconnect.

Detach seat cover (2) in marked area from thigh support (1).

Front Seat, Sports, Electrical
Fig. 68: Identifying Cable Strap

Padding (1) with OC3 mat (2).

IMPORTANT: No retainer remainders may be fitted as well.

Handle OC3 mat with extreme care.

Do not kink OC3 mat.

Do not clamp OC3 mat.

OC3 mat must lie without folds under seat cover.

Front Seat, Sports, Electrical
Fig. 69: Identifying Padding With OC3 Mat

Installation:

Bend new retainers closed with pliers 52 0 050.

  1. Padding
  2. Retainer
  3. Trim wire in padding
  4. Trim thread in cover
  5. Seat cover

Front Seat, Sports, Electrical
Fig. 70: Identifying Special Tool (52 0 050)

Replacing seat cover:

Pull trim threads (1) out of seat cover (2).

Installation:

Slide trim threads (1) into new seat cover (2). If necessary, cut mounting for trim threads.

(3) Seat heater cable

Front Seat, Sports, Electrical
Fig. 71: Pulling Trim Threads

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