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BMW X5: Replacing Seat Cover For Left Or Right Front Seat (Normal/Semi-Electric)

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2023 Service & Repair Manual / Seats / Front Seat, Normal, Manual / Replacing Seat Cover For Left Or Right Front Seat (Normal/Semi-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.

These must be fitted with the seat cover from the car.

After fitting seat cover, enable OC3 mat with BMW diagnosis system.

Enabling seat occupancy detector (OC3 mat):

Unhook seat cover (2) at all retaining points.

Lever out left and right clips (1).


If necessary, replace faulty clips (1).

Remove seat cover (2) with support.

If necessary, disconnect all plug connections.

Front Seat, Normal, Manual
Fig. 7: Identifying Seat Cover And Clips

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, Normal, Manual
Fig. 8: Identifying Longitudinal Wires And Trim Wires

Padding (1) with OC3 mat (2).

Front Seat, Normal, Manual
Fig. 9: Identifying Padding With OC3 Mat


Bend new retainer (2) closed with pliers 52 0 050.

  1. Padding
  2. Clips
  3. Trim wire in seat cover
  4. Trim wire in padding
  5. Seat cover

Front Seat, Normal, Manual
Fig. 10: Identifying Special Tool (50 0 050)

Remove trim threads (1) from seat cover (2).

(3) If necessary, cable for seat heating


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

Front Seat, Normal, Manual
Fig. 11: Identifying Trim Threads And Seat Cover


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