BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Safety Instructions For Handling Oil

WARNING: Danger of poisoning if oil is ingested/absorbed through the skin! Risk of injury if oil comes into contact with eyes and skin!


Observe country-specific waste-disposal regulations.

Measures if oil is unintentionally released:

NOTE: Do not flush oil away with water or aqueous cleaning agents.


IMPORTANT: Observe the following trolley-jack-related instructions:

  1. Use only BMW-distributed/approved trolley jacks which have rubber plate contact points.
  2. Trolley jacks must be regularly serviced and always checked for functional reliability before they are used!
  3. Check the rubber plate on the trolley jack prior to each use, replacing if necessary.

Electronic Chassis Alignment
Fig. 1: Identifying Trolley Jack

WARNING: The vehicle may be raised with a trolley jack only at the following jacking points!

  1. Car jacking point
  2. Side car jacking points
  3. Rear differential
    Risk of damage: It is not permitted to raise the vehicle at the rear differential cover!

Electronic Chassis Alignment
Fig. 2: Identifying Car Jacking Point, Side Car Jacking Points And Rear Differential


 Front Axle + Steering: Wheel/Chassis Alignment Check Must Be Carried Out After The Following Work

Fig. 3: Identifying Front Axle Components A wheel/chassis alignment check must be carried out after the following work: Release of following screw/bolt connections: Steering gear to front axle ca

 Additional Work For Camber Correction

IMPORTANT: Changes in axle geometry caused by accidents must under no circumstances be rectified by camber adjustment! NOTE: The upper control arm may only be replaced if the camber is outside the s

 Information On Replacing Steering Gear After Accident Damage

Facts: In the event of accidents or driving conditions similar to accidents, shocklike loads can cause different types of damage to steering gears. When a steering gear is externally undamaged, it is


 Roof-mounted luggage rack

General information Installation only possible with roof rack. Roof racks are available as special accessories. Safety information Warning When driving with a roof load, for instance with roof-mounted luggage rack, the vehicle's center of gravity is higher, which increases the risk of the vehicle t

 Pedals - Repair Instructions

Pedal Mounting Block REMOVING AND INSTALLING (REPLACING) COMPLETE BEARING BLOCK FOR FOOT PEDAL Necessary preliminary tasks: Remove pedal trim. IMPORTANT: After completion of work, carry out function check. Release screws (1). Remove air duct (2). Fig. 1: Identifying Air Duct And Screws Disconne

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