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BMW X5: Safety Precautions And General Information

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2024 Service & Repair Manual / Parts And Accessories / Seat Belts / Safety Precautions And General Information

Safety instructions --> Safety regulations for handling airbag modules, airbag components and pyrotechnical seat belt tensioners.

--> Deactivation/activation pyrotechnical components.

Handling electrical and electronic equipment --> Unlocking/locking airbag plug connections.

--> Repairing airbag leads.

--> Handling optical fibres.

Check --> Check seat belt.

Airbag system --> Functional description and checking, refer to DIS.

--> Deactivating airbags.

--> Procedure after airbag triggering.


General considerations when checking seat belts:

The seat belts must be checked after an accident.

For the check, you should start by trying to get information on which seats in the car involved in the accident were occupied. If this is not possible, check all the seat belts in the car and replace them if necessary.

In the event of deformations on the car, you must subject the components of the restraint system affected in this area such as e.g.

to a function check and a visual inspection.

If you are in any doubt as to the unimpaired functional capability of restraint system components, these components must be replaced in the interests of safety!

If a seat belt has to be replaced following an accident (e.g. in the event of a frontal and/or side impact with permanently deformed impact dampers/deformation elements or cross-members), the complete seat belt must be replaced! The complete seat belt comprises:

The following must also be checked and if necessary replaced:

Alignment tests on the seat and the seat runners are not permitted!

The following explanations and the checklist for the automatic safety belt can provide help.

An unusable seat belt or a seat belt worn in a serious accident should be destroyed immediately after removal to guarantee that it cannot be used again.

Checking automatic reel and seatbelt strap:

The automatic reel has two independent activation systems for seat-belt locking.

The first activation system locks the automatic reel when driving quickly around curves, driving in tight curves, on extreme inclinations (vehicle rolls over) and during sharp braking or impact.

To check, the seat backrest must be placed in the upright position and both hands held in a supporting position close to the steering wheel. The brakes are then applied fully while driving on a dry surface and at a road speed equal to twice that of walking speed.

The seat belt must lock.

The second activation system provides additional safety and is controlled by inertia mass.

If the reel locks when the strap is pulled out suddenly, this system is also OK.

Automatic reel does not require servicing and must not be opened.

Precondition for complete, problem-free retraction of straps:

When placed to one side, the straps of the front seats must retract fully.

With the straps in the rear seat bench, a small remaining loop is acceptable due to increased friction between the strap and the rear seat bench cover if:

Belt straps should only be cleaned with a luke-warm soap solution or a commercial laundry detergent.

Belt straps must never be cleaned chemically or dyed.

The automatic reel and strap must be replaced in the event of:

  1. creases
  2. unravelling
  3. pinches
  4. cracks and tears
  5. traces of melting
  6. traces of wear on casing of seat belt tongue or on reversing clip.

Checking lower strap (belt buckle tensioner):

To fasten a seat belt, the tongue should insert easily and with a loud click in the lock.

When the "Red button" is pressed, the tongue must be ejected from the lock under spring pressure.

If the lock cover is missing or damaged, the lower strap must be replaced.

Replace the triggered belt buckle tensioner including the complete seat belt with seatbelt height adjustment and retaining screws and check the

Criteria for a triggered mechanical belt buckle tensioner:

Criteria for a triggered pyrotechnical belt buckle tensioner:

The belt buckle tensioners can be triggered under certain circumstances even when the seat is not occupied. If it is definite that the belt system was not used (seat was not occupied), there is no need to replace the

after a check.


 Removing And Installing/Replacing Front Left Or Right Seat Belt

Necessary preliminary tasks: Remove trim panels for door pillar. If necessary, remove air vent. Move front seat upwards. Release screw (1) on front seat. Installation: Replace screw. Tightening

 Removing And Installing/Replacing Rear Left Or Right Seat Belt

Necessary preliminary tasks: Remove rear seat. Version with 3rd seat row only: Fold rear seat forwards Remove adapter plate. Release screw (1) on end fitting. Installation: Replace screw. T

 Airbag Generator-Airbag


 Wheel Bearings

REPLACING DRIVE FLANGE ON LEFT/RIGHT REAR AXLE SHAFT Special tools required: 33 2 116 33 2 160 33 2 201 33 4 200 Remove rear wheel. IMPORTANT: Expand turning lock sufficiently to avoid damaging thread when releasing collar nut. Release collar nut (1), activate parking brake for this purpose.

 Removing And Installing/Replacing All Handbrake Shoes

Special tools required: 34 4 000. Installation: Remove rear brake disc. Release electromechanical parking brake (EMF). After completing tasks, adjust handbrake. Disconnect return springs (1) with brake spring pliers. Installation: Check return springs (1) and replace if necessary. Return s

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