BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Steering Column

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING UPPER SECTION OF STEERING COLUMN TRIM

Special tools required:

Move steering column in "bottom" and "extended" position.

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! Unclip steering column trim (1) at side with special tool 00 9 323.

Steering Column
Fig. 51: Identifying Column Trim And Special Tool (00 9 323)

Tilt steering column trim (1) towards front.

Unclip steering column gap cover (2) from steering column trim (1).

Installation:

Tilt steering column trim towards rear, align by way of locks to lower section (of steering column trim) and press down.

Steering Column
Fig. 52: Identifying Steering Column Gap Cover And Steering Column Trim

REMOVING AND INSTALLING / REPLACING LOWER SECTION OF STEERING COLUMN TRIM

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Press detent lugs outwards a little and unclip steering column trim downwards.

Installation:

Align steering column trim by means of detent lugs to steering column and press up as far as it will go.

Press steering column trim on both sides together a little and then press upwards completely until detent lugs snap into place.

Check installation position, correct if necessary.

Steering Column
Fig. 53: Unclipping Steering Column Trim

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING STEERING ANGLE SENSOR

NOTE: Steering angle sensor is integrated in steering column switch cluster.

After installation:

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING STEERING COLUMN

IMPORTANT: To avoid damaging the coil spring cassette, it is necessary to remove the steering wheel because of the absence of a steering column lock!

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Disconnect plug connection (1).

Unclip wiring harness (2) from steering column.

Installation:

Replace damaged wiring harness holder.

Make sure wiring harness is in correct position.

Steering Column
Fig. 54: Identifying Plug Connection And Wiring Harness

Remove air duct in footwell.

Release clamping screw (1) and slide splined shaft (2) into steering column.

Installation:

Do not damage splined shaft (2).

Make sure shim (3) is in correct position.

Recut thread.

Replace clamping screw.

Clamping screw must rest in groove of upper steering spindle.

No kinking permitted! Tightening torque 32 31 3AZ.

Steering Column
Fig. 55: Identifying Clamping Screw, Splined Shaft And Shim

Disconnect plug connection (1).

Release screws (2).

Tightening torque 32 31 1AZ.

Steering Column
Fig. 56: Identifying Plug Connection And Screws

Secure steering column against falling out.

Release bolts (1).

Tightening torque 32 31 1AZ.

Steering Column
Fig. 57: Identifying Steering Column Bolts

Remove steering column towards rear.

Installation:

When inserting steering column, make sure guide (1) is correctly fitted in instrument panel carrier.

Steering Column
Fig. 58: Identifying Instrument Panel Carrier Guide

After installation:

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