BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Steering wheel

Safety information


Steering wheel adjustments while driving can lead to unexpected steering wheel movements.

Vehicle control could be lost. There is a risk of accident. Adjust the steering wheel while the vehicle is stationary only.

Electric steering wheel adjustment

General information

The steering wheel adjustment is stored for the driver profile currently in use. When a driver profile is selected, the position is accessed automatically when the drive-ready state is switched on.

The current steering wheel position can be stored using the memory function.

To make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle, the steering wheel moves temporarily into the upper position.


Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

Press the switch to adjust the forward/back position and height of the steering wheel to the seat position.

Steering wheel heating


Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

Button for steering wheel heating

Turning on/off

Press the button.

A Check Control message is displayed.

If the trip is resumed within approx. 15 minutes after an intermediate stop, the steering wheel heating turns on automatically if the function was turned on at the completion of the last trip.


 Memory function

Principle The following settings can be stored and, if necessary, retrieved using the memory function: Seat position. Exterior mirror position. Steering wheel position. Height of the Head-up Disp

 Massage function

Principle Depending on the program, the massage function ensures relaxed muscles and better blood circulation and can avoid fatigue. General information Eight different massage programs can be selecte

 Seat and armrest heating

Principle The system heats seats and armrests as needed. General information Seat heating can also be used without armrest heating. Deactivate the armrest heating as needed. Overview Front Seat and a


 Replacing Seat Cover For Left & Right Rear

Special tools required: 52 0 050. Necessary preliminary tasks: Remove rear seat. Remove rear panel trim. Disengage welt in marked area from seat mechanism. Disengage welt in marked area from seat mechanism. Installation: Make sure metal lugs in welt are correctly engaged. Version with seat

 Output Shafts

PRESSING OUTPUT SHAFT OUT OF DRIVE FLANGE AND DRAWING IN (OUTPUT SHAFT REMOVED FROM REAR DIFFERENTIAL) Special tools required: 33 2 111 33 2 115 33 2 116 33 2 117 33 2 118 33 2 119 33 2 160 33 2 201 33 2 202 33 2 203 33 2 205 33 2 206 33 2 207 33 5 070 WARNING: Risk of injury! It is

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