BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Thermostat And Connecting


WARNING: Danger of scalding! Only perform these tasks on an engine that has cooled down.


Catch and dispose of drained coolant.

Observe country-specific waste-disposal regulations.

Follow instructions for working on cooling system.

Remove front underbody protection.

Remove coolant drain plug on radiator. Drain and dispose of coolant.

Unlock plug (1) and remove.

Unlock and detach water hose (2).

Unfasten nut.

Release screws and remove coolant thermostat (3).

Thermostat And Connecting
Fig. 723: Locating Water Hose And Plug

NOTE: Coolant thermostat is integrated in cover and can only be replaced as a complete unit.

Clean sealing surfaces.

Replace sealing ring (1).


Top up coolant.

Vent cooling system and check for leaks.

Thermostat And Connecting
Fig. 724: Identifying Sealing Ring


 Intake Manifold

REMOVING AND INSTALLING INTAKE AIR MANIFOLD (N62) Remove acoustic cover. To remove, unfasten screws. Raise acoustic cover and remove towards front. Remove design cover, if equipped. Remove center o

 Vacuum Pump

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING VACUUM PUMP (N62/N62TU) NOTE: Press brake pedal several times in order to reduce vacuum pressure in brake booster. Installation location: Vacuum pump is fitted on cy

 Air Pump, Lines And Connectors

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING AIR PUMP (N62) Remove upper section of intake filter housing. Release retaining screws on coolant expansion tank. Remove suction filter housing. Remove raw air hous


 Removing And Installing/Replacing Front Trim For Car Communication Computer (Holder)

Special tools required: 12 7 192 IMPORTANT: Read and comply with notes on protection against electrostatic damage (ESD protection)! Risk of damage! Place Car Communication Computer on special tool 12 7 192 (antistatic mat) and earth/ground. Necessary preliminary tasks: Remove front trim for C

 Initializing Rain/Light Sensor

NOTE: Initialization is necessary: After replacing windshield When installing a used rain/light sensor NOTE: Connect BMW diagnosis system Initialize rain/light sensor. REPLACING OPTICAL ELEMENT FOR SOLAR RAIN/LIGHT SENSOR IMPORTANT: Read and comply with notes on protection against electros

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