BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Windscreen Wipers

OVERVIEW OF WINDSCREEN WIPER, WINDSCREEN WASHER AND HEADLIGHT WASHER SYSTEMS

Windscreen Wipers
Fig. 262: Overview Of Windscreen Wiper, Windscreen Washer And Headlight Washer Systems

  1. Rear window wiper blade
    Wiper arm for rear window wiper
  2. Rear window wiper motor
  3. Spray nozzle for rear window washer system
  4. Wiper blades
  5. Windscreen wiper arms
  6. Mounting bracket for windscreen wiper system
  7. High-pressure nozzles for headlight washer system
  8. Fluid reservoir for windscreen washer system
  9. Level switch for windscreen washer system
  10. Windscreen washer pump
  11. Windscreen washer pump for rear window wiper
  12. Washer pump for headlight washer system
  13. Spray nozzle for windscreen washer system
  14. Checking and adjustment work

ADJUSTING LEFT OR RIGHT WINDSCREEN WIPER

Special tools required:

Correctly adjusting the contact angle of the wiper arms on the windscreen increases wiping quality. For adjustment, refer to the vehicle-specific repair instruction.

Windscreen Wipers
Fig. 263: Identifying Distance Between Windscreen Wiper Blade And Trim Panel On Cowl Panel

A/B = Distance between windscreen wiper blade (2) and trim panel on cowl panel (1)

NOTE: Measurement is taken at the height of the locators (3) for the windscreen wiper arms

C= Contact angle between wiper blade center plane and windscreen

When adjusting with special tool 61 6 100, set the scale value in accordance with the following table.

For RHD cars, change the preceding sign of the scale values.

WINDSCREEN WIPER ADJUSTING VALUE

Windscreen Wipers

Windscreen Wipers

CHECKING/ADJUSTING CONTACT ANGLE OF WINDSCREEN WIPER ARMS ON WINDSCREEN

Special tools required:

NOTE: Wiping quality is increased if the approach angle of the windscreen wiper arms is precisely adjusted.

Adjusting dimensions of wiper arms.

Reference points (A, B) are the mountings of the wiper blades on the wiper arms to the sealing lip (1) of the cowl panel.

Contact angle (C) is the angle between wiper blade center plane (2) and windscreen.

Windscreen Wipers
Fig. 264: Identifying Angle Between Wiper Blade Centre Plane And Windscreen

Remove wiper blade (1) from wiper arm (2).

Pin (3) is locator for special tool 61 6 100.

Windscreen Wipers
Fig. 265: Identifying Wiper Blade, Wiper Arm And Pin

Slide special tool 61 6 100 onto pin (1).

Place special tool 61 6 100 on windscreen (2) and read off value in degrees on scale.

NOTE: LHD vehicles are covered by the scale range of 0 to-10 and RHD vehicles by the scale range of 0 to +10.

Windscreen Wipers
Fig. 266: Identifying Special Tool 61 6 100 On Windscreen

If the specified number in degrees is not correct, the wiper arm (1) must be bent with special tool 00 9 220 at the point shown.

Windscreen Wipers
Fig. 267: Identifying Special Tool 00 9 220

REPLACING BOTH WINDSCREEN WIPER BLADES

IMPORTANT: Make sure the wiper arm does not contact the windscreen without its wiper blade.

Fold wiper arm (1) away from windscreen.

Turn windscreen wiper blade (2) at an angle of 90º and remove from windscreen wiper arm (1).

Windscreen Wipers
Fig. 268: Removing Windscreen Wiper Blade From Windscreen Wiper Arm

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING LEFT OR RIGHT WINDSCREEN WIPER ARM

Special tools required:

IMPORTANT: Do not damage wiper arms when removing (risk of breakage).

Remove wiper arm cover caps (1) towards top.

Release nut underneath.

Tightening torque.

Windscreen Wipers
Fig. 269: Identifying Wiper Arm Cover Caps

Detach wiper arm (1) with special tool 61 6 060.

Windscreen Wipers
Fig. 270: Identifying Wiper Arm And Special Tool 61 6 060

Installation:

Adjust position of wiper arm in question in rest position (measured between wiper lip and top edge of cowl panel cover).

Then tighten down wiper arm and check adjustment dimensions of relevant wiper arm again.

Reference points (A, B) are the mountings of the wiper blades on the wiper arms to the sealing lip (1) of the cowl panel.

Contact angle (C) is the angle between wiper blade center plane (2) and windscreen.

Tightening torque.

Windscreen Wipers
Fig. 271: Identifying Angle Between Wiper Blade Centre Plane And Windscreen

REMOVING AND INSTALLING BRACKET FOR WINDSCREEN WIPER SYSTEM COMPLETELY WITH MOTOR

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Release screws (1).

Tightening torque.

Disconnect plug connection (2).

Feed out bracket for windscreen wiper system (3) in upward direction.

Installation:

Rubber guide (4) must be correctly seated in guide (5).

Windscreen Wipers
Fig. 272: Identifying Plug Connection, Windscreen Wiper System And Guides

Installation:

Before installing wiper arms, allow wiper motor to return to its rest position.

To ensure the wiper system works properly, check and correct the contact angle of the wiper arms.

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OVERVIEW OF WINDSCREEN WIPER, WINDSCREEN WASHER AND HEADLIGHT WASHER SYSTEMS Fig. 273: Overview Of Windscreen Wiper, Windscreen Washer And Headlight Washer Systems Rear window wiper blade Wiper a

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OVERVIEW OF WINDSCREEN WIPER, WINDSCREEN WASHER AND HEADLIGHT WASHER SYSTEMS Fig. 283: Overview Of Windscreen Wiper, Windscreen Washer And Headlight Washer Systems Rear window wiper blade Wiper a

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OVERVIEW OF WINDSCREEN WIPER, WINDSCREEN WASHER AND HEADLIGHT WASHER SYSTEMS Fig. 289: Overview Of Windscreen Wiper, Windscreen Washer And Headlight Washer Systems Rear window wiper blade Wiper a

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