BMW X3 2005

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the fuel injector cover:
    1. Unclip cover caps from bolts holding fuel injector cover.
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    3. Remove bolts.
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    5. Remove fuel injector cover.

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      Fig. Location of cover caps for removal of fuel injector cover

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  5. Remove the ignition coil cover:
    1. Unclip cover caps from bolts holding ignition coil cover.
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    3. Remove bolts.
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    5. Remove sealing cap from cylinder head cover (1).
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    7. Remove ignition coil cover.
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    9. Replace cover cap on cylinder head to prevent foreign material entry.

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      Fig. Location of cylinder head cover cap and mounting cover caps for fuel injectors

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  7. Detach hose (1) in direction of arrow from fitting (2).
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  9. Remove cover strip (3) in direction of arrow from guide (4).

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    Fig. Removing hose and fitting for blower motor access

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  11. Pull lock (1) in direction of arrow and feed out flap (2).

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    Fig. Removing cover shroud of blower motor

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  13. Unclip retainers (1).
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  15. Remove bolt (2).
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  17. Pull out fan cover (3).

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    Fig. Removing blower motor fan cover

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  19. Remove bolts (1).
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  21. Pull out fan baffle (2).

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    Fig. Removing blower motor fan baffle

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  23. Disconnect the electrical connection to fan motor.
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  25. Release fan motor retainer with special tool 51 3 057.
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  27. Remove blower motor and squirrel fan.

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    Fig. Disconnecting the blower motor from retainer

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To install:

  1. Place blower motor and fan into position.
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  3. Make sure blower motor is seated correctly. Snap into retainer.
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  5. Connect electrical connections.
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  7. Installation continues in the reverse of the removal procedure.
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