BMW X5 2000-05

Rear Air Suspension

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Air Springs



Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, drain and deactivate the air suspension system as follows:
    1. Pull the fuse for the air spring system control unit.
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    3. Loosen the banjo bolts of the valve unit (located beneath the right side underbody paneling) until the sound of escaping air can be heard. Retighten the banjo bolts.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the rear wheel.
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  7. Remove the luggage compartment floor trim.
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  9. Disconnect the air line to the springs by pressing the coupling downwards, pressing the retaining ring together and detaching the air line. Remove the top clips.
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  11. Detach the locking clip from the swinging arm to remove the air spring.
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  13. Installation is the reverse order of removal.

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    Fig. Detach the locking clip from the swinging arm and remove the air spring

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