BMW X5 2000-05

Ignition Coils

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Removal & Installation



3.0L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the fuel injector cover.
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  5. Remove the ignition coil cover.
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  7. Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition coils.
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  9. Remove the bolts and pull out the ignition coils.
    NOTE
    Note the location of the grounding straps before removal.

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To install:

  1. Install the ignition coil and two bolts.
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  3. Connect the electrical connector to the ignition coil.
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  5. Install the ignition coil and fuel injector covers.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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4.4L & 4.6L Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the engine acoustic cover by turning the fasteners 90 degrees counterclockwise.
  4.  
  5. Remove the ignition coil covers.
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  7. Disconnect the electrical connectors for the ignition coils.
  8.  
  9. Remove the bolts and remove the ignition coils.
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To install:

  1. Install the ignition coil, ground strap and two bolts.
  2.  
  3. Connect the electrical connector to the ignition coil.
  4.  
  5. Install the ignition coil and acoustic covers.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Testing




NOTE
Testing the ignition coil pack requires the use of a Distributorless Ignition Tester.

  1. Remove the fuel injector or acoustic cover.
  2.  
  3. Remove the ignition coil covers.
  4.  
  5. Use adapter set 12-7-040 to check the ignition coils. Attach Special Tool 12-7-045 to single adapter 12-7-41.

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    Fig. Attach Special Tool 12-7-045 to adapter 12-7-041 to hold the adapter onto the ignition coil.

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  7. Attach the adapters to the ignition coils.

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    Fig. Attach single adapters 12-7-041 to the ignition coils.

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  9. Attach connecting cable set 12-7-043 to the single adapters. Pass the connecting cable over the engine.
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  11. Connect a suitable Distributorless tester to the diagnosis socket. Connect the RZV connection line of the DIS tester to the last test adapter.

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    Fig. Connect the connection line of the DIS tester to the last test adapter.

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  13. Connect the trigger pliers of the DIS tester to the supply lead of the ignition coil of the first cylinder.
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  15. Follow the DIS instructions to complete the test.
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