BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing or replacing complete independent heater with bracket

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / HVAC / Auxiliary. heater with control elements / Removing and installing or replacing complete independent heater with bracket

WARNING: Risk of burning! Work on auxiliary heater may only be carried out when it has cooled down.

NOTE: CLAMP OFF coolant hoses on independent heater.

Recycling

Fuel escapes when fuel lines are detached. Have a suitable collecting vessel ready.

Catch and dispose of escaping fuel.

Observe country-specific waste disposal regulations.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

  • Remove LEFT WHEEL ARCH COVER

Removal:

Unclip intake silencer in marked area (2).

Release screws (2).

Disconnect fuel line (3).

Unlock connector (4) and disconnect.

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Release screws (1).

Unclip the fuel line (2).

Detach the holder (3).

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Cut open cable straps (1).

Unlock and disconnect connector (2).

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IMPORTANT: Secure auxiliary heater (2) against falling off/down!

Release spring band clamps (1) and detach coolant hoses.

Remove auxiliary heater (2).

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Replacement:

Release spring band clamp (1).

Release screws (2).

Slacken clamp (3) and pull off exhaust hose.

Take off holder (4).

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Unlock and disconnect connector (1).

Pull off air intake hose (2).

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Release screws (1).

Remove holder (2) from auxiliary heater (3).

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Installation:

Position auxiliary heater (2) correctly.

Attach coolant hoses and secure by spring band clamps (1).

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Connect connector (2).

Replace and secure cable straps (1).

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Position the holder (3) correctly.

Tighten down the screws (1).

Clip in the fuel line (2).

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Tighten screws (2).

Connect fuel line (3).

Connect the connector (4).

Clip in intake silencer in marked area (2).

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Required reworking:

  • Install LEFT WHEEL ARCH COVER
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