BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing or replacing capacitor for heating and air conditioning system

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Special tools required:

  • 00 9 030

WARNING: Danger of injury! Refrigerant circuit is under high pressure! Avoid contact with refrigerant and refrigerant fluid.

Read and comply with safety instructions:

  • Handling R 134a tetrafluorethane refrigerant .
  • HANDLING REFRIGERANT FLUID

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! Restart engine only when A/C system has been correctly filled.

Follow NOTES for opening and replacing parts in refrigerant circuit.

If air conditioning is open for longer than 24 hours: replace DESICCANT INSERT FOR AIR CONDITIONING

Necessary preliminary tasks:

  • DRAIN OFF AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
  • Remove fan cowl with electric fan .

Release screw (1).

Release screws (2) on refrigerant lines (3).

Remove refrigerant lines (3) from condenser.

Installation note:

Replace sealing rings.

Use special tool 00 9 030 to install sealing rings without damaging them.

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Release screws (1).

Remove radiator (2) from guides.

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IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! The fins on the radiator and condenser should not be damaged.

Position radiator (1) as illustrated.

Carefully feed out condenser (2) upwards.

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After installation:

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