BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Replacing wiring harness section for engine (N55)

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Electrical / Engine wiring loom / Replacing wiring harness section for engine (N55)

IMPORTANT: Aluminum screws/bolts must be replaced each time they are released .

Aluminum screws/bolts are permitted with and without color coding (blue).

For reliable identification: Jointing torque and angle of rotation must be observed without fail (risk of damage) .

IMPORTANT: Read and comply with notes on PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTROSTATIC DAMAGE (ESD PROTECTION) .

Necessary preliminary work:

  • Read out the fault memory of the DME control unit.
  • Switch off ignition.
  • Disconnect BATTERY EARTH LEAD .
  • Remove sound insulation at the rear of the engine.
  • Remove intake PLENUM .
  • Partially detach WIRING HARNESS for injectors and ignition coils.
  • Remove CLEAN AIR PIPE .
  • Remove FAN COWL .
  • Remove front UNDERBODY PROTECTION .

Detach all connectors from Power Distribution Module (1). Release wiring harness from bulkhead.

Disconnect plug connection (2).

Release screws (3) and lay wiring harness to one side.

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Release screws (1).

Unclip upper part of cable channel (2) and expose the wiring harnesses.

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Unlock all connectors (1) from control unit and disconnect.

Installation note: Make sure grommets are correctly fitted (watertightness).

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Release screws (1) below cable channel (2).

Replace aluminum screws.

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Release screws (1).

Release cable channel (2).

Installation note:

Reconnect the earth connection.

Replace aluminum screws.

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Release wiring harness if necessary from existing clips and clamps.

Feed out wiring harness and remove.

Installation note:

Check wiring harness installation arrangement.

Check plug connections for correct fit.

Check stored fault message.

Delete fault memory.

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