BMW X3 (F25) Service & Repair Manual: Note, overview components climate control

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Information on using cleaning agent/paints (personal protection equipment)

WARNING: Use of cleaning agents/paints not compliant with instructions can cause serious injuries or burns! Handling cleaning agents/paints can trigger allergic skin and respiratory reactions!

IMPORTANT: Observe following instructions:

  • Store cleaning agents/paints only in a secure cabinet.
  • Keep cleaning agents/paints away from naked flames and other sources of ignition.
  • Protect cleaning agents/paints from high temperatures and direct sunlight.
  • Always keep an eye douche on hand, change the water regularly (once a mont

IMPORTANT: Observe following instructions before use:

  • Manufacturer's instructions (on container/packaging)
  • Hazard warnings (on container/packaging)
  • Manufacturer's instructions on package insert
  • Material safety data sheet of manufacturer
  • National market regulations

IMPORTANT: Observe following instructions during use:

  • Do not eat, drink or smoke while working with these products.
  • Avoid direct contact with skin and eyes.
  • Wear personal protective clothing/equipment.
  • Ensure that all enclosed areas are well ventilated or extract fumes directly.
  • Immediately change working clothes soiled with cleaning agent/paint.
  • After finishing work, wash your hands and apply protective skin cream.

IMPORTANT: Follow hazard warnings and wear personal protection equipment!

First Aid:

  • If product comes in contact with eyes, immediately flush with running water for about 10 - 15 minutes.

    Seek the advice of eye specialist.

  • In the event of skin contact and where applicable an allergic skin reaction, clean the affected areas immediately with soap and water and then apply silicone-free skin cream. Seek advice of physician.
  • If an adhesive product is swallowed, rinse mouth/parts of mouth thoroughly with running water. Drink 1- 2 glasses of water. Do not induce vomiting. Consult a doctor.
  • After inhaling vapors ensure ample supply of fresh air. Keep calm, keep respiratory tracks clear and call doctor.

Recycling: Dispose of cleaning agents/paints in a professional manner! Observe national/country-specific disposal regulations.

Disconnecting a water hose

Special tools required:

  • 13 3 010

When removing water hoses which are located in the upper area of the cooling system, disconnecting them prevents a large-scale escape of coolant.

Place special tool 13 3 010 on the coolant hose (1) as depicted.

Disconnect water hose (1) by turning nut (2) in direction of arrow.


Safety information for working on vehicles with automatic engine start-stop function (msa)

WARNING: If the engine hood/bonnet contact is pulled upwards (workshop mode), the information "switch closed" is output. The automatic engine start-stop function is active.

An automatic engine start is possible.

Observe safety precautions when working on MSA vehicles.

Before carrying out practical work on the engine, always ensure that the MSA functionality is deactivated so as to prevent automatic engine starting while work is being carried out in the engine compartment.

MSA function is deactivated by:

  • Deactivate MSA by means of button (1) in passenger compartment
  • Open seat belt buckle and driver's door


Open engine bonnet/hood and ensure that engine hood/bonnet contact is not in workshop mode

  • Workshop mode
    A = 10 mm
  • Basic setting (engine hood/bonnet open)
    B = 7 mm


To make sure that the engine hood/bonnet contact is at the basic setting, if necessary press the hood/bonnet contact up to the limit position before starting work and slowly release.

When working with diagnosis tools: Observe instructions in diagnosis tool

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