BMW X3 (F25) Service & Repair Manual: Integrated suspension systems repair instructions

BMW X3 (F25) Service & Repair Manual / Suspension / Integrated suspension systems repair instructions

Carry out ride height adjustment

NOTE: Ride height adjustment must be carried out after the following work:

  • Removal/replacement of ride height sensor or its control rod (only necessary on vehicles with air suspension)
  • Replacement of EHC control unit (F01/F02/F04/F07/F11/F15/F16)
  • Replacement of ICM control unit (Integrated Chassis Management)

Connect diagnosis system.

Switch the ignition on.

Carry out ride height adjustment (menu item: "Service function").

IMPORTANT: Following ride height adjustment, for vehicles with:

  • Run Flat Indicator: initialise RUN FLAT INDICATOR .
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor: RESETTING TYRE PRESSURE MONITOR .

Danger of poisoning if oil is ingested/absorbed through the skin

Danger of poisoning! Ingesting oil or absorbing through the skin may cause poisoning!

Possible symptoms are:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach aches
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Cramps/fits
  • Unconsciousness

Protective measures/rules of conduct:

  • Pour oil only into appropriately marked containers.
  • Do not pour oil into drinking vessels (drinks bottles, glasses, cups or mugs).
  • Observe country-specific safety regulations.

First aid measures:

  • Do not induce vomiting.

If the person affected is still conscious, he/she must rinse out their mouth with water, drink plenty of water and consult a doctor immediately.

If the person affected is unconscious, do not administer anything by mouth, place the person in the recovery position and seek immediate medical attention.

Risk of injury if oil comes into contact with eyes and skin

Danger of injury! Contact with eyes or skin may result in injury!

Possible symptoms are:

  • Impaired sight
  • Irritation of the eyes
  • Reddening of the skin
  • Rough and cracked skin

Protective measures/rules of conduct:

  • Wear safety goggles
  • Wear oil-resistant protective gloves
  • Observe country-specific safety regulations

First aid measures:

  • Eye contact: Rinse eyes immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes; if available, use an eye-rinsing bottle. If irritation of the eyes persists, consult a doctor.
  • Skin contact: Wash off with soap and water immediately. If irritation persists, consult a doctor.

NOTE: Do not use solvents/thinners.

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

Suspension

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.

Suspension

Safety instructions for handling oil

WARNING: DANGER OF POISONING if oil is ingested/absorbed through the skin! RISK OF INJURY if oil comes into contact with eyes and skin!

Recycling:

Observe country-specific waste disposal regulations.

Measures if oil is unintentionally released:

  • Personal precautionary measures: Danger of slipping! Keep noninvolved persons away from the work area. Wear personal protective clothing/equipment.
  • Environmental protection measures: Prevent oil from draining into drain channels, sewerage systems, pits, cellars, water and the ground.
  • Limiting spread: Use oil blocks to prevent the surface spread of oil.
  • Cleaning procedure: Bind and dispose of escaped oil with nonflammable absorbents.

NOTE: Do not flush oil away with water or aqueous cleaning agents.

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