When to replace the Air Filter on your BMW 5 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Air filter : 12 month / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Touring (E39) 530 d, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 525 d, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 530 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change air filter on BMW E39 Touring [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Air Filter for 5 Touring (E39) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: air filter – BMW E39 touring. Tools you might need:
HEX bit No.H5
Ratchet wrench
Clip removal tool
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
Replacement: air filter – BMW E39 touring. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Follow the terms, recommendations and requirements of the part operation provided by the manufacturer.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: air filter – BMW E39 touring. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the hood.
  2. Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Unscrew the engine cover fastener. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  4. Step 4
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    Remove the engine cover.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: air filter – BMW E39 touring. Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the fasteners of the air duct housing. Use a clip removal tool.
  6. Step 6
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    Detach the air duct housing from the air filter housing. Use a clip removal tool.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the engine cover fastener. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the oil filler plug.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the engine cover.
    Replacement: air filter – BMW E39 touring. Tip:
    Do not apply excessive force when removing the part. Otherwise you may damage it.
  10. Step 10
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    Tighten the oil filler cap.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the filter element from the filter housing.
  12. Step 12
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    Cover the air intake hose with a microfibre towel to prevent dust and dirt from getting into the system.
  13. Step 13
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    Clean the air filter cover and housing.
    Replacement: air filter – BMW E39 touring. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Before cleaning the air filter cover and housing, cover the air duct parts, mass airflow sensor (if available), throttle valve with a clean cloth.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the microfibre towel from the air intake hose.
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