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 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d xDrive, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d xDrive, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change air filter on BMW E60 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Air Filter for 5 Saloon (E60) and other BMW models
How to change Air filter on BMW E60 530d 3.0 – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Air filter
How to change Air Filter Housing Cover on BMW E60 530d 3.0 – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Air Filter Housing Cover
Tools
Replacement: air filter – BMW E60. Tools you need:
Drive socket # 13
HEX bit No.H5
Torx bit T25
Torx bit T40
Ratchet wrench
Phillips screwdriver
Clip removal tool
Water pump pliers
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
Replacement: air filter – BMW E60. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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 E60. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530d 3.0 2002 Air Filter - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the suspension strut mount cover. Use a Phillips screwdriver. Use a clip removal tool.
  4. Step 4
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    Remove the protective caps out of the shock absorber mounting fastener.
  5. Step 5
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    Release the cabin filter cover clips.
  6. Step 6
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the cabin filter housing cover. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the bottom part of the cabin filter housing. Use Torx T25. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the cabin filter housing cover.
    Replacement: air filter – BMW E60. Tip:
    Do not apply excessive force when removing the part. Otherwise you may damage it.
  9. Step 9
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    Release the cabin filter cover clips.
  10. Step 10
    BMW 5 SERIES 530d 3.0 Air Filter replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Unscrew the fasteners of the cabin filter housing cover. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Air Filter on BMW E60 2001 530d 3.0 by yourself
    Remove the cabin filter housing cover.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: air filter – BMW E60. Be sure to position the filtering element correctly. Avoid misalignment.
  12. Step 12
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    Detach the connectors from the climate control sensors.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the cabin filter housing seal.
  14. Step 14
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the bottom part of the cabin filter housing. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 15
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    Remove the bottom part of the cabin filter housing.
  16. Step 16
    How to change Air Filter on BMW E60 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Cover the cabin filter air ducts with a microfibre cloth to keep dirt and dust out.
  17. Step 17
    How to replace BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530d 3.0 2002 Air Filter - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Unscrew the fasteners of the diagonal braces. Use Torx T40. Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. Step 18
    BMW E60 525d 2.5 2003 Air Filter replacement: free workshop manuals
    Remove the diagonal brace.
  19. Step 19
    Changing Air Filter on BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520i 2.2 2004 by yourself
    Unscrew the engine cover fastener. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  20. Step 20
    How to remove BMW 5 SERIES 525d 3.0 2005 Air Filter - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the engine cover.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: air filter – BMW E60. To avoid damaging the part when removing it, do not use excessive force.
  21. Step 21
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    Disconnect the air intake pipe fastening. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  22. Step 22
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    Disconnect the air intake pipe from the air filter housing.
  23. Step 23
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    Undo the fastening screws of the air filter cover. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  24. Step 24
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the back section of the engine cover. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  25. Step 25
    BMW 5 SERIES 530d 3.0 Air Filter replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Remove the back section of the engine cover.
  26. Step 26
    Replacing Air Filter on BMW E60 2001 530d 3.0 by yourself
    Unscrew the oil filler plug.
  27. Step 27
    5 Saloon (E60) 525d 3.0 2002 Air Filter DIY replacement workshop manual
    Remove the oil filler cap.
  28. Step 28
    How to change Air Filter on BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 2003 - tips and tricks
    Take off the filter lid.
  29. Step 29
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E60 2004 525d 3.0 Air Filter
    Install the oil filler cap.
  30. Step 30
    DIY replacement of Air Filter on BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d 2005 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Remove the filter element from the filter housing. Use water pump pliers.
  31. Step 31
    How to change Air Filter on BMW E60 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Clean the air filter cover and housing.
    Replacement: air filter – BMW E60. Professionals recommend:
    Before cleaning the air filter cover and housing, cover the air duct parts, mass airflow sensor (if available), throttle valve with a clean cloth.
  32. Step 32
    How to replace BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530d 3.0 2002 Air Filter - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Insert a new filter element into the filter housing. Make sure that the filter edge fits tight to the housing.
    Replacement: air filter – BMW E60. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Check out the correct location of the filter element. Do not skew.BMW E60 – It's important to only use high-quality filters.During installation, make sure to prevent dust and dirt from getting into the air filter housing.
  33. Step 33
    BMW E60 525d 2.5 2003 Air Filter replacement: free workshop manuals
    Remove the oil filler cap.
  34. Step 34
    Changing Air Filter on BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520i 2.2 2004 by yourself
    Reinstall the air filter cover. Fasten it.
  35. Step 35
    Install the oil filler cap.
    Step 36
    How to remove BMW 5 SERIES 525d 3.0 2005 Air Filter - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Tighten the oil filler cap.
Comments – 1
  • user_#1892278
    26.09.2023 20:32
    Member
    It would be helpful to add recommended torque values when reassembling.
    • Jessica_L
      27.09.2023 08:30
      Member
      Your recommendation is much appreciated and is very useful for us, we will work on it.
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