BMW sun protection film for BMW 3 Series Saloon (E90), BMW 5 Series Saloon (E60), (E60 CHL), BMW 7 Series Saloon (E65, E66), BMW X5 (E70)

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BMW Installation Instructions

Retrofit kit no.:
51 46 0 444 463 E90 Grey 20AF – sun protection film to the side at the rear, rear window
51 46 0 444 464 E90 Grey 20AF – sun protection film for driver and passenger side front
51 46 0 444 465 E90 Granite 5AF – sun protection film to the side at the rear, rear window
51 46 0 444 466 E90 Granite 5AF – sun protection film for driver and passenger side front
51 46 2 146 963 E60 Granite 5AF – sun protection film to the side at the rear, rear window
51 46 0 444 467 E60 CHL Grey 20AF – sun protection film to the side at the rear, rear window
51 46 0 444 468 E60 CHL Grey 20AF – sun protection film for driver and passenger side front
51 46 0 444 469 E60 CHL Granite 5AF – sun protection film to the side at the rear, rear window
51 46 0 444 470 E60 CHL Granite 5AF – sun protection film for driver and passenger side front
51 46 2 146 966 E65 Granite 5AF – sun protection film to the side at the rear, rear window
51 46 0 444 471 E66 Granite 5AF – sun protection film to the side at the rear, rear window
51 46 0 444 472 E66 Granite 5AF – sun protection film for driver and passenger side front
51 46 0 444 473 E70 Granite 5AF – sun protection film to the side at the rear, rear window
51 46 0 444 474 E70 Granite 5AF – sun protection film for driver and passenger side front

Installation time

The installation time is approx. 3.0 hours. This may vary depending on the condition of the car and the equipment in it.

Important information

These installation instructions are primarily designed for use within the BMW dealership organisation and by authorised BMW service companies.

In any event, the target group for these installation instructions is specialist personnel trained on BMW cars with the appropriate specialist knowledge.

All work must be completed using the latest BMW repair manuals, circuit diagrams, servicing manuals and work instructions, in a rational order, using the prescribed tools (special tools) and observing current health and safety regulations.

If you experience installation or function problems, restrict troubleshooting to approx. 0.5 hours for mechanical work and 1.0 hour for electrical work.

To avoid unnecessary extra work and/or costs, an inquiry is to be sent straight away to the technical parts support via the Aftersales Assistance Portal (ASAP).

Quote the following information:

  • Chassis number,
  • Retrofit kit part number:
  • detailed description of the problem.
  • Any work already carried out.

Do not archive the hard copy of these installation instructions since daily updates are made by ASAP!

Installation information

The installation process for the sun protection film at the side and rear is described for the rear right side window. For the rear left window, the rear left and right quarterlight windows, the driver and passenger side front side windows and the rear window, proceed accordingly.

The sun protection film must not be installed at temperatures below +5 °C.

The sun protection films are customised to the relevant windows and pre-moulded to the appropriate window curvature. This is why the sun protection films are slightly wavy before installation.

Special tools required

Microfibre cloth, BMW recommends Active Fleece, part number: 51 91 0 148 334 or 51 91 0 148 336 (Please order separately)
BMW installation case, part number: 82 26 0 444 624 (please order separately) Paper towel
Anti-static duster
2 x spray bottles
Hot air gun
Glass scraper / blade Adhesive tape

Notes to the customer

Print out the “Customer information” chapter at the end of the installation instructions and give it to the customer.

The curing time for the sun protection film is 10 days. During this time, the rear window heater must not be switched on, and all lowerable windows must not be opened.

The enclosed General Type Approval M must be given to customers in Germany and must be carried in the vehicle.

Be aware of the legal requirements in other countries.

Table of contents

Section

1. Parts list
2. Preparatory work
3. To install the sun protection film on the side at the rear
4. To install the sun protection film on the rear window
5. To install the sun protection film on the front driver and passenger side window
6. Concluding work
7. Removal
8. Customer information

1. Parts list

BMW sun protection film for BMW 3 Series Saloon (E90), BMW 5 Series Saloon (E60), (E60 CHL), BMW 7 Series Saloon (E65, E66), BMW X5 (E70)

Legend

A Sun protection film left-hand side, rear
B Sun protection film right-hand side, rear
C Sun protection film left-hand rear quarterlight window
D Sun protection film right-hand rear quarterlight window
E Sun protection film rear window
J Glass cleaner, blue 2x
K Installation solution, white 1x
L Plastic blade
M General Type Approval

BMW sun protection film for BMW 3 Series Saloon (E90), BMW 5 Series Saloon (E60), (E60 CHL), BMW 7 Series Saloon (E65, E66), BMW X5 (E70)

Legend

A Sun protection film left-hand side, rear
B Sun protection film right-hand side, rear
C Sun protection film left-hand rear quarterlight window
D Sun protection film right-hand rear quarterlight window
E Sun protection film rear window
F Sun protection film left-hand rear quarterlight window
G Sun protection film right-hand rear quarterlight window

Also included in the retrofit kit are the glass cleaner, blue 2x J, installation solution, white 1x K,

plastic blade L and the General Type Approval M (see figure 060 0001 M).

Valid for China front driver and passenger side

BMW sun protection film for BMW 3 Series Saloon (E90), BMW 5 Series Saloon (E60), (E60 CHL), BMW 7 Series Saloon (E65, E66), BMW X5 (E70)

Legend

H Sun protection film front driver side
I Sun protection film front passenger side

Sun protection film front passenger side Also included in the retrofit kit are the glass cleaner, blue 1x J, installation solution, white 1x K and plastic blade L (see figure 060 0001 M).

2. Preparatory work

Mix the glass cleaner J with 40 ml of water to produce a mixture ratio of 1:4.

Mix the glass cleaner K with 600 ml of water to produce a mixture ratio of 1:60.

Thoroughly clean the inside of the car before commencing the installation process.

Clean the windows on the inside using glass cleaner J and a glass scraper / blade.

When cleaning the rear window, only draw the glass scraper / blade longitudinally to the heating elements, since failure to do so may damage the elements. If necessary, wipe the windows with an anti-static duster.

The windows must be completely dry and free from dust, grease and dirt, otherwise visible marks can remain on the sun protection film.

3. To install the sun protection film on the side at the rear

The installation of the sun protection film B is described for the right-hand rear side window on the E60 CHL. Proceed accordingly for sun protection films A, C, D, F and G in the E90, E60, E60 CHL, E65, E66 and E70 models.

BMW sun protection film for BMW 3 Series Saloon (E90), BMW 5 Series Saloon (E60), (E60 CHL), BMW 7 Series Saloon (E65, E66), BMW X5 (E70)

If necessary, on vehicles with a felt strip in the window opening, stick over a piece of adhesive tape so that none of the felt can become deposited on the adhesive surface.

Spray the window on which you wish to stick the sun protection film (2) with installation solution K.

BMW sun protection film for BMW 3 Series Saloon (E90), BMW 5 Series Saloon (E60), (E60 CHL), BMW 7 Series Saloon (E65, E66), BMW X5 (E70)

Do not touch the dry adhesive surface with your hands.

Moisten your hands with installation solution K.

Pull the protective backing (1) off the sun protection film B. While pulling off the protective backing (1), spray the adhesive surface of the sun protection film B with installation solution K.

For windows that lower:

Pull off around 1/3 of the protective backing (1) from the sun protection film B.

For windows that do not lower:

Pull off the whole of the protective backing (1) from the sun protection film B.

BMW sun protection film for BMW 3 Series Saloon (E90), BMW 5 Series Saloon (E60), (E60 CHL), BMW 7 Series Saloon (E65, E66), BMW X5 (E70)

Open the window (2) by about a third.

Position the sun protection film B at an approx. 2 mm distance from the upper edge of the window and flush to the side of the window (2).

Wrap the plastic blade L in a paper towel.

Only push with the plastic blade L (arrow 0), since pulling the sun protection film B can damage it.

Smooth the sun protection film B using plastic blade L in the directions shown by the arrows (II).

For any additional installation accessories you may need, we recommend the BMW installation case. See Page 2.

BMW sun protection film for BMW 3 Series Saloon (E90), BMW 5 Series Saloon (E60), (E60 CHL), BMW 7 Series Saloon (E65, E66), BMW X5 (E70)

Close the window (2).

Do not touch the dry adhesive surface with your hands.

Pull the remaining protective backing off the sun protection

While pulling off the protective backing, spray the adhesive surface of the sun protection film B with installation solution K.

Position the sun protection film B flush to the side of the window (2).

BMW sun protection film for BMW 3 Series Saloon (E90), BMW 5 Series Saloon (E60), (E60 CHL), BMW 7 Series Saloon (E65, E66), BMW X5 (E70)

Only push with the plastic blade L (arrow 0), since pulling the sun protection film can damage it.

Smooth the sun protection film B using plastic blade L in the directions shown by the arrows (II).

Wipe off excess installation solution K using the microfibre cloth or Active Fleece.

For any additional installation accessories you may need, we recommend the BMW installation case. See Page 2.

Remove the adhesive tape from the window opening if necessary.

4. To install the sun protection film on the rear window

The installation of the sun protection film B is described for the rear window on the E60 CHL. Proceed
accordingly for the E90, E60, E65, E66 and E70 models.
For easier access to the rear window, remove the rear window shelf on the E90, E60, E60 CHL, E65 and
E66 models; see ISTA No. 51 46 001 for E90, 51 46 001 or 51 46 006 for E60, E60 CHL and 51 46 000
or 51 46 001 for E65, E66.
If necessary, enlist the help of a second person to pull off the protective backing (1).

BMW sun protection film for BMW 3 Series Saloon (E90), BMW 5 Series Saloon (E60), (E60 CHL), BMW 7 Series Saloon (E65, E66), BMW X5 (E70)

Carry out the steps for sun protection film E as shown in figures 060 0004 M and 050 0003 M.
Position the sun protection film E flush to the window on all sides (3).
Only push the plastic blade L longitudinally to the heated elements (arrow 0), since failure to do so may
damage the heated elements. Smooth the sun protection film E using plastic blade L in the directions shown by the arrows (II). Due to the tension in the sun protection film E, curves may occur at the edges.
Fix the edge area that has already been smoothed in place and smooth the curve in a longitudinal direction.
For any additional installation accessories you may need, we recommend the BMW installation case. See Page 2.

5. To install the sun protection film on the front driver and passenger side window

The installation of the sun protection film I is described for the front passenger window on the E60 CHL.
Proceed accordingly for the sun protection film H and I on the E90, E60, E60 CHL, E65, E66 and E70
models.

BMW sun protection film for BMW 3 Series Saloon (E90), BMW 5 Series Saloon (E60), (E60 CHL), BMW 7 Series Saloon (E65, E66), BMW X5 (E70)

Carry out the steps for sun protection film I as shown in figures 060 0004 M, 050 0003 M and 060 0009 M.
Position the sun protection film I at an approx. 2 mm distance from the upper edge of the window and flush to the
side of the window (4). To ensure better visibility in the front exterior mirror, the sun protection film I is cut so that the dimension (X) is at least 20 cm. Only push with the plastic blade L (arrow 0), since pulling the sun protection film can damage it. Smooth the sun protection film I using plastic blade L in the directions shown by the arrows (II).
Wipe off excess installation solution K using the microfibre cloth or Active Fleece. For any additional installation accessories you may need, we recommend the BMW installation case. See Page 2.

6. Concluding work

There should be no folds or creases visible following installation of the sun protection film.

Park the car in the sun or after around one hour’s drying time, use a hot air gun on the lowest setting in the edge areas to carefully heat all windows. Maintain a sufficient distance and keep the hot air gun moving constantly. Evaporate any residual installation solution K between the window and the sun protection film.

7. Removal

Side windows

If possible, remove the sun protection film in one piece.

Spray any adhesive residues with glass cleaner and place the sun protection film that you have just taken off back on the glass.

After around 15 minutes, remove the sun protection film again and carefully remove the adhesive residues using the glass scraper / blade.

Wipe off the remaining traces of adhesive using paper towels dampened with white spirit.

Rear window

Spray the sun protection film with glass cleaner and cover it straight away with plastic film (e.g. cling film). Do not allow large air bubbles to form between the films.

Place the vehicle in the sun.

After around 30 minutes, drive the car into the garage and first remove the plastic film, then slowly and evenly remove the sun protection film from the window.

The adhesive remains completely on the sun protection film.

Wipe off the remaining traces of adhesive using paper towels dampened with white spirit.

8. Customer information

The curing time for the sun protection film is 10 days. During this time, the rear window heater must not be switched on, and all lowerable windows must not be opened.

Two weeks after installation, the edges of the sun protection film should be pressed back into position using the thumbs.

Legal requirements

The legal requirements governing the installation of sun protection film must be observed.

The following legal requirements apply in Germany:

Rear window:

  • A second exterior mirror must be present.
  • The enclosed General Type Approval must be given to the customer and carried in the vehicle.
  • Acceptance and entry of the installation of sun protection film in the car’s documentation by a testing institute (e.g. TÜV) is not necessary.

Rear side windows:

  • The enclosed General Type Approval must be given to the customer and carried in the vehicle.
  • Acceptance and entry of the installation of sun protection film in the car’s documentation by a testing institute (e.g. TÜV) is not necessary.

Front side windows:

The installation of sun protection film on the driver and passenger front side windows is forbidden in Germany.

Front window
  • Only a maximum of 10 cm in the upper edge of the front window may be covered with sun protection film.
  • A maximum of 10 % of the front window surface may be covered.
  • It is not permitted to cover the entire front window with sun protection film.

Be aware of the legal requirements in other countries.

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