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M Aerodynamic Package Retrofit BMW X5 (F15)

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BMW Installation Instructions
The M Aerodynamic package retrofit is only available for cars with SA 508.

Retrofit kit number

51 92 2 356 907 M Aerodynamic basic package retrofit kit

Installation time

The installation time is approx. 5.5 hours. This may vary depending on the condition of the car and the equipment in it.

The installation time specified does not include the time spent on painting.

The total costs of the painting time must be taken into account when calculating the retrofitting costs.

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, wiring 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,
  • A detailed description of the problem, – Any work already carried out.

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

Installation information

All pictures show LHD cars; proceed accordingly on RHD cars.

Depending on the engine and country version, the arrangement of the air guides in the car must be observed exactly.

All of the add-on parts attached to the front and rear bumper trims, such as the headlight cleaning system, fog lights, camera systems, parking assistance systems, PDC sensors and both centre front radiator grilles are reused.

The installation steps are shown only on the left-hand side of the car, proceed in the same way on the right-hand side of the car.

On cars with the N63N, N57X, N57Z or N20 engine, the exhaust silencer must be replaced, see ISTA 18 12 030.

Ordering instructions

Front bumper trim A and rear bumper trim AA are not included in the basic package and must be ordered separately on a vehicle-specific basis (see EPC for part number and further information).

PDC sensors AN (4 x) are not supplied in the basic package and must be ordered separately depending on the colour of the car (for part numbers and details, see EPC).

On cars with the N63N, N57X, N57Z or N20 engine, the exhaust silencer must be replaced; this is not included in the retrofit kit and must be ordered separately (for part numbers and details, see EPC).

On cars with the N55 engine, the exhaust silencer can optionally be replaced for cosmetic reasons; this is not included in the retrofit kit and can be ordered separately (for part numbers and details, see EPC).

List of special equipment

The following special equipment must be taken into consideration when installing:

SA 502 Headlight cleaning system

SA 508 Park Distance Control

SA 5DL Surround View

SA 5DP Parking assistant

SA 6UK Night vision with person recognition

LA 807 Japan version LA 8AA China version

Special tools required

Details of the special tool required can be found in the relevant ISTA repair manual.

Section

  1. M Aerodynamic package retrofit kit parts list
  2. Preparatory work
  3. Front installation
  4. Installation of the side sill
  5. Rear installation
  6. Wheel arch finisher installation
  7. Concluding work and coding

Legend

A Front bumper trim (not supplied with the retrofit kit)
B Air guide
C Left brake air duct (only for cars with brake air channels)
D Right brake air duct (only for cars with brake air channels)
E Air guide additional cooler on the left (only for cars with additional cooler)
F Air guide additional cooler on the right (only for cars with additional cooler)
G Shock absorber
H Centre top grille
I Centre bottom grille (only for cars without SA 5DF)
J Centre bottom grille ACC (only for cars with SA 5DF)
K Left cover (only for cars without brake air channels)
L Right cover (only for cars without brake air channels)
M Closed left side grille (only for cars without additional cooler on the left)
N Closed right side grille (only for cars without additional cooler on the right)
O Open left side grille (only for cars with additional cooler on the left)
P Open right side grille (only for cars with additional cooler on the right)
Q Left nozzle finishers (only for cars with SA 502)
R Right nozzle finishers (only for cars with SA 502)
S Number plate holder (only for US cars or cars with LA 807)
T Number plate holder (only for cars with LA 8AA)
AK Front left radiator grille (for cars without SA 6UK)
AL Front right radiator grille
AM Front left radiator grille (for cars with SA 6UK)
AN PDC sensor (4 x, not supplied in the retrofit kit)

Side sill parts

Legend

U Left side sill support section
V Right side sill support section
W Left side sill cover
X Right side sill cover

Rear bumper trim parts

Legend

Y Left rear reflector
Z Right rear reflector
AA Rear bumper trim (not supplied with the retrofit kit)
AB Rear left corner bumper trip mount
AC Rear right corner bumper trip mount
AD Left towing eyelet finisher
AE Right towing eyelet finisher

Wheel arch finisher parts

Legend

AF Front left wheel arch finisher
AG Front right wheel arch finisher
AH Rear left wheel arch finisher
AI Rear right wheel arch finisher
AJ Expanding rivet (20 x)

2. Preparatory work

                                                                  ISTA No.

Disconnect the negative battery cable 61 20 900

The following components must be removed first of all (all fastening material will be reused)

All of the add-on parts attached to the front and rear bumper trims, such as the headlight cleaning system, fog lights, camera systems, parking assistance system and rear PDC sensors are reused.

Front bumper trim (no longer required) 51 11 141

Water cooler air guide (no longer required) 51 71 099

Finisher on front left and right wheel arch (no longer required) 51 71 470

Finisher on rear left and right wheel arch (no longer required) 51 71 478

Trim for cover on left and right side member (no longer required) 51 71 447

Trim support section for cover on left and right side member (no longer required) 51 71 445

Bumper trim, rear (no longer required) 51 12 156

Only cars with the N63N, N57X, N57Z or N20 engine

Replace rear silencer 18 12 030

Optionally on cars with the N55 engine

Replace rear silencer 18 12 031

3. Front installation

Fit air guide B using the existing fastening material.

Depending on the engine and country version, the arrangement of the air guides in the car must be observed exactly.

The installation steps are shown only on the lefthand side of the car, proceed in the same way on the right-hand side of the car. Fit left brake air duct C using existing fastening material.

Install outside temperature sensor (1) into left brake air duct C.

Depending on the engine and country version, the arrangement of the air guides in the car must be observed exactly.

The installation steps are shown only on the lefthand side of the car, proceed in the same way on the right-hand side of the car. Fit left air guide additional cooler C using existing fastening material.

Note the pedestrian protection guidelines (see ISTA)!

Fit the existing bumper trip mount (1).

Connect shock absorber G to the bumper trip mount (1).

Only cars without SA 5DF

Clip centre bottom grille I into bumper trim A.

Clip centre top grille H into bumper trim A.

Only cars without brake air ducts

Clip covers K and L onto centre bottom grille (1).

Only cars with SA 5DF

Clip ACC centre bottom grille J into bumper trim A.

Clip centre top grille H into bumper trim A.

Only cars without brake air ducts

Clip covers K and L onto centre bottom grille (1).

Only cars without additional cooler

Clip closed left side grille M into bumper trim A.

Fit the existing air guide finisher (1).

Only cars with additional cooler

Depending on the engine and country version, the arrangement of the air guides in the car must be observed exactly.

The installation steps are shown only on the lefthand side of the car, proceed in the same way on the right-hand side of the car. Clip open left side grille O into bumper trim A.

Fit the existing air guide finisher (1).

All Cars

Install PDC sensors AN in bumper trim A.

Complete bumper trim A as follows using the existing components from the uninstalled bumper trim:

  • Convert the fog lights
  • Convert the headlight cleaning system individual parts (only cars with SA 502)
  • Convert the camera systems (only cars with SA 5DL or SA 5DP)
  • Convert the night vision camera (only cars with SA 5A3)

Only cars without SA 6UK

Clip in front left radiator grille AK.

Only cars with SA 6UK

Clip in front left radiator grille AM.

All cars

Clip in front right radiator grille AL.

Install front bumper trim A.

Only cars with SA 502

Clip spray nozzle finishers Q and R into bumper trim A.

Only US cars and cars with LA 807

Fit number plate holder S to bumper trim A.

Only cars with LA 8AA Fit number plate holder T to bumper trim A.

4. Installation of the side sill

The installation steps are shown only on the left-hand side of the car, proceed in the same way on the righthand side of the car.

Fit left side sill support section U using existing fastening material.

Fit left side sill cover W using existing fastening material.

5. Rear installation

On cars with the N63N, N57X, N57Z or N20 engine, the exhaust silencer must be replaced, see ISTA 18 12 030.

On cars with the N55 engine, the exhaust silencer can optionally be replaced for cosmetic reasons, see ISTA 18 12 031.

The installation steps are shown only on the lefthand side of the car, proceed in the same way on the right-hand side of the car. Fit rear left corner bumper mount AB using existing fastening material.

Before fitting rear bumper trim AA, convert the existing PDC sensors and PDC wiring harness from the removed bumper trim. Fit rear bumper trim AA.

Clip rear reflector Y and Z into rear bumper trim AA.

Clip towing eyelet finishers AD and AE into rear bumper trim AA.

6. Wheel arch finisher installation

The installation steps are shown only on the left-hand side of the car, proceed in the same way on the righthand side of the car.

Fit front left wheel arch finisher AF using existing fastening material and expanding rivet AJ.

Fit rear left wheel arch finisher AH using existing fastening material and expanding rivet AJ.

7. Concluding work and coding

The retrofit system does not require programming / coding.

  • Connect the battery
  • Adjust the fog lights as described in ISTA 63 10 014
  • Check the function of the Park Distance Control
  • Check the function of the headlight cleaning system (only cars with SA 502)
  • Check the function of the Night Vision system (only cars with SA 5A3)
  • Check the function of the Surround View (only cars with SA 5DL) – Check the function of the Parking Assistant (only cars with SA 5DP) – Fit the legally-required number plate as per ISTA 51 11 …
  • Re-assemble the car appropriately

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