BMW 5 series E39

Since 1996-2001 of release

Repair and car operation

+ Introduction
+ The maintenance instruction
+ Current leaving and service
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ The power supply system and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
- Suspension bracket and steering
   + Forward suspension bracket
   + Back suspension bracket
   - Steering
      Security measures at work with a safety pillow
      Removal and steering wheel installation
      Removal and installation of the top facing of a steering column
      Removal and installation of a tip of steering draught
      Removal and installation of steering draught
      Hydropump fastening
      Removal of air and filling of hydrosystem of the amplifier of a wheel with a liquid
      Check and adjustment of corners of installation of wheels
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Electric equipment schemes
+ System of onboard diagnostics

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Removal and steering wheel installation

Necessarily familiarise with Security measure Section at work with a safety pillow.


1. Disconnect a cable of weight from the storage battery. The battery is in a luggage carrier behind the right lateral facing.

At a battery detachment the data in electronic blocks of memory, for example, memories of malfunctions of the engine is erased.

2. Isolate a cable of weight at the storage battery to exclude casual contact.

3. Turn out three bolts of fastening of the bottom facing of a steering column.

4. Press inside the top facing of a steering column from both parties in the area shown on an illustration and pull the bottom facing downwards.

5. Расстыкуйте штекерное connection of a pillow of safety (orange colour).

6. Расстыкуйте штекерное connection of the switch of a steering wheel if it is available.
7. Turn out from an underside of a steering wheel two screws Torx of 27 mm.

8. Raise knot of a pillow of safety and расстыкуйте following штекерные connections:
   a) the Cartridge for ignition (1).
   b) the Sound signal (2)
   c) Podrulevogo of the switch (3).

9. Remove the block of a pillow of safety and put an amortisation plate upwards, for example in a luggage carrier.

10. Establish wheels directly. Marks on a steering wheel and a spindle should coincide.

11. Turn out a bolt (the marksman on an accompanying illustration).

After a bolt reversing the safety spring (F) which keeps a contact ring on the average position becomes more active. After a bolt reversing in no event it is impossible to turn a steering wheel. Otherwise the contact ring is damaged.

12. Mark position of a steering wheel concerning a spindle.
13. Remove a steering wheel from a spindle. If necessary it is possible to take advantage of a stripper.

Do not force down and not насаживайте blows a steering wheel. Watch that at removal of a wheel not to damage a cable.


1. Check up position of a contact ring on a steering wheel. Marks (1) should coincide. Address to an accompanying illustration. If the contact ring has been displaced or not confidence that it is on the average position, adjust position of a contact ring as follows.

2. Press a spring (F) and turn a contact ring to the left and to the right against the stop. Count total number of turns and will halve them.

3. Turn a ring from an emphasis on the number of the turns equal to half received so that marks (1) have coincided. Release a spring (F).

4. Check up, whether there is a lever of switching of signals of turn on the average position. Otherwise at steering wheel installation the cam can be damaged.

5. Establish a steering wheel on шлицевое spindle connection so that earlier put marks have coincided. Watch that the lock pin (1) has entered into a groove (2).

6. Tighten a bolt of fastening of a steering wheel the moment offered by Specifications.

It is impossible to turn a steering wheel to an inhaling of a bolt of fastening. It is possible to damage a contact ring.

7. Establish the block of a pillow of safety and join штекерное connection, address to Section "Removal".
8. Insert a safety pillow into a steering wheel and tighten a bolt of fastening by the moment of 2 Nanometers. Thus watch to jamming a cable.
9. Join штекерные connections of a pillow of safety (orange) and the steering wheel switch.

10. Establish the bottom facing of a steering column. Press it and fix. Thus the stopper (1) should enter into a hook (2). Address to an accompanying illustration.

On an illustration facing is shown from below.

11. Fix facing by three bolts.
12. Connect a cable of weight to the storage battery. Establish hours.
13. Pass on the car and check up correctness of position of a steering wheel at movement directly. The top spoke of a wheel should be located horizontally.
14. If position of a steering wheel another, again remove it and displace.
15. Check up functioning of a sound signal.
16. Check up automatic return of the switch of signals of turn.

The dirty steering wheel can be cleared a neutral cleaner and warm water. Do not apply for this purpose наждачную a skin.