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Checking brake fluid BMW 5-Series 1996 - 2003 Diesel 525d - 2.5

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BMW 5-Series 1996 - 2003  | 525d - 2.5 Checking brake fluid

  • time 20 minutes
  • difficulty 3
Locate the brake fluid reservoir
Look for the MAX-MIN positions on the side of the translucent body, this model has an electronic level built into the cap
If the level needs topping up - WEARING GLOVES - carefully open the cap. Have a paper towel ready to catch any drips as brake fluid is corrosive
Now securely replace and tighten cap. Reassemble pollen filter
Now you can remove the pollen filter box
Now you can remove the cover
The brake fluid reservoir is located under the pollen filter assembly
Release the clip
Lift up the pollen filter
Check condition, replace if dirty
Locate and undo clip
Remove clip and place carefully to one side - do not lose this
Release A/C air duct