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Checking brake fluid BMW 5-Series 2003 - 2010 Petrol 525i - 3.0

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BMW 5-Series 2003 - 2010  | 525i - 3.0 Checking brake fluid

  • time 25 minutes
  • difficulty 4
The brake fluid reservoir is located under pollen filter body!
Unplug temperature sensor / bonnet sensor
Undo the retaining fixings - use a 13mm socket
Use a screwdriver to release the clip
Now remove this central clip
Undo filter body retaining fixings - use a 13mm socket to do this
Now you can remove the pollen filter body
Lift away the pollen filter cover
Check condition of the pollen filter - replace if required
Locate the brake fluid reservoir
Look for the MAX-MIN positions on the side of the translucent body
If the level needs topping up - WEARING GLOVES - carefully open the cap. Have a paper towel ready to catch any drips because brake fluid is corrosive
Now securely replace and tighten cap - reassemble pollen filter