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Checking brake fluid BMW 5-Series 2003 - 2010 Diesel 530d - 3.0

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BMW 5-Series 2003 - 2010  | 530d - 3.0 Checking brake fluid

  • time 20 minutes
  • difficulty 4
Locate the brake fluid reservoir
Look for the MAX-MIN positions on the side of the translucent body
This generic image indicates the MAX - MIN positions
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 air pollen filter
Undo the singular Torx-25 retaining screw
Brake fluid reservoir is located under pollen filter body
Undo retaining fixing - use a 13mm socket
Remove pollen filter box
Undo the pollen filter cover - use a 13mm socket
Lift up filter cover
Undo central clip
Firstly, undo the bonnet sensor plug
Check pollen filter condition - Replace if dirty
Using flat end screwdriver open retaining clip