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How to Replace Purge Solenoid Valve 97-06 BMW 325 Xi

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How to Replace Purge Solenoid Valve 97-06 BMW 325 Xi

Created on: 2019-08-27

Check out this video to learn how to replace the purge valve solenoid in your 97-06 BMW 325Xi and similar vehicles.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Air Filter Box
    • Remove the air collector push pin retainers
    • Remove the air collector
    • Disconnect the MAF electrical connector
    • Loosen the air filter box hose clamp
    • Disconnect the air tube from the air filter box
    • Release the air filter box lever latches
    • Remove the air filter box lid
    • Remove the air filter
    • Remove the two 10 mm bolts securing the air filter box
    • Disconnect the wiring from the retaining tab
    • Remove the air filter box
  2. step 2 :Removing the Purge Solenoid
    • Disconnect the purge solenoid electrical connector
    • Pull the purge solenoid off the mounting bracket
    • Disconnect the air hose
    • Disconnect the vacuum line
  3. step 3 :Installing the Purge Solenoid
    • Connect the vacuum line to the purge solenoid
    • Install the purge solenoid onto the mounting bracket
    • Connect the air hose
    • Connect the electrical connector
  4. step 4 :Installing the Air Filter Box
    • Lower the air filter box into position
    • Install the two 10 mm air filter box bolts
    • Install the air filter
    • Slide the air filter cover onto the air tube
    • Secure the air filter cover with the lever latches
    • Reconnect the MAF electrical connector
    • Tighten the air filter cover hose clamp
    • Insert the air collector into the air filter box
    • Secure the air collector with the push pin retainers

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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What's up guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video I'm going to show you how to replace the purge solenoid valve on this 2001 BMW 325xi. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description. Head over to

We're going to remove this piece. I just want to take some side cutters, remove these push pins. Be careful not to cut them. Pull that out. Now I'll just grab this, pull us aside. There is a couple of clips on there. If it's not coming out too easy just take a straight blade screwdriver and push those in. Disconnect the mass airflow sensors, push down.

Wiggle the connector off. Set that aside. Take a straight blade screwdriver, loosen up this worm clamp right there. Just like that. We can take that snorkel off right now.

Next I'm going to take these two 10 millimeter bolts out. You could take this top cover off first if you want to. Unclip it, pull that off, pull the air filter out, but I'm going to keep that all together. Use a 10 millimeter socket extension and electric ratchet. If you don't have an electric ratchet, use a regular ratchet. Loosen these up. Take those two bolts out.

You can grab the airbox all as one and just slide it up. Disconnect the connector right here. This is on the purge solenoid. You just push that little tab down right there.

You can remove the purge solenoid. Just grab it, slide it out. If you need to, you could use a pocket screwdriver to loosen this up or just pull it. And we want to disconnect this hose right here. Push down on this retainer, twist it out a little bit. Pushing down like that. It's going to loosen up the hose and then on the backside you can just twist it or use a right angle pick. Loosen that up, trying not to rip the hose. Just grab it. Try to twist and pull. Just like that.

Okay. Take the valve. We're going to slide this underneath here. There is a vacuum line that you need to attach that to that goes to the intake. So slide that in position there first, and then this is the mounting. This is a rubber mounting grommet that you're just going to slide it onto the bracket. Kind of hard to see. Wiggle that back and forth. This is going to attach to the bottom of the valve. If it makes it easier, you could probably attach this before you slide it into the bracket. And lock it in place. That's good. Take the connector. This is the connector for that. And lock that in place.

You can reinstall the airbox back in position. This clamp over here, install these two bolts here and here. Take a 10 millimeter socket extension and ratchet. Tighten these bolts up. Just snug. That's good. Use a straight blade screwdriver. Tighten up this worm clamp snug and plug this connector to the mass airflow sensor. Lock it in place. Take this intake, put this back through the air box, clip it in place. Take the push pins, get these lined up. I'm just going to get them all started first and then lock them down. Lock it down.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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