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How to Replace Radiator Cooling Fan 2004-10 BMW X3

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How to Replace Radiator Cooling Fan 2004-10 BMW X3

Created on: 2020-03-10

Watch this video to find out how to install a new radiator cooling fan on your 2003-10 BMW X3.

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I wanna disconnect the battery. So, get to the battery in the back, just use a 10-millimeter socket. Remove the negative cable, loosen it up, just slide it off and out of the way. Make sure it doesn't arc out on there. I'm gonna take this cover off, I wanna take these four screws out. I'm gonna use a T30 socket. Grab the cover, slide it off. Then take these two screws out. Use a T30. And these two, same T30. And just grab right here, and just slide it out. You can grab this intake duct right here, try to pull it off. Just get that out of the way. Disconnect this connector right here. Just push on that tab. All right. Just try to slide that off just like that. And it's held in right here, just slide that clip off. And take this connector off. Push on those two tabs, slide it out. Set that aside. And there's a screw right here. Just use a T25. Remove that screw. Pull that out. Just pull this push pin out right here. Just grab this fan shroud and then just slide it up. Be careful of the radiator. And slide the fan in. There's some slots down below you need to get lined up. Just make sure you grab the fan and try to pull towards the back of the vehicle and make sure it's in there properly. And this bolt's gonna go right here. Connect the connector, lock it in place, lock push pin up in place, and connect that connector right there. And just push this little retainer tab right there. And take this air intake, just slide it in position, just like that, reattach it over here on the airbox. That's good. And line those screws up. Get these all started and then you can snug them down. And slide this in position. Put these screws in. And tighten those up. Now, we're gonna reconnect the negative battery cable and tighten up the nut. Just make sure you wiggle it, make sure it's tight. That's good.

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2007 - 2010  BMW  X3
2004 - 2006  BMW  X3
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