15.7. Removal and installation of the condenser of the air conditioning system

As work with system is potentially dangerous, we strongly recommend to provide all works connected with the air conditioning system, to dealer office of the BMW service or the specialist in conditioners. At least, do not remove any components of system (hoses, the compressor, nipple connections, etc.) to a full discharge of system the qualified specialist. Read about precautionary measures at the beginning of the Section Service of the Conditioner and Precautionary Measure.

At installation of the new condenser it is also necessary to replace an accumulator/dehydrator (see the Section Removal and installation of an accumulator/dehydrator of the air conditioning system).



  1. Make a discharge of the air conditioning system (see the Prevention above).
  2. Remove a radiator (see the Section Removal and installation of a radiator) on all models, except the E34 models. On the last remove a front bumper (see the Head Kuzov).
  3. Remove a front grille (see the Head Kuzov).
  4. Otboltite the auxiliary fan from fixing arms of the condenser.
  5. Disconnect lines of coolant from the condenser.
  6. Give fixing bolts from condenser arms.
  7. Remove the condenser from the car and a zakuporta open unions to prevent hit in them of dirt and moisture.
  8. If you are going to install the same condenser again, put it on a regiment nipple connections up that oil did not flow out.



  1. Install all components as it should be, the return to removal. Do not forget to establish rubber laying under the condenser.
  2. Make depletion, charging and check of system on existence of leaks by means of the same qualified specialist who made its discharge.