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BMW Z4 and Z4M (2003-2008)
Technical Articles

Welcome to our BMW Z4M Technical Articles section. We've gathered a collection of useful articles to help you perform many and upgrades on your BMW. Save money by doing your work and perform the repairs using the information we've here. Can't find what you're looking for? Check out our Enthusiast Forums - focusing on repairs and maintenance of both BMW Z3 and Z4 models! If you'd like to submit a tech article based on your own experience, please contact us here!

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 Basics & Essentials
Service & Maintenance
This tech article describes the service and maintenance requirements for BMW Z4 models
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Air Filter Replacement
See how to replace your air filter.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Cabin Microfilter Replacement
Keep your heating and air condition system working well by replacing the cabin microfilter with every other oil change.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Battery Replacement
If your battery is giving you trouble, this tech article shows you how to replace it.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Identifying Vehicle Options
This is a helpful article when trying to figure out what options your vehicle may or may not have been equipped with. See something missing? Please comment and we will add it.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Changing your Engine Oil
Most common procedure for your Z4 with an S54 engine, replacing the engine oil.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Engine Splash Shield Replacement
Need access to the bottom of your egine? See how to remove the engine splash sheilds and body reinforcement plate on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Jacking Up & Supporting your Z4
Need to lift your vehicle? This tech article shows you how to jack your BMW Z4
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
 Engine
Crankshaft Sensor Testing
This tech article shows you how to test the crankshaft sensor on BMW Z4M models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (2006-06)
Crankshaft Sensor Replacement
Engine won't start? It may be the crankshaft sensor. See how to replace it here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Camshaft Sensor Testing
This tech article shows you how to test the camshaft sensor on BMW Z4M models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (2006-06)
Camshaft Sensor Replacement
See how to replace the camshaft sensors on Z4 models with an S54 engine.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the drive belt tensioners on BMW Z4 models with an S54 engine
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Drive Belt Replacement
See how to replace your drive belts.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Crankcase Breather Replacement
See how to replace the crankcase breather (oil separator) on S54 engines.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Spark Plugs and Coils Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the spark plugs and coils on Z4 models with an S54 engine.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
S54 Oil filter Housing Gasket Replacement
Oil leak down the left side of your engine? It may be the oil filter housing. See how to fix it in this article.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Starter Replacement
See how to replace the engine starter on Z4 models with an S54 engine.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Oil Pressure and Engine Temperature Sensor Replacement
This article shows you how to replace the engine oil pressure and coolant sensor on BMW Z4 models with an S54 engine.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Oil Cooler Replacement
Replacing the oil cooler is not bad job. This tech article shows you how.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Power Steering Loop Replacement
The cooling loop keeps your power steering fluid cool. This tech article shows you how to replace it.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Engine Mount Replacement
Engine mount replacment is no problem with this tech article.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Crankshaft Pulley Replacing
See how to replace the crankshaft pulley for Z4 S54 engine equipped models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Crankshaft Seal Replacing S54 engine
This tech article shows you how to replace the crankshaft seal on BMW Z4M models with an S54 engine.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Replacing your VANOS Actuator
See how to replace the VANOS actuator and check engine camshaft timing in this tech article.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (2006-06)
Engine Oil Leak Diagnosis
This article shows you how to locate and pinpoint engine oil leaks. Also details the common issues that cause them on BWM S54 engines.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Zx4 N52 (N/A-A)
S54 Valve Cover Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the valve cover on BMW Z4 models with an S54 engine.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (2006-06)
 Brakes
Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the wheel speed sensors on Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Brake Rotor and Brake Pad Specifications
This tech article shows you how to check and inspect the brake pads and rotors on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Replacing your Brake Calipers
Sticky brake caliper? This tech article shows you how to replace it.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Replacing your Brake Pads
See how to replace the brake pads on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Replacing your Brake Rotors
This tech article shows you how to replace the brake rotors on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Adjusting your Parking Brake
Parking brake not holding? No problem. This tech article shows you how to adjust the parking brake on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Replacing your Parking Brake Shoe
This tech article shows you how to replace the parking brake shows on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Brake Bleeding
See how to bleed your brakes in this tech article.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
Brake Booster Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the brake booster on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
Brake Master Cylinder Replacing
If your brake pedal is soft, it may be the master cylinder. See how to replace it here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
DSC Unit Replacing
See how to replace the ABS DSC unit in this tech article.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
 Water Cooling
Auxiliary Coolant Pump Replacing
This tech article describes the service and maintenance requirements for BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Servicing the Cooling System
Need to service your cooling system? This tech article shows you how.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Cooling System Expansion Tank Replacement
If your cooling expansion tank (reservoir) or cooling system level sensor is giving you trouble, follow the steps in this article to see how to replace them.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Coolant Pipe Replacement
See how to remove and reseal the coolant pipe on S54 engines.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Thermostat Replacement
The thermostat on S54 engines needs replacing from time to time. This tech article shows you how.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Water Pump Replacement
See how to replace the water pump on S54 engines. The heart of your cooling system.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Radiator Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the radiator on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Cooling Fan Replacement
The electric cooling fan keeps your coolant at the right temp. See how to replace it here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Cooling System Leak Testing
See how to test your cooling system for leaks.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Radiator Outlet Temp Sensor Replacement
The radiator outlet temp sensor helps the DME control the engine cooling fan. When it fails the fan may work erratically. See how to replace it here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
 Exhaust
Oxygen Sensor Replacing
See how to replace the oxygen sensors on BMW S54 engines in Z4M models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (2006-06)
Muffler Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the muffler on Z4 models
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor Replacing
Exhaust gas temperature sensor (EGT) fault code on your BMW S54? See how to replace it here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (2006-06)
Exhaust System Replacing
See how to remove and replace or repair the exhasut system on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
S54 Header Replacing
See how to replace the front catalysts or headers on BMW Z4 models with anS54 engine.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (2006-06)
 Transmission
Rear Differential Fluid Replacing
Perform the simple task of replacing your differential fluid using this tech article.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
Manual Transmission Fluid Replacing
Need to service your manual trans fluid? This article shows you how.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
Driveshaft Flex-Disc Replacing (Giubo)
This tech article shows you how to replace the Giubo or driveshaft felx-disc on Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Manual Transmission Mount Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the transmission mounts on Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Shift Rod Seal Replacing
Transmission leaks can be tough to deal with; not if it is the shift rod seal. See how to replace it here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Shifter Bushing Replacing
Sloppy shifter? This tech article shows you how to replace the bushings.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Manual Transmission Output Shaft Seal Replacing
If your transmission has a leak, it may be the output shaft seal. See how to replace it here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Pinion Seal Replacing
If your differential has a leak, it may be the pinion seal. See how to replace it here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Driveshaft Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the driveshaft on manual transmission Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Driveshaft Rebuilding
This tech article shows you how to rebuild the driveshaft CV-joint and replace the center support bearing on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Drive Axle Seal Replacing
Leaking differential? This tech article shows you how to replace the driave axle output seal.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
Drive Axle Replacing
Need a drive axle on your Z4? See how to replace it here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
 Fuel Injection
DME & ECM Engine Management Systems - an Overview
This tech article describes the engine management system on Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Intake Air Ducts and Housing Replacement
See how to replace a torn intake air duct or the intake air housing. The intake air housing has an integrated emission filter that can plug up over time.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the mass air flow sensor on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Secondary Air Components Replacement
This tech article shows you remedy secondary air fault fault codes on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
S54 Engine Intake Manifold Replacement
This tech article shows you how to remove the intake manifold, also known as the plenum, from S54 engines.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
S54 Engine Knock Sensor Replacement
See how to replace and test the knock sensors on BMW Z4 models with an S54 engine.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
S54 Engine Idle Control Valve Replacement
At low engine speeds an idle control valve is used to keep your engine running. See how to replace it on S54 engines.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
S54 Engine Throttle Body Actuator Replacement
The throttle actuator opens all 6 throttle bodies at once, electronically. See how to replace it here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Fuel Injector Replacement
This tech article shows you how to remove and replace the fuel injectors on S54 engines.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Throttle Body Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the throttle bodies as an assembly on S54 engines.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Accelerator Pedal Sensor Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the accelerator pedal sensor on BMW Z4 modes.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
VANOS Pressure Relief valve Filter Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the o-rings and filter for the VANOS pressure relief valve.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
VANOS solenoid block Replacement
See how to remedy VANOS fault codes by removing and cleaning the VANOS solenoid block.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Charcoal Canister Replacing
See how to replace the charcaol canister on Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
S54 Vanos Oil Pressure Accumulator Replacing
Oil leak down the front of the engine, might be the oil accumulator. See how to replace it here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (2006-06)
Fuel Pump module Replacing
See how to replace the fuel pump module (EKP) on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Fuel pump testing
Think your fuel pump is bad? Maybe the fuel pump module (EKP) is giving you trouble? See how to test them here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Secondary Air System Testing
See how to test the secondary air system on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
 Electrical
Fuel Pump Replacement
See how to replace the fuel pump on BMW Z4 models here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Fuel Filter Replacement
Need a fuel filter? It can be replaced, but is no easy task. See how to do it here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Alternator Replacement
See how to replace the alternator on BMW Z4 models with an S54 engine.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Reading Fault Codes
Check engine light? Other warning lights on? IF your Z4 needs some electrical diagnosis, this tech article will show you how.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Wiper Assembly Replacement
See how to replace the wiper arms and motor with transmission in this tech article.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Replacing the Antenna
See how to replace the antenna rod and amplifier on Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Brake Light and Clutch Switch Replacement
Need a brake light switch or maybe your clutch switch is faulty? This tech article shows you how to replace both.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Ignition Lock Cylinder and Switch Replacement
Need a ignition lock cylinder or electronic ignition switch? See how to replace thos parts on Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Steering column switch and clock spring replacement
This tech article shows you how to remove and replace the clock spring and steering wheel switches.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Steering column lock replacement
Need a new steering column lock? This tech article illustrates how to replace it
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Blower motor final stage replacement
If your heater isn't working the final stage may be the fault. See how to replace it in this tech article.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
DME Relay Sensor Testing
This tech article shows you how to test the DME relay sensor on BMW Z4M models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (2006-06)
DME Replacing
See how to replace the DME and associated relays in this tech article.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
Blower motor replacement
Need a new blower motor? This tech article shows you how to replace it.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Manual Transmission Reverse light switch replacement
Reverse lights not working? This tech article shows you how to replace the reverse light switch on manual transmission models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Radio Amplifier and Telematics Module Replacing
See how to replace the amplifier and telematics module for BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Instrument Cluster Replacing
See how to remove and replace the instrument cluster on BMW Z4 vehicles.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
E-Box Cooling Fan Replacing
See how to replace the e-box cooling fan.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
Rear Exterior Lights Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the license plate lights and rear side marker lights on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
Blower Motor and Final Stage Testing
See how to test the blower motor and final stage on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Washer pump testing and replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace and test the washer pumps on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Airbag Module Replacing
How to replace the airbag module as well as what you re delaing with when it comes to programming the new one.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
IHKA Panel Replacing
Need a new IHKA (Heater control) panel? See how to replace it here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Radio Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the radio on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
 Suspension
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
See how to reset and maintain your tire pressure monitoring system in this tech article.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Power Steering Pump Replacing
See how to replace the power steering pump, and bleed it too.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Power Steering Reservoir Replacing
See how to replace the power steering pump reservoir, and bleed it too.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (N/A-A), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A)
Steering Shaft Replacing
See how to replace the steering shaft on Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Tie Rod Replacing
Need new tie rod ends? This tech article shows you how to replace them
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Power Steering Rack Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the power steering rack on BMW Z4 models
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Sway Bar (Stabilizer) Bar Link Replacing
See how to replace the sway bar end links on BMW Z4 models
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Sway Bar (Stabilizer) Bar Bushing and Bar Replacing
See how to replace the sway bars and sway bar bushings on BMW Z4 models
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Rear Coil Spring Replacing
See how to replace the rear coil spring on Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Rear Shock Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the rear shocks on Z4 BMW models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Front Wheel Bearing Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the front wheel bearing on BWM Z4 vehicles
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Front Strut Replacing
See how to replace the front struts on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Front Control Arm Replacing
See how to replace the front control arm on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Front Control Arm Bushing Replacing
Shaky front end? You may need new control arm bushings. See how to replace them here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Rear Trailing Arm Bushing
See how to replace the rear trailing arm bushing on Z4M models
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
Rear Upper Ball Joint Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the rear upper ball joint on BMW Z4M models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
Rear Lower Ball Joint or Bushing Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the rear lower ball joint on BMW Z4M models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
 Body & Interior
Side Marker Light Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the side marker light bulb and lens.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Radiator Grille Replacement
See how to replace the radiator (kidney) grilles on Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Hood and Trunk Strut Replacement
Hood or trunk not staying open? This tech article shows you how to replace the gas charged struts that hold them up.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Door Sill Entrance Strip Replacing
See how to replace the inner and outer door entrance trim on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Front Bumper Replacement
This tech article shows how to replace the front bumper on Z4M models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Front Exterior Light Bulb Replacement
See how to replace the front exterior light bulbs on Z4 models with Xenon headlights.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Headlight Switch (LM) Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the headlight switch, light module (LM) on Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Headlight Assembly Replacement
See how to remove and replace the headlight assembly on Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Power Window Switch
This tech article shows how to replace the left and right side power window switches.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Window Regulator Replacement
Need a new window regulator? This tech article shows you how to replace adjust and initialize a new one.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Door Check Replacement
If your door won't stay open, replace the door check. See this article.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Door Panel Replacement
See how to remove and replace the door panel on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Door Latch Replacement
See how to replace the door latch on BMW Z4 models in this tech article.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Door Handle Replacement
Door handle or door lock issues? This tech article shows you how to replace them.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Exterior Mirror Replacement
See how to replace the exterior mirror assembly on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Dome Light Replacement
See how to replace the dome light bulbs and assembly in this tech article.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Rear View Mirror and Rain Sensor Replacement
See how to replace the rear view mirror and rain sensor on BMW Z4 models
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Left Lower Dash Trim and Knee Airbag Replacement
This tech article shows you how to remove the left lower dash trim and knee airbag on BMW Z4 models
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Trunk Lock cylinder and Latch Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the trunk lock cylinder, latch and cables.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Third Brake Light Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the LED third brake light assembly on BMW Z4 models
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Hazard and Power Lock Switch Replacement
See how to replace the hazard and power lock switches on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Steering Wheel and Driver Airbag
See how to replace the steering wheel and driver airbag on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Tail light Bulbs and Lens Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the tail light bulbs and lens on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Convertible Top Adjustable Stowage (compartment) Base Replacement
This tech article shows you how to remove and replace the Convertible Top Adjustable Stowage (compartment) Base Replacing.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Glove Box Replacing
This tech article shows you how to remove the glove box and access the interior fuse panel on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Right Knee Airbag and Plastic mount
If you have a fault code for the right side knee airbag, this tech article will show you how to replace it. This article also covers how to replace the plastic mount for the airbag, which is also the glove box housing.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Right Side Lower Instrument Panel trim and General Module replacing
General module is the brain of your vehicle body system. This tech article shows you how to rmove the right side lower instrument panel trim, and how to replace the general module.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Seat Replacing
See how to remove the front seat on BMW Z4 models
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Seat Belt Buckle Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the seat belt buckle.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Seat Belt Reel Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace ths seat belt reel on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Shift Knob and Shift Boot Replacing
See how to replace the shift knob and shift boot on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Parking Brake Handle and Boot Replacing
Need a new parking brake handle or boot? This tech article shows you how to replace it.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Steering Column Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the steering column on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Seat Switch Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the seat switches on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Xenon Headlight Sensor Replacing and Testing
See how to replace and test the sensor responsible for maintaining and adjusting the aim and height of your Z4 Xenon headlights.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008)
Hood Release Cable Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the hood release cables on BMW Z4 models
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
Rear Bumper Replacing
See how to remove and replace the rear bumper on BMW Z4 models.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (N/A-A), M3 (N/A-A)
Horns Replacing
Need new horns? See how to replace them here.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Center Console Replacing
See how to remove the center console in this tech article.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
Convertible Top System
This article describes the convertible top system function along with some testing tips.
     Applies to: Z4 M54 (2003-2005), Z4M S54 (2006-2008), Z4 N52 (2005-2008), M3 (N/A-A)
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