51 45 177 

Warning!

Observe safety regulations for handling airbag modules and pyrotechnical seatbelt tensioners.

Incorrect handling can activate airbag and cause injury.

Follow instructions for disconnecting and connecting battery.

Disconnect battery negative lead.

Remove middle instrument panel trim.

Remove lighting control unit.

Remove trim panel for pedal assembly.

Removing and installing, replacing panel for active knee protector on left BMW 7 E65

Turn plug connection (1) approx. 30° counterclockwise and remove from holder (2).

Unfasten plug connection (1) and disconnect.

Removing and installing, replacing panel for active knee protector on left BMW 7 E65

Release screws (1).

Installation:

Tightening torque, 51 45 1AZ:

1AZ Driver knee protection on the support tube
E65 / E66 / E67 M6 8 Nm

Removing and installing, replacing panel for active knee protector on left BMW 7 E65

Release screws (1).

Installation:

Tightening torque, 51 45 1AZ.

Remove panel (2).

Caution!

Always replace panel for active knee protector on left complete.

Do not carry out any repairs on airbag module.

Removing and installing, replacing panel for active knee protector on left BMW 7 E65

Installation:

Slide guide (1) of steering column panel into mounting (2).