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Necessary preliminary tasks:

Remove front passenger seat

Remove rear panel on front seat backrest

Replacing backrest cover for front passenger seat (Sport) BMW 5 F10

Optional equipment with seat heating only:

Unfasten plug connection (1) and disconnect.

Replacing backrest cover for front passenger seat (Sport) BMW 5 F10

Unfasten plug connection (1) and disconnect.

Replacing backrest cover for front passenger seat (Sport) BMW 5 F10

Only with air conditioning optional equipment:

Open Velcro fasteners (1).

Unlock and disconnect plug connections (1) for fan.

Disengage backrest cover in lower area from attachment points.

Disengage backrest cover in upper area from attachment points.

With rear passenger compartment monitor optional equipment only:

Remove rear passenger compartment monitor.

Release tackers in marked area from carrier plate (1).

Remove clamps (2) at top left and right.

Replacement only:

New backrest cover must be cut to size.

Slide cutting base under cover.

Place template on leather edge.

Mark outline and cut out.

Installation note:

Mount head restraint to pretension backrest cover.

The seam of the backrest cover must not be wavy and must be flush with the backrest frame upper edge.

Align backrest cover centrally.

Tack backrest cover with pneumatic tacker (sourcing reference: see BMW workshop equipment) front inside outwards to carrier plate (1).

tackers on carrier plate at top.

4 tackers on left and right in side area.

52 0 050 Bend new clamps closed with pliers.

Backrest cover must not show any folds.

Disengage cover welt from cover securing strip.

  1. Raise cover welt from cover securing strip.
  2. Pull cover welt upwards and feed out of cover securing strip.

Unhook backrest cover (1) at bottom and sides towards front.

Pull off backrest cover (1) with upholstery towards top from backrest frame (2).

Replacing backrest cover for front passenger seat (Sport) BMW 5 F10

Release all clamps.

Remove backrest cover (1) from upholstery.

Installation note:

Remove all remnants of clips from backrest cover (1) and upholstery.

Replacing backrest cover for front passenger seat (Sport) BMW 5 F10

Installation note:

Bend new clamp (2) 52 0 050 closed with pliers .

    1. Upholstery
    2. Clamp
    3. Trim wire in upholstery
    4. Trim wire in backrest cover
    5. Backrest cover

Replacing backrest cover for front passenger seat (Sport) BMW 5 F10

Replacement only:

Remove trim wires (1) from backrest cover. (2)

Seat heating cable

Installation note:

Push trim wires (1) into new backrest cover.

If necessary, cut locators for trim wires in new part.

Replacing backrest cover for front passenger seat (Sport) BMW 5 F10

Lever out locking strip of head restraint guide with special tool 100 9 317.