In this guide, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to replace the windshield wiper switch on a BMW vehicle.

What you will need



  1. Disconnect the battery negative terminal. 
  2. Remove the airbag from the driver's steering wheel.
  3. Remove the steering wheel. 
  4. Pull up the steering column trim.replace bmw wiper switch
  5. Remove the wiper switch from the steering column switch unit. There are two T20 Torx bolts that hold the wiper switch in place. Once the bolts are removed you can pull out the wiper switch and unplug it. bmw wiper switch removal diy guide
  6. Install a new BMW wiper switch in reverse order.
  7. Torque the steering wheel bolt to specification. 
  8. Reinstall the driver's airbag.
  9. Reconnect the negative battery terminal and check the operation of the windshield wiper switch. 

Note that if you moved or rotated the clock spring you may need to calibrate the steering angle sensor. Follow this guide to learn more about the BMW steering angle sensor and calibration procedure.

If the wipers on your BMW have stopped working, first you need to check the fuse and the wiper motor.

Next, you need to read BMW fault codes, to make sure that the problem is not the SZL module.

If your BMW wipers still don't work, there is a good chance that the wiper switch itself is the culprit.

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Step 5 "Once the bolts are removed you can pull out the wiper switch and unplug it." There is a ribbon connecting the switch unit to the SLZ unit. How do I disconnect this? Cheers