BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Contents of body, general

Before starting repair work

  • BMW i

Checking the body for damage (e.g. following an accident)

General notes

  • Quality standard .
  • WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT

Safety regulations

  • SAFETY AT WORK
  • Information on VEHICLE PROTECTION
  • INFORMATION ON HAZARDS

Material/new part

  • MATERIALS SCIENCE
  • EXPENDABLE MATERIALS
  • USE OF MATERIALS in outer shell

Handling components

  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, electronics and fibre optics
  • FLOOD DAMAGE
  • Passive safety.
  • CHASSIS, SUSPENSION AND STEERING
  • Retractable hardtop
  • Vehicles with hybrid/electric drive
  • SEATS/SEAT BELTS
  • WHEEL RIM REPAIRS
  • HEADLIGHT REPAIRS

Body dimensions

  • FRAME DIMENSIONS
  • GAP DIMENSIONS

Cavity sealing

  • Installation of shaped parts .
  • POSITION OF SHAPED PARTS

Vehicle identification number

  • GENERAL VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
  • ENTER VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

Repair method

  • REPAIR STAGE 1A

BMW/MINI/BMW i

  • Replacement of screwed-on components
  • REPAIR STAGE 1B

BMW/MINI/BMW i

  • Repairs to outer skin
  • REPAIR STAGE 2

BMW/MINI

  • Bonding and riveting
  • Welding using a MAG welder
  • without straightening bench

BMW i

  • Repairs to life module
  • Repairs to drive module
  • without straightening bench
  • REPAIR STAGE 3

BMW/MINI

  • Bonding and riveting
  • Welding using a spot welding system
  • with a straightening bench

BMW i

  • Repairs to life module
  • Repairs to drive module
  • with a straightening bench

Corrosion protection

  • GENERAL INFORMATION

Paint

  • GENERAL INFORMATION
  • INFORMATION/WARNING LABELS
  • Separate component and sectional paintwork

NOTES ON THE REPAIR TECHNIQUE USED IN THE MAIN GROUP 41

Two different repair techniques are used in body repair.

These are welding and bonding/riveting.

If the repair instructions do not specify a repair technique, then welding must always be used.

The bonding/riveting repair technique is always described in detail in the repair instructions.

Quality standards must be met.

    Body repair instructions
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