BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Replacing front left or right side wall holder

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Body and Frame / Front trim panel / Replacing front left or right side wall holder

NOTE: Read contents of BODY, GENERAL.

Side wall removed.

Transfer the systematic diagram onto the respective holder version.

General information: Procedure OBSERVE repair stage 2! Following new body parts are required:

  • (1) Holder, side wall, front (variant 1)
  • (2) Holder, side wall, front (variant 2)

Following CONSUMABLES are required:

Body+and+Frame

Body+and+Frame

Removal of side wall holder (variant 1): Release welded connections in areas (1) and remove holder (2).

Body+and+Frame

Preparation of new part: Adjust new part in conjunction with side panel in front to fit.

In area of bonding surfaces (1), set 2 4.2 mm dia. bore holes (2) for blind rivetsN3.

Remove new part and deburr holes.

Body+and+Frame

IMPORTANT: Do not grind bonding surfaces down or off.

Installation of side wall holder: Clean all bonding surfaces with cleaning agent R1.

Apply adhesive to bonding surfaces.

Install new part and rivet with blind rivets.

Removal of side wall holder (variant 2): Release welded connection in area (1) and remove holder (2).

Body+and+Frame

Preparation of new part: Fit in new part.

In area of adhesive surface (1), drill a 4.2 mm dia. bore hole (2) for blind rivet N3.

Remove new part and deburr holes.

Body+and+Frame

IMPORTANT: Do not grind bonding surfaces down or off.

Installation of side wall holder: Clean all bonding surfaces with cleaning agent R1.

Apply adhesive to bonding surface.

Install new part and rivet with blind rivet.

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