BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Adjust door

IMPORTANT: Do not damage adjoining body components.

Minor corrections (realignment work) are permitted if the existing adjustment options are not sufficient.


The door must be provided with all add-on parts for correct adjustment.

Adjust screwed body components from rear to front.

The following illustrations are schematic representations and are to be applied to the relevant vehicle type.


Loosen striker and remove, If necessary.

Slacken screws for hinge (2) on door until door can still just be moved.

Front door.

Rear door.

If adjustment range is not sufficient, slacken screws for hinges (1) on body.

NOTE: Screw connections only accessible from inside.

Front door.

Rear door.

Check that adjoining body components are flush in terms of height and correct if necessary.

NOTE: Height adjustment of door must not be influenced by striker.

When the door is closed, the striker must not touch or scrape against the door lock. Look out for scratch marks.


Tighten down screws (1) until striker can still just be moved.

Move striker sideways in order to adjust transition between door and adjoining bodywork parts.


After Installation note: If the hinge is slackened on the body side, the area of the hinge must be sealed in a u-shape with sealant (1).


  • Tighten all bolts to specified torque.
  • Touch up unpainted surfaces in the appropriate colour.
  • If necessary, adjust front door.


IMPORTANT: For production reasons the side impact beam is only screwed loosely.

Tighten screws of side impact beam.

Remount all components on the new door.

If necessary, replace damaged components.

The procedure is described in the repair instructions of the components.

    Front side doors

    Removing and installing door
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