BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Replacing rear left outer wheel arch section (rear side panel removed)

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Body and Frame / Wheel wells / Replacing rear left outer wheel arch section (rear side panel removed)

Read contents of BODY, GENERAL.

Observe procedure for (REPAIR STAGE 2)! Following new body parts are required :

  • (1) Outer wheel arch section, rear
  • (2) Shaped part, wheel arch, outer (not shown)

Following CONSUMABLES are required:

Body+and+Frame

Body+and+Frame

Body+and+Frame

Removal of outer wheel arch section

Body+and+Frame

Remove cavity sealing (1).

Mark severance cut (2) at component edge of C-pillar reinforcement (3) and cut.

Remove part of the outer wheel arch section.

Preparation of new part: Mark new part in accordance with severance cut on vehicle + 20 mm extra material and cut.

Body+and+Frame

Adjust new parts in combination with side wall to fit and secure.

In area of bonding surface (1), drill 12 Ø 4.2 mm holes for blind rivets.

Installation of outer wheel arch section

IMPORTANT: Do not grind/sand new part in area of bonding surfaces.

Clean all bonding surfaces on new part and on vehicle with cleaning agent R1.

Apply adhesive to bonding surfaces.

Apply sealant to new CAVITY ACOUSTIC BAFFLE.

Install and rivet outer wheel arch section.

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    Replacing rear left outer wheel arch section with reinforcement (rear side panel removed)
    Follow procedure for REPAIR STAGE 3. Read contents of BODY, GENERAL. Spot-weld bonding is used on this vehicle. Observe specific procedure . ...

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