BMW X3 (F25) Service & Repair Manual: Front trim panel

BMW X3 (F25) Service & Repair Manual / Body and Frame / Front trim panel

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.

Removing and installing front panel

Necessary preliminary tasks:

  • Remove FRONT BUMPER TRIM .

Unlock plug-in connector (1) for horn and disconnect.

Shown on left side, right side identical.

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Open clutch (1) and detach Bowden cable for hood/bonnet release.

Release screw (2).

Unlock plug connection (3) for headlight and disconnect.

Unlock plug connection for wiring harness (4) and disconnect.

Release screws (5).

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Release screw (1).

Unlock plug connection (2) for headlight and disconnect.

Release screws (3).

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Pull out retainer (2) upwards.

Press the 5 latch mechanisms inward and remove bearing pin (2) upward.

Shown on left side, right side identical.

In case of damage during disassembly, replace bearing pin (plug).

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Release screws (1) on engine support on both sides and remove front panel.

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Installation note: When mounting the front panel, ensure that the intake air channel (1) is correctly positioned.

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Installation note: In area (1), ensure that the side wall and headlight are correctly positioned.

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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:

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

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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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