BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Stripping operation - replacing outer part and inside middle part of tail panel

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Body and Frame / Rear trim panel / Stripping operation - replacing outer part and inside middle part of tail panel

NOTE: Owing to the different engine variants and equipment specifications, not all the components are taken into consideration.

The following list basically represents the removal sequence.

  • Remove battery
  • Remove bumper trim
  • Remove bumper support
  • Remove center bumper guide
  • Remove guide for bumper on left and right
  • Remove luggage compartment floor trim panel
  • Tail panel cover
  • Remove left luggage compartment wheel arch panel
  • Remove right luggage compartment wheel arch panel
  • Remove rear light on left and right
  • Remove tailgate lock
  • Release and lower rear silencer.
  • Partially detach tailgate seal
  • Remove control unit for air suspension
  • Remove control unit for automatic luggage compartment lid actuation

Operation is described on the left side. Right side identical.

Release nut/expanding rivets and remove both supports (1) for floor panels.

Body+and+Frame

Release wiring harnesses (1) from rear trim panel and lay towards front.

Diagram similar.

Body+and+Frame

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