BMW X3 (F25) Service & Repair Manual: Rear lid

BMW X3 (F25) Service & Repair Manual / Body and Frame / Rear lid

Adjusting tailgate

IMPORTANT: Do not damage adjoining body components.

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

Read contents of BODY, GENERAL.


The tailgate must be provided with all attachment parts for correct adjustment.

Version with automatic tailgate actuation:

Disable automatic tailgate actuation: Separate plug connection at CONTROL UNIT for automatic rear lid actuation.

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage to spindle drive: only move tailgate slowly by hand.

Necessary preliminary tasks:


NOTE: When the tailgate is closed, the lock striker must not touch or scrape against the tailgate lock.

Apply systematic figure to vehicle.

Adjusting tailgate laterally and in longitudinal direction:


Slacken screws (1) on rear lid hinge to rear lid until such stage that rear lid can still be moved.

Adjust tailgate.

Height adjustment of rear lid to roof: Slacken screws (2) and adjust rear lid.

Check holder (1) left and right for damage, replace if necessary.

If necessary, adjust REAR LID STOP in water channel.


After Installation note:

  • Tighten all screws and nuts to specified torque.
  • Touch up unpainted surfaces in the appropriate colour.
  • If reversing camera optional equipment installed: Calibrate REVERSING CAMERA .

Adjusting/replacing bump stops

Necessary preliminary tasks: Remove luggage compartment wheel arch panel .

Following parts must not be damaged:

  • (1) Bump stop
  • (2) Lock nut (following illustration)


General view of rear side:

  • Adjust stop pads
    Remove cap (1).

    Adjust stop pad to correct height by turning screw (2) to left or right.

  • Remove stop pads
    Release nut (3) and remove stop pads.


Removing and installing rear lid

Read contents of BODY, GENERAL.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

  • Remove trim panels on rear lid .
  • Disconnect all cable connectors and pull wiring harness out of tailgate.
  • Remove both gas-filled struts .

NOTE: This work step must be carried out with a second person assisting.

Release screws (1) on both sides of vehicle.

Remove tailgate.

Installation note: Install tailgate at screw locations on hinge.

If necessary, ADJUST TRUNK LID.


If RFK optional equipment is fitted: Calibrate RFK .

Removing/installing/replacing left hinge for tailgate (tailgate removed)

Read contents of BODY, GENERAL.

Loosen screw connections (1) and remove ground cable (2).

Release screws (3) and remove hinge.

ADJUST hinge together with tailgate.


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