BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Front Axle Suspension

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING REINFORCEMENT PLATE

IMPORTANT: Observe safety when raising the vehicle.

Driving without reinforcement plate is not permitted!

Release bolts (1) for assembly underside protection at front.

Release bolts (2).

Remove reinforcement plate (3).

Installation:

Replace screws.

Tightening torque.

Front Axle
Fig. 16: Identifying Reinforcement Plate And Bolt

REMOVING AND INSTALLING / REPLACING FRONT ASSEMBLY UNDERSIDE PROTECTION

NOTE: Illustration created using X5 3.0i as an example. There may be differences in detail in the case of other models.

Release screws (1).

Pull forward assembly underside protection (2) under bumper trim (3) and remove.

Installation:

Center underside protection (2) and tighten down screws (1).

Front Axle
Fig. 17: Identifying Bumper Trim, Underside Protection And Screws

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING REAR UNDERBODY PROTECTION

NOTE: Illustration created using X5 3.0i as an example. There may be differences in detail in the case of other models.

Release screws (1) and remove underbody protection (2).

Installation:

Center underside protection (2) and tighten down screws (1).

Front Axle
Fig. 18: Identifying Underbody Protection And Screws

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