BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Rear Lid

REMOVING AND INSTALLING REAR LID UPPER SECTION

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Necessary preliminary tasks:

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

Close rear lid upper section.

Release screws (1) on both sides of vehicle.

Remove rear lid upper section.

Installation:

Install rear lid upper section at screw locations to hinge. This dispenses with the need for adjustment after installation.

If necessary, adjust rear lid upper section.

If reversing camera optional extra installed:

Calibrate reversing camera.

Rear Lid
Fig. 228: Identifying Screw

REMOVING AND INSTALLING REAR LID LOWER SECTION

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Necessary preliminary tasks:

Open rear lid (1) until screw (2) is accessible (risk of injury by spring tension).

With rear lid in this position, release screw (2) and insert in bore of support (3).

Rear Lid
Fig. 229: Identifying Rear Lid And Screw

Release screws (1) on both sides of vehicle.

Installation:

Screw down rear lid lower section with fitting screws. This dispenses with the need for adjustment after installation.

Rear Lid
Fig. 230: Identifying Screws

ADJUSTING REAR LID UPPER SECTION

CAUTION: Do not damage adjoining body parts.

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

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Observe gap dimensions.

Adjust rear lid lower section to fit before rear lid upper section. See.

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

Necessary preliminary tasks:

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

Adjust rear lid.

When rear lid upper section is closed, lock striker must not make contact with or brush against rear lid lock.

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

Rear Lid
Fig. 231: Identifying Screws

Check read lid wedge (1) on left and right for damage, replace if necessary.

Rear Lid
Fig. 232: Identifying Read Lid Wedge

Check rear lid stop (1) on body on left and right for damage, replace if necessary.

If necessary, adjust rear lid stop (1) to wedge.

Loosen screw (2).

Open luggage compartment lid and slacken nuts (3).

Rear Lid
Fig. 233: Identifying Rear Lid Stop And Screw

To adjust height of rear lid upper section, turn screw (2) in stop.

Rear Lid
Fig. 234: Identifying Screw

After installation:

ADJUSTING REAR LID LOWER SECTION

CAUTION: Do not damage adjoining body parts.

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

Read contents of Body, General.

Observe gap dimensions.

Adjust rear lid lower section to fit before rear lid upper section.

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

Raise trim (1).

Rear Lid
Fig. 235: Identifying Trim

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

Adjust rear lid.

When rear lid lower section is closed, lock strikers must not make contact with or brush against rear lid locks.

Rear Lid
Fig. 236: Identifying Screws On Rear Lid Hinge

Height adjustment with respect to rear lid upper section: Slacken screws (1) and (2) on rear lid hinge until such stage that rear lid hinge can still be moved.

Adjust rear lid.

Adjust rear lid lock.

Rear Lid
Fig. 237: Identifying Screws On Rear Lid Hinge

After installation:

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