BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Rear Side Doors

ADJUSTING DOOR

CAUTION: Do not damage adjoining body parts.

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

NOTE: Observe gap dimensions.

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

Adjust screwed body parts from rear to front.

The following illustrations are schematic representations and are to be applied to the relevant vehicle type.

Rear Side Doors
Fig. 214: Adjusting Door Screw

Slacken lock striker, remove if necessary.

Slacken screws (2) on door until door can still just be moved.

If adjustment range is not sufficient, slacken screws (1) on body.

NOTE: Rear door screw connection accessible from inside only.

Check that adjoining body parts are flush in terms of height and correct if necessary.

NOTE: Vertical adjustment of door must not be influenced by lock striker.

When the door is closed, the lock striker must not touch or scrape against the door lock. Look out for scratches.

Rear Side Doors
Fig. 215: Identifying Vertical Adjustment Of Door

Tighten down screws (1) until lock striker can still just be moved.

Move lock striker sideways in order to adjust transition between door and rear side panel.

Tighten to specified torque.

NOTE: When the door is closed, the lock striker must not touch or scrape against the door lock. Look out for scratches.

Rear Side Doors
Fig. 216: Identifying Lock Striker And Screws

After installation:

REMOVING AND INSTALLING DOOR

IMPORTANT: Do not damage adjoining body parts.

The illustrations are schematic representations and are to be applied to the relevant vehicle type.

Open door.

Release screw on connector frame.

Rear Side Doors
Fig. 217: Identifying Screw On Connector Frame

NOTE: Secure door against closing.

Release screw (1) on door retainer.

Open door up to stop.

Rear Side Doors
Fig. 218: Identifying Screw On Door Retainer

Release nuts between both hinge elements at top and bottom.

Rear Side Doors
Fig. 219: Identifying Nuts Between Both Hinge Elements

Pull plug connection from door pillar, unlock by pulling out bar and detach.

Unhinge door by moving upwards and placing it on a suitable surface.

Installation:

If necessary, adjust door.

Rear Side Doors
Fig. 220: Identifying Plug Connection Of Door Pillar

REPLACING REAR LEFT OR RIGHT DOOR

Read contents of Body, General. Necessary preliminary tasks:

Following new body parts are required:

  1. Door, rear
  2. Crash reinforcement

Rear Side Doors
Fig. 221: Identifying Door, Rear And Crash Reinforcement

Feed in crash reinforcement (1).

Tighten down screws (2).

Tighten to specified torque.

Rear Side Doors
Fig. 222: Identifying Crash Reinforcement And Screws

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