BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Removing And Installing/Replacing Drip Molding

Necessary preliminary tasks:

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage to drip molding carrier.

Carefully unclip drip molding (1) upwards out of carrier (2).

Electrical Sun Roof Components
Fig. 65: Uncoupling Drip Molding

Installation:

Attach spring (3) to drip molding pivot point.

Make sure spring is correctly positioned in drip molding.

Electrical Sun Roof Components
Fig. 66: Locating Spring

Installation:

Observe installation sequence:

  1. Suspend spring in drip molding carrier
  2. Press drip molding onto glass slide/tilt sunroof
  3. Clip pivot point (bearing) of drip molding into carrier

Check drip molding for spring tension.

Electrical Sun Roof Components
Fig. 67: Pressing Drip Molding Onto Glass Slide/Tilt Sunroof

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING REAR DRIP MOLDING

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Unlock tab (2) and remove drip molding (1) towards top.

NOTE: 2 springs are loosely connected to guide for drip molding.

Installation:

Make sure springs are reinstalled on drip molding carriers.

Electrical Sun Roof Components
Fig. 68: Locating Drip Molding And Tab

Removing drip molding carrier:

NOTE: Drip molding carrier cannot be removed without incurring damage.

Break out tabs with a screwdriver and lever out carrier.

Installation:

Replace drip molding carrier and hook into place.

Electrical Sun Roof Components
Fig. 69: Identifying Tabs

REMOVING AND INSTALLING FRONT CROSSMEMBER

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Release screws in marked area.

Tightening torque: 54 12 03AZ.

Remove cross-member (1).

If necessary, release fabric adhesive tape and replace.

Installation:

Pitch cables must be correctly located in guide

Electrical Sun Roof Components
Fig. 70: Identifying Crossmember

REMOVING AND INSTALLING REAR CROSSMEMBER

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Release screws in marked area.

Tightening torque: 54 12 03AZ.

Remove cross-member (1).

Installation:

Pitch cables must be correctly laid diagonally in guide.

Electrical Sun Roof Components
Fig. 71: Identifying Crossmember

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