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BMW X5: Replacing Complete Rear Left Wheel Arch (Rear Left Side Panel Removed)

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2024 Service & Repair Manual / Body / Wheel Wells / Replacing Complete Rear Left Wheel Arch (Rear Left Side Panel Removed)

Read contents of Body, General. Spot-weld bonding is used on this vehicle. Observe specific procedure.

Remove or cover those vehicle components in the repair area which are susceptible to heat or dust.

Use only approved spot-welding apparatus for repairs! Place vehicle on straightening bench.

Following new body parts are required:

  1. Reinforcement, C-pillar, bottom
  2. Wheel arch, rear, outer half
  3. Rear wheel arch
  4. C-pillar reinforcement
  5. Shaped parts, wheel arch (not pictured)

Wheel Wells
Fig. 108: Identifying Reinforcement, C-Pillar, Bottom

Mark severance cuts in accordance with specified measurements and cut.

IMPORTANT: Cut outer metal sheet only.

Measurement a =70 mm below 15 mm dia. bore

Distance B = 130 mm

Installation:

Weld in reinforcement plates at severance cuts.

Wheel Wells
Fig. 109: Identifying Severance Cuts

Wheel Wells
Fig. 110: Identifying Open Weld Joints Area

Open weld joints in areas (1).

IMPORTANT: Burn hazard! Remove cavity acoustic baffles in area (3).

Installation:

Apply window glass adhesive to cavity acoustic baffle (2).

Make cavity acoustic baffle (3) with cavity foam.

Weld new component in areas (4) additionally.

Mark severance cut (1) in accordance with measurement and cut.

IMPORTANT: Cut outer metal sheet only.

Dimension a = 20 mm

Open weld joints in area (2).

Wheel Wells
Fig. 111: Identifying Open Weld Joints Area

Open weld joints in area (1).

Wheel Wells
Fig. 112: Identifying Open Weld Joints Area

Open weld joints in area (1).

Wheel Wells
Fig. 113: Identifying Open Weld Joints Area

Open weld joints in area (1).

Installation:

Weld new component in areas (2) additionally.

Wheel Wells
Fig. 114: Identifying Open Weld Joints Area

Open weld joints in area (1).

Wheel Wells
Fig. 115: Identifying Open Weld Joints Area

Open weld joints in area (1).

Wheel Wells
Fig. 116: Identifying Open Weld Joints Area

Roughly cut lower C-pillar reinforcement along line (1).

Open weld joints in area (2).

Wheel Wells
Fig. 117: Identifying C-Pillar Reinforcement

Preparation of new part:

Mark new part (rear wheel arch outer half) in accordance with severance cut on vehicle + 20 mm extra material and cut (1).

Weld new part in area (2) overlapping.

Wheel Wells
Fig. 118: Identifying Weld Part Area Overlapping

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