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BMW X5: Replacing Cover For Longitudinal Member With Left Door Pillar (Partial Replacement B - Pillar)

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2024 Service & Repair Manual / Body / Side Frame And Door / Replacing Cover For Longitudinal Member With Left Door Pillar (Partial Replacement B - Pillar)

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. B-pillar with entrance

  2. Shaped part, B-pillar, inner (not shown)

Side Frame and Door
Fig. 128: Identifying B-Pillar With Entrance

Side Frame and Door
Fig. 129: Identifying Shaped Part, B-Pillar, Inner

Mark severance cuts in accordance with specified measurements and cut.

IMPORTANT: Cut outer plate only for following severance cuts.

Measurement a = approx. 200 mm behind hole dia. 25 mm.

Measurement b = approx. 150 mm from roof edge.

Measurement c = approx. 80 mm below cut b.

Measurement d = approx. 200 mm from centerpoint of hole dia. 25 mm.

Open weld joints in areas (1) and (2).

Open adhesive bonds in areas (3).

Installation:

Cut out metal section (4) is needed again for sealing.

Weld in reinforcing panels at all severance cuts.

Bond and rivet new part in area (2).

Use Hemlock 813 blind rivet (sourcing reference: BMW Parts Service picture board - Aluminum and steel/bonding and welding).

Double number of rivets with respect to welding spots in area (2).

Mark severance cut in accordance with specified measurement and cut.

IMPORTANT: Cut outer metal plate only for following severance cut.

Measurement a = 190 mm from roof edge.

Installation:

Weld in reinforcement plate at severance cut.

Side Frame and Door
Fig. 130: Identifying Measurement A

NOTE: View from inside

Open weld joints in area (1).

Side Frame and Door
Fig. 131: Identifying Open Weld Joints Area

Side Frame and Door
Fig. 132: Identifying Open Weld Joints Area

Installation information:

Mark new part in accordance with severance cuts on vehicle and cut.

Apply window glass adhesive to cavity acoustic baffle (1).

Apply adhesive in areas (2).

Adjust new part to fit with straightening attachment or universal mount.

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