BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Replacing Front Left Wheel Arch

Read contents of Body, General.

The steel-aluminum mixed construction is used on the 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. Wheel arch, front
  2. Reinforcement, support carrier

Support Members
Fig. 52: Identifying Reinforcement, Support Carrie

Open weld joints in area (1).

Support Members
Fig. 53: Identifying Weld Parts Area

Open weld joints in areas (1).

Support Members
Fig. 54: Identifying Weld Parts Area

Open weld joints in area (1).

Support Members
Fig. 55: Identifying Open Weld Joints Area

Mark severance cut in accordance with measurement a and cut support carrier.

Measurement a=50 mm before 20 mm dia. bore Open weld joints in area (1).

Installation:

Weld in reinforcement plate at severance cut.

Support Members
Fig. 56: Identifying Open Weld Joints Area

Open weld joints in area (1).

Support Members
Fig. 57: Identifying Open Weld Joints Area

Drill out riveted joints in areas (1) and (2).

Open adhesive joints in areas (1) to (3).

Installation:

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

Use 19 rivets (size 815) in area (1).

Use 4 rivets (size 815) in area (2).

Support Members
Fig. 58: Identifying Open Adhesive Joints Areas

Installation:

For accessibility reasons, move rivet (1) 15 mm forwards (2).

Support Members
Fig. 59: Identifying Rivet

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