BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Side Member Cover

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! Following new body parts are required:

  1. B-pillar with entrance
  2. Shaped part, entrance, outer (not shown)

Side Frame and Door
Fig. 126: Identifying B-Pillar With Entrance

Side Frame and Door
Fig. 127: Identifying B-Pillar With Entrance

Mark severance cuts in accordance with specified measurements and cut.

IMPORTANT: Cut outer plate only for following severance cuts.

Measurement a = approx. 50 mm behind hole dia. 25 mm.

Measurement b = approx. 250 mm before hole dia. 20 mm.

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

Open adhesive bonds in areas (3). Open one welding spot in each case.

Installation:

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

Apply window glass adhesive to cavity acoustic baffle (4).

Apply adhesive in areas (3). Welding spots omitted in areas (3).

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).

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