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Remove mirror on front door.
Remove trim on window frame of front door.
Remove cover (anti-trap protection) on inside of door window frame.

Open door window.

Removing and installing, replacing decorative strip on front left or right door BMW X5 E53

Pull off window rubber guide (1) in area of decorative strip (2).

Removing and installing, replacing decorative strip on front left or right door BMW X5 E53

Unfasten screws (2).

Carefully unclip clips (4).

Detach decorative strip (1) outwards from clips (3).

Removing and installing, replacing decorative strip on front left or right door BMW X5 E53

Installation:

If necessary, replace faulty clips (1) and grommets (2).

Removing and installing, replacing decorative strip on front left or right door BMW X5 E53

Installation:

If necessary, replace defective clip (1).

Removing and installing, replacing decorative strip on front left or right door BMW X5 E53

Installation:

If necessary, replace defective clips (1).

Decorative strip (3) incorporates notches (2) for positioning of clips (1).

After installing clips (1), reinsert seal (4) in guide of decorative strip (3).