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Necessary preliminary tasks:

Remove rear finisher trim

Removing and installing, replacing handle strip (on rear lid) BMW X3 E83

Release catches (1 and 2) on handle strip (3).

Removing and installing, replacing handle strip (on rear lid) BMW X3 E83

Feed handle strip (1) in direction of arrow out of rear finisher (2).

Removing and installing, replacing handle strip (on rear lid) BMW X3 E83

Installation:

Seal (1) on handle strip (2) must not be damaged.

Replacement:

If necessary, replace seal (1).

Removing and installing, replacing handle strip (on rear lid) BMW X3 E83

Replacement:

If necessary, lever out license plate lights (1) at openings (2) in direction of arrow and remove from handle strip (3).