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Warning!

Follow safety instructions for working on cars with airbag systems.

Important!

Do not use sharp-edged tools to remove trim (risk of damage to head air bag).

Removing and installing, replacing panel for roof pillar at front (A-pillar), left or right BMW X5 E53

Detach mucket on outside in area of panel (1).

Remove plate (2).

Unscrew bolt (3).

Tightening torque 51 43 2AZ:

Type Thread Tightening specification Torque
1AZ Trim, rear roof pillar (C-pillar) on body
E38 3.0 Nm
E60 3.5 Nm
E61 / E65 / E66 / E67 4.0 Nm
E83 2.0 Nm
2AZ Trim, front roof pillar (A-pillar) on body
E46 2.0 Nm
E60 / E61 / E63 / E64 2.5 Nm
E83 2.0 Nm
E65 / E66 / E67 4.5 Nm
3AZ Side trim panel to body
E46 / Coupé 3 Nm
E46 / Compact 4.5 Nm
4AZ Armrest to side trim panel
E46 / Coupé 2.5 Nm
5AZ Comfort operating unit to cross-member
E61 3.2 Nm
6AZ Drive to comfort operating unit
E61 2.8 Nm

Removing and installing, replacing panel for roof pillar at front (A-pillar), left or right BMW X5 E53

Unclip panel (1) at top and detach towards top.

Removing and installing, replacing panel for roof pillar at front (A-pillar), left or right BMW X5 E53

Installation:

If necessary, replace faulty clips (1).

Align plastic lug (2) to retainer in A-pillar.

Removing and installing, replacing panel for roof pillar at front (A-pillar), left or right BMW X5 E53

Installation:

Viewing direction through windscreen:

Insert panel for roof pillar (1) into groove (2) of trim panel for instrument panel.