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

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Follow safety instructions for working on cars with airbag systems.


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

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

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


If necessary, replace faulty clips (1).

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


Viewing direction through windscreen:

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

Categories: 51 Body equipment
Tags: A-pillarbmw x5e53roof pillarx5
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