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Necessary preliminary tasks:

Remove rear door trim panel

Remove inside door opener

Remove inside door handle

Version with HiFi system:

Remove mid-range speaker

Replacing left or right rear door trim panel BMW X5 E53

Attach clip (2) to frame (1).

Replacing left or right rear door trim panel BMW X5 E53

Version with HiFi system:

Cutout (1) for mid-range speaker must be sawn out with rotating circular band saw (2).

Use rotating circular band saw with 72 to 73 mm dia..

Check centre marking; if necessary, mark centre again.

Important!

Risk of damage!

Do not drill through foam material (C), fleece (B) and fabric (A). Fabric may tear and fleece may wrap itself around drill bit and be torn out of door trim panel.

First drill through plastic layer (D) of door trim panel with drill bit at marked point.

Replacing left or right rear door trim panel BMW X5 E53

Important!

Risk of damage!

In order not to damage door trim panel (1), cut out fabric (A), fleece (B) and foam material (C) around penetration for drill bit (2).

Fleece (B) may wrap itself around drill bit and be torn out. Fabric (A) may tear.

Cut out fabric (A) and fleece (B) of door trim panel (1) at marked cutout (3).

Cutout (3) dia. 20 to 30 mm.

Replacing left or right rear door trim panel BMW X5 E53

Important!

Risk of damage!

Do not saw into foam material (B), fleece (C) and fabric (D). Only cut through plastic layer (A) with rotating circular band saw.

Saw out cutout with rotating circular band saw and cut out fabric (1) with scalpel (2).