Longitudinal Roof Rails BMW 5 Series E34 Touring

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BMW Installation Instructions

Longitudinal Roof Rails BMW 5 Series E34 TouringSpecialised knowledge is required.

Installation time: approx. 3 hours – this may vary, depending on the condition of the vehicle and its fittings.

Tools and materials required:
Regular screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver
1/2″ torque wrench
Ratchet with 1/2″ drive
1/2″ extension
1/2″ drive socket, 10 mm, 13 mm A/F
Touch-up pencil
Drill
Twist drill bit, 9 mm

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Left and right sides of vehicle

Remove caps (1).

Unscrew Phillips screws (2).

Remove handles (3).

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Remove edge guard (1).

Detach edge guard (2) in area of panel (3).

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Carefully lift out panel (1).

Note on installation

Insert retaining lug (2) of panel (1) through panel (3) into clamp (4).

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Disconnect plug-in connection (1) of interior light (2).

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Detach seal (1) as shown in illustration.

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Remove cap (1).

Unscrew Phillips screw (2).

Remove retaining eye (3).

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Remove Phillips screw (1).

Detach seal (2) in area of panel (3).

Remove panel (3).

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Note on installation

Insert retaining lug (1) into clamp (2).

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Carefully lever ceiling panel (1) out of clamps (2).

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Carefully lever ceiling panel (1) out of clamps (2). Disconnect plug-in connection (3) of interior light (4). Remove ceiling panel (1).

Note on installation

Align retaining lug (5) of ceiling panel (1).

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Remove caps (1).

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Detach condensate drain hose (1).

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Insert spacer bushes (1) into roof-rail sockets (2) fitted as standard.

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Important

To prevent the roof-rail load from being transmitted to the outer skin (1) of the roof, the spacer bushes (2) must be inserted into the roof-rail sockets (3) as far as they will go.

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Insert drill bushes (1) into roof-rail sockets fitted as standard. Carefully drill through drill bushes (1) and outer skin of roof with 8 mm dia. centre drill bit.

Remove drill bushes (1).

Burr bore holes and prime.

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Take roof rail (1) and washers (2) from installation kit and attach as shown in illustration.

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Attach hexagon nuts (1) and tighten by hand.

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Check position of seal (1) and rectify if necessary.

Tighten hexagon nuts – tightening torque 12 Nm.

Reinstall all parts which have been removed in reverse sequence.

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