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2013 BMW X5

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Is there a procedure available for replacing the rear body panel using rivets?

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BMW has procedures for replacing the inner and the outer rear body panel. They refer to it as the "tail panel section". The replacement procedures include welding, adhesives, blind rivets, SPRs, and EMC screws.

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