Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2018 BMW i3

Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2018 BMW i3

One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR is, “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2018 BMW i3.

The full OEM Partial Part Replacement Search page for the 2018 BMW i3 can be viewed on the I-CAR website. This will give you a good understanding on general areas for sectioning or partial replacement. I-CAR does not have permission to show exact locations for sectioning or the procedure itself. However, BMW has paid subscription website with collision repair information website for Body Repair Manuals (BRM).

The front lower rail has two locations in which it can be sectioned. The front upper rail, rear rail, and trunk floor have no OEM procedures available for sectioning or partial part replacement at factory seams. Sectioning procedures are available for the outer uniside, uniside reinforcements, the inner uniside, and the rear body panel.

For additional BMW information, check out the following pages:
BMW OEM Information
Mini OEM Information

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