Additional Reference Information: BMW

As repairs become more and more complex, technicians can no longer solely rely on just the information provided in the body repair manual. OEM websites also provide supporting reference documentation in other areas. Let’s see where to look on BMW.

The first step is to log in to the BMW website. Then, on the main page click on the Training button to reveal the drop-down menu. There will be two options, Technical Training Manuals and Body and Paint Manuals. Here you can search for specific training manuals by body code. Figure 1 - Technical Training ➤ General Search.

Body codes can be obtained by entering a VIN on the Repair Manuals & Diagrams Aftersales Information Research (AIR) page. The technical training manuals (see Figure 1) will typically include vehicle dimensions and special features of the vehicle, in some cases, like the F25 body code, it will give a structural overview.

The Body & Paint ➤ General Search (see Figure 2) reference information section has a variety of manuals available. Figure 2 - Body & Paint ➤ General Search Some of the manuals available are:

  • Small Damage Outer Panel Repair
  • Medium Damage Outer Panel Repair
  • Fundamentals of Aluminum
  • High-Voltage Vehicle Body Repair
  • Plus many more!

It continues to be crucial to know the various resources available in order to help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

For additional BMW information, check out the BMW OEM Information page.

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