Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual: B-pillar: General description

WARNING The information contained in the following describes the general repair procedure for all vehicles having the same design for this part.

Before reading the following general information, make sure that there are no special notes associated with the vehicle. These special notes are specified if necessary in other parts of the sub-section dealing with the component.

 

Note: For a detailed description of a particular connection, see MR 400, 40A, General Information.

 

IMPORTANT Before any operation, remove the front seat belts.

I - DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

Side upper structure

The B-pillar is obtained by extension from the front section body side.

II - AREA TO BE CUT FOR PARTIAL REPLACEMENT

Side upper structure

Cutting lines (1) and (2) show the area in which it is possible to carry out a partial replacement.

Make the cutting line (2) on the butt weld.

III - ASSEMBLY METHOD FOR A PARTIAL REPLACEMENT

Only the connections which are specific to the partial replacement by cutting are indicated.

If there are other issues regarding access to mating faces, the various replacement options are described in the basic instructions for structural bodywork repair (see MR 400, 40A, General Information).

Side upper structure

Lines (3) and (4) on the diagram show a butt weld by continuous EGW welding.

Weld (4) along the butt weld line.

WARNING If the spot welds cannot be made as they were originally using an electrical spot welding machine, they should be replaced with plug welds after holes have been drilled in the first panel.

B-pillar reinforcement: Description

Side upper structure

There is only one way of replacing this part:

  • complete replacement.

I - COMPOSITION OF THE REPLACEMENT PART

Side upper structure

Side upper structure

II - PART FITTED

Complete replacement

Side upper structure

For details of body side cuts (see 43A, Side upper structure, Body side front section: Description, page 43A-15) .

WARNING If the mating faces of the parts to be welded are not accessible, make EGW plug welds to replace the original resistance welds (see MR 400).

B-pillar lining: Description

Side upper structure

The options for replacing this part are as follows:

  • partial replacement,
  • complete replacement.

I - COMPOSITION OF THE REPLACEMENT PART

Side upper structure

Side upper structure

II - PART FITTED

Partial replacement of the upper section

Side upper structure

Partial replacement of the lower section

Side upper structure

Complete replacement

Side upper structure

WARNING If the mating faces of the parts to be welded are not accessible, make EGW plug welds to replace the original resistance welds (see MR 400).
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