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Volkswagen ID.3: General information, Body. Basic information on body repairs

Volkswagen ID.3 (E11, E12) 2020-2024 Service Manual / Body / General information – body / General information, Body. Basic information on body repairs

General notes on body repairs

General notes on body repairs

Standard repairs are described in the respective vehicle-specific workshop manual. More detailed descriptions are not provided, as for more in-depth repairs, the original joints in the damaged areas must be separated. Where possible, the joining techniques according to the following tables can be used:

♦ → Rep. gr.52; Substitute joining techniques, steel

♦ → Rep. gr.52; Substitute joining techniques, aluminium

All repairs with special separating cuts and joining techniques that do not correspond to the original joint (production version) are verified and approved by the Development department by means of calculations, strength testing and crash testing.

Original joint

Original joint

The term “original joint” refers to the joints, which were made at the time the vehicle was manufactured.

These joints must be restored when carrying out body repairs.

Make sure the standard number of spot welds is not fallen short of in the event of repairs.

Methods and procedures deviating from the original joint are described in the corresponding vehicle-specific workshop manual for body repairs.

New parts

New parts

New parts which are not accessible from the inside after a repair, e.g. side members, should receive suitable corrosion protection before being welded in to prevent corrosion. When doing this it is recommended to mask-off the welding flanges.

More information is available from the Paintwork manual → General information, paint; Rep. gr.54.

New parts, such as doors, lids/covers or wing panels, for example, must be checked for transport damage prior to being transferred to the paint shop. This avoids the need for additional repainting, when transport damage or accident damage on the vehicle are not discovered until installation.

Separating cuts

Separating cuts

Separating cuts which affect the rigidity of the body and therefore also the operational safety and road safety of the vehicle must be made in accordance with the vehicle-specific workshop manual for body repairs.

Body - subparts and part sections

Body - subparts and part sections

Subparts are the sections of individual parts (e.g. back and front end) which are delivered prefabricated.

In contrast to this, part sections must be cut to size from replacement parts. On a case-by-case basis, exactly observe the methods described and presented in the vehicle-specific workshop manual for body repairs.

The use of sub-parts or part sections as well as the use of special equipment can influence the working hours needed.

Removing remaining material

Removing remaining material

If body parts are cut out roughly according to separating cuts from the vehicle-specific workshop manual for body repairs, most spot-welded joints can be drilled out with the spot weld breaker.

Replacement joining techniques in repair work - steel

Replacement joining techniques in repair work - steel

ProductionRepair

♦ Spot welding

♦ Spot-weld bonding / MAG

♦ Plug welding / MAG

♦ MAG welding

♦ MAG welding

♦ MAG welding

♦ MIG brazing

♦ MAG welding

♦ Laser welding

♦ MAG welding

♦ Laser brazing

♦ MIG brazing

♦ Bonding

♦ MAG welding

♦ Bonding

♦ Bonding

♦ MAG welding

♦ Spot-weld bonding

♦ Bonding with spots

♦ Additional weld spots

♦ Additional MAG-welded joints

♦ Pop rivet

♦ Pop rivet (use only specified pop rivets)

Volkswagen ID.3 (E11, E12) 2020-2024 Service Manual

General information, Body. Basic information on body repairs

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