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Jack and Lifting Locations – 2012-2019 BMW 3 Series Sedans (F30)

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Jack and Lifting Locations – 2012-2019 BMW 3 Series Sedans (F30)

This article shows the proper locations to place a floor jack to raise a 2012-2019 BMW 3 Series without damaging it. These are the factory designated jack locations and should be closely adhered to when working on your vehicle.
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This repair can be used on the following BMW models:
Beginner level repair.

Step 1 - Purchase Parts

You will need the following parts and supplies to perform this repair.

Floor Jack - Low Profile

If you are raising up any BMW that is not an SUV, then you need a low-profile floor jack. A regular floor jack is too high to reach the front and rear lift points on BMW sedans, coupes and wagons. This high-quality 3 ton jack from Vevor sports all of the high-quality features of expensive brands at about half the price.

Step 2 - Repair Procedure

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1. Raising the vehicle with a floor jack
floor jack
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- Always use a low profile jack when raising a 2012-2019 3 Series sedan. You cannot reach the front and rear jack locations with a standard thickness floor jack.

jacking locations on 2012-2019 3 series vehicles
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- All 2012-2019 3 Series sedans must be lifted at the following designated lift points:

- When raising the front of the vehicle, position the jack under the pad at location (1).

- When lifting the sides of the vehicle, position the jack under one of the four pads at location (2).

- When lifting the rear of the vehicle, make sure the jack is positioned underneath the rear differential (3) NOT under its cover (see image).

always align floor jack on rubber plates on sides of vehicle
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- Always make sure the floor jack is properly centered under the rubber plates to avoid damaging any of the vehicles plastic trim.

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