BMW 3 series E46

Since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation

The BMW of 3 series Е46
+ Cars BMW 3 (Е46)
+ Current leaving and service
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ manual transmission and трансмиссионная a line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
- Body
   The general information and security measures
   + Leaving and repair of damages of a body
   - External elements of a body
      Removal and installation of a forward bumper
      Removal and installation/check of shock-absorbers of a bumper
      Removal and installation of a back bumper
      Removal and installation of the back shock-absorber
      Removal and cover installation обтекателя
      Removal and installation of a forward wing
      Removal and cowl installation
      Cowl adjustment
      Removal and installation of a cover of a luggage carrier
      Adjustment of a cover of a luggage carrier
      Removal and installation of the lock/cylinder of the lock of a cover of a luggage carrier
      Removal and installation газонаполненного an emphasis of a cowl/cover of a luggage carrier
      Replacement молдингов and model emblems
      Removal, installation and door adjustment
      Removal and installation of facing of a door
      Removal and installation of the lock of a door
      Removal and installation of the cylinder of the lock
      Removal and installation of the external handle of a door
      Removal, installation and window adjustment
      Removal and installation electric стеклоподъемника
      Removal and electric motor installation стеклоподъемника
      Removal and installation of a mirror of an external kind / a sound signal of a high-pitch tone
      Removal and installation of glass of a mirror
      Removal and installation of the case of a mirror of an exterior
   + Internal elements of a body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Electric equipment schemes

External elements of a body

Removal and installation of a forward bumper

Forward bumper

1 — a bumper beam
2 — bumper facing
3 — a cover of an aperture for towage
4 — the bottom lattice
Has various execution depending on model
5 — a cover of an antifog headlight
6 — a lattice insert
7 — an insert of a lattice of automatic transmission
8 — a lath
9 — a lining
For licence plate fastening

10 — the assembly plug
11 — a bolt, 40 Н•м
12 — a bolt
Only for an aerodynamic package
13 — the assembly plug
14 — a sealing lining
15 — a support left
16 — the shock-absorber
17 — a remote plate

The forward bumper is executed in such a manner that it maintains without damages a head-on collision at speed to 4 km/hour. Thus energy of blow is perceived through an aluminium beam being inside and two hydraulic shock-absorbers. Shock-absorbers fasten to two easily replaced deformed elements, so-called shock боксам. At speed to 15 km/hour energy of blow is perceived by deformation of shock-absorbers and shock боксов in such a manner that damage of a beam of fastening of the engine is excluded.


1 Turn away bolts of fastening-2 peaks of an arch of a wheel-1.

Turn out an additional bolt in a forward part from below. The bolt on an illustration is not shown.

2 Disconnect and remove a forward peak of an arch of a wheel.

3 Turn away bolts of fastening-3 bumpers-1 to shock-absorbers from below through two apertures-2. 4 – licence plate, 5 – an antifog headlight. For отворачивания head Torx, for example, HEZET-880-Mlg-Torx-E2 with extension piece HAZET-8822-10 and if necessary a tetrahedral adapter 958-2 with 5/8 on 1/2 inches is required.

4 pull a bumper and расстыкуйте штекерные connections of sound signals at the left and on the right a little.
5 Rasstykujte штекерные connections of antifog headlights if they are available.
6 Take out a bumper forward by means of the assistant.


7 If necessary complete a bumper.
8 If it is necessary, put on covers shock-absorbers. The cover often at removal remains in shock-absorber fastening.
9 Establish by means of the assistant a bumper horizontally. Join штекерные connections of sound signals and-or antifog headlights.
10 Insert a bumper in lateral directing and press back.
11 Expose a bumper in parallel to a body and fix the moment 40 Н•м.

12 Distance between a bumper and a body should make And = 5 1 mm. Otherwise remove a bumper and adjust height of a bumper at shock-absorbers.

13 Height of a bumper is regulated by rotation of plastic inserts with internal шестигранником-5 in shock-absorbers-1. 2 – nuts, 3 – nuts, 4 – connectors.
14 Insert forward peaks of arches of wheels and fix their bolts.