BMW 3 series E46

Since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation



The BMW of 3 series Е46
- Cars BMW 3 (Е46)
   Identification numbers of the car
   Acquisition of spare parts
   Technology of service, the tool and the workplace equipment
   Поддомкрачивание and towage
   Start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply
   Checks of readiness of the car to operation
   Automobile химикалии, oils and greasings
   Diagnostics of malfunctions
   Controls and operation receptions
   Controls and devices
   Refuelling
   Keys, the uniform lock and anticreeping system
   Security сигнализация*
   Стеклоподъемники
   The hatch with podemno-sdvizhnoj крышкой*
   Seats
   Adjustment of position of a steering wheel
   Mirrors
   Safety systems
   The lock of ignition and engine start
   Lay brake
   Manual box of a gear change (РКПП)
   Automatic transmission (АТ) *
   The lever of the switch of indexes of turn / a light signal
   Screen wipers and стеклоомыватели
   Heater of back glass
   Темпостат (automatics of maintenance of the set speed) *
   The alarm system of emergency rapprochement at a parking (PDC) *
   System of automatic stabilisation of stability with a regulator of a twisting moment of engine ASC+T/System of the dynamic control of stability DSC*
   The monitoring system of pressure of air in tyres (RDC) *
   Illumination and light devices
   Heater, ventilation and the conditioner of air of salon
   The salon equipment
   Обкатка
   Features of driving of the car
   The Katalitichesky converter
   Antiblocking system of brakes (ABS)
   Disk brakes
   Brake system
   Luggage spaces
   Automobile телефон*
   Readjustment of headlights
   Cowl
   Unlocking of a cover of the refuelling hatch manually
   Drive podemno-sdvizhnoj hatch covers вручную*
+ Current leaving and service
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ РКПП and трансмиссионная a line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Electric equipment schemes





Safety systems

Натяжитель a seat belt

Натяжитель a belt provides much best прилегание a belt to a body during collision, and allows to keep reliably it on a seat. For fractions of a second the lock of a belt under the influence of pressure of gas moves back, simultaneously pulling diagonal and zone belts. Thereby reliable protection from проскальзывания the person under a zone belt is provided.


Seat belts

To be fastened by seat belts it is necessary before each trip.

Пристегивание: during the moment пристегивания the belt lock should be locked with heard click.

Отстегивание: press the red button and, holding a belt tape, direct it to involving device.


Belt adjustment on height


On the growth you can make belt adjustment by adjustment of the top point of its fastening.

For this purpose displace the button downwards or upwards.

The lock with an inscription “CENTER” is intended only for a belt of the passenger sitting in the middle on a back seat.

For the sake of your safety observe resulted below instructions on using a belt, differently it cannot execute the protective function completely. Do not forget to inform all your companions on necessity of observance of instructions for use seat belts.

By one seat belt only one person always should be fastened. During movement of the car of chest and juvenile children it is impossible to hold in a lap at adult passengers. The belt tape should be hardly tense and without перекручивания to adjoin to a breast and a belt, and under it in clothes pockets there should not be firm or fragile subjects. The belt should not cover a neck. Its jamming or a friction about keen edges is inadmissible.

The belt should adjoin densely whenever possible to a body, therefore the clothes should not be muffling up. Tighten a belt in the field of a shoulder is more often. Otherwise at head-on collisions leaky adjoining zone belt can slide off on hips upwards and injure the bottom part of a stomach. Because of the increased backlash between a belt and a body the keeping effect of a belt is realised with delay.

By seat belts pregnant women always should be fastened, watching thus, in particular, behind that the zone strap covered hips from below and did not press on a stomach.

Systems of safe transportation детей*

For children about 12 years are elderly and less than 150 sm should be used by growth the special resolved systems of safe transportation.

Small children till 18 months can be carried in the cradles established on a back seat against a course of movement and fixed by serial seat belts.

For each age group HUNDRED BMW will offer corresponding systems of safe transportation of children. At installation of these systems observe instructions of the manufacturer.

Is inadmissible to establish systems of safe transportation of children on a forward passenger seat, differently at operation of an inflatable pillow of safety reception of traumas is possible.

Is inadmissible to make changes to a design of systems of transportation of children, differently they cannot execute the protective function completely.

The built in nurseries сиденья*


These two children's seats built in on extreme places of a back seat and corresponding to requirements, developed on the basis of the instruction of the Economic commission of the United Nations for Europe at number R-44, intend for children from 3.5 till 12 years (from 15 to 36 kg).

For children from 18 months till 3.5 years (from 9 to 18 kg) these seats should be used in a combination to a special back and травмозащитным a table which can be got on HUNDRED BMW.

Seat promotion:

Undertake a forward part of a back seat and pull it upwards and hardly back, as shown an arrow. Then press on a seat back to it защелкивания.

Seat lowering:


Undertaken a loop, pull forward and downwards, as shown an arrow. Then press on a seat from above to защелкивания.

The built in children's seats should be used only at presence in the car of headrests.

At adjustment of forward seats watch that feet of children have not appeared clamped.

Never leave children in the car without supervision even if they sit on children's seats.

Observe instructions on using the seat belts, resulted above in this Section, differently they cannot execute the protective function.


At damage of belts or after failure address on HUNDRED BMW for replacement of the built in children's seat and - if necessary - other accessories.

Lock-out of children in the car

Shift downwards the clamp located on a back door. Now this door cannot be opened from salon.


Inflatable pillows of safety (НПБ)

1 Forward inflatable pillows of safety for the driver and the passenger.
2 Top inflatable pillows of safety for head protection (over forward seats).
3 Lateral pillows of safety (on lobbies and задних* places).



Inertial gauges constantly supervise forces of acceleration operating on the car. If as a result of collision on the driver and the passenger such force of acceleration at which one only seat belts cannot provide sufficient protection any more in parallel with each other work газогенераторы inflatable pillows of safety for the driver and the forward passenger operates. However НПБ for the forward passenger it is put in action only in the event that the gauge established in a seat, distinguishes that on it really someone sits.

In case of lateral collision if necessary works НПБ for head protection, and also lobbies or задние* lateral НПБ.

НПБ which are located under appropriate amount the designated safety facings, are developed, for some milliseconds being filled with gas. Thus they break off or squeeze out safety facing in in advance certain places.

Fast deployment which is necessary for normal functioning НПБ, is accompanied запальным by a clap and noise from надувания which, however, against failure simply are not perceived. The gas necessary for надувания НПБ, does not represent any danger and after a while disappears together with the formed smoke.

All process develops for fractions of a second.

Protective action

Lobbies НПБ protect the driver and the forward passenger at a head-on collision when protective action of one only seat belts appears insufficient. Top and lateral НПБ provide protection at lateral collisions. Lateral НПБ protect corresponding lateral parts of a thorax.

On an illustration the basic directions of blows to which react НПБ are shown


Control lamp НПБ

The lamp signals about readiness of system NPB for work already after ignition key turn in position 1.


The system is ready to work:

The control lamp lights up for some time then dies away.

The system is faulty:

The control lamp does not light up.

Control lamp, having lighted up for a short while, dies away and again lights up.

In case of malfunction of system there is a danger of that at collision it will not work, even if failure will appear enough heavy.
Immediately address on HUNDRED BMW for system check.

For the sake of your safety observe resulted below instructions concerning safety pillows, differently they cannot execute the protective function completely. Do not forget to inform all your companions on necessity of observance of the instructions, concerning inflatable pillows of safety.

Presence of inflatable pillows of safety does not release from necessity пристегивания a belt as НПБ represent only one of safety means. At insignificant failures, overturning of the car and at blows in back part НПБ should not work necessarily. You will be protected only by a seat belt.

Settle down on a seat as to you it is more convenient, but thus as it is possible further from a steering wheel, the forward panel or a door.

Steering wheel always hold for a rim. In case of operation НПБ non-observance of this rule can lead to traumas of brushes or forearms.
Between a pillow of safety and the person protected by it there should not be extraneous subjects. Facing НПБ for the forward passenger cannot be used in quality of a shelf for things.

Safety facing of a steering wheel, the forward panel and lateral upholstery of forward and back doors, and also it is impossible to paste over, fit racks of a cover and edge of facing of a ceiling anything or somehow to alter.

Is inadmissible to strengthen systems of safe transportation of children on a forward passenger seat. Transportation of children is younger than 12 years and growth less than 150 sm are authorised only on a back seat.

At a car complete set lateral НПБ in a back part of salon watch that the children's seat was established correctly and on the maximum distance from a door. Do not allow children to deviate from a seat aside НПБ as in case of pillow operation serious traumas are possible.

Even at observance of all instructions under certain circumstances reception of traumas of the person, brushes and the forearms caused by operation of inflatable pillows of safety is not excluded. запальный the clap and noise in process надувания pillows can cause short-term decrease in hearing in sensitive passengers.