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
   Keys, the uniform lock and anticreeping system
   Security сигнализация*
   The hatch with podemno-sdvizhnoj крышкой*
   Adjustment of position of a steering wheel
   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
   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
   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

The salon equipment

Heating сидений*

For heating of a pillow and a seat back it is necessary to turn preliminary the ignition key in position 2.

Consecutive pressing of a key allows to choose one of three operating modes:

Control lamps do not burn: the heating of seats is switched off.

One control lamp burns: a normal mode of heating. The heating is switched off automatically.

Two control lamps burn: fast heating. Switching on a normal mode of heating is made automatically.

Sun-protection curtain back стекла*

For inclusion of a drive of a curtain press a key. The drive works already after ignition key turn in position 1.

On an illustration the arrangement of keys is presented at a full complete set. This arrangement can be other depending on volume of a complete set of the car.

Radio receiver and audiosystem of class Hi-Fi*

Hi-Fi An audiosystem harman kardon

With each pressing of a key the system joins or, accordingly, is switched off.

At the included system there is an acoustic effect of spatial increase in salon at simultaneous improvement of effect of stereosounding on all places.

At bad quality of reception the system is often switched from a stereo mode to a mode моно and back. In this case switch off system.

Radio reception

Quality of reception and sound reproduction by an automobile radio receiver depends on remoteness of radio station, and also from car position at reception and aerial orientation.

Despite faultless protection against the hindrances created by systems of the car, in the course of reception during movement there are the extraneous noise caused by external influences which sources are high-voltage electric mains, structures or natural obstacles in a way of radio-waves. (The big intensity of a sunlight, a fog, a rain or a snowfall) also can stir natural influences to radio reception.

Automobile firm BMW automobile or portable phones also can appear sources of hindrances. These hindrances are shown in a kind низкотонального buzzes of loudspeakers.

Installation and order of the reference with a radio receiver are described in the instruction applied on them.

Ranges of average, long and short waves provide the big range of reception as radio signals extend not only as the superficial waves which are bending around the Earth, but also as the spatial waves reflected by an ionosphere.

In VHF a range (FM) better quality of reproduction of a sound, than on any other waves is provided considerably. However the radius of action of the radio stations working in this range, is limited owing to rectilinear distribution of ultra-short waves.

Certain restrictions in reception partially are compensated by "smart" systems.

System RDS (Radio Data System) provides an automatic choice of frequency with the highest quality of reception if the radio station conducts an announcement on several frequencies.

The method разнесения aerials means that some aerials are built in back glass for reception of ultra-short waves. Thus, in the car is available three aerials independent from each other. The built in processor automatically chooses that aerial which provides the best reception of ultra-short waves. Switching from the aerial on the aerial is made for считанные milliseconds and is absolutely imperceptible for the listener.

Ware box


Pull for the handle. Box illumination thus will join.


Slam a cover movement upwards.


For box lock-out it is necessary to take advantage of a key from the uniform lock. After that to unlock it it will be possible also only a key from the uniform lock.

If you, leaving the car, for example, on parking in hotel, will transfer to the employee only a key from a door and the ignition lock (address to Section Keys, the uniform lock and anticreeping system) access to a ware box will be impossible.

In order to avoid traumas at failures it is recommended not to leave a ware box without need opened.

Portable лампа*

The lamp is at the left in a ware box. Thanks to presence of the device protecting its accumulator from a recharge, it can be stored constantly included in the socket.

To insert a lamp a plug into the socket it is possible only in the switched off condition, differently there is a danger of an overload and lamp damage.

Compartments for small things

To the left of a steering column is small ящичек. To open it, cast away a cover downwards.

In order to avoid reception of traumas at failures do not leave a box opened.

Ящичек in forward dividing подлокотнике* opens button pressing (it is shown by an arrow). Its cover leans back upwards.

Or niches for small things you will find pockets on forward doors, and also on the average console over пепельницей*. On the back party of backs of forward seats are located сетки*.

Ashtray спереди


The ashtray opens simple pressing in a direction shown by an arrow.

Extinguish a cigarette in a reception nest of an ashtray without superfluous effort, preliminary having shaken ashes.


Press cover edge (as shown an arrow). The ashtray will move upwards then she can be taken from a nest.

On cars in a complete set for non-smoking заглушка, at a stop ashtrays, acts in film similarly.


Drown прикуриватель in a nest. As soon as it will be pushed out back, it can be taken out.

Hot прикуриватель hold only for the handle, differently there is a danger of reception of burns.

Прикуриватель remains in an efficient condition and after extraction of a key from the ignition lock. Therefore never leave in the car of children without supervision.

Nest прикуривателя

This nest can use as a plug receptacle for connection of a portable lamp, a vacuum cleaner and other consumers of a current capacity approximately to 200 Vt and with working pressure 12 V.Vo avoidance of damage of a nest прикуривателя do not try to insert into it an improper plug.
On cars for non-smoking the cartridge прикуривателя is in a complete set on the same place.

Ashtray сзади*


Shift шторку.


Press, as though continuing to open an ashtray, on edge opened шторки (as shown an arrow). The ashtray will move upwards then it can be taken out.

On cars in a complete set for non-smoking заглушка, at a stop ashtrays, acts in film similarly.

Transportation lengthy предметов*

The back of a back seat is divided in a proportion 1/3: 2/3. For packing of lengthy subjects you can cast away each of these parts of a back.

For a back unblocking pull corresponding рычажок (it is shown by an arrow).

The unblocked back slightly moves forward. Having pushed a hand in a crack, undertake a back and cast away it downwards.

At installation watch that the back was reliably fixed on a place. Otherwise at braking or sharp maneuvers cargo can get from a luggage carrier to salon and put traumas to passengers.

For fastening грузоудерживающих сеток* or the tension belts used for fixing of things in a luggage carrier, on its corners special loops are located.

Address also to subsection "Loading" more low.

Cover for transportation лыж*

In a cover it is possible to transport, without being afraid for their safety and cleanliness of salon, to four pairs skis or to two snowboards.

Taking into account length of a cover and additional space a luggage carrier it is possible to load skis in length in the car to 2.10 m. At loading of skis in length of 2.10 m capacity of a cover it is reduced, so into it can enter no more than two pairs skis of the specified maximum length.


1 Cast away the central dividing armrest, remove the facing panel fixed on “липучках”, and put it on an armrest.
2 Press the button shown by an arrow 1. There will be an unlocking of a folding cover of the hatch in a luggage carrier.
3 Having reduced the clamps shown by arrows 2, cast away a cover.
4 Straighten a cover and lay it between forward seats. The fastener of type "lightning" is intended for access simplification to the things loaded into a cover, and also for its accelerated drying.

5 Folding cover of the loading hatch from outside a luggage carrier fix on the magnetic holders who are available from the bottom party regiments behind a back seat.

Watch that skis were loaded into a cover only pure, and avoid damages of a cover by keen edges.

Skis or the other lengthy subjects loaded into a cover, should fasten the belt strengthened on a cover which is tightened by means of a buckle.

To clean a cover, it is necessary to operate in return sequence.

In a combination to the device for transportation of lengthy subjects

1 Cast away the central dividing armrest, remove the facing panel fixed on “липучках” and put it on an armrest.
2 Press the button 1 and cast away a cover.
3 Press the button 2. There will be a cover unlocking in a luggage carrier.


Cargo placing

If you transport cargoes observe mentioned below instructions:

Heavy cargoes place as it is possible more deeply, that is at once behind backs of forward seats or a dividing wall of a luggage carrier, and put them in the bottom.

Close keen edges.

Cargo should not settle down above the top line of backs of seats.

By transportation heavy subjects and absence of passengers on a back seat latch lateral seat belts in opposite locks.

Cargo fixing

Small and easy subjects should be put on прорезиненную, the party of a rug interfering sliding in a luggage carrier or to fix them грузоудерживающей сеткой* or tension belts (address to Section Luggage spaces).

For bulky and heavy subjects you can get on HUNDRED BMW special lifting средства*. For their fastening the loops placed on corners of a luggage carrier (such loop is specified in illustrations by an arrow) serve.

Observe instructions on use of lifting means.

Always place cargo correctly and take care of its reliable fixing, differently at braking or sharp maneuvers it can put to passengers a trauma.

Do not suppose excess of values of the maximum full weight and admissible axial loadings (address to Specifications). Otherwise traffic safety cannot be guaranteed that is included into the contradiction with requirements ПДД.

To place heavy and rigid cargoes in salon it is possible only how it is described above. Otherwise at braking or sharp maneuvers they can move and injure passengers.

Sign emergency остановки*

The sign is in a niche, at the left in a luggage carrier.

Observe the established rules concerning presence of a sign on an emergency stop on the maintained car.


The first-aid set is located under a seat of the forward passenger.

To open the first-aid set, pull for the handle and cast away a cover downwards.

To close the first-aid set, slam a cover, having lifted it upwards.

The period of storage of some medicines in the first-aid set is limited. Therefore regularly check contents of the first-aid set and in due time replace medicines with the expired period of storage with the new. These medicines can be bought in any drugstore. Observe the established rules concerning first-aid set presence on the maintained car.