BMW 3 Series E46

since 1998 release

Repair and operation of the car



BMW 3 Series E46
+ BMW 3 cars (E46)
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ RKPP and transmission line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
- Body
   General information and security measures
   + Leaving and repair of damages of a body
   - External elements of a body
      Removal and installation of a front bumper
      Removal and installation/check of shock-absorbers of a bumper
      Removal and installation of a rear bumper
      Removal and installation of the back shock-absorber
      Removal and installation of a cover of a fairing
      Removal and installation of a forward wing
      Removal and installation of a cowl
      Adjustment of a cowl
      Removal and installation of a trunk lid
      Adjustment of a trunk lid
      Removal and installation of the lock/cylinder of the lock of a trunk lid
      Removal and installation of a gas-filled emphasis of a cowl/trunk lid
      Replacement of moldings and emblem of model
      Removal, installation and adjustment of a door
      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 adjustment of a window
      Removal and installation of the power window
      Removal and installation of the electric motor of a window regulator
      Removal and installation of a mirror of an external look / sound signal of 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
+ Schemes of electric equipment





Adjustment of a trunk lid

As the trunk lid is driven and fastens in an unpainted body, owing to the subsequent shift of a cowl its unpainted surfaces can be bared.


1 Weaken screws of fastening of the lock of a trunk lid.
2 Turn out an emphasis.

Protect a trunk lid from casual falling after removal of a gas-filled emphasis, for example, having asked it to take the assistant.


3 Remove a gas-filled emphasis, address appropriate section.

Gas-filled emphasis is under loading.


4 Weaken screws-2-and-3-at the left and on the right. 1 – a loop level, 4 – a gas-filled emphasis.

5 Weaken a locking level-1-so that it could be shifted sideways and on height. Previously take out covers of screws-1-of a peak of the back panel.

On an illustration the locking level is shown at the removed peak of the back panel.


6 Carefully close a trunk lid and displace sideways so that the gap in relation to wings was identical and parallel at the left and on the right (the admission ± 1 mm).
7 Carefully open a trunk lid.
8 Fix a locking level.
9 Close a trunk lid and check adjustment, if necessary repeat it.
10 Open a cover.
11 Check existence of damages of rams of a-2-locking plate, if necessary replace.
12 Close a trunk lid.
13 Check trunk lid height in relation to wings. The cover has to be aflush to wings (the admission ± 1 mm).
14 If the cover is not located aflush. Measure excess and lower below a locking level.
15 Check adjustment.
16 Open a trunk lid.
17 Screw an emphasis so that the closed trunk lid lay on an emphasis at the left and on the right.

The trunk lid should not be above wings, otherwise there is a deformation of a cover on height.