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





Replacement of moldings and emblem of model

Replacement of moldings

Moldings are fixed on body elements by plastic brackets.


1 Separate a molding a hand or a wide plastic wedge.
2 As a rule, at office of moldings plastic fillers are removed together with brackets. Therefore at first remove from pins of the plug and insert them into openings of the corresponding elements of a body.
3 Correct the bent moldings before their installation into place.
4 Then correct a molding with brackets and fix according to openings. If necessary insert pins blows of a palm.
Replacement of a company emblem of model on a trunk lid

5 Separate a company emblem of model from a body by means of thin nylon thread (a fishing scaffold) and remove. For simplification grease thread with detergent and fix wooden whetstones on both ends. Slightly heat an emblem the hair dryer.


6 Remove the glue remains with alcohol or a cleaner, for example, "3M of Adhesive Cleaner".
7 Heat a new emblem the hair dryer to temperature about +50 °C, remove protective paper, correct and approximately on 10 with strongly press.

Replacement of an emblem of BMW


8 Carefully the screw-driver remove BMW emblem, for protection of a paint and varnish covering enclose a rag.
9 For the best skhvatyvaniye before installation under an emblem put sealing weight for a body.