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
   - Internal elements of a body
      Removal and installation of forward peaks of the dashboard
      Removal and installation of facing forward parts of the region of legs
      Removal and installation of the left ware box
      Removal and installation of the right ware box
      Removal and installation of the central console
      Removal and installation of the central armrest
      Removal and installation of a pocket of the console of switches
      Removal and installation of the console of switches
      Removal and installation of the electric motor of the drive of the movable panel of a roof
      Removal and installation of a mirror of an interior
      Interior mirror with automatic blackout
      Removal and installation of side facing of a luggage carrier
      Removal and installation of facing of the back panel
      Removal and installation of facing of a trunk lid
      Removal and installation of a head restraint of a front seat
      Natyazhitel of a seat belt. Main data and security measures
      Removal and installation of a front seat
      Removal and installation of a back seat
      Removal and installation of nozzles of windscreen washer
      Adjustment of nozzles of windscreen washer
      Removal, installation and check of nozzles of a faroomyvatel
      Removal and installation of levers of a screen wiper
      Removal and installation of the tank/pump of a washer
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment

Interior mirror with automatic blackout

The interior mirror with automatic blackout is smoothly darkened at a certain stream of light. It consists of a mirror element and the electronic device with two photosensors.


The electronic control unit-1-via photosensors (2/3) registers light falling on a mirror in front and behind. If the stream of light is behind stronger, than in front, tension is put to conducting covering-8-. The covering is between glasses (4/6) of a mirror.

The enclosed tension changes color of an electrolytic layer-5-. The tension is higher, the mirror is more darkened. Thereof reflection of the falling light stream decreases. 7 – serebryanootrazhayushchy layer.

At inclusion of a backing the darkening effect is disconnected. It provides a possibility of departure from a dark garage by means of an interior mirror.


1 Include ignition.

It is not necessary to include a backing.

2 Close or stick the photosensor on the forward party of a mirror.
3 Light the photosensor on a reverse side of a mirror with a pocket small lamp. Through some short time the mirror has to be darkened Fotodatchik settles down above in the center behind a mirror.