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
- Onboard electric equipment
   + Dignostic of electric elements
   - Lighting and alarm system
      Removal and installation/check of a sound signal
      Initialization of remote control
      Replacement of glow lamps of external lighting
      Replacement of glow lamps of internal lighting
      Removal and installation of a headlight
      Removal and installation of a ring cover of a headlight
      Removal and installation of the electric motor of adjustment of range of light
      Adjustment of headlights
      Gas-discharge lamps of passing beam (xenon lamps)
      Removal and installation of a back lamp
   + Devices and equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment





Replacement of glow lamps of external lighting

Glow lamps fail eventually. Therefore each two years they have to be replaced on new even if they still keep the working capacity. It does not belong to halogen lamps which, for example, are applied to near and far light, and also in fog lights. As a rule, the resource is much higher than them and they are replaced only at damage. Easing of luminous intensity in glow lamps is determined by black adjournment on a glass flask.

 PERFORMANCE ORDER

Before replacement of the glow lamp switch off the corresponding consumer.

Do not take a lamp naked fingers. The fingerprint evaporates and besieged on a reflector, reducing a light stream of a lamp. Surely establish a lamp of the same execution. Surely replace with a lamp of the same execution. The lamps of a spot which are incidentally left on a flask are removed the pure scarf moistened in alcohol.

— Switch off the switch of the corresponding lamp.
— Switch off ignition.
— Open a cowl or a trunk lid.

Passing/driving beam

The Galogenovy lamps applied to near and far light and also for fog lights, are under pressure and can burst when replacing. Therefore when replacing such lamps it is necessary to use goggles and mittens. When replacing gas-discharge lamps (xenon lamps of passing beam) there is a danger to life owing to the unqualified address with an element of high voltage of a lamp. Therefore their replacement is not described here.


1 I will corrode Rasstykuyte on the boss of the damaged lamp. Turn counterclockwise against the stop a fixing ring-4-on the boss of a lamp of passing beam-1-or driving beam-2-and take out it.

On an illustration the removed headlight is shown. 3 – boss of a lamp of parking light.

2 Press the damaged lamp into a cartridge, turn in the direction of clockwise arrow so that it was released and take out.
3 Insert a new lamp into a cartridge and turn against the stop clockwise.
4 Put a cartridge in a headlight and turn clockwise against the stop.
5 Join the socket at the boss.

Parking light


6 Lamps of parking light are located in the case of the high beam headlamp.

7 Turn a cartridge of a lamp of parking light-3-counterclockwise and take out from the case.

8 Take out a lamp from the boss.
9 Insert a new lamp of parking light into a cartridge.
10 Insert a cartridge of a lamp into the headlight case a big pad up and turn clockwise against the stop.

Forward signal of turn

11 For replacement of a lamp it is necessary to remove a turn signal. For this purpose enter the screw-driver through an opening in a wing, address the left part of an illustration.

12 Press the screw-driver a hook of fastening of a signal of turn down and thus release. For the explanation this process is shown on the removed turn signal, address the right part of an illustration.

The screw-driver at the same time needs to be pressed strongly down so that the hook was recorded by click.

13 Take out a turn signal forward.

14 Turn a cartridge of a lamp-1-counterclockwise and take out from the turn signal case.

15 Press the damaged lamp into a cartridge, turn counterclockwise so that it was released and take out.
16 Insert a new lamp into a cartridge. Press a lamp and turn clockwise so. That it was recorded.
17 Insert a cartridge of a lamp into the case of a headlight and turn clockwise against the stop that the cartridge was recorded.
18 Enter a turn signal both pads-2-in sending on the case and press so that hooks were distinctly recorded.

Fog light

Halogen lamps of fog lights, and also near and far light are under pressure and can burst when replacing. Therefore when replacing a lamp use mittens and goggles.


19 Take out by means of the small screw-driver a-1-fog light sideways from a body.

Not to damage a paint and varnish covering, enclose a rag under the screw-driver.

20 I will corrode Rasstykuyte at a headlight.
21 Press the damaged lamp into a cartridge, turn it counterclockwise so that it was released, and take out.
22 Insert a new lamp into a cartridge. Press a lamp and turn clockwise so that it was recorded.
23 Join the socket at a fog light.
24 Insert a headlight and record it.

Side index of turn

25 Shift by means of a plastic wedge-1-or fingers the side index-2-in the direction of the movement forward and take out from a body opening.

26 Turn a cartridge-3-counterclockwise and take out from the index of turn.
27 Take out a lamp from the boss.
28 Press a new lamp into a cartridge.
29 Insert a cartridge into the index of turn and turn clockwise so that the cartridge was recorded.
30 Insert the index of turn in a set into an opening of a body and press.

Back lamp

Arrangement of lamps in the back grouped lamp

1 — a turn signal
2 — a backing lamp
3 — a fog light
4 — a marker light
5 — dimensional fire / stoplight

31 Removal of the holder of a lamp in a sidewall: Release brackets from a luggage compartment in the direction of an arrow. Remove the holder of a lamp and to a rasstykuyta I will corrode.

32 Removal of the holder of a lamp in a trunk lid: Remove the screw-driver 2 clamps of facing of a trunk lid in a point-1-. Release a bracket-2-on the holder of a lamp. Remove the holder of a lamp and to a rasstykuyta I will corrode.

33 Press the damaged lamp into a cartridge, turn counterclockwise so. that it was released and take out.
34 Insert a new lamp into a cartridge. Press a lamp and turn clockwise so that it was recorded.
35 Join the socket at the holder of a lamp. Insert the holder and press him so that the click was heard.
36 Fix facing of a trunk lid by two clips, address the Section Removal and installation of a trunk lid.

Central stoplight

At failure of a light-emitting diode it is necessary to replace all light strip.

37 Uncover clips under a stoplight from the forward party then remove it.
38 Disconnect a light strip and a rasstykuyta connection.
39 Join the socket with a new light strip, fix a light strip.
40 At first insert a cover with brackets around a back lamp, then press.

Lamp of illumination of registration plate

41 Put the small screw-driver-1-in a groove on the right and press to the left then take out a lamp of illumination of registration plate-2-.

Not to damage a paint and varnish covering, enclose a rag under the screw-driver.

42 Take out the damaged sofitny lamp from contact plugs.
43 Insert a new sofitny lamp.
44 Insert the lens and press him. Clamps have to be latched distinctly.