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
   - Devices and equipment
      Monitors - the main data
      Removal and installation of the control panel
      Removal and installation of the index of the turn/switch of a screen wiper
      Removal and installation of facing of a steering column
      Removal and installation of the switch of light
      Removal and installation of switches: heating of a seat / sun-protection curtain / system Hi-Fi/antiprobuksovochna of the ASR system
      Removal and installation of switches: alarm system, uniform lock, window regulators
      Removal and installation of the radio receiver
      Removal and installation of a loudspeaker
      Removal and installation of electric motors/drafts of a screen wiper
      Check of the pump of windscreen washer
      Explanatory remarks to schemes of electric connections
+ Schemes of electric equipment

Removal and installation of the control panel

If it is necessary to replace the control panel, before dismantling it is necessary to take readings of memory of malfunctions. Besides, consider and write down data of the index of intervals of service and the counter of the passable way (HUNDRED).


It is not required to remove a steering wheel. On illustrations the steering wheel is removed for the best review.

1 Completely extend a steering wheel and move it down.
2 Disconnect a negative cable (-) of the rechargeable battery at the switched-off ignition. The battery is in a luggage compartment behind a cover on the right side. At the BMW 316i, 318i cars the battery settles down in a motive compartment.

As a result of shutdown of the rechargeable battery data from memory of malfunctions of some monitors are erased. If necessary before shutdown of the battery it is necessary to consider these memories of malfunctions. Address the Section Diagnostics of Malfunctions. Work it is desirable to carry out HUNDRED in conditions.

3 Turn out screws-1-and take away the control panel.

4 Release the plug-2-and remove it. For this purpose open a collar-3-and take away from a cable.


5 Join the socket and fix it a collar. You watch that the collar was recorded.
6 Insert the control panel into an aperture and fix by screws.
7 Attach a negative cable (-) of the rechargeable battery at the switched-off ignition. Establish hours.
8 Establish a steering column in normal situation.