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 facing of a steering column


1 Completely extend a steering wheel with the adjusting device and displace down.

2 Unscrew the crosswise screw-driver-2 screws of fastening of the top facing of a steering column-1-. 3 – a side clip, 4 – forward guides.

The steering wheel and the lower facing on an illustration are not shown.

3 Press the top facing at the left and on the right at first in points-3-a little, then in points-4-and pull up. Thus, the top facing separates.

4 Take out the top facing of a steering column-1-of a back cover-5-(shooters on an illustration) and remove it.

5 Move a steering wheel with the adjustment mechanism completely up.

6 Disconnect the lower facing of a steering column-7-. For this purpose press through a pin-9-on both nasechny rivets back.

7 Remove the lower facing down. Take out pins from rivets.


8 Put into place the lower facing and press nasechny rivets. Press aflush pins.
9 Move completely down a steering wheel with the adjustment mechanism.
10 Put the top facing in a back cover.
11 Put the top facing with clips through guides in the lower facing, press down and record.
12 Replace a nasechny nut of the top facing and screw screws.
13 Establish a steering column in normal situation.