BMW 3 Series E46

since 1998 release

Repair and operation of the car



BMW 3 Series E46
- BMW 3 cars (E46)
   Identification numbers of the car
   Acquisition of spare parts
   Technology of service, tool and equipment of a workplace
   Poddomkrachivaniye and towage
   Start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply
   Checks of readiness of the car for operation
   Automobile chemicals, oils and lubricants
   Diagnostics of malfunctions
   Governing bodies and methods of operation
   Governing bodies and devices
   Gas station
   Keys, uniform lock and anticreeping system
   Security alarm system *
   Window regulators
   The hatch with a lifting and movable cover *
   Seats
   Adjustment of provision of a steering wheel
   Mirrors
   Systems of safety
   Lock of ignition and start of the engine
   Parking brake
   Manual Box of Gear Shifting (MBGS)
   Automatic Transmission (AT) *
   Lever of the switch of indexes of turn / light signal
   Screen wipers and windscreen washers
   Heater of back glass
   Tempostat (automatic equipment of maintenance of the set speed) *
   The alarm system of emergency rapprochement at the parking (PDC) *
   System of automatic stabilization of stability with the regulator of torque of the ASC+T/engine System of dynamic control of stability of DSC *
   The air pressure control system in tires (RDC) *
   Lighting and light devices
   Heater, ventilation and conditioner of air of salon
   Equipment of salon
   Running in
   Features of driving of the car
   Catalytic converter
   Anti-blocking system of brakes (ABS)
   Disk brakes
   Brake system
   Luggage compartments
   Automobile phone *
   Readjustment of headlights
   Cowl
   Unlocking of a cover of the filling hatch manually
   Drive of a lifting and movable cover of the hatch manually *
+ 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
+ Schemes of electric equipment





Gas station

The cover of the filling hatch opens when pressing its rear edge.

At failure of the uniform lock apply for information on unlocking of a cover to the Section Unlocking of a Cover of the Filling Hatch manually.

At the treatment of fuel at gas stations follow the safety rules which are hung out there.


The stopper of the fuel tank should be inserted in the holder on the back of a cover of the filling hatch.

During filling it is necessary to put the filling gun on a mouth of the fuel tank. If to raise the gun during gas station, then it will bring:

to fuel interruption in supply
to weakening of removal of vapors of gasoline if the gun has system of removal of these vapors


Air pressure in tires (Address Specifications).

You will find norms of pressure also in the plate on a rack of a door of the driver. The plate is visible at an open door.


Check of pressure

Norms of pressure (address Specifications) are given to bar (excessive pressure) for cold (i.e. having ambient temperature) tires.
At towage of the trailer only the norms of pressure relating to operation with the raised loadings work.

Cars with control of pressure of air in tires (RDC) *:

After bringing pressure to norm it is necessary to make active system again, address the Section Air Pressure Control System in tires (RDC).

Regularly (at least two times a month) and before distant trips check pressure in tires. Pressure deviation in tires from norm can cause their damage and violation of controllability and by that to lead to accident.

Check also pressure in a compact / spare kolese*. In a spare wheel the maximum pressure specified in Specifications has to be supported.