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 *
   Adjustment of provision of a steering wheel
   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
   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

Lighting and light devices


Parking lighting

If the switch is in this situation, then fires on both parties of the car are included. Apply for information on unilateral parking fires to materials below in this Section.

Passing beam

If at the turned-on passing beam to switch off ignition, then it will be necessary to burn only parking lighting.

# you can include the function "light to me to a house door": passing beam will burn still some time after locking of the car.

The warning of not switched off headlights

When you turn a key in situation 0, - if passing beam was not turned off - within several seconds the buzzer reminding of it sounds.

Lighting of the car for the movement during daylight hours *

At desire it is possible to leave the switch of light in the second fixed situation. In this case at switching off of ignition also external lighting will go out.

# there is a possibility of individual control of this function.

Illumination of devices

Brightness of illumination is regulated by rotation of a corrugated castor.

Regulator of a tilt angle of headlights *

The orientation of passing beam can be adjusted according to loading of the car that allows to avoid the blinding action of headlights on drivers of counter transport.

Data in brackets belong to the movement with the trailer.

0 (1) = 1-2 persons without baggage
1 (1) = 5 people without baggage
1 (2) = 5 people with baggage
2 (2) = 1 person, the luggage carrier of the car is loaded completely

Respect the rules of permissible axial load for the back bridge of the car (address Specifications).

If the car is loaded, it is necessary to reduce range of light as differently headlights of your car will blind drivers of counter transport.

Cars with xenon headlights * are equipped with the automatic regulator of a tilt angle of headlights.

Driving beam / parking fires

1 Driving beam (blue control lamp).
2 Light signal (blue control lamp).
3 Parking fires.

Parking fires at the left or on the right

At installation of the ignition key in situation 0 transfer the lever switch of indexes of turn to required position. It will be recorded in the situation corresponding to inclusion of indexes of turn.

Fog devices of lighting


Fog lights *

At the included fog lights on the control panel the green control lamp burns.

Back foggy lamps *

At the included back foggy lamps on the control panel the yellow control lamp burns.

Follow the rules regulating use of fog devices of lighting.

Illumination of salon

On an illustration as an example the plafond of illumination of salon together with lamps of individual lighting is shown.

Control of illumination of salon is exercised automatically.

Manual inclusion and switching off of lighting in salon

Press a key.

If the light in salon has to be turned off for a long time, then hold a key pressed about 3 seconds.

For cancellation of this mode it is rather simple to press a key.

Space lighting lamps in legs

Work of these lamps is similar to work of illumination of salon.

Lamps of individual lighting *

The lamps of individual lighting located in front * near a plafond of illumination of salon and also in a zone of a back seat * (address an illustration), can join and be switched off by the keys placed about the corresponding lamps.

In order to avoid an accumulator discharge approximately in 15 minutes after turn of the ignition key in situation 0 all devices of lighting in salon will be switched-off.