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



External rear-view mirrors

1 The switch for adjustment of provision of a mirror in four directions.
2 The switch from one mirror on another.
3 A key * for data and cultivation of mirrors.

As a result of pressing a key of a mirror nestle on a body or get divorced in the parties that is convenient at journey through a sink, at movement along narrow streets, and also for return of mirrors to a starting position if they were earlier incidentally displaced forward.

It is possible to press mirrors to a body, only if the speed of the car does not exceed 10 km/h.

The provision of mirrors can be regulated and manually, turning them for a fringing of glasses.

The external, aspherical bent * part of the reflecting surface provides at some distortion of the image the bigger sector of the review in comparison with internal, convex * a part the corner of a rearview as a result increases and the so-called "dead" zone is reduced.

The mirror, distant from the driver, has more convex reflective surface in comparison with a mirror on the driver's door. The objects seen in it seem more remote, than actually. Therefore it is only conditionally suitable for distance assessment to moving vehicles.

Told belongs also to a curved part of a mirror external aspherical.

Electrical heating *

Heating of both mirrors is carried out automatically depending on air temperature at turn of the ignition key in situation 2.

Rear-view mirror in salon

For reduction of the blinding action of headlights of the cars going behind it is necessary to turn a small rychazhok forward.

Cosmetic mirrors with illumination *

To use a mirror, cast away a sun-protection peak down and if the mirror is closed, shift its cover aside.

Illumination of mirrors joins already at installation of the ignition key in situation 1.

Sun-protection peaks

It is possible not only to throw back peaks down, but also to take aside to side glasses.

The no-glare (automatically darkened) rear-view mirror * in salon

Reflective ability of a mirror automatically smoothly decreases depending on brightness of the general lighting and the blinding action of headlights of the cars going behind.

The mirror reduces the blinding influence of headlights of the cars moving behind, depending on its intensity, and at its termination - restores the initial level of the reflective ability. The light sensor directed forward measures intensity of light in front of the car in the case of a mirror. The second light sensor is in the mirror. The electronic system of adjustment compares values of intensity of light in front and behind.

The difference of values is the defining size for change of voltage on a jellylike layer of a mirror.

This layer reacts to change of tension and provides smooth blackout of a mirror.

Thus, need most disappears to regulate mirror blackout degree that allows the driver to concentrate the attention on the road completely.

At inclusion of transfer of a backing or at transfer of a control lever of AT to situation R the mirror automatically switches to the mode of full reflection without blackout.

For normal work of a mirror it is important to cover with nothing and to keep clean its photo cells. One photo cell (it is shown by an arrow) is in a mirror, and another - on its reverse side.

Address also the Section Interior Mirror with automatic blackout.