E46 series BMW 3

since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation

E46 series BMW 3
- BMW 3 cars (E46)
   Identification numbers of the car
   Acquisition of spare parts
   Technology of service, tool and workplace equipment
   Poddomkrachivaniye and towage
   Engine start from the auxiliary power supply
   Checks of readiness of the car to operation
   Automobile himikaliya, oils and greasings
   Diagnostics of malfunctions
   Governing bodies and operation receptions
   Governing bodies and devices
   Keys, uniform lock and anticreeping system
   Security сигнализация*
   Window regulators
   The hatch with elevating and movable крышкой*
   Adjustment of provision of a steering wheel
   Safety systems
   Lock of ignition and engine start
   Parking brake
   Manual box of gear shifting (RKPP)
   Automatic transmission (AT) *
   Lever of the switch of indexes of turn / light signal
   Screen wipers and stekloomyvatel
   Heater of back glass
   Tempostat (automatic equipment of maintenance of the set speed) *
   The alarm system of emergency rapprochement at a parking (PDC) *
   System of automatic stabilization of stability with a regulator of a torque of the ASC+T/engine System of dynamic control of stability of DSC*
   The monitoring system of pressure of air in tires (RDC) *
   Lighting and light devices
   Heater, ventilation and conditioner of air of salon
   Salon equipment
   Running in
   Features of driving of the car
   Catalytic converter
   Anti-blocking system of brakes (ABS)
   Disk brakes
   Brake system
   Luggage compartments
   Automobile телефон*
   Readjustment of headlights
   Unlocking of a cover of the refueling hatch manually
   Drive of an elevating and movable cover of the hatch вручную*
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, 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
+ electric equipment Schemes


Salon equipment

Heating сидений*


For heating of a pillow and a back of a seat it is necessary to turn previously the ignition key in situation 2.

The consecutive pressing of a key allows to choose one of three operating modes:

Control lamps do not burn: the heating of seats is switched off.

One control lamp burns: normal mode of heating. The heating is switched off automatically.

Two control lamps burn: fast heating. Switching on a normal mode of heating is made automatically.

Sun-protection curtain back стекла*


For inclusion of a drive of a curtain press a key. The drive works after ignition key turn in situation 1.

On an illustration the arrangement of keys is presented at a full complete set. This arrangement can be other depending on volume of a complete set of the car.

Radio receiver and class Hi-Fi* audiosystem


Hi-Fi harman kardon audiosystem

With each pressing of a key the system joins or, respectively, is switched off.

At the included system there is an acoustic effect of spatial increase in salon at simultaneous improvement of effect of stereosounding on all places.

At bad quality of reception the system is often switched from a stereo mode to a mode mono and back. In this case switch off system.

Radio reception

Quality of reception and sound reproduction by an automobile radio receiver depends on remoteness of radio station, and also from position of the car at reception and aerial orientation.

Despite faultless protection against the hindrances created by systems of the car, in the course of reception during movement there are the extraneous noise caused by external influences which sources are high-voltage power lines, structures or natural obstacles in a way of radio-waves. (Big intensity of sunlight, a fog, a rain or snowfall) also can stir natural influences to radio reception.

Not recommended BMW firm automobile or portable phones also can appear sources of hindrances. These hindrances are shown in the form of low-voice-frequency buzz of loudspeakers.

Installation and order of the address with a radio receiver are described in the instruction enclosed to them.


Ranges of average, long and short waves provide big range of reception as radio signals extend not only as the superficial waves which are bending around Earth, but also as the spatial waves reflected by an ionosphere.

In VHF a range (FM) it is provided the best quality of reproduction of a sound, than on any other waves is considerable. However the radius of action of the radio stations working in this range, is limited owing to rectilinear distribution of ultra-short waves.

Certain restrictions in reception are partially compensated by "smart" systems.

The RDS system (Radio Data System) provides an automatic choice of frequency with the highest quality of reception if the radio station conducts a broadcasting on several frequencies.

The method of a razneseniye of aerials means that some aerials are built in back glass for reception of ultra-short waves. Thus, in the car there are three aerials independent from each other. The built-in processor automatically chooses that aerial which provides the best reception of ultra-short waves. Switching from the aerial on the aerial is made for only a few milliseconds and is absolutely imperceptible for the listener.

Ware box



Pull for the handle. Box illumination thus will join.


Slam a cover movement up.


For locking of a box it is necessary to use a key from the uniform lock. After that to unlock it it will be possible also only a key from the uniform lock.

If you, leaving the car, for example, on parking in hotel, will transfer serving only a key from a door and the ignition lock (address to the Section Keys, the uniform lock and anticreeping system), access to a ware box will be impossible.

In order to avoid traumas at failures it is recommended not to leave a ware box without need open.

Figurative лампа*

The lamp is at the left in a ware box. Thanks to existence of the device protecting its accumulator from a recharge, it can be stored constantly included in the socket.

To insert a lamp a fork into the socket it is possible only in the switched-off condition, differently there is a danger of an overload and lamp damage.

Compartments for small things


To the left of a steering column is small ящичек. To open it, cast away a cover down.

In order to avoid receiving traumas at failures do not leave a box open.


Yashchichek in forward dividing подлокотнике* opens in button pressing (it is shown by an arrow). Its cover leans back up.

For small things you will find pockets or niches on forward doors, and also on the average console over пепельницей*. On the back party of backs of forward seats are located сетки*.

Ashtray спереди*



The ashtray opens in simple pressing in the direction shown by an arrow.

Extinguish a cigaret in a reception nest of an ashtray without superfluous effort, previously having shaken ashes.



Press the cover region (as shown an arrow). The ashtray will move up then she can be taken from a nest.

On cars in a complete set for non-smoking the cap, at a stop ashtrays, acts in film similarly.


Drown the lighter in a nest. As soon as it will be вытолкнут back, it can be taken out.

The hot lighter hold only for the handle, differently there is a danger of receiving burns.


The lighter remains in an efficient condition and after key extraction from the ignition lock. Therefore never leave in the car of children without supervision.

Lighter nest

This nest can use as a plug receptacle for connection of a portable lamp, the vacuum cleaner and other consumers of a current in capacity approximately to 200 W and with 12 V.Vo izbezhaniye's working tension of damage of a nest of the lighter do not try to insert into it an improper fork.
On cars for non-smoking the boss of the lighter is in a complete set on the same place.

Ashtray сзади*



Shift a shtorka.


Press, as though continuing to open an ashtray, on the region of an open shtorka (as shown an arrow). The ashtray will move up then it can be taken out.

On cars in a complete set for non-smoking the cap, at a stop ashtrays, acts in film similarly.

Transportation lengthy предметов*


The back of a back seat is divided in a proportion 1/3: 2/3. For laying of lengthy subjects you can cast away each of these parts of a back.

For an unblocking of a back pull the corresponding rychazhok (it is shown by an arrow).


The unblocked back slightly moves forward. Having pushed a hand in a crack, undertake a back and cast away it down.

At installation watch that the back was reliably fixed on a place. Otherwise when braking or sharp maneuvers cargo can get from a luggage carrier to salon and put traumas to passengers.

For fastening cargo holding сеток* or the tension belts used for fixing of things in a luggage carrier, on its corners special loops are located.

Address also to the subsection "Loading" below.

Cover for transportation лыж*

In a cover it is possible to transport, without being afraid for their safety and purity of salon, to four pairs skis or to two snowboards.

Taking into account length of a cover and additional space in a luggage carrier it is possible to load skis in length in the car to 2.10 m. When loading skis in length of 2.10 m capacity of a cover is reduced, so it can include no more than two pairs skis of the specified maximum length.



1 Cast away the central dividing armrest, remove the facing panel fixed on "flypapers", and put it on an armrest.
2 Press the button shown by an arrow 1. There will be an unlocking of a folding cover of the hatch in a luggage carrier.
3 Having reduced the clamps shown by arrows 2, cast away a cover.
4 Straighten a cover and lay it between forward seats. The fastener of the lightning type is intended for simplification of access to the things loaded into a cover, and also for its accelerated drying.

5 Folding cover of the loading hatch from a luggage carrier fix on the magnetic holders who are available from the bottom party regiments behind a back seat.

Watch that skis were loaded into a cover only pure, and avoid cover damages by keen edges.


Skis or the other lengthy subjects loaded into a cover, should fasten the belt strengthened on a cover which is tightened by means of a buckle.

To clean a cover, it is necessary to operate in return sequence.


In a combination to the device for transportation of lengthy subjects

1 Cast away the central dividing armrest, remove the facing panel fixed on "flypapers" and put it on an armrest.
2 Press the button 1 and cast away a cover.
3 Press the button 2. There will be a cover unlocking in a luggage carrier.


Cargo placement

If you transport cargoes, observe mentioned below instructions:

Heavy cargoes place as it is possible more deeply, that is at once behind backs of forward seats or a dividing wall of a luggage carrier, and put them in the bottom.


Close keen edges.

Cargo should not settle down above the top line of backs of seats.

In transit heavy subjects and absence of passengers on a back seat latch lateral seat belts in opposite locks.

Cargo fixing


Small and easy subjects should be put on the prorezinenny party of a rug interfering sliding in a luggage carrier or to fix them cargo holding сеткой* or tension belts (address to the Section Luggage compartments).

For bulky and heavy subjects you can get on HUNDRED BMWs special lifting средства*. For their fastening the loops placed on corners of a luggage carrier (such loop is specified illustrations by an arrow) serve.

Observe instructions on use of lifting means.

Always place cargo correctly and take care of its reliable fixing, differently when braking or sharp maneuvers it can put to passengers a trauma.

Do not allow excess of values of the maximum full weight and permissible axial load (address to Specifications). Otherwise traffic safety cannot be guaranteed that enters into a contradiction with requirements of traffic regulations.

To place heavy and rigid cargoes in salon it is possible just as it is described above. Otherwise when braking or sharp maneuvers they can move and injure passengers.

Sign emergency остановки*


The sign is in a niche, at the left in a luggage carrier.

Observe the established rules concerning existence of a sign of an emergency stop on the maintained car.



The first-aid kit is located under a seat of the forward passenger.

To open the first-aid kit, pull for the handle and cast away a cover down.

To close the first-aid kit, slam a cover, having lifted it up.

The period of storage of some medicines in the first-aid kit is limited. Therefore regularly check contents of the first-aid kit and in due time replace medicines with the expired period of storage with the new. These medicines can be bought in any drugstore. Observe the established rules concerning first-aid kit existence on the maintained car.