BMW 3 series E46

Since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation

The BMW of 3 series Е46
+ Cars BMW 3 (Е46)
+ Current leaving and service
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Manual transmission and transmission a line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
- Onboard electric equipment
   + Дигностика electric elements
   + Illumination and the alarm system
   - Devices and the equipment
      Monitors - the basic data
      Removal and control panel installation
      Removal and installation of the index of 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: seat heating / sun-protection curtain/system Hi-Fi/antiprobuksovochnoj of system ASR
      Removal and installation of switches: the alarm system, the uniform lock, windows
      Removal and radio receiver installation
      Removal and loudspeaker installation
      Removal and installation of the electric motor/draughts of a screen wiper
      Pump check стеклоомывателя
      Explanatory remarks to schemes of electric connections
+ Electric equipment schemes

Removal and control panel installation

If it is necessary to replace a control panel, before dismantling should take readings memory of malfunctions. Besides, consider and write down the data of the index of intervals of service and the counter of the passed way (HUNDRED).


To remove a steering wheel it is not required. On illustrations the steering wheel is removed for the best review.

1 Completely extend a steering wheel and move it downwards.
2 Disconnect a negative cable (-) the storage battery at the switched off ignition. The battery is in a luggage compartment behind a cover on the right side. At cars BMW 316i, 318i the battery settles down in an impellent compartment.

As a result of switching-off of the storage battery the data from memory of malfunctions of some monitors is erased. If necessary before battery switching-off it is necessary to consider the given memories of malfunctions. Address to Section Diagnostics of malfunctions. Work it is desirable to spend HUNDRED in conditions.

3 Turn out screws-1 and take away a control panel.

4 Release the tip-2 and remove it. For this purpose open a collar-3 and take away from a cable.


5 Join a socket and fix its collar. Watch that the collar was fixed.
6 Insert a control panel into an aperture and fix screws.
7 Attach a negative cable (-) the storage battery at the switched off ignition. Establish hours.
8 Establish a steering column in normal position.