BMW 3 series E46

Since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation

The BMW of 3 series Е46
- Cars BMW 3 (Е46)
   Identification numbers of the car
   Acquisition of spare parts
   Technology of service, the tool and the workplace equipment
   jacking and towage
   Start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply
   Checks of readiness of the car to operation
   Automobile chemicals, oils and greasings
   Diagnostics of malfunctions
   Controls and operation receptions
   Controls and devices
   Keys, the uniform lock and anticreeping system
   Security signaling*
   The hatch with podemno-sdvizhnoj cover*
   Adjustment of position of a steering wheel
   Safety systems
   The lock of ignition and engine start
   Lay brake
   Manual box of a gear change (Manual transmission)
   Automatic transmission (АТ) *
   The lever of the switch of indexes of turn / a light signal
   Screen wipers and washer
   Heater of back glass
   Tempostat (automatics of maintenance of the set speed) *
   The alarm system of emergency rapprochement at a parking (PDC) *
   System of automatic stabilisation of stability with a regulator of a twisting moment of engine ASC+T/System of the dynamic control of stability DSC*
   The monitoring system of pressure of air in tyres (RDC) *
   Illumination and light devices
   Heater, ventilation and the conditioner of air of salon
   The salon equipment
   Features of driving of the car
   The Katalitichesky converter
   Antiblocking system of brakes (ABS)
   Disk brakes
   Brake system
   Luggage spaces
   Automobile phone*
   Readjustment of headlights
   Unlocking of a cover of the refuelling hatch manually
   Drive podemno-sdvizhnoj hatch covers manually*
+ 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
+ Electric equipment schemes

Start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply

If are not observed resulted below instructions, there is a danger of a poisoning with the following electrolit. Besides, can occur травмирование or damage of the car owing to explosion of the storage battery.

- Do not suppose contact of electrolit with eyes, a skin, a fabric or paint and varnish coverings. The electrolit is aggressive. At electrolit hit immediately carefully wash out the damaged site pure water. If necessary address to the doctor.
- Do not use near to the battery an open flame or the subjects forming sparks as from the battery combustible gases can be allocated.
- Use goggles.
- Watch to damaging starting cables rotating parts, for example, the radiator fan.


1 Area of cross-section section of a starting cable for the petrol engine in volume to 2.5 l should be not less than 16 мм2 (diameter about 5 mm). For the diesel engine or the petrol engine in volume more than 2.5 l the section of cables should be not less than 25 мм2. The car with the discharged battery here should be defining. The section of cables is specified, as a rule, on packing. It is recommended to buy a starting cable with the isolated cable clips and section 25 мм2 as it approaches and for engines with smaller volume of cylinders.
2 At both storage batteries pressure should make 12 Century
3 Discharged battery can already freeze at temperature – 10С. Before joining of a starting cable it is necessary, that the frozen battery has necessarily been defrozen.
4 Discharged battery should be attached according to rules to an onboard network.
5 Check up electrolit level in discharged batteries. If necessary add the distilled water.
6 Dissolve cars from each other so that between them there was no metal contact. Otherwise at connection of positive poles the electric current can proceed.
7 On both cars tighten lay brakes. Manual a check point establish in neutral position, automatic in parking position “Р”.
8 Switch off all consumers of a current.
9 Engine of the feeding car in the course of a charge necessarily should work on single turns. Thus, the generator is protected from the damages, able to arise owing to peaks of pressure at the moment of start.
10 Attach a starting cable in the following sequence:

10a. Attach a red cable to the positive plug (+) in an impellent compartment of the fed car. Preliminary cast away a cover-1. If the fed car is not BMW 3rd series, attach a cable to a positive pole (+) the storage battery.

10b. Other end of a red cable attach to the positive plug-1 feeding cars.
10c. Attach a black cable to a weight point (-)-2 on an amortisation rack of the feeding car. If the feeding car is not BMW 3rd series, attach a cable to a negative pole (-) batteries.
10d. Other end of a black cable attach to a weight point on the right amortisation rack of the fed car. If the fed car is not BMW 3 series, attach a cable to a reliable point of weight.

Do not attach to a negative pole (-) the discharged battery. Is better for this purpose the metal part connected by bolts with the block of cylinders approaches. Under adverse circumstances joining of a cable to a negative pole of the discharged battery can cause explosion of the battery owing to искрообразования and detonating gas allocation.

Plugs of a starting cable at the attached cables should not contact with each other and accordingly positive plugs should not concern weight points (a body or a frame) – danger of short circuit!

11 Start the engine of the fed car (the discharged battery) on single turns. At start continuously it is necessary to press a starter no more than 10 with as owing to the raised consumption of a current clips of poles and a cable heat up. Therefore between separate starts it is necessary to do breaks for cooling by duration about 1/2 minutes
12 At occurrence of difficulties with start needlessly it is not necessary to include a starter long. During start fuel is continuously injected. Find out a cause of defect and eliminate it.
13 After successful start both cars should be connected a cable during 3 mines of work.
14 For an exception of peaks of pressure at separation at the car with the discharged battery include the fan and heating of back glass. Do not include a headlight. Lamps накаливания at the raised pressure fuse.
15 After end of start from the extraneous car disconnect cables in sequence, return to joining. At first disconnect a black cable (-) at the fed car, then disconnect feeding car. A black cable disconnect at first at the feeding car and then at the fed.