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
+ РКПП and трансмиссионная a line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
- Body
   The general information and security measures
   + Leaving and repair of damages of a body
   - External elements of a body
      Removal and installation of a forward bumper
      Removal and installation/check of shock-absorbers of a bumper
      Removal and installation of a back bumper
      Removal and installation of the back shock-absorber
      Removal and cover installation обтекателя
      Removal and installation of a forward wing
      Removal and cowl installation
      Cowl adjustment
      Removal and installation of a cover of a luggage carrier
      Adjustment of a cover of a luggage carrier
      Removal and installation of the lock/cylinder of the lock of a cover of a luggage carrier
      Removal and installation газонаполненного an emphasis of a cowl/cover of a luggage carrier
      Replacement молдингов and model emblems
      Removal, installation and door adjustment
      Removal and installation of facing of a door
      Removal and installation of the lock of a door
      Removal and installation of the cylinder of the lock
      Removal and installation of the external handle of a door
      Removal, installation and window adjustment
      Removal and installation electric window lifterа
      Removal and electric motor installation window lifterа
      Removal and installation of a mirror of an external kind / a sound signal of a high-pitch tone
      Removal and installation of glass of a mirror
      Removal and installation of the case of a mirror of an exterior
   + Internal elements of a body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Electric equipment schemes








Cowl adjustment

The drive connecting both locks of a cowl, should be adjusted so that it had no backlash. The drive cover should sit completely in directing in the lock. Otherwise owing to a tension of a drive of a cowl the cable in the directing can slip out, then locks will not open.

As the cowl is driven and fastens in an unpainted body, owing to the subsequent displacement of a cowl its unpainted surfaces can be bared.


1 Adjust the screw-1 loops at the left and on the right, having received the size And = 12 mm.


2 Check up an emphasis-2, if necessary replace a loop.

Adjustment of a drive of a cowl

3 Adjust a cowl drive so that it had no люфта.

The drive cable should not be tense. For descriptive reasons the drive and locks are shown in the removed condition.


4 Completely screw a cowl emphasis.

Lateral installation of a cowl


5 Oslabte screws-2 and-3 loops-1 at the left and on the right so that the cowl could be displaced. 4 – fastening of a cable of weight (address to an illustration 13.3).
6 Close a cowl and expose in relation to wings in front and on each side.

If the range of regulation does not suffice, ослабьте screws of fastening of loops of a cowl and displace loops on a body.


7 Cautiously open a cowl and fix screws of loops.

Cowl adjustment on height

8 Oslabte-1 fastenings of both emphasis so that an emphasis could be displaced screws. 3 – захватный a hook.


9 Some times close a cowl so that it was possible to combine locks.
10 Tighten screws of fastening of an emphasis of the lock.

11 Turn away a counternut-1 and turn an emphasis-2 face key-3.


12 Thus, expose a cowl on identical height in relation to wings. Thus watch a parallel backlash in relation to a forward bumper.
13 Tighten a counternut.
14 Check up, whether locks and hooks-4 are correctly interfaced, if necessary repeat adjustment.

Emphasis adjustment


15 Open a cowl.

16 Turn out an emphasis so that the cowl was under some pressure. For this purpose form from plasticine two columns in height about 10 mm. Establish columns on an emphasis and close a cowl. Open a cowl and measure height of an emphasis and the compressed column. Turn out an emphasis on size of the received size + 0.5 mm. Thus, adjust all emphasis.


17 Check up, whether without a backlash the emphasis adjoins to all emphasis, otherwise repeat adjustment.

The cowl should not be above a wing, differently there can be a wind noise at movement.