Filed Under (BMW) by admin on 09-11-2010
Special tools required: 323170 Warning! Note airbag safety instructions! Incorrect handling can activate airbag and cause injury. Disconnect ground lead from battery. Move steering wheel into vertical position. Insert special tool 323170 through bores below an angle of approximately 40° into steering wheel. Gently tilt tool in direction of steering wheel until ring spring is engaged in steering wheel (can be felt by a springy resistance). For purposes of clarity, the procedure is shown in the next illustration with the steering wheel removed. Unlock airbag unit by pressing special tool 323170 in. In so doing, pull airbag unit off steering wheel. (1) Ring spring of airbag unit.
Filed Under (BMW) by admin on 07-11-2010
E46 M3 Coupe and Convertible with SMG from start of production to 07/02. SITUATION Gear indicator in instrument cluster flashes while driving, or, when stationary, gear can be selected, but clutch does not engage, and indicator flashes. CAUSE “Hood closed” status is not recognized by SMG control module because one or both hood latch micro switches are not functioning properly. 1. If ONE of the micro switches has failed, it is possible to drive off, but gear indicator in instrument cluster will flash. 2. If BOTH micro switches have failed, gear can be selected but clutch will not engage and gear indicator in instrument cluster will flash. The micro switch failure could be caused by damage during assembly, or incorrect adjustment. Another possible cause is improper handling of the micro switches during a workshop visit. In the workshop, care should be taken to ensure that no tools are pushed into the lower hood latch assemblies as the switching element on the micro switch could be bent or damaged. The opening must not be used for holding tools! CORRECTION On a customer complaint basis, check function of both hood latch micro switches using DISplus or GT1. Replace faulty lower/lower hood latch assembly, or correct hood adjustment as needed. Adjustment procedure and specifications can be found in Repair Instructions 41 61 014. PROCEDURE
Filed Under (BMW) by admin on 29-10-2010
Observe safety instruction on raising the vehicle. If necessary, when replacing linings, reset CBS display in accordance with factory specification. Note: After completing work: Fully depress brake pedal several times so that brake linings contact brake disks. When installing new brake linings at front and rear axles, brake fluid level must be brought up to “MAX” marking. Hold ignition key for at least 30 seconds in position “1″ without starting engine. This clears a fault entry in the RAM This prevents the brake wear indicator lamp from lighting up again. Remove plastic plugs (1). Right side: Disconnect plug connection for brake lining wear sensor. If necessary, replace brake lining wear sensor. Release guide screws (2) with special tool 34 1 080. Installation: Only clean guide screws, do not grease. Check threads. Replace all guide screws which are not in perfect condition. Tightening torque
Filed Under (BMW) by admin on 28-10-2010
Replacing Both Control Arm Brackets Caution! If a bracket is replaced, a new bracket must also be installed on the other side. After installation, check freedom of movement of other components to control arm bracket. If necessary, bend back heat shield and cut panel. Remove engine underguard and if necessary heat shield on right. Remove reinforcement (cross). Remove reinforcement (plate). Punch-mark center of control arm. Composite parts of special tool 00 7 500. If necessary, remachine special tool 31 2 151 as per drawing. Detach bracket with special tool 00 7 500/31 2 151 from control arm. Caution! Never re-use a rubber mount pulled off from control arm. Rubber-coated inner sleeve is destroyed if pulled off dry. Caution! A control arm with pin shape (A) must be replaced! Only control arms with pin shape (B) may be fitted! Mark out measurement (A) at bottom at control arm pin. A=290.9 ± 1 mm Installation: Outer edge (B) of rubber mount must be flush with marked measurement (A). Caution! If the position of the rubber mount is not strictly adhered to, this will result in impaired vehicle handling and early rubber mount wear!
Filed Under (BMW) by admin on 18-06-2010
Fig. 10: Rear Compartment & Accessories (Cont.) Fig. 11: Rear Compartment & Accessories (Cont.) Fig. 12: Power Window (2-Door) , Fig. 1: Engine Compartment Fig. 2: Engine Compartment (Cont.) Fig. 3: Fuse Block & Underdash Fig. 4: Fuse Block & Underdash (Cont) 42318 byte Fig. 5: Underdash (Cont.)51521 byte Fig. 6: Underdash (Cont.) & Instrument Panel , Fig. 7: Underdash & Instrument Panel (Cont.) , Fig. 8: Instrument Panel (Cont.) , Fig. 9: Rear Compartment & Accessories ,