BMW 3 of the E46 series

since 1998 release

Repair and operation of the car

BMW 3 of the E46 series
+ BMW 3 Cars (E46)
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ Electric equipment of the engine
+ RKPP and transmission line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
- Body
   General information and security measures
   - Leaving and repair of damages of a body
      Care of a body
      Care of the finishing panels made of vinyl
      Care of an upholstery and rugs of salon
      Repair of insignificant damages of body panels
      Repair of considerable damages of a body
   + External elements of a body
   + Internal elements of a body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment

Care of an upholstery and rugs of salon

1 Each three month remove rugs and mats and make cleaning of internal panels of salon of the car (in case of need this procedure can be made and is more often). For cleaning of dust and garbage, and also for cleaning of rugs and mats it is possible to use a rigid brush or a sweeper. After rugs and an internal upholstery it is necessary to vacuum carefully, in particular along seams and folds.
2 Eaten dirt can be removed from rugs by means of the household or automobile shampoos sold in the form of aerosols. Follow instructions of manufacturers, then vacuum rugs and "tousle" them a rigid brush.
3 The most part of internal panels of salon is covered with a vinyl upholstery, for leaving for which the set of special cleaners and shampoos is issued - ask in shops of automobile accessories. Follow instructions of manufacturers and before starting global cleaning test new structure on the hidden site of an upholstery (for example, the lower surface of pillows or lower edge of backs of seats), having defined its ability to cause change of coloring and other undesirable consequences.
4 After cleaning the vinyl upholstery has to be processed by protective structure.

Before application for processing of seats read the summary to structure - not all them them are suitable for this purpose, doing seats too slippery.

Do not process protective structures a vinyl braid of a steering wheel.

5 Leather upholstery demands special leaving. Its cleaning has to be made regularly with use of saddle soap or the special cleaning structures. It is not necessary to make at all attempts to remove spots from surfaces of a leather upholstery by means of alcohol, gasoline, means for removal of a varnish from nails or solvent for means of processing of skin.
6 After cleaning regularly process a leather upholstery special conditioners which should be rubbed soft cotton fabric. Do not try to process upholstery leather wax for care of body panels at all.
7 Leaving for a long time the car standing on the sun try to cover with something the lit sites of a leather upholstery of seats.