E30 series BMW 3

since 1983-1994 of release

Repair and car operation

- 1. Maintenance instruction
   1.1.2. Overall dimensions
   1.1.3. Place of the driver
   1.1.4. Dashboard
   1.1.5. Keys for the car equipped with an immobilizer
   1.1.6. Window regulators
   1.1.7. Safety cushions
   1.1.8. Board computer
   1.1.9. Indexes
   1.1.10. Voltmeter
   1.1.11. Tachometer
   1.1.12. Counter of the total passable way
   1.1.13. Sound signal
   1.1.14. 3-step automatic transmission
   1.1.15. 4-step automatic transmission
   1.1.16. Mechanical transmission
   1.1.17. Hand brake
   1.1.18. Period of a running in of the car
   1.1.19. Fuel
   1.1.20. Threefold catalytic converter
   1.1.21. Engine oil
   1.1.22. Brakes
   1.1.23. Ruled cargo placements in a luggage carrier
   1.1.24. Start-up of the engine and driving
   1.1.25. Driving receptions
   1.1.26. Trailer towage
   1.1.27. Actions at refusal of start-up of the engine
   1.1.28. A start order from the additional battery
   1.1.29. If the engine decayed during movement
   1.1.30. Actions at an engine overheat
   1.1.31. Actions at a wheel puncture
   1.1.32. Ruled towings
   1.1.33. Pressure check in tires
   1.1.34. Check of a condition and replacement of tires
   1.1.35. Shift of wheels
   1.1.36. Installation of winter tires and chains
   1.1.37. Check of an external condition of the battery
   1.1.38. Battery charging
   1.1.39. Specifications
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engine
+ 4. Cooling system
+ 5. Heating and ventilation
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. Exhaust system
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Coupling
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Running gear
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Good advice


1.1.5. Keys for the car equipped with an immobilizer


Label with number of a series of keys

Store a label with number of a series of keys in a safe place (for example in a wallet), to store label in car is not allowed.

If you suddenly lose keys, or you need the duplicate, according to number on a label them can make in service of car-care center of "BMW".

It is possible to put also a copy of number of keys together with own documents.

The car is completed with two keys

The main key (black color) – approaches to all locks. This key is necessary for service of car-care center of "BMW" for manufacturing of a new key with the built-in chip of a radio beacon (transponder).

The spare key (usually gray color) – approaches to all locks except the trunk lid lock.

The chip of a radio beacon (transponder) from which works the lock is built in heads of the main and spare keys. Therefore, at all do not lose keys. If you make own duplicate, cannot cause operation of security system or start the engine.

For protection of the things locked in a luggage carrier at a parking of the car leave a spare key to the accompanying person.

Always keep around the duplicate of the main key on a case of unforeseen locking of keys in the car at a zakhlopyvaniye of doors and trunk lids.


Observe the following rules of precaution when using keys with the built-in chip.

1. At start of the engine finding of a ringlet of a key on a head is not allowed, it is forbidden to turn a key for a ringlet, and also to press a ringlet on a key head. Otherwise the engine can not be started, or after start-up to decay.

2. At engine start keys with the built-in chip should not adjoin with each other (and also to keys from other car). Do not press to a key head in the ignition lock other keys flatwise. Otherwise the engine can not be started, or after start-up to decay.

3. It is forbidden to bend a key head.

4. It is forbidden to cover a key head with the materials reflecting electromagnetic waves.

5. It is forbidden to subject a key to impacts with other subjects.

6. Do not subject a key to long influence of the increased temperature, for example influence of direct sunshine when finding a key on the dashboard, or on a cowl.

7. Natural contact by water or washing in ultrasonic cleaning installation is not allowed.

8. It is not allowed to use the key together with the materials possessing expressed electromagnetic properties.

Immobilizer system (recognition of a code of start-up of the engine)

The immobilizer is anticreeping system. When the ignition key is inserted into the lock a chip of a radio beacon develops the coded signal which is perceived by anticreeping system of the car. The engine will be started only if the transmitted coded signal completely will coincide with an identification code of the car.

When the key gets from the lock of ignition there is an automatic installation of an identification code. When the key of this car is inserted into the ignition lock, the transferred code cancels action of the anticreeping system interfering start of the engine.

Number of a key and the main key is necessary for manufacturing of a new key in car-care center of "BMW". It is necessary to remember that there is a limit on quantity of keys which can make in "BMW" car-care center.

The self-made duplicate it is impossible to disconnect anticreeping system and to start the engine.

Door locking by a key

For locking of a door turn a key towards a forward part of the car, for unlocking – to its back part.

On the cars equipped with the electric drive of door locks all doors of salon and a back door (only in bodies the versatile person) open and locked at the same time with a door from the driver.

For locking of a door press the button, for unlocking of a door wring out the button.

If necessary to lock a door, being outside, press the button then slam a door. When closing a door it is necessary to hold the door handle in the pressed situation. At a zakhlopyvaniye of a door do not forget to take away from salon keys.