E46 series BMW 3
since 1998 of release
Repair and car operation
E46 series BMW 3
+ BMW 3 Cars (Е46)
+ Current leaving and service
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ engine Electric equipment
+ RKPP and transmission line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
- Onboard electric equipment
- Dignostika of electric elements
Diagnostics of malfunctions of onboard electric equipment - the general information
Safety locks - the general information
Replacement of safety locks
Fusible inserts - the general information
Chain breakers (thermal relays) - the general information
The relay - the general information
Check of the electric motor of a screen wiper
Check of warmed back glass
Removal and installation of the sensor of temperature
+ Lighting and alarm system
+ Devices and equipment
+ electric equipment Schemes
Dignostika of electric elements
Diagnostics of malfunctions of onboard electric equipment - the general informationThe structure of a typical electric contour can include an electric component, various switches, the relay, electromotors, safety locks, fusible inserts or the breakers of a contour concerning this component, and also conducting and the electric sockets serving for connection of a component with the battery and mass of a body. For simplification of a problem of search of malfunctions of electric contours at the end of the Management schematic diagrams of electric connections are enclosed.
Before starting works on elimination of malfunctions any of electric contours, attentively study the corresponding scheme as much as possible to be clear in the mind about its functional purpose. Narrowing of a circle of troubleshooting is usually made at the expense of gradual identification and an exception of normally functioning components of the same contour. At simultaneous failure at once several components or contours the most probable cause of refusal is the peregoraniye of the corresponding safety lock or grounding violation (different contours in many cases can become isolated on one safety lock or the grounding plug).
Electric equipment refusals often speak the elementary reasons, such as corrosion of plugs, safety lock failure, combustion of a fusible insert or defect of the relay of switching. Make visual check of a condition of all safety locks, conducting and electric sockets of a contour before starting more concrete check of serviceability of its components.
In case of application for troubleshooting of diagnostic devices carefully plan according to enclosed electric circuits in what points of a contour and in what sequence it is necessary to connect the device for the purpose of the most effective detection of defect.
The number of the main diagnostic devices includes a tester of electric chains or the voltmeter (it can be used also 12 In a control lamp with a set of connecting wires), the indicator of a continuity of a piece of a contour (sampler) including a bulb, own power supply and a set of connecting wires. Besides, always it is necessary to have in the car a set of wires for engine start from the auxiliary source, equipped with type clips a crocodile and, it is desirable, the breaker of a contour which can be applied to shunting and connection of various components of electric equipment in the course of contour diagnostics. As it was already mentioned above before starting chain check by means of the diagnostic equipment, determine by schemes of a place of its connection.
Stock-takings of tension are made in case of violation of functioning of a contour. Connect one of wires of a tester of electric chains or to a negative pole of the battery, or to well earthed point of a body of the car. Other wire of a tester connect to the plug of the electric socket of the contour preferably closest to the battery or a safety lock. If the control lamp on a tester lights up, tension on this piece of a chain takes place that confirms serviceability of a contour between this plug and the battery. Continuing to operate in a similar manner, investigate the contour rest. Detection of lack of tension speaks about malfunction existence between this point of a contour and the last from checked earlier (where tension was present). In most cases a cause of failure is weakening of electric connections and violation of quality of contacts.
Searches of short circuit
One of methods of searches of short circuit is extraction of a safety lock and connection instead of it of a lamp sampler or the voltmeter. Tension in a contour should be absent. Pull conducting, watching a lamp sampler. If the lamp starts to blink, somewhere in this plait there is a short circuit on the weight, probably caused by wiping of isolation of a wire. Similar check can be made for each of contour components, including switches.
Check of reliability of connection with the case
This check is made for the purpose of determination of reliability of grounding of a component. Disconnect the battery and connect one of wires of the lamp sampler equipped with the independent power supply to the obviously well earthed point. Other wire of a lamp connect to a checked plait or the plug. If the lamp lights up, grounding as it should be (and on the contrary).
Check is made for the purpose of identification of breaks of an electric chain After shutdown of a food of a contour check it by means of a lamp sampler equipped with the independent battery. Connect sampler wires by both ends of a contour (or to the "power" end (+) and to well earthed point of a body) if the control lamp lights up, break in a contour is absent. Refusal of inclusion of a lamp testifies to violation of conductivity of a chain. Similarly it is possible to check and serviceability of the switch, having connected a sampler to its plugs. At transfer of the switch to the situation "Vkl" the control lamp sampler should light up.
At diagnostics of break of a contour suspected on existence visually to find a cause of defect it appears quite difficult as survey of plugs on existence of corrosion or violation of quality of their contacts is complicated in a type of limitation of access to them (usually plugs are closed by the socket case). Sharp twitchings of the case of the socket on the sensor or a plait of its wires in many cases leads to conductivity restoration. Do not forget about it in attempts of localization of a cause of failure of a contour suspected on break. Unstably arising refusals can have the reason oxidation of plugs or violation of quality of contacts.
Diagnostics of malfunctions of electric chains at all does not represent a stubborn task under condition of a clear idea that the current arrives to all electric loadings (a lamp, the electromotor, etc.) from the battery on wires via switches, the relay, safety locks, fusible inserts, and then comes back to the battery through mass of the car. Any problems connected with refusal of electric equipment can have the reason only interruptions of supply on them an electric current from the battery or its return to it.