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Parking brake, checking

Parking brake, checking

The parking brake system is independent of the main braking
system and may require periodic adjustment depending on use.
Adjust the parking brake if the brake lever can be pulled up more
than 8 clicks. Check that the cable moves freely. See 340 Brakes for
parking brake adjustment procedure.
The parking brake may lose some of its effectiveness if it is not used
frequently. This is due to rust build-up on the parking brake drum. To
remove rust, apply the parking brake just until it begins to grip, then
pull the lever up one more stop (click). Drive the vehicle
approximately 400 meters (1,300 ft.) and release the brake.


A cabin air microfilter filters dust and pollen from incoming air. The
filter is located inside the vehicle in the passenger side footwell
below the glove compartment.

Cabin air microfilter, replacing

Working inside passenger footwell under glove compartment,

remove lower dash trim cover:

Using a 10mm driver, remove two nuts (arrows).

Use fingers or plastic pry tool to carefully pull down trim panel at
location of clamps (arrows).

Maneuver trim panel to free tab (A) from behind side panel.

Lower panel down on left side and disconnect power socket


Lower rear of panel and disconnect lamp connector from behind.

Remove panel.



Cabin air microfilter, replacing

Remove two Torx T-20 cover screws (1).

Release locking tabs (arrows).

Lower cover (2), freeing from alignment posts, tipping downward

and swinging out of the way, being careful not to disturb water drain
hose at left side of cover.

Remove microfilter by pulling down out of housing. Note location of

water drain hose attached to lower cover (left, arrow).

IInstallation is reverse of removal. Make sure direction arrow on

microfilter (arrow) points toward front of car when installing. Be
certain spring clips are not damaged and are inserted correctly in
Water drain hose (arrow) must be routed correctly to heating and
air-conditioning housing and microfilter cover. Otherwise there is
risk of drain water entering passenger compartment.


Antifreeze raises the boiling point and lowers the freezing point of
coolant. BMW recommends engine coolant that is a 50 / 50 mixture
of distilled water and ethylene glycol-based antifreeze.
Routine cooling system maintenance consists of maintaining the
coolant level and inspecting hoses.
For additional cooling system information and repair procedures,
see 170 Radiator and Cooling System.


Filter housing is mounted to underside of glove box enclosure.

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Automotive Reference


BMW 3 Series (F30, F31, F34)

Service Manual: 2012-2015
320i, 328i, 328d, 335i, including xDrive

Bentley Stock Number: B315

Publication Date: 2016-02-16
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1752-7
Hardcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.
Case quantity: 5
1,078 pages, 1,546 photos, illustrations and diagrams

The BMW 3 Series (F30, F31, F34) Service Manual: 2012-2015 is a

comprehensive source of service information and specifications for the
BMW 3 Series from 2012 to 2015. The aim throughout this manual has
been simplicity, clarity and completeness, with practical explanations,
step-by-step procedures and accurate specifications. Whether youre
a professional or a do-it-yourself BMW owner, this manual will help
you understand, care for and repair your car.

Learn how to reset condition-based

service (CBS) intervals using iDrive.
020 Maintenance

Maintenance procedures from changing the cabin microfilter to
replacing and registering a new battery. This manual tells you what
to do and how and when to do it.
Front-to-rear fluid and lubricant service, including xDrive transfer
case fluid and ATF.
Cylinder head cover gasket and crankshaft seal replacement.
Cooling system, thermostat and radiator service.
Gasoline fuel and ignition system diagrams and explanations for
turbo-valvetronic-direct injection (TVDI) engines.
Diesel fuel injection system diagrams and explanations for turbodirect injection (TDI) engine management systems.
Service and repair information on BMW EfficientDynamics
technology, such as Valvetronic, xDrive, TwinPower turbo, and DSC
(dynamic stability control).
Twin scroll (gasoline) and variable vane (diesel) turbocharger
removal and installation.
Step-by-step variable camshaft timing (VANOS) service.
Suspension repairs, including wheel bearing replacement.
Brakes, steering and ABS troubleshooting and repair.
Heating and air-conditioning repair, including A/C component
Body and hood repairs and adjustments.
Electrical system service, with an easy-to-use illustrated component
locator section.
Comprehensive wiring schematics, including fuses and grounds.
BMW OBD II diagnostic trouble codes, SAE-defined OBD II
P-codes, as well as basic scan tool operation.
BMW factory tolerances, wear limits, adjustments and tightening

Direct fuel injection service,

including replacing and
resetting injector quantity
130 Fuel Injection
(N20, N26, N55 engine)

Drive axle, driveshaft and wheel

bearing service.
260 Driveshafts,
310 Front Suspension,
330 Rear Suspensions

Engines covered:


N20 engine: 320i, 328i, including xDrive

N26 (SULEV) engine: 328i including xDrive
N55 engine: 335i including xDrive
N47 engine: 328d, including xDrive

Transmissions covered (remove, install, external service):


GS6-17BG (4-cylinder models)

GS6-45BZ (6-cylinder models, RWD)
GS6X-45BZ (6-cylinder models, with xDrive)

Automatic: ZF GA8HP45Z

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