When to replace the Brake Pads on your BMW 3 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake Pad Set, disc brake : 30000 km
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330 i, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330 xd, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330 d, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330 xd, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330 xi View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front brake pads / front brake pad set on BMW 3 (E46) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

All the parts you need to replace – Brake Pads for 3 Touring (E46) and other BMW models
Replacement: brake pads – BMW E46 touring. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Anti-squeal paste
HEX bit No.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – BMW E46 touring. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Perform the replacement of brake pads in complete set for each axis. This provides effective braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all brake pads on the same axle.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – BMW E46 touring.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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