I'm reading in my car's repair manual that I need to check "power supply voltage (+BM)". It also uses the phrase: "power supply circuit (+BM)". What is BM voltage?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAN_bus#CAN_bus_monitor Control Area Network Bus (CanBus) is the data network protocol on modern cars that controls engine, transmission and other vehicle functions.
+BM is the positive supply reference input for a bus module on the CAN
That voltage must be within certain limits or there is a fault elsewhere in the system. The input doesn't have to be 12v, but it could be and probably is. One of the terminals on the module that set a fault is labelled +BM. You have been directed to put a high impedance volt meter on that terminal and verify that it is within limits.
https://www.toyotaguru.us/prius-2003-repair/check-voltage-between-terminal-bm-of-ecm-connector-and-body-ground.html This page shows which terminal the +BM is on a Prius Engine Control Module (ECM)
http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tundra-problems-maintenance-repair-dealer-warranty-issues/205041-2003-p2118-after-dead-battery.html In this example the +BM voltage can be as low a 4v before a fault is set. This Tundra is fly-by-wire, it uses an elctronic motor instead of a cable to control the throttle position.