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#1 (permalink) Old 10-30-2005, 08:01 AM
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Question How to install a remote central locking module on the existing central locking system

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I have a E36 325i. Ofcource I'm very hapy with it, but I want to install a RC central locking module in my car and I can't find a good manual for the E36. Can anybody help me with this?

I've read a few times about a factory outlet plug under the right side of the dash, but when I looked (I've removed the glove compartmentbox) there were alot of wires etc, but no plug.

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Should look like this....

The plug is back there, just hidden. I just installed the BMW45p from Pelican Parts, plugged right in.


View with the glove box removed....



The actual plug....









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I've opened the dash 3 times already to search for the plug, but it's not there where yours is. I've also looked if it was hidden behind other cables/boxes etc, but no luck. Can you tell me from what area the cables of this connector come from? Then I know where to look.

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Simon maybe right, I have a 1991 E36 325i, i cannot find the plug either, searched for ever trying to look for it, in the end gave up and just spliced the relevant wires...

Simon, is your car a uk car?
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The car was a German car importen in 2003 to holland where I live. It's from nov-1993
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Ok mate, if you find the plug let me know where you found it, i have no idea where mine is , would love to know.
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I'll love to know too. I'll post it here if I find it. Maybe it's already connected to some box perhaps?
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That's what i thought, I couldn;t find it.
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What wires would I have to splice to connect the RC module? And where do I find them?
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Is the car "pre-wired" for keyless entry?

Does yours have the "Pre-Wired for Keyless Entry" badge in the trunk liner? If not then you'll have to splice into the electric door lock wiring, usually in the trunk harness. Use a good keyless entry system with internal relays like the Viper 712 or you'll be replacing them every year.



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"trunk liner"? What part of the trunk is that? (My english is not as well as I thought it was )

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"trunk liner"? What part of the trunk is that? (My english is not as well as I thought it was )
Hi Simon. I wonder if you found a solution for your problem. I'm trying to install a SPY module and can't find the cables to connect. (Lock, unlock)



This what it looks like behind the dashboard.

Thanks in advance.
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