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The charge light does not come on when key is in position 1.

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If the warning light does not come on, repair any wiring or bulb faults before continuing to check the charging system!

Maybe the bulb is out which completes the circuit to D+........if not, recheck your wiring......
 

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I had to disconnect the negative cable for the alarm to reset.The alarm seems to be working.When I turn my key to position 1,the charge light does not come on.It says to check for bad wiring or a bulb.Is there a starter relay somewhere?
 

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I had to disconnect the negative cable for the alarm to reset.The alarm seems to be working.When I turn my key to position 1,the charge light does not come on.It says to check for bad wiring or a bulb.Is there a starter relay somewhere?
I think you have start looking in that area, meaning the bulb & the wiring.......there is nothing wrong related with the starter........because, when you jump start your car, it starts.......that is telling me that when you jump start it @ the engine compartment position, you are bypassing the issue, with either the charge warning light bulb that supplies 12 volts to D+ on the alternator or the wiring issue is being bypassed.....

Listen, you had the a the alternator out, there are 3 wires in the back, are you sure they are on the correct terminals.......I would double check that 1st, if that checks out Ok.......then I would remove the gauge cluster & check the bulb......

link on removing gauge cluster:

DIY: Installing Silver Gauge Cluster Rings on E36 - United Bimmer Community - BMW Forum

jb :)
 
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