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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Mon, Dec-18-2017, 03:20:59 AM   #1
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Default Wiring Question, behind glove box, 99 M3.

New here, enjoying being back in an E36 and correcting the faults I find from a previous owner's attempts at ... I really don't know. Anyhow, I knew the cabin filter would need to be replaced, so I went the long way by removing the glove box. I did this since I could see a couple of the mount points were broken and could use some fiberglass since I am cheap and would rather keep the parts as original as possible. LOL.

When I got to the part where you disconnect the wiring harness, it was already disconnected, but curiously I also found this.Note: I did put the wiring block on it's mount for the pics.


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So, what is this wiring connector related to? Alarm/remote entry? Stereo? GPS?
Everything works, so I am not too worried, but gosh it is freaky seeing this not connected to anything.

Thanks for your thoughts.
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Default Re: Wiring Question, behind glove box, 99 M3.

Aftermarket head unit adapter?
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Old Mon, Dec-18-2017, 06:09:40 AM   #3
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Default Re: Wiring Question, behind glove box, 99 M3.

That connector is for the alarm module. Looks like someone already tapped into for an aftermarket one.
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Default Re: Wiring Question, behind glove box, 99 M3.

It is sad to see needlessly butchered wiring. The last time I checked, BMW would still sell you the matching socket housing and contacts to create a plug-and-play harness.
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Default Re: Wiring Question, behind glove box, 99 M3.

Thanks much. For the help.

Agreed, sad to see such wiring assaults. I am finding other things the amateurs did to this beauty, but I am on a mission to get this back to as clean and correct as possible. I probably should start a thread for the correction process.

I think I will get back to the wiring and remove the tag ends and shrink wrap the repair locations, maybe even shorten the harness as I don’t plan on using the alarm.
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Default Re: Wiring Question, behind glove box, 99 M3.

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Thanks much. For the help.

Agreed, sad to see such wiring assaults. I am finding other things the amateurs did to this beauty, but I am on a mission to get this back to as clean and correct as possible. I probably should start a thread for the correction process.

I think I will get back to the wiring and remove the tag ends and shrink wrap the repair locations, maybe even shorten the harness as I donít plan on using the alarm.
LOL, I am in the same boat right now. Good luck!
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Thanks, and good luck to you as well.
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