1992 E36 318 remote central locking kit

Notices
 

Thread: 1992 E36 318 remote central locking kit

Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30
  1. 1992 E36 318 remote central locking kit 
    #1
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    92e36's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318is
    Year of Manufacture:
    1994
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    london
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Hello Everyone

    I have searched this forum already but still having difficulty wiring a locking kit I have so hopefully someone can help.
    I have a 1992 318 and want to fit a remote central locking kit I have bought from ebay. I have removed the glovebox and found a black electrical connector that I think from reading is an alarm plug that I can use to wire the lock and unlock wires to. When I tried this it didnt do anything!!
    I have uploaded a diagram of the instructions I got with the kit. I basically need to know where to connect the lock and unlock wires to.
    Any help appreciated.
    Attached Images
     
     

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  3.  
    #2
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    mark@vorny.co.uk's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    911 C2S
    Year of Manufacture:
    2009
    Transmission Type:
    Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    mark@vorny.co.uk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Appleby Magna, Derbyshire
    Posts
    6,636
    Thanks
    5,139
    Thanked 3,738 Times in 2,697 Posts
    Can you please edit your title in accordance with forum posting rules;

    YEAR / MODEL DESIGNATION (Exx) / MODEL - ISSUE
    2013, Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, PDK, Sports Exhaust, Chrono, etc, etc

    *removed

    BFUK weekday crew

    PLEASE READ THE POSTING RULES & HOW TO CORRECT THREAD TITLES & THE SELLING RULES
     
     

  4.  
    #3
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    92e36's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318is
    Year of Manufacture:
    1994
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    london
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    What else would you like me to put? Ive said its a 1992 e36 318. Thats all the info I know about the car.
     
     

  5. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  6.  
    #4
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    shamM3's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318i
    Year of Manufacture:
    1997
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Vert
    shamM3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    4,071
    Thanks
    950
    Thanked 1,502 Times in 1,391 Posts
    Great start lol

    Pin 13 and pin 4 on the center plug, usually yellow or purple on eariler models. Thats all the pins you need. If wired up correctly you can't go wrong. Its a pos trigger so just tap into the pin 1 on the black plug on the top left (purple/green stripe iirc)
     
     

  7.  
    #5
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    92e36's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318is
    Year of Manufacture:
    1994
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    london
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    I know!! I thought Id put the right title, I only bought the car a week ago and its de badged so dont know what model it is till I get my v5 from dvla. Anyway thank you for your post I will have a look at them and hopefully it will work this time. I guess if I test the wires you mentioned with a multi meter the lock and unlock will both read 12v when I manually lock and unlock the car?
    I have looked behind the glovebox and theres a white plug with a black plug clipped onto it next to the heater matrix pipes. The black plug is open and nothing is plugged into it. Thanks for your help though.
     
     

  8.  
    #6
    Platinum BFuk Member
    Car Details
    ali_b's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    Noble M12 GTO3R / E36 328 TI
    Year of Manufacture:
    2003 / 1997
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Rocketship / Compact
    ali_b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    West Mids
    Posts
    223
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 87 Times in 66 Posts
    What Sham Said +1

    When I was wiring mine in the compact , the plug I used was purple (either Centre plug or right handmost out of 3 behind glovebox - The colour is different on Saloons/Coupes I think) , I confirmed the correct pins simply using a 12v source as a test trigger. Once you find the right pins (unlock and lock), simply wire your trigger wires into that pin from your RCL unit.

    Just remember to set it up with positive trigger (rather than Negative) and our set. In total I tapped 4 wire :
    12V supply for RCL
    Ground for RCL
    Lock trigger,
    Unlock trigger

    I need to wire the indicators at some point so they flash
    Shiny Shiny Shiny!
     
     

  9.  
    #7
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    92e36's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318is
    Year of Manufacture:
    1994
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    london
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Ok cheers will have a look on the weekend. Thats interesting you said you got the power and earth for the kit from the plug too, will be easier then taking cables through to the battery. Will post how I got on after the weekend.Thanks to you both again.
     
     

  10.  
    #8
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    92e36's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318is
    Year of Manufacture:
    1994
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    london
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Still cant get it working. Ive tried the plugs behind the glovebox and none of them work. I even unplugged them all and the central locking still locked and unlocked from the drivers door by pushing the pin down on the door. I then tried the wires inside the drivers door and that didnt work either. So I am stuck now. I have set the locking kit up for a positive trigger and when I test the lock and unlock wires with the multi meter they give me twelve volts when I lock and unlock.
     
     

  11.  
    #9
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    shamM3's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318i
    Year of Manufacture:
    1997
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Vert
    shamM3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    4,071
    Thanks
    950
    Thanked 1,502 Times in 1,391 Posts
    Did you splice into pin 4 and pin 13? Take a positive from your cig lighter and touch it to pin 4 and the doors should unlock. Can you get pics up off the bits behind your glovebox, i'll be able to tell you which plug it is that way and how to count the pins although they are numbered anyway.
     
     

  12.  
    #10
    BMW Master
    Car Details
    Aus318is's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    e21 323i
    Year of Manufacture:
    1982
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    Aus318is's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    312
    Thanks
    74
    Thanked 86 Times in 54 Posts
    Doing same job to my 94 318is today. Have had trouble, but now know that need to take the lock and unlock wires from your new module and place them into the yellow central lock loom at pins 4 and 17 (fourth from top right and one beneath). They should be vacant. You will need to remove the plug and take out the brown plug, then add the new wires.
     
     

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Posting Permissions
  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts