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    I have just bought a 320i Touring from 1996, with central locking but no remote locks.

    The issue of remote locks is only really important, as the car came with only one master key and a stupid valet key, which won't open the boot, so that's one for me and one for the wife, and we both kind of need to get in the boot.

    So, being a cheapskate I bought a Universal Keyless entry Kit from eBay, which comes with everything I need, except information specific to my car.

    What I need to know is: Is there a blank plug on the wiring lomb somewhere that has all the wires I need, and if so, where is it, because that would be gold-dust? Also, What kind of system is my car - neg trigger, pos trigger, pos/neg trigger or pneumatic? Where is best to install - the driver's door, the boot lid? Can anybody help me out? I'd sure appreciate it.

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    Have you got more details of this kit you bought?
     
     

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    Yeah, it's Chinese, brandless, but well made, has very good feedback on eBay.

    Wiring is 6 wires to central locking, with a few wiring diagrams for various systems, depending on pos or neg trigger etc.. Also, 2x wires for permanent +12v & -12v, 1x boot release +12v, two wires to +12v parking lights and 2 switches for boot release +/- option and 3.5/0.5 second central lock time (for pneumatic or electric options)

    The remote is 4x button (lock, unlock, locating and one further, unexplained button)

    I think that's pretty much all I can tell you.

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    Is there any chance you can scan those wiring diagrams so I can work out how to wire it to the ZKE central locking unit in your car?
     
     

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    Sure - will do. Thanks for your help.

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    Here you go - I had to use my digital camera & photoshop them - should be readable if viewing all the pixels:
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    Here you go - I had to use my digital camera & photoshop them - should be readable if viewing all the pixels:
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    Ok Lucas, I seem to have figured it out. Your trigger is +ve so disregard any of the -12V and pneumatic stuff and go with the electric central lock options. The ZKE is powered constantly and supplied by fuse F35(25A), so keep an eye on this if anything goes wrong like shorts etc.You can store this aftermaket module in the door or boot depending on how you can get access to the motor control wiring. The wiring as follows for your car:

    1. Front doors - Open signal = Green, Close signal = Black
    2. Rear doors - Open signal = White, Close signal = Blue/Green
    3. Boot lid - Open signal = White/Blue, Close signal = White/Green/Yellow
    4. Permanent +12V for the trigger = Red/Green, and is fused through F7 (5A)

    I'm sure you may be confused a little, so let's leave out the parking lights for the time being until you wire up the central locking first. Fire away any questions that you may have .
     
     

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    Wow - thanks for that!

    OK, so of course I am a little confused still. I wasn't expecting the front and back doors to have different open signals, as they always open together, no?

    So, My unit sends only one open trigger, it seems, and one close trigger (white and white/black wires), so presumably I have to connect this open trigger to green, white and white/blue, and the close trigger to all of black, blue/green and white/green/yellow. Is that right? I am completely happy that I can only open and close them all together and not individually, if that makes things easier.

    What about the remote locking loom blank? Is there one? Where might it be? Wouldn't it make things easier, having all the wires I'd need together? Or am I missing something...?

    The pink trunk release is redundant, I assume, as there is no trunk pop on this car.

    If I've got it pretty much right, can you explain the indicators bit, as I need to do it in one operation if possible, or else the wife will go mental (more mental I mean )
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    How do I get in the damned door panel? This thing's like Fort Knox!!
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