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    hi i have a e36 328 coupe on a n reg it currently has a 8 button trip computer in, can i stick any type in and have most of the functions working ??? any info would be much apreciated
     
     

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    You can fit in any trip computer...it requires a bit of retrofitting and installing some new sensors but it can all be done There are a few guides here on how to do it
     
     

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    cheers mate spot o will get one and look more into it
     
     

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    I have done exactly this in a 1994 E36 325i.

    To go from 8 button with check control you only have to move 2 wires to make it power up and give you more or less what you had before, but somewhat prettier.

    However, anything that requires fuel consumption or distance / speed info will not work.

    When you turn the power on the exterior temp will flash as -37.5 degrees for a few seconds and go out.

    You will not have the gong.

    You can set the limit but it will not read the road speed.

    Code will not work without an extra wire.

    Range will read "---"

    Comsumption might read 99.9 unless you reset it


    You get the idea.


    Two pics of scrambled MID






    The black connector is one of two types, the one that came with the OBC had a little catch to release to let the actual block with the wires slide out.




    And here it is out.........




    The one on the car had a bit that slid down before it coule slide out..........
    (FYI recently stripped a Vectra B and found one of these black connectors on a wire zip tied to the bulk head above the glovebox. Useless info unless you are missing the white one for the OBC - no warranty implied given - though I suppose you could always see if a black E36 one does)




    And done




    Now you just need to decide if you need:
    To change indicator stalk for one to scroll through OBC - seems expensive for the benefit.
    Gong
    Temp sensor
    Code
    About three or is it two wires up into the instrument cluster connectors........



    I validated the wiring positions in the black plug from my 8 button against the cutoffs coming with the 18 button (I have lost the notes) but suffice it to say that everything lined up with the OBC having more.

    Once the black plug is out of its cover push on the side of the silver connector for the pins to remove and pull gently on the wire. They will slide out.

    I then repositioned two as shown HERE (repositioned not T'd into) to obtain the result above.
    Currently my white connector only has two wires in. The ones removed from 17 and 18 in the black connector. I carefully removed the rest and will use them as I add the other gadgets.



    No warranty of any kind implied or given. This is what I have done but I am not recommending it in any way and accept no resposibility ofr anyone attempting to follow what I have done.
    Last edited by E36Coupe328; 10-08-2010 at 23:35.
     
     

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