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  1. 1996 e36 tds touring. fusebox/ circuit advice needed 
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    Hi, probably a naive question, I am removing un needed circuits prior to transplant into a replica and want to remove circuits right back to the fusebox where possible.

    Does a circuit `start` at the fusebox, then go to the switch or sensor, then to the instrument or light/ relay or whatever and then to earth ?

    If yes, to remove unwanted circuits, I should start at the fusebox, remove the fuse and starting with the circuit wire supplying that fuse, trace back and remove the circuit. So is the fusebox/ fuse the `start` of a circuit or am I being too simplistic ?
     
     

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    Yes, that's correct, everything starts at the fusebox, and you may see a power distribution block there too where the main battery lead splits to the fusebox and starter.
     
     

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    greatly relieved ! am using logic rather than electrical knowledge. I have already removed most in- car un wanted wiring, all dash and trim, so wire location and removal `aint a problem. Do you happen to know if the abs system is `self contained` between the abs pump and brakes ? Or whether it connects into other systems ?
     
     

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    It's self contained on the E36, so removing it would affect anything else, only some with traction control would get it the way slightly
     
     

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    thanks, the unit on my car is marked abs asc- does that appear to be the easy to remove unit?
     
     

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    yes, but you may need to look for an ASC throttle.
    I'm not sure how the system worked on a diesel, on a petrol there was 2 throttles, and one could close to cut power regardless of the main throttle.
    Diesels don't need throttles, so it may work in a different way.
     
     

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    sorry- can you clarify- what is an ASC throttle ? Would that be a wire going from the abs/asc unit and onto the pump somehow ?
     
     

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    ASC is anti skid control, and it will work by cutting power to the engine.
    Somewhere in the system, there will be something that cuts power.
    I'm not sure how if works in your case.
    Was there a traction control button in the car?
     
     

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    no. no buttons. just the throttle
     
     

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    OK, so no traction control system.
    You should be fine
     
     

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