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  1. 1997 e36 318i vert,alarm info,3g ews mk2 
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    im still trying to sort this wiring out guys.
    it looks such a mess behind the glovebox.
    seems to have like 10 foot of wire cables wrapped around the box,surely bmw didnt fit this?
    im gonna start shortening the loom soon to make it more user friendly and to help assist troubleshooting.
    firstly tho,theres 2 main wiring plugs,1 large 20 pin, and a 6 wired plug.
    on the 6 wired plug theres a black wire thats unconnected.
    can anyone advise where this wire goes please?
     
     

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    Alarm Module (Large Plug)

    1. Grey/Brown – Spliced Into Grey/Brown/Yellow of Green Plug (X13254) Pin 2
    2. Vacant
    3. Violet/Grey – To Siren Plug Pin 4
    4. Black/White – To Siren Plug Pin 3
    5. Violet/White (Shielded) – Spliced Into Violet/White in Loom behind Glovebox
    6. Brown – To Earth
    7. Vacant
    8. Vacant
    9. Brown – To LED Pin 1
    10. Grey – To LED Pin 2
    11. Blue – To LED Pin 3 & 4
    12. Vacant
    13. Vacant
    14. Vacant
    15. Red – To Live
    16. Blue/Red (Shielded)
    17. Blue/Yellow – To Purple Plug (X13253) Pin 17
    18. Blue/Green/Blue – Spliced Into Blue/Red/Yellow of Purple Plug (X13253) Pin 4
    19. Red/Brown – To Siren Plug Pin 2
    20. Blue/White (Shielded). Spliced Into Blue/White In Loom Behind Dash
    21. Vacant
    22. Brown/White (Shielded). Spliced Into Brown/White In Boot Near Light
    23. Black/Brown – Not Connected
    24. Brown/Violet. To Siren Plug Pin 5


    Alarm Module (Small Plug)

    1. Vacant
    2. Vacant
    3. Vacant
    4. Brown/Blue – Spliced Into Brown/Blue/Yellow of Green Plug (X13254) Pin 3
    5. White/Green – Not Connected
    6. White/Black – Not Connected
    7. Vacant
    8. Black – Not Connected


    Alarm Siren Plug

    1. Brown
    2. Brown/Red (
    Orange on some siren wiring)
    3. Black/White
    4. Violet/Grey
    5. Black (Black/Red or Brown/Violet on some siren wiring) This goes to the bonnet pin-switch
    6. Red


    LED

    1. Brown
    2. Grey
    3. Blue
    4. Blue – Spliced Into Pin 3
     
     

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    Hi been reading some of your posts and am amazed at your in depth knowledge. In particular this one as i have 1999 318 ti with 3g ews alarm. My alarm sets as in locks flashers blink but nothing from siren in fact if i disconnect the siren it makes no difference at all. I also noticed if i enter the car with alarm set the car will still start but hazzards flash. Is it poss for me to bench test siren. Also siren has no key slot but i have a small round key on my bunch that came with the car so wondered where key overide is located thanks again for all the info you post regards rusty
     
     

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    Sounds like the siren has been replaced for the later type without the key-switch, hence the reason you still have the key for the old one.

    Find the alarm module and make sure the siren is connected from there as there is another connector inside the car before it passes through the bulkhead.

    If it is connected, then no sound whatsoever indicates the internal batteries have failed but the unit is fully sealed in resin so replacement with a known working siren is the only option.
     
     

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    thanks for your prompt reply. 8 pin siren connector has corroded connections on loom side in engine bay is there a specific name for this type of connector so i can try maplin or rs for a replacement. also my fob is two button type so i assume it is mk2 edition thanks
     
     

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    No, you won't be able to find this connector new anywhere other than a BMW or Sigma alarm dealer, even then you'll have to be lucky as this alarm was discontinued over 10 years ago.

    You'll need to find a replacement from one of the forum breakers or eBay with the wiring attached. Is is possible that your siren is ok but as the connector plug is corroded it won't have been getting any power to top itself up. See if you can get the connector & wire first, failing that get a replacement alarm with the connector & wire attached.
     
     

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