1998 e36 318is Coupe - Rclick R/Central Locking kit

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  1. 1998 e36 318is Coupe - Rclick R/Central Locking kit 
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    Hi all,

    Just need a bit of help really, this has got me a little stuck so I thought I'd ask you guys

    I bought the rclick kit to add RCL to my e36. All easy enough I thought so went about fitting it.

    As it stands, I've got a red wire for power, got the earth wire ... earthed and I've got the cables to pin 4 and 17 attached for lock/unlock.

    Unit has power, but pressing the buttons on the fob just makes the relay click a few times but nothing happens with the door lock.

    I've checked and rechecked my connections and they seem to be correct.

    Anyone got any ideas what I could be doing wrong please?

    Thanks chaps.

    Harmz

    EDIT: Also, would anyone know what the three wires for the factory LED are? I'm guessing +/-/arm/disarm as it's a programmable LED switch but does anyone know which wires correspond to what please? wouldn't mind having it as a status LED/ programmable lock/unlock button in the car (if its possible)
     
     

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    Have you got a multimeter? if so check that the wires show voltage spikes when the relays click.
    Does the kit allow you to change the pulse length? If so try increasing the pulse duration.
    and make sure the lock/unlock wires are the correct way round!
     
     

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    You have the right pins so follow Adamatia's advice.

    When you say "factory LED" I assume you mean the LED for the 3G EWS alarm system? The push button element of the switch disables the interior sensors. This will help understand how it is wired...

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...ing-to-t45729/

    Unless you wire it to a relay the wiring is too low a gauge (too thin) to support being used to lock & unlock the car.
     
     

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    Thanks guys.

    I'll get cracking on this over the weekend and will keep you guys updated.

    Might have to leave out the lock/unlock button as it seems pretty pointless, might revisit it later and try and retrofit the proper BMW switch.
     
     

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    North American spec cars had a separate lock button, see photo.
    It was also used on the Euro spec E38 and E39 so you should be able to source one easily.
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