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    OK folks...I am doing a Cruise Control retrofit on my '99 E36 328i Automatic Vert.

    I need to add 2 last wires in, one from the Gear Selector Switch, and another from the Transmission Control Module (TCM).

    Review of the BMW Circuit Diagrams I have indicate both wires go through a Connector designated X69, so I will not have to mess about trying to gain access to the TCM in the engine bay.

    So, question is where is Connector X69 located in the car. and how would I recognise it...

    Thanks in advance.
     
     

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    From the schematic
    X69 . . (25 PINS, GRAY) . . . .. . . . . rear LH side of engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . 18-3 05-2

    The schematic also has a diagram on page 346 of 386 of all the splice and connector locations at the end of the document.

    Basically, as you look at the engine bay fuse box, from the front of the car, there are 2 or 3 large round rubber covered plugs depending on you model. Second one is X69.
     
     

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    In the engine bay...as joylove says.

     
     

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    Thank you to those above who responded :-)

    Well had a good look around the X69 connector this evening......

    The Brown/Black wire from the Automatic Transmission range switch Pin 7 goes to X69/19 (according to all the schematics) - that can easily be spliced to link up to the Cruise Control module pin 5.

    The wire that goes from the The Transmission Control Module pin 57 (Yellow/Brown wire) only appears to go as far as the X69/14 PLUG (which has a socket in it). The male pin/car side of X69/14 is empty.....so it seems that I have to get a Male Pin and solder wire to it to link up with the Cruise Control Pin 7.

    I am going to a breakers this weekend and will confirm that the TCM has the Yellow/Brown wire from Pin 57 to X69/14 (Plug) on a scrapper. Also if you read the OEM Cruise Control Retrofit Install instructions, it makes reference to fitting a cable into X69/14.

    This will make for an easier install for anyone retrofitting Cruise Control into an E36 with an Automatic Gearbox, and save you having to root about inside the recess where the TCM resides in the bulkhead behind the fuse box.

    X69 Pin part numbers
    61-13-0-007-452 Circular contact with Cable
    61-13-0-005-197 Female contact with Cable
    Last edited by JohnboyC; 15-02-2011 at 21:30. Reason: various clarifications
     
     

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    I've almost finished this using the retrofit loom. The retrofit loom does indeed have a circular connector on it, not a splice/solder arrangement.
     
     

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