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    i am in the middle of an engine conversion, i thought that if i took the loom with the engine i could plug it straight into the 318 fuse box.

    now i have got stuck because the 318 only has 1 round plug and i the 323 has 2 round connecters with a different amount of pins to the others.
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    i still have the old 323 so can take the connections i need but i am unsure on the best way round it.

    i think i need to chase the wires back through the fuse box and behind the glovebox where i think they go to this
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    the trouble is i hate wiring and there is alot in a small space

    someone must have done this and know the best way round it, i really need to get this sorted before i can move on and put the engine in.
     
     

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    Hi mate are the donor car and your car same year ?
     
     

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    I'm in the middle of doing this too mate, so feel your pain!
    Have you figured anything out yet?


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    The 323 was a 98 and the 318 is a 97 so shouldnt be a prob.

    Someone has suggested that the extra plug could be for traction control, abs or air con which the new car has none of these.

    I am gonna fit it next week and see what happens. I will post when i have tried it
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaniel View Post
    The 323 was a 98 and the 318 is a 97 so shouldnt be a prob.

    Someone has suggested that the extra plug could be for traction control, abs or air con which the new car has none of these.

    I am gonna fit it next week and see what happens. I will post when i have tried it
    Right mate, hope this helps!
    Connect up your normal plug and ignore the other one, as you have correctly said the other plug is for traction control only,
    I ignored this plug and it has worked fine!
    Good luck!


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