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  1. E36 323i touring tailgate problem, wiring (ANTENNA) malfunction due to rear gate washer hose (FIXED) 
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    Hi Guys
    Iwas hoping someone could tell me the colours of the wires for my rear window defogger and the antenna.
    Basically where the boot door loom meets the car loom, behind the NS brake light, I had a corroded connector. So badly corroded that the pins had disintegrated. The guy that was reading my codes cut the connector out and replaced wih bullet connectors.
    Now I've just noticed that my radio doesnt pick up half the frequencies now so i think hes mixed a few wires up :(
    If anyone can tell me the colours of whats what i would be much appreciated.

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    What colours are the wires he repaired?
     
     

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    Will get a photo hopefully tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Class-- View Post
    Will get a photo hopefully tomorrow

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    Upload a photo and I'll compare it to my 1996 E36 325tds

    Is it this bunch of wires?



    And the antenna



     
     

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    Could it have been caused by this perhaps?



    I found mine was disconnected, they just push back together, it's tucked behind the wiring and won't be spotted unless looking for it

    I found water visible in the other picture which made me start looking for the leak
     
     

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    Yer it was the small black one at the forefront of the pic I will look into the water pipe hopefully tomorrow too It's a bit late and i think my neighbours wouldnt like me messing about with my car at this time When you start at 11am and finish at 1am taking photos become very difficult

    Thanks guys will be back watch this space

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    Please keep us posted. I can try and get a better picture if required but it would be a great help if you can post up a picture of the repair

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    Well thank you Rym you have found the leak for me It was that damn water jet connection. I find it odd they would place it there. I have reconnected it and sealed it with some black silicon.
    I also managed to find out why my antenna wasn't working. The connection to the box in the rear door was loose. I just simply put a small screwdriver in and bent the flaps around the female connection and bobs yer uncle i have radio
    The first photo shows my bullet connections that i had to do due to the water destroying the small black connector that was orignally there.
    Second photo shows how it has affected my other connections but they are still health altho they look crap
    The third photo shows the water connector siliconed up.
    The fourth shows how my antenna box in the boot differs from yours Rym
    AND finally the fith photo shows the black antenna box on the rear door with that horrible silver connector that caused the radio signal problem

    Anyway thanks a lot guys thats another problem solved. Still trying to get this darn key fob to work tho. Mind you I also managed to change my pollen filter today as well so it was quite productive.

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