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    Greetings.
    I'm planning on fitting an E36 aerial amplifier in my E30. I have the box and the aerial cable.
    I'm guessing that the 2 short black cables that come out of top of the box close together (marked "AM/FM antenne") are the ones that go to the terminals on the rear screen.
    There is third black cable in the top of the unit which is marked "heizung". I've already worked-out that this is German for "heating", so this is for the feed from the HRW switch, yes?
    On the bottom of the unit, there is a male spade terminal, the aerial lead (I know what to do with that one!), and a brown push-in connector with a short length of white cable attached. What do I need to connect to these please? It also has a metal mounting lug, so my assumption with this is that it needs to be bolted to the vehicle body so that it earths.
    The unit is marked with the BMW part number 65 24 1 387 751. It came from a '96 328i 4-door.
    Sorry if this sounds like I don't know what I'm doing, but it wasn't me who removed the unit from the E36. Once I know for certain which cable connects to what, I'll be fine. I've tried looking for an appropriate wiring diagram with no luck.
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    white cable goes to the radio to power the amplifier when the radio is turned on
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanut View Post
    white cable goes to the radio to power the amplifier when the radio is turned on
    Thanks for that.
    I guessed as much, but forgot to put it in my post.
    Just need to know about the spade terminal and get confirmation on the the 3 black wires now then.
     
     

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    Hi mate, ive taken a quick pic of mine (excuse the far higher than it needs to be resolution). The wire top left connects to the heated rear screen, however it looks very like the two at the top right do as well ('the AM/FM Antenne')

    The white wire with the orange connecter is indeed power from the stereo The connector on its left is the aeriel feed from the amp into the stereo.

    Bottom left am not so sure about - my radio still worked when i disconnected it. Guessing an earth maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmc View Post
    Hi mate, ive taken a quick pic of mine (excuse the far higher than it needs to be resolution). The wire top left connects to the heated rear screen, however it looks very like the two at the top right do as well ('the AM/FM Antenne')

    The white wire with the orange connecter is indeed power from the stereo The connector on its left is the aeriel feed from the amp into the stereo.

    Bottom left am not so sure about - my radio still worked when i disconnected it. Guessing an earth maybe.

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    Thanks for that pic, that's a great help.
     
     

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    Having done some more investigating, I don't think this mod is do-able.
    It would appear that the E36 rear screen has 2 pairs of terminals - one pair for the heating function and the other for the aerial function. Can any one confirm this for me please?
    If it is the case, it's not going to work on an E30 rear screen.
     
     

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