From digest.v7.n1476 Wed Apr 8 12:43:03 1998
From: Dan <dturlik_at_pisces.interpath.net>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 11:02:53 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: <E36> BMW Alarm install in '92 325i sedan?
> You may be out of luck. Early production E36 cars weren't wired for
> either the alarm or CD player. My (since sold) 92 325i wasn't. Chances
> are if you can't find it, it isn't there.
> 96 M3
My wiring harness was quite hard to find in my 96 328i sedan. If I had
just taken out the glove box I would have never found it. I had to pull
the lower dash cover panel off, and dig around. Its pretty far back on
the left of a bunch of electrical boxes. Its clipped to the bottom of the
plastic holder for the boxes. I don't know if it's been mentioned before
but Viper makes a direct plug-in adapter for the E36's that connects to
their 500+ series of alarms. I just installed mine the other day. It
took me about 2.5 hours to install the alarm, motion sensor, shock sensor
and siren. The only soldering I had to do was the siren to wiring harness
and the motion/field sensor to the shock sensor circuit. The motion/field
sensor fits perfectly under the 2nd cup holder. Overall it was the
easiest alarm install I have ever done. The alarm was $100, field sensor
was $35 and the wiring harness was $20. Not a bad deal IMHO.
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