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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 11-06-2012, 03:37 PM
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E36 wiring harnesses interchangable on year models?

My son found a complete engine wiring harness salvaged from a 1992 325i for sale and wondered if it could be used on a 1995 model year 325is. Thanks
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:34 PM
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It won't work because the '92 car is pre-VANOS.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:52 AM
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To continue the thread; is it possible to swap in an M50tu engine with an associated wiring harness and 413 DME into a -92, or are more parts needed? I.e., I'm thinking of VANOS-ing a -92.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:30 PM
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You could swap in a Vanos motor if you have the harness and DME. Physically everything is the same
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:39 PM
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Thanks! The search for a wrecked 10/92 to 12/93 (for the non-EWS red label 413) commences. I realized that I also will need the MAF since the non-VANOS one is incompatible.
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