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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 09-30-2013, 10:14 AM
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What is this stuff

I am in the process of getting rid of all the wires i do not need as I convert to straight track car. Searching the Bentley I can't find any info on these two areas. Before I follow it up under the dash, anyone know what these are? Located in the trunk on the right hand side above the battery. Thanks!




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Old 09-30-2013, 10:21 AM
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Hey Jay!
Ill go take a peek.. collision sensor(?)
I see your taking this one down to the bones..
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:30 AM
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Most of the fuses are gone and I have a pile of spaghetti on the floor that used to be my harness so there is no going back. Car still runs and I have tack and brake lights so we are good to go. Still have the windows in the doors but they are coming out after I get the panels done. Took the fuse box out over the weekend to get rid of all the crap i don't need and I will still have more than I want but I need to get this beast to the track. Just loaded up a big brake kit from Massive last week so it should go and stop real well. I'll pull this apart and see myself. Just thought someone might know. I think there is a fuel filler ground back here somewhere. I will post back when i find out what we have here.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:43 AM
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Okay, top one is the fuel door flap actuator, part number 67.11-1387610
two more wires gone!
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:53 PM
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LOL.. Looks like you got that figured out..

Lets see her.. pix?
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:59 PM
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Yep, the one on the top is for the fuel door lock. One one on the bottom I'm not sure about, but if your car is OBD2, it might be related to the charcoal canister thing located in the spare tire well. If you don't have an OBD2 car, ignore my comment and return to your regularly scheduled program.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:09 PM
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Never did figure out what the bottom panel is. Whatever it is the wires are gone as I am working under the dash from what I have chopped out of the fuse box and two of the three wires were dead. We finsh the day by reconnecting the battery and firing it up, slow but sure.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:14 PM
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:18 PM
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What is this stuff

That bottom panel is just a cabin air outlet, it vents out to behind the rear bumper. There should be one on the other side as well.


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Old 09-30-2013, 03:28 PM
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Yes there is but I could not figure out the three wires. No issue now as they are gone
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:04 PM
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Made some progress today. Lots of wires to go but can definitely see the end.
Lots of crap you don't need:

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Wires to the right are all dead:



Whats left of the fuse box:



Some of last weeks handy work.





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Old 01-08-2014, 01:22 PM
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Damn, that is some wiring harness.

How much weight do you anticipate losing from removed wire and relays?


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Old 01-08-2014, 01:27 PM
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Was about 80 pounds. Completely filled a 40 gallon trash can. You don'r realize how much is in there. Just the trunk alone was 9 wires the were not needed. The entire splice connector from the passenger side foot well is gone.
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:29 PM
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Wow, that's significant enough to go on the to do eventually list. Ty!


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Old 01-08-2014, 01:48 PM
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It is very tedious and time consuming. I pulled the fuses first and made sure I had what I wanted. Then started in the trunk and wet forward. I planned to leave the windows working but some ow cut a wire over near the passenger foot well and lost them. I am going to pull them and mount clips on the bottom that will hook on the door and that way you can still lock the car or keep the rain out. Have the aluminum for the panel but have not cut them yet. Trying to get another car ready to drive down to Daytona for the Rolex.
Still have some mop up work to do but you can look around my bucket on some of the work. Nothing fancy but lots of fun.
Coolant bottle is from VW. Made the floor board. Harness is behind the side panel when it is in until I make a dead pedal. Video tape box in back seat is a 6 position fuse box that runs the fuel pump and my cool shirts. Mounted where the air bag control was so you have a nice ground and a box that snaps shut to keep the positive leads covered so no shorting. Stripped the lights out on both sides and cut the driver side for air intake. Money saved, spent on cold beer!
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:26 AM
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Cool to see what you're working on. I don't know if I'll be going that light, but it's too soon to tell. That fuse box looks to have been mortally wounded!
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:05 PM
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Yeah it took a beating
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:25 AM
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Jay Mac..
had to come back to this for some inspiration.
your the man.

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Old 03-28-2014, 09:49 AM
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Yeah, it has been on the track for the first time two weeks ago. I went with an instructor as I had not tracked in over 4 years. He owned a lightweight e36 M3. He said the car was an absolute beast. The mechanic that teched the car for me also liked the work so I felt really good about it as I had no idea what I was doing and like most on the forums was grabbing ideas and inspiration from others also. I have another engine being built that will include a full ceramic job. Not worth it but I had to have it. Here are some shots. Nothing special but the car was an absolute blast to drive!














The door windows come out so that saves about another 35 pounds. Will try to get it on the scale next time out. Did not put the splitter on yet as the extractor vent and the covers gave me a great balance. Ran 5 degrees of wing for the first time.





As an added bonus the exhaust sounded great. I was very pleased with the overall performance.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:17 AM
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I got bogged down with this project and wanted to get it done to take down to Florida for the Rolex. Forgot how slow this car was but very cool in it's own right. Owned one of these new in 1983 when I met my wife. One came on the market and I had to have it. Still have the wife, now I still have the car.










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