Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-05-2007, 02:48 PM
efanton's Avatar
efanton efanton is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 489
Mein Auto: BMW 325TD
1995 E36 Radio Wiring

I have just bought a 1995 325TD minus a radio.

I have a new radio to install (cheap and nasty but it will do for the time being)

Obviously the previous radio was stolen as the connector from the original radio is still there.

What I need is to know which wire is which. Hopefully I can then join these wires to the connector supplied with the new radio.

The original connector has 14 pins (there are places for 3 more but not used)

Looking at the pin side of the connector, on the left there are 8 wires obviously these are the speakers.
(two pairs of blue and two pairs of yellow, both pairs wth stripes).

This leaves 6 wires.

brown
red/white
grey/black
white
black/white
purple/white

Could anyone tell me what exactly are the 6 wires as I dont want to short anything experimenting.

Last edited by efanton; 04-05-2007 at 02:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 04-06-2007, 08:01 AM
BeRzErKaS's Avatar
BeRzErKaS BeRzErKaS is offline
U know how the game goes
Location: LI, NY
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 705
Mein Auto: BM-double Who's?
This may help:

__________________
BMW 3 Series - "Consistency of Purpose...Excellence of Execution."

Supercharged E36 325is 5sp
::ERT S/C, Auto-Manual Conv, SPAL Fan, Zeitronix, SAFCII, Alpine, Autotek, Orion, Angel Eyes, Tinted, Smoked, Trackpiped, and so much more::

Drop Top E46 330cic Step
::PP, SPP, CWP, HK, BT, Lumbar, Xenon, Tints, Clears, Remus Exhaust, ///M-Tech Wheels::
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-06-2007, 02:20 PM
Bmwcat Bmwcat is offline
Retired Slacker
Location: Somewhere not here.
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,711
Mein Auto: A car.
You should be able to buy a wiring adapter for the new radio from a car stereo shop. No cutting of wires required.
__________________
"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." -Samuel Johnson
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-08-2007, 01:51 PM
jbabin87 jbabin87 is offline
Registered User
Location: Chicagoland
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 26
Mein Auto: 1995 BMW 325is
No, you need to bypass the factory amplifier or it's going to sound like trash. Once you bypass it, it still dounds balanced right because of poor speaker placement. Sound is one thing BMW totally messed up.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms