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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 07-17-2007, 04:03 AM
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On Board Computer Question ??

Does anyone know if the wiring loom for these are already in the car and it's just a simple case of plugging one in or is it a dockyard job ??
cheers...Sean
All I've got at present is an analogue clock

Car in question is a 1999 E36 323i coupe

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Old 07-17-2007, 04:51 AM
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Sorry mate, it is not that easy at all

This link shows the job that is needed from 11-18 buttons and it is a mission - http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/tech...BD_Convert.htm
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:45 AM
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I believe there was at least one batch of UK cars that came prewired for an OBC. I first thought this might be wishful thinking until a fellow described and showed us a picture of the connectors he had found behind the middle console.
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:44 AM
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It seems that to convert from 11 button to 18 button is easy but from analouge to 18 might be a little harder.
Has anyone done that before?
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:03 PM
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I've converted quite a few E36s to the 18 button on board computer. It is getting easier every time! Last time, it took me about 1 hour. All I needed were the wiring harnesses and computer.
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I want an analog clock! That sounds nice. What does it look like?
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I want an analog clock! That sounds nice. What does it look like?
Its a piece of Sh1te. Not only is it positioned so low you cant read it when driving, but it has no backlight as well.


Its part no. 1 on the diagram in the link.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...88&hg=62&fg=05
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Old 09-03-2007, 12:07 PM
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Heh, #10 looks like a www.w00t.com bag of crap :P
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Its a piece of Sh1te. Not only is it positioned so low you cant read it when driving, but it has no backlight as well.


Its part no. 1 on the diagram in the link.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...88&hg=62&fg=05
Yes it does....
Look at part # 2 on the diagram in your link.....
Then order and replace it

Oh, and VTi, LOLOL.
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Haha, yes it DOES have a bulb! I'm glad I replaced that bloody clock with the digital clock, that analogue style really ages the interior!
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