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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:27 AM
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1995 318i - Where does this wiring connector go?

I know that a thread was started for this same issue by someone else, but for some reason I cannot find that thread any more. Sorry for the inconvenience. Anywho...

There are three connectors that come out of one end of the squid. One is the MAF, one is the throttle position sensor and the other is??? I read at one location that is was the oil pressure sensor, but when I looked at the base of the oil filter there was still a wire connector hooked up. I have removed the top half of the intake manifold. Coolant temp sensors, both, which are located on the side of the head near the squid, are also both connected still. I have attached a pic for help. Any advice is greatly appreciated. It is the connector between my fingers btw
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:53 AM
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I think (think!) it's the vacuum canister purge valve connector. It's been a while since I was under the manifold in my 318. I was just as confused the first time, too.
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:23 AM
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To hornhospital - The vaccum purge valve was still connected when I found this connector hanging. Although all of the vaccum lines to that valve were disconnected, which I was able to reassemble. Also, the Idle Valve under the intake was also connected, as well as the small valve under the charcoal canister. I think I need to tow my car to my house and just take off the rest of the intake manifold to find what I am looking for. I know that when I turn the ignition, 12v goes to this two wire switch. The car will turn over, but no start.
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Old 10-06-2015, 10:25 AM
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Download this:

http://wedophones.com/Manuals/BMW/19...g%20Manual.pdf

It's the BMW electronic troubleshooting manual for your 318. Expose enough of the wires from that plug (roll the rubber sleeve back) to read the color codes, then find it in the ETM. That'll tell you what that plug is for.
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