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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 12-08-2012, 05:58 PM
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Engine Bay Wiring Help Pleez

Hai gaiz. Unfortunately I didn't see where these two wires went when we were (wow 5 words starting with w in a row!) dissembling the engine bay. TIA!

On the drivers side I have this pair of wires with a rubber cover, don't have much slack.

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On the pax side I have the ground strap and can't see an obvious place for it to attach.

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:26 PM
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Hard to see/tell Chad. The top almost looks like starter wires. Are they all hooked up?


If the other one is a ground strap, where is connected, the engine mount? It shouldn't really matter where it goes per say, I think mine may be on the engine block?? Not really positive at the moment though.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:27 PM
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1st pic looks like the alternator or starter power wire


2nd pic bolts up near the engine mount from the bottom
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:28 PM
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I could be mistaken but aren't first pic alternator wires?
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:36 PM
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The ground strap is currently connected to the spot on the engine mount arm, where does it mount on the body?

And d'oh, yep alternator wires. Good call. Thanks

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some seriously silly statement, skippy....there's 5 "s's"....count 'em....1...2...3...4...5!!!

so there...



since we have already established the first pic were alt wires, the last pic are ground wires, we just need to verify the location of the mounting.

look around the motor mount. iirc, the strap connects the motor mount bracket to the chassis...




edit:matt beat me to it...


but is still haz teh 'ssssss'....


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Old 12-08-2012, 07:17 PM
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Sweet, thanks guys. Found the ground strap after crawling around under there some more. It's a long enough strap I thought it would be visible from the top, didn't think it would be under there.

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New question!

What the hell connects to this blue hard line right next to drivers strut tower.

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I thought charcoal canister was under the spare tire. Fudge, I just checked the emissions label and it is there, but I don't see it anywhere in the garage. Guess I'm not getting smogged today after all

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Not yet, this and the alternator is basically the last thing before I throw the air box and belts on and turn the key.

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