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i am doing the swap and have a complete parts car that is just wrecked so i have everything. The only thing i need to know, is there any wiring? please help
 

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Look at the manual tranny and look at the auto tranny side by side when you rip it out.... I know completly usless info but..... Thanks for going manual.... It's better anyway
 

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The only wiring that comes to mind is the backup switch for your reverse lights. That's the only thing I can think of.
 

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yeah so far thats the only wires i see going into the manual trans. i will know for sure in about an hour. almost out
 

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you also have to rig the park/neutral switch from the automatic transmission and the light on the cluster for trans failure has to be removed.
 

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you also have to rig the park/neutral switch from the automatic transmission and the light on the cluster for trans failure has to be removed.
+1 neutral safety switch on the clutch pedal.
 

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im wondering the same. goin to be doin this swap in 2 months. let me know how it goes man, after its all done, any pointers?
 

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To those of you who are converting to a manual trans, I am looking for a good automatic transmission for my E36 M3, 1998. So much for following BMW's "life time" auto transmission service recommendation.
 

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you also have to rig the park/neutral switch from the automatic transmission and the light on the cluster for trans failure has to be removed.
this, and the reverse light tapping. Other than that, you dont need any other wiring. I didnt even connect the reverse lights to the tranny, I made my own seperate switch for it (so I have fun messing with people) :rofl:. the way you rig the park/neutral "switch" is by (IIRC) connecting pin numbers 5 & 7 together. i can take pictures for you if you'd like. The swap was semi-easy, just make sure you dont strip ANY bolts. Trust me, you dont want that happening at ALL. Good luck :thumbup:
 

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What the fcuk!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hate bumped threads :tsk:
 

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I realized right after I posted.....
 
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