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1993 BMW 325is

Getting a Spec E36 race car prepared. Removed seats, interior, windows, radio, all apparent sound system wiring, and all unnecessary fuses. Now the engine cranks but does not fire, and the fuel gage and engine temp dash gages do not work. Everything else works when you turn the key on. What did I do??

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  • gpwidas Aug 07, 2008

    No kidding!! Of course I could pay a professional for everything. What good is this site if the answer is 'go to a professional'? I obviously know its a wiring problem. I would like to hear from someone who knows what wire or fuse associated with the sound system or seats or cabin lights, etc, is also associated with the ECU.

  • gpwidas Aug 08, 2008

    Great idea. I will give it a try. Still standing by for anyone with actual knowledge of wiring diagram.

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No way for us to know really the car is not in front of us ...
try this website...thank you!!!
http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/archive/f-18-p-49.html
or you really need to consult a mechanic....this is all we can do for you!!!

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The best thing to do would be to get a copy of the electrical manual.
that being said i uploaded a copy of it to mediafire for you.
1993 BMW E36 Electrical Troubleshooting Manual

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I don't know anything much about cars, but have you tried replacing all the fuses and then removing them one by one?

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You have removed or disconnected a necessary relay, wire, or fuse. It's going to be tied into the ignition. You're best bet is getting a wiring diagram, if you don't have one already, and trace through it. Use two different color highlighter pens to separate what you have removed, and what remains, then look for anything removed that ties the two together or ties into the ignition.

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    Ryan Rogers Aug 07, 2008

    Yeah, some of the experts on here aren't quite what you would expect, sorry about that.



    The solution I have given you is about the best you're going to get. Unfortunately, I have no way of knowing what all you have removed, so it will be near impossible for me to track down the excact problem area without seeing the car. So, I can guide you in the genneral direction, but the rest will involve a little hands on of your own. Sounds like this is going to be a killer machine when you get it done, good luck.

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    Ryan Rogers Aug 07, 2008

    If you don't have the wiring daigram, you can purchase on at the link bellow for $12. I couldn't find a decent printable diagram on line.



    http://www.ahdol.com/

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    Ryan Rogers Aug 07, 2008

    Dustyboner's download is excellent if you don't have the diagrams. You will still need to trace the wiring.



    geemarie, did you even read the post?

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This seems to have a wiring problem nothing else. you need to get the wiring checked from a professional machanic.

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