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Old 19th July 2015, 20:56
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I am struggling up get my indicators to work, does any one have any wiring details for the e36 indicator stalk? I currently have the flasher relay supplying power to the input side of the indicator switch (from pin 49a of the flasher relay) but I am not getting any life when flicking the indicator switch.
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I know that its easy to find the entire E30 wiring diagram on t'internet but never looked for e36. However that may not be of much use as they don't always show indivudual connections. I would start by taking a multimeter and checking what are the physical connections of the indicator switch. It should be straightforward (ish) after that.

I used a stripped down original BMW loom. It was a lot of work to identify and strip out all the unused wires but the plus side is that I didn't have to worry about stuff like indicators hazards etc. It was all plug n play...

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PS - Found it. Have a look here http://www.e36club.ru/faq/E36_Sedan_...after%2093.pdf
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Old 20th July 2015, 20:45
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I am struggling up get my indicators to work, does any one have any wiring details for the e36 indicator stalk? I currently have the flasher relay supplying power to the input side of the indicator switch (from pin 49a of the flasher relay) but I am not getting any life when flicking the indicator switch.
I had the correct wiring diagram for my E36 and it was of little help

I spent a good couple of hours with a multimeter mapping the terminals on the stalk switch, and that was only after I had worked out which terminal the indicator live and the flash / main beam supply should be connect to

I have a full set of 1994 E36 wiring diagrams if they are any use. If you PM me your Email I can send them to you.

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I remember this taking a bit of testing to work out. The wiring diagrams say what's what but not how they work. From my notes where I chopped off the BMW connectors and popped an 8 way on...The pin numbers won't help but the colours may

Indicator Stalk to 8 way multi connector
1 BRN Ground
2 YEL/RED BC when brought to ground pin 1
3 GRN/YEL Main Beam Flash when contact to pin 4
4 WHT To High Beam relay and dash
5 BLU Right Indicator
6 BRN/RED Live from Horn relay - grounded on column
7 GRY Left Indicator
8 YEL High Beam on From the main Off/Sides/Head switch

Indicator Stalk - left on original connector
GRY/BRN unknown
GRY/YEL unknown
GRY/GRN unknown
GRY/BLU unknown
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I am struggling up get my indicators to work, does any one have any wiring details for the e36 indicator stalk? I currently have the flasher relay supplying power to the input side of the indicator switch (from pin 49a of the flasher relay) but I am not getting any life when flicking the indicator switch.
The Bentley manual shows the Turn Signal switch as a low'ish current switch signal going to the combined Hazard/Turn Signal module.The module has internal relays that switch the lamp current.
I'm not sure, but the indicator switch may not be happy switching the full current of the indicator lamps?
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Managed to get it all sorted! Thanks!
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