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I need some wire diagrams for a 1997 BMW 328IS.  This site shows diagrams for a convertible, 328I, are they the same wiring patterns for these cars reguardless of the model? I am installing an alarm in this vehicle.

Also I need wire diagrams for a radio in a 1998 BMW M3.  This site shows the 3 series.  Are all the wires the same for the 3 series or do they change with the models, e.g. convertible which is what this car is that I am working on.

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1997 BMW 3 Series

ItemWire ColorPolarityWire Location
12VRED / wht or red+ignition harness
STARTERblk/yel or grn/blk+ignition harness
IGNITIONgreen+ignition harness
SECOND ACCESSORYpur/wht or purple+ignition harness
TACHOMETERblackinstrument cluster *2
POWER LOCKWHITE/ red+factory alarm plug *1
POWER UNLOCKblue/red+factory alarm plug *1
PARKING LIGHTS +gry/pur, gry/yel *3headlight switch
PARKING LIGHTS -blue/green (hazards)factory alarm plug *1
DOOR TRIGGER*4-factory alarm plug *1
HEADLIGHTSyellowheadlight switch
WIPERSblk/gry and blk/blu-steering column
LF WINDOW UP/DNblk/wht - pur/whtAbody electr control mod *5
RF WINDOW UP/DNblu/grn - yel/grnAbody electr control mod *5
LR WINDOW UP/DNblk/yel - blu/grnArelay module *5
RR WINDOW UP/DNwht/yel - blu/redArelay module *5
TRUNK/HATCH PINBROWN / white-factory alarm plug *1
HORN TRIGGERBROWN / red-steering column
BRAKE WIREblue/red+at brake pedal switch
LOCK MOTORnonenonnone
UNLOCK MOTORnonenonnone
DISARM DEFEATnonenonnone
DOME SUPERVISIONcomes on with unlock
SPEED SENSEnonenonnone
SUN ROOF LIMITnonenonnone
LF SPEAKERnonenonnone
RF SPEAKERnonenonnone
LR SPEAKERnonenonnone
RR SPEAKERnonenonnone
RADIO 12Vnonenonnone
RADIO GROUNDnonenonnone
RADIO SWITCHnonenonnone
POWER ANTENNAnonenonnone

NOTE: This vehicle is equiped with the EWS II immobilizer system that need to be bypassed when adding a remote start. Use DEI module 555B. *1 The alarm plug is a black 12 pin plug located just behind the glove box. It is mounted with the pins facing you atop a vent just to the left of the body computer. Other wires at the alarm plug are: 12V- RED / white; Accessory- PURPLE / white; Siren- BLACK/ blue; Ground- BROWN / orange. Do not use the power sources at the alarm plug to operate high-current devices. The other side of the siren wire is mounted in a 2 pin plug at the passenger rear corner of the engine compartment. The other wire in the plug is a brown ground wire. DEI recommends attaching the siren at this point. *2 The wire is located in a white connector behind the instrument cluster. Do not unplug the white connector with the ignition on or turn the ignition on with the plug disconnected. *3 These wires are the separate left and right parking light wires. Use both wires and isolate each. *4 Door triggers are BROWN / gray for the drivers front door, BROWN / blue for the passenger front door, and BROWN / white for the rear doors (if equipped). Use all three wires and diode isolate each. *5 The body electronics control module and the relay module are located behind the glove box. When using a 530T and locking and unlocking with the key will cause the windows to travel full direction. The 529T will not alter the factory operation. *6 Located in a single pin connector next to the factory alarm plug. *7 If equipped with a factory alarm, the alarm will be plugged into the factory alarm plug. The only way to arm and disarm the factory alarm is with the factory remote. If your planning on using the 8360 pre-wired alarm harness the factory alarm must absent or removed.

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sorry, no stereo wiring for the '98 M3.  get a harness:


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