Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

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BMW Installation Instructions

Specialised knowledge is required. Installation time: approx. 30 mins. to 1 hour – this may vary, depending on the condition of the vehicle and its fittings.

Note

The leads and cables must be laid so that they cannot be crushed, abraded or twisted.

Tools and materials required

Regular screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver
Cable-testing lamp
Universal knife
Ring spanner, 7 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 13 mm A/F
Hexagon socket wrench, 7 mm, 8 mm
Side-cutting pliers
Flat-nose pliers
Press-out tool
Crimping tool
Hand drill
Drill bit, dia. 5 mm, 12 mm

Necessary preparatory work:

  • Print out fault memories
  • Disconnect battery
  • Remove instrument panel (bottom left)
  • Remove left A-column panel (below)
  • Remove left footwell speaker (E30 only)
  • Remove door-contact switch (left) (E30 only)

BMW E30 only

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Electrical connection diagram BMW E30

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Take light warning device f rom installation kit and lay “door contact” cable (cable colour black) from footwell to door-contact switch. Detach attachment connector from door-

co ntact switch and cut off. Connect “door contact” cable (cable colour black) to connecting cable of door-contact switch as shown in illustration and crimp on connector. Reinstall door-contact switch, speaker and A-column panel (below).

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Press plug-in contact (1) out of connector. Connect “radio” cable (cable colour green) to cable provided and crimp on plug-in contact. Insert contact (1) into connector, reconnect connector and slide into mount.

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Press together retaining lugs (1) of plug-in connector X6 (2) (colour white) and lift plug-in connector out of mount. Pull locking element (3) in direction indicated by arrow and separate plug-in connector.

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Press contacts 7 and 9 out of connector X6. Cut off plug-in contacts. Connect contact 7 (cable colour grey/yellow) to cable “58L” (cable colour blue) as shown in illustration. Connect contact 9 (cable colour grey/white) to cable “58R” (cable colour yellow). Crimp on new plug-in contacts. Insert contacts 7 and 9 into connector. Reconnect connector, secure wh locking element and press into mount.

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Cut out insulating material (1) according to housing contour. Drill 12 mm dia. sound aperture (2) and 5 mm dia. bores (3) as shown in illustration. Secure light warning device with screws (M4), washers and nuts.

Dimensions:

a = 83 mm
b = 30 mm

BMW E32

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Electrical connection diagram E32

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Press together retaining lugs (1) of plug-in connector X12 (2) (colour blue) and detach plug-in connector from mount in front left footwell. Pull locking element (3) in direction indicated by arrow and separate plug-in connector (2).

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Lay “radio” cable (cable colour green) and “door contact” cable (cable colour black) f rom light warning device to connector X12. Press contacts 6 and 12 out of connector. Connect contact 6 (cable colour purple/grey) to “radio” cable (cable colour green) as shown in illustration. Connect contact 12 (cable colour brown/grey/yellow) to “door contact” cable (cable colour black) as shown in illustration. Crimp on new plug-in contacts. Insert contacts 6 and 12 into connector (1), reconnect connector and slide into mount.

BMW E34 only

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Electrical connection diagram E34

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Pull locking element (2) in direction indicated by arrow and separate plug-in connector X14S (1) (colour yellow).

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Lay “radio” cable (cable colour green) and “door contact” cable (cable colour black) from light warning device to connector X14S. Press contacts 8 and 14 out of connector (1). Connect contact 8 (cable colour purple/grey) to “radio” cable (cable colour green) as shown in illustration. Connect contact 14 (cable colour brown/grey/yellow) to “door contact” cable (cable colour black) as shown in illustration. Crimp on new plug-in contacts. Insert contacts 8 and 14 into connector (1) and reconnect connector.

BMW E32 and E34 only

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Press out light switch (1) in instrument panel. Press locking element (2) and detach connector (3).

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Lay cable 58R (cable colour yellow) and cable 58L (cable colour blue) from light warning device to light switch. Press contacts 6 and 7 out of connector X503 (1) (colour black). Connect contact 6 (cable colour grey/white) to cable 58R (cable colour yellow) as shown in illustration. Connect contact 7 (cable colour grey/pink) to cable 58L (cable colour blue) as shown in illustration. Crimp on new plug-in contacts. Insert contacts 6 and 7 into connector (1). Attach connector (1) to light switch. Press light switch into instrument panel.

BMW E32 only

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Cut out insulating material (1) according to housing contour. Drill 12 mm dia. sound aperture (2) and 5 mm dia. bores (3) as shown in illustration. Secure light warning device with screws (M4), washers and nuts.

Dimensions:

a = 83 mm
b = 30 mm

BMW E34 only

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Light Warning Device BMW 3 Series E30 and E30/5, BMW 5 Series E34, BMW 7 Series E32

Cut out insulating material (1) according to housing contour. Drill 12 mm dia. sound aperture (2) and 5 mm dia. bores (3) as shown in illustration. Secure light warning device with screws (M4), washers and nuts.

Dimensions:

a = 83 mm
b = 30 mm

BMW E30, E32 and E34

Reinstall all parts which have been removed in reverse sequence.

Reconnect car battery.

Carry out test for correct operation.

Functional description:

When the ignition lock is set to “0”, the side lights are switched on and the driver’s door is open, the gong of the light warning device must sound until the driver’s door is closed or the side lights are switched off . When the parking lights are on, the gong sounds whenever the driver’s door is open.

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