|18-pin MID plug||Source||Purpose|
|Pin 8 (black/green)||Climate control pin 8 (black/green)||Start|
|Pin 9 (green/blue)||Climate control pin 24 (green/yellow)||Power (run/start)|
|Pin 12||Temperature sensor (+)||Temperature|
|Pin 14 (violet/white)||Radio pin 5 (violet/white)||Power (accy/run/start)|
|Pin 16 (grey/purple)||Analogue clock pin 3||Light switch (dimmer)|
|Pin 17 (brown)||Analogue clock pin 2 (brown)||Ground|
|Pin 18 (red/yellow)||Analogue clock pin 1 (red/yellow)||Power (all times)|
by John Avis | August 2, 2017
The following is a list of oils taken from Australian oil distributors that they recommend for the BMW M44 as fitted to the BMW E36 318is and 318ti.
by John Avis | May 16, 2017
I started having some trouble with my supercharged BMW E36 318is a few weeks ago. Firstly the car smelt strongly of fuel, and then it started losing power or stalling while driving.
by John Avis | December 21, 2016
My passenger side window on my 1998 318is coupe has been stuck in the closed position for some time. I can usually get it going by removing the door trim and then hitting the window motor with a mallet. As it is summer and hot and my air conditioning also stopped working some time ago, I thought I would try and get the window working.
I am a bit of a 3 series fanatic, having owned a couple of E30s and a few E36s, plus a few parts cars. I like the combination of the compact size, good performance and handling, and that they are more sports sedan than an impractical and extrovert sports car. This blog is a place to share my experience and knowledge.
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