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Old 02-20-2010, 08:10 PM
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Not sure if this is the right forum for this question and apologies if it's not.

I've recently bought a '99 1500 318Ci ST (yesterday in fact!!).
It's a complete base model (manual windows, no floor carpet, no central locking).
Over time I intend upgrading some of these features, though most I can probably live without.

My question is whether this truck has a stock wiring loom or if there is a separate wiring loom for each of the trim levels?

One of the first things I want to do is fit central locking (and an after market alarm that I will wire in to the CL), because it's a big truck to lean across and I know I will forget to lock the passenger door if I open it.
I don't mind having to wire it in manually I suppose, but it would be easier if the electrical connections were already there and I just had to fit the mechanical parts (switches, solenoids etc.).

So is it a standard wiring loom with connections already there?
I do see conduit running from the body into the door, but I don't know if this is just for the speakers and also whether, if there are plugs for CL, it is wired into the fuse-box (no. 13 as I understand)?

Sorry this is long winded, but I wanted to make sure I was clear.
Hope I have been.
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I don't believe so . If the wiring for the door locks were there , you should see a rubber boot between the door hinges sealing the door to the cab .
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Oh yay!! ha ha. All I see is the plastic cable conduit running from between the front door pillar and the door isteslf, so I guess that's just for the speakers and it looks like I'll be creating my own wiring for CL. Thanks Tom.
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Try to see how many wires are in the conduit . Maybe squeeze it ?
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Hey tom, thanks for the tip. I did the squeeze test with mine and my brothers 2000 1500 today and there are definitely more wires in his. So looks like it's a new wire job. Thankfully he gave me his haines manual so I can check out the schematic and work from there.
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