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Old 05-18-2005, 10:34 PM   #1
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DDE Remote
Kit Activation Installation DIY


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  1. The package comes with four things: The relay with a
    wire stuck to it, a grey wire, and a red wire with a fuse with it and a
    connector.

  2. This is how the Relay looks like with the wire.







 



  1. Unplug the wire from the relay and plug it into the
    back of the relay connector


    






 



  1. From that you plug the relay into the connector, be
    sure the wire in the connector is connected to the relay


         


 



  1. Open the ECU box


         


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Old 05-18-2005, 10:37 PM   #2
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  1. Get a coat hanger or some time a long rod and shove
    the wire through the firewall, on the inner side of the car, there’s a hole
    that leads inside your cabin.


         


 



  1. Now go inside your car and look under your steering
    wheel, you’ll see three screws and two plugs. (the plugs are located at 1.
    the middle side of the plastic and, one near the brake pedal. (Now unscrew
    everything)


  


 


8. Now that you unscrewed
everything, you might wonder… wtf? It’s not coming off, well there’s two clips
right under the steering wheel, where the gap is, slowly but with force remove
the plastic from the clips. (be aware it might snap off)


 


9. Now locate the dome light, it
is on the left side of the plastic. Find the wires that are connecting to it.
There is a wire that has a red stripe on it. That is the Positive of the
footwell light.


 


     10.     After you have located
the wires,  connect the red wire with the fuse holder to the grey wire.
Then using the blue t-tap, tap that into the red stripe wire which is the
positive of the footwell light. Then connect the end of the red wire to the blue
t-tap… Again let me apologize for the horrible picture.


        


 


And you’re done!!!!


 


Connect everything together, and
put everything back to where it was and your done!          Have fun with your
remote kit!


 


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Old 05-19-2005, 05:04 AM   #3
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Old 05-22-2005, 12:46 AM   #4
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On my car it looked more like a blue wire with a red stripe... took me forever to figure out which wire it was. In any case, I think we can all agree that it's *not* the orange wire.
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:39 AM   #5
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I have a 99 323i, and there is no footwell light. What else should I connect it to?
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Old 07-03-2005, 08:51 PM   #6
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Old 07-03-2005, 10:50 PM   #7
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I have a 99 323i, and there is no footwell light. What else should I connect it to?


DDE Remote install (if you don't have footwell lighting)
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Old 07-04-2005, 12:17 AM   #8
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wow, thanks guys, this is going to be a bit harder now...
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Old 11-14-2005, 10:33 PM   #9
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sorry
i have a very noob question
i don't get the first step

so i have to unplug everything from the relay connection first?
( the black that used to install the DDE )

then plug it in to the new relay connection?
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Old 11-23-2005, 11:54 PM   #10
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[QUOTE=bimmerblvd]
  • Unplug the wire from the relay and plug it into the back of the relay connector

  • From that you plug the relay into the connector, be
    sure the wire in the connector is connected to the relay

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    The first part was still unclear to me. I'm guessing we are only using 1 relay for the whole DDE setup with the remote on function? And using the positive node of the dome light to activate the relay.? That same connector on the relay is also connected to the (RED/Yellow with WHITE dot) in the ECU box. Please clarify.
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    Old 01-17-2006, 08:43 PM   #11
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    yeah....please!!!! I have a red wire coming out of both headlight leads in addition to the usual white and brown for the ballasts....
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