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1980 320i extra key hole ?

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I'm fighting with this car 1980 320i . Cant get anything from turning the key , Starter dead,

Lights turn on, dash lights up,  buzzer sounds Ive tested all the relays, fuses, continuity, now ive noticed

this extra key hole  in the back of car with 2 blk wires not connected to it. any body know what that is ?

see pics..... could that be the reason it wont crank? thank you for any help !!!

 

Ken

75 2002 manual trans

80 320i  auto trans

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Back in the day, I used one of these key switches for my alarm.  A PO may have used it as a start kill.  Put the wires together and if there are no sparks or anything weird,  see if it cranks.  

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Yep, betcha that's the remains of an old alarm system.  Back when E21s were new, that was a popular spot to mount the alarm kill switch--but not a very good one as it was exposed to all the gunk pulled up by the moving car...

 

mike

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