Hey Robert
I have an 87 s4 WITHOUT the alarm but i have found where it was supposed to be wired in. The factory has a couple of jumper leads on a the connections.
If i forget, please remind me and i will dig up the pictures i have. It may help.



You got to go read Nichol's tips more closely.
http://www.nichols.nu/tips.htm . Under 'Electrical -> Alarm Control Unit'.
The only thing I would do differently would be to jumper pins 15 and 87a instead of 30 and 87a. Pin 30 is live even with the key out of the ignition, while pin 15 is live only when the ignition is on. So, with pin 30 jumpered you will have the EZK relay energized all the time and it will eventually drain your battery.



This is the Hella Alarm controller as used in the 928 up to 1990 (it was then replaced by the Megamos controller)




Alarm bypass wire. Be aware, picture looks as if E is connected to A terminal. This is not the bypass as mentioned here.

Place a bridge wire in the Alarm "relay" in the center console below the Radio. Bridge 15 to 87a. Bridging to 15 means power is off when ignition is off, which is what you want.

There are two boxes for the alarm. You need to adapt the one with 10 pins.
Plans is to connect the Red-Black wire with the Yellow wire.
This way the EZK still gets the "go" signal.





Hi Theo,

I have recently bridged my alarm unit because of problems. After some time of not using the car it simply did not want to start anymore and suddenly the problem disappeared and the car started. Remarkably the car started again when I opened the rear hatch...

I also searched like crazy to find the alarm unit. The controller is really behind the glove compartment. It is way in the back behind a cross member, hard to see. Finding and following the cable helps.

Good luck!


The T33 bridge is used to connect the horn for alarm, and trigger the additional alarm relay to activate the lights.


The ignition switch powers the power rail 15 which would normally power up the EZK/EZF relay. The Hella alarm unit interrupts this power that activates the EZK or EZF relay. To better understand how it interacts with the EZK/EZF relay this is very helpful:

Electrical connection of immobilizer in1985 model:  ** picture intentionally blocked. If you need to see this picture please contact me.

Electrical connection of immobilizer in1990 model:  ** picture intentionally blocked. If you need to see this picture please contact me.