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Old 01-25-2004, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's how to make your factory E36 alarm system motion-sensor enabled.

I was at a gas station one day, inside. I heard a loud car alarm outside. It has been going on for a few minutes. I was like - "lazy bastards - can't click a button on a remote to shut it off?". When I go out to the car, I figure the car alarm was mine Those who have factory alarms know that the only way they would go off is when the hood is popped, or a window is broken (there are no sensors on windows - just a microphone that registers the high-pitched sound of glass breaking). My windows were all intact. Now what triggered the alarm is my dog sitting inside and barking at just about anybody within 30 feet of the car. Her high-pitched barking has set off the alarm :lol:

That's a nice way to add a motion sensor to your factory alarm setup - albeit an expensive one (chihuahuas run at 600$ and up in a pet store)
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600 is an expensive upgrade. :lol:
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i have a story about gas stations and alarms, the other day i went to fill up and i guess i locked/armed my car...when i put the nozzle into my tank the alarm started goin' nuts...
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My funny stock car alarm story.......

I have a 93' 325i with factory alarm and remote locks.
Well I was getting out of school one day walking out to my car and I heard this annoying car alarm going off and I was thinkin to myself why won't that stupid person turn off their damn alarm!! I get to my car and it's mine going off for no reason. It turns out someone called me on my cell phone in my car and that triggered the alarm to go off. I wasn't sure at first so I tried it at home and sure enough it went off but only with the doors double locked. It worked on two different types of cell phones.
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Who needs an alarm when you got a dog?
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A Chihuahua V2 is the new standard in automotive security systems. Featuring standard skin puncturing BiteBak technology, this addition to your car's security system is capable of deterring would-be intruders from targeting your car by visual sight of the system alone.
Although maintenance is required at least daily, regardless if you use your car or not, this is the ultimate in automotive security.
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Interesting... I could see a potential exploit with a CD mastered recording, a mini amplifier, and a really loud tweeter in a mall parking lot... or get this.. The dealership :lol: :lol:
Just drive by and have your window down, blast the signal towards the dealership and watch the salesmen scramble for the keys to shut them all off.
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Just start cutting wires man....it's the best way to get rid of things.... eventually you'll find the correct wire to cut... hope that helps..





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bitcore... i actually love ur idea hehehhe ..
guyz, about Robdrmer story.. isnt this bad ? i don think its supposed to be triggered buy cellphone signals.
Robdrmer, question: the alarm was only triggered right ? nothing happened to the locking right ?

oooops.. did i spoil the fun in this topic ! am sorry guyz !! heheheh i got a funny story too
my neigbour had a new honda car parked on the street. The thing is that the alarm kept on goin on, and the guy going out to the balcony to shut it off. again and again, then he got p***ed off so he unarmed it, the next day he didnt find his car :P
The story was that a cool burglar just layed down under the car, kept on rocking it every couple of mins hoping that my neighbour would eventually turn it off so he can sneak in and steal the car and so he did.... isnt that creative or wut !!
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The regular locks still worked and nothing was damaged with the cell phones. I have no idea why it would do that but now I know I can't leave my cell phone turned on in my car with it locked. But at least I know its ringing in the most annoying way possible.
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I would like to disable my factory alarm cause a lot of times it goes off for no reason. It drives me nuts when I hear it in the middle of the nite..when I open the door..and when it snows. Can someone tell me where it is so I could cut the wire or pull the plug. This would be a great help.
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