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Old 04-22-2004, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok well, I'm sure some of you have seen a previous post called 'Alarm on?' This is linked to that in a way, but has a different questions involved.

Assuming that I were to purchase an origianl equipment "aftermarket" alarm system from circlebmw or another source... would it work with my key WITHOUT the addition of another alarm keychain thingy? Meaning that after installation and after the dealer activation, would the master keys work to activate the alarm while simply pressing the lock button like the original '99 328i alarm did?

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Old 04-23-2004, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Com'on guys, i've left it here for 24 hours, all i need is a yes or a no.

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I just ordered my alarm a couple of days ago from Pacific BMW and it hasn't arrived, yet, so I can't answer with a definite yes or no. From everything I've seen about them, they should use the existing keys.

I'll post something when I get it if no one else has by then.
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Old 04-23-2004, 07:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks!.... i'll be waiting...

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tell me the year and model car we're dealing with here and ill tell you the answer. Also which is it afermarket or factory? theyre 2 different things, the way you described it is confusing.
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Oh...right, I'm sorry, I have a 1999 328i E46. The alarm that came as an option from the dealer that wasn't installed on my car which is available from dealer sources for around $225. I guess you can say that it's original equipment, but since it was never an original item on my car i refered to it as "aftermarket" being that it would be installed now... years after it's manufature.

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The alarm does integrate with the BMW key so no separate control or anything will be needed. Keep in mind however that the alarm after installation will need to be coded by the dealer or it will not function correctly. So if you are planning on doing the install yourself you will after the installation need to take it and have it programmed. Good luck.
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Yea i know abotu that little point... you know of how much a dealer would charge.. ball park?

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depending on how nice they wanna be between .5 to 1.0 hrs labor at prob $100-$125 an hour depending on who it is and where youre from. If they try and charge you more than 1 hr labor theyre ripping you off.
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Oh... that sucks... what if just for the activation?

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lol...that was just for the activation!!!!!!!!!!
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WHAT! ghead that's messed up! Your telling me that freakin BMW stealership would charge you .5 hours labor to an hours labor for pluging a plug and just pressing ENTER!!!! Man... i'm sorry, that's fucked up!

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The machine only cost 16k maybe you should just buy 1....oh ya and put yourself through 75k worth of education to become a master tech

Just razzing you, ive heard of some dealers doing it for free for people but i wouldnt go in expecting that. Just call them and see what theyre willing to do for you.

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Thankyou very much, I do highly appreciate the amount of information that you have given me. It will come in handy, now I just gotta buy the kit and install it.

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