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Old 12-02-2005, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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aftermarket alarm

i dont have an alarm in my car, but im going to get one installed but i dont know what to get so i would like to know which one is the best FACTORY OR AFTERMARKET ???????

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Old 12-02-2005, 11:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i dont have an alarm in my car, but im going to get one installed but i dont know what to get so i would like to know which one is the best FACTORY OR AFTERMARKET ???????

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is there any aftermarket alarm that will be perfect fit for e46 and activating by using the same key fob instead of an extra remote?

if not then i guess you better stick with the factory one.
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Old 12-03-2005, 02:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd go with aftermarket. They are more specialized in what they do.

CompuStar alarm systems are amazing and come with a really nice, very detailed visual Lcd screen remote-pager which run @ 900mhz or so.

..oh yeah.. and you can also unlocking/lock/start your car from over 1km away which makes life that much more easy especially if your lazy lol

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I've installed a number of alarms on BMW's (factory alarms). As a BMW Tech, I am specialized in BMW's. Your vehicle should be pre wired for a factory alarm so all we really have to do is plug the componants in mount the units and program the vehicle. Your key fob now activates and deactivates your alarm and there are no extra remotes cluttering up your key chain, so instead of taking it to an aftermarket shop, where they splice into your wiring harness and you risk electrical damage to your vehicle I would of course recommend a BMW factory alarm.
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I've installed a number of alarms on BMW's (factory alarms). As a BMW Tech, I am specialized in BMW's. Your vehicle should be pre wired for a factory alarm so all we really have to do is plug the componants in mount the units and program the vehicle. Your key fob now activates and deactivates your alarm and there are no extra remotes cluttering up your key chain, so instead of taking it to an aftermarket shop, where they splice into your wiring harness and you risk electrical damage to your vehicle I would of course recommend a BMW factory alarm.
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Hey Zibby unfortunatly I don't know for sure who makes the BMW coolant, but I would venture to guess not PEAK. The coolant bottles all read "made exclusively for BMWNA" but not who it's made by...but BMW recommends any reputable name brand ethylene glycol long term antifreeze with corrosion inhibitors compatible with aluminum radiators. Sorry I couldn't give you a better answer than that!
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Hey Zibby unfortunatly I don't know for sure who makes the BMW coolant, but I would venture to guess not PEAK. The coolant bottles all read "made exclusively for BMWNA" but not who it's made by...but BMW recommends any reputable name brand ethylene glycol long term antifreeze with corrosion inhibitors compatible with aluminum radiators. Sorry I couldn't give you a better answer than that!
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i'd recommend the factory alarm over aftermarket
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The dealership wanted $275 to install the facroty alarm.

I did it in 15 minutes, but i still have to have them set it up. Are we sure there is no way around this? (sorry to thread jack )
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there really isn't any way around progamming the car to recognize that it has an alarm now...unfortunatly.
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