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ok i just bought a 2000 323ci two days ago, for some reason my alarm wont arm.... im not sure what im doing wrong, i just press the bmw sign on my key and my locks lock... but my alarm doesnt arm itself...... i read in the owners manual that if the alarm is set corectly your hazards and your horn is suppose to go off once. Help me please!!!!!!
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chances are you do not have the alarm...but do this:

go into your car, there should be a little 4x4 inch box on the roof inside on the headliner. Its centered. This is where your motion sensor is installed which comes with the alarm. Use a flat head screwdriver and gently pry off the box. If you see nothing inside that box, you do not have the alarm. You must buy one. To put the box cover back, just align it correctly and pop it back on.

If you do have the sensor, you must go activate your alarm. Go to the dealer and activate it. You have the choice of having it beep or not beep and you also have the choice of hazards flashing or not.
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Ummm no. In e46s...the horns don't honk EVER when locking your car. You can have it programmed to chirp or be silent when you lock your car.

But old 5ers and I think old e30s and older than e38 7ers too....are the only ones that honk the horn when you lock it. They have a square keyless entry with 3 grey boxes on them.

Yeah, have the dealership activate your alarm. The red dot on your rear-view mirror should flash if you have it activated.

That is...if you have an alarm on your 323Ci.
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ok, i checked the box and theres just one wire in there, so do i have an alarm or what?
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nope no alarm for you...the cheapest around is prob www.circlebmw.com for $225. Call them for prices.

when i mean beep i mean the chirp sound, not the horn.

and even if your clown nose(red led on rear view mirror) flashes when locked this doesnt mean you have the alarm. You can actually get bmw to activate the led flash plus hazards flash when you lock and unlock the car even with no alarm.
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how much do u think it would cost bmw just to activate my hazards to flash when i unlock it and lock it? is it even worth it?
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how much do u think it would cost bmw just to activate my hazards to flash when i unlock it and lock it? is it even worth it?
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ooops... sorry i didnt mean to put that twice ^
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some dealers do it for free....others charge you. i do not know what the typical rate is. i think its all up to the dealer.
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some dealers do it for free....others charge you. i do not know what the typical rate is. i think its all up to the dealer.
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i'm doing this same thing, i talked my dealer into doing it for free. Try VOB in Rockville, MD. if your in the area.
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