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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!!!!!!
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.
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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