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Old 08-21-2008, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a 2006 325i, and i was wondering if it came with a alarm system...The rear view mirror has a light which looks like it might be a part of a alarm system. although it never flashes.....does it only flash when alarm trips?

What is the best type of alarm system to protect the car....it has 20" custom wheels....so i want it to be a sensitive alarm system......
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after market alarms DO NOT work well with BMW circuitry. If u search the forum, there are lots of owners who complain about this and wonder why...

if u absolutely need to have the sensitivity alarm, I suggest you connect only that part of the alarm system that sounds off when ur car is touched... DO NOT for any reason have the ignition disable & door lock function- you will be in trouble if u do.

** the alarm installers will scratch their heads on this one... but if they know their circuitry basics, they will understand. If not, u hvnt found the right alarm people

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Thanks man thats a lot of help....that explains a lot since....i checked out a bunch of alarm places and they said they didnt want to touch my car....so i kinda of figured there was something fishy going on......

Do you know if the car already has an alarm....
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yup, the central lock system, keyless entry, and vehicle immobilizer all constitute your alarm.
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3 series come prewired for a factory alarm which is why you have the LED on the mirror. The actual alarm components must be installed and the system must be retrofit coded by a dealership. Call your local dealer for details and pricing.
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^^ Yup. Dirty Toll is right. You probably don't have an alarm, but you can easily have a BMW alarm installed.
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Give the dealership the VIN and they would be able to tell you if it has it or not.....
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