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Old 05-20-2004, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I have a problem with my car alarm on my 97 528i. The stupid thing seems to go off all the time for absolutely no reason (in the mornings it seems to go off right around 10:50 for some odd reason). Sometimes it will go off about a minute after I just finished driving too. I bought the car used so I dont know where anything is yet.
I was hoping someone here could tell me where I can find the car alarm unit so I can pull the plug or make it less sensitive or something? Its starting to drive me insane and I can only expect the same thing is happening to my neighbors on the first floor of my apartments. Thanks for any help!

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Old 05-20-2004, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's under the right-rear side of the car. You'll need to remove the rear tire.
Go to WWW.BMWTIPS.COM for instructions under electronic/cell headline on how to replace the siren.
Sounds like you need to replace the siren yourself or take it to the dealer or somewhere else.

We had a few topics on this subject, check them out for additional info.

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For a quick fix... remove the fuse... #48... above the battery.
That should stop it!!
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So does the #48 fuse control anything else at all by chance? If it doesnt I am pulling that thing out the minute I get your reply back! Haha, it will be a sweet victory! Thanks for the replies!

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Old 05-20-2004, 04:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I just went and looked at the car, but I dont know which fuse is #48. I dont have the car manual or anything (it didnt come with it when I bought it used) so I cant look in there. Could you tell me which one it is? Also, I read in another post about the alarm unit being under the left rear seat, but I dont know how to lift up the back seat to look at it. How do you do it? Thanks for the help!

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Just the alarm, dude!!!

I would recomend a repair manual for $109 (cheapest I seen it for) + free shipping from... can't remember but they're locate in San Diego, California.

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It's the third one from your right... it's a tan color 5 amps

Turn the alarm on, open the trunk and remove the fuse. The LED red light under your rear view mirror will stop blinking....

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Muwahahaha, victory is mine! I pulled that thing out as quick as I could! Now I wont have to listen to that insufferable noise every morning! Thanks!

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Muwahahaha, victory is mine! I pulled that thing out as quick as I could! Now I wont have to listen to that insufferable noise every morning! Thanks!

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but now you pretty much dont have an alarm with the fuse out
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Old 05-21-2004, 12:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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This is true, I dont have an alarm now. But in my town I dont think it will really matter, because there arent very many car crimes at all. If I ever go to a big city or somewhere I dont know, I will put the fuse back in. Just as easy as that and its fixed.
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