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#1 (permalink) Old 06-15-2004, 12:48 PM
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Anyone have / installed / have opinions on the BMWVTX model alarm system from
bavauto.com ??

There are no pics of it there. Is it a decent deal? Thoughts?
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its better and cheaper than a factory alarm and plug-n-play.

good kit. I've been in the process of deciding if i want just keyless or a full alarm from them. and waiting until i have the money.

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I have their keyless system. No real issues to speak of.

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i am considering the same thing , ben.

question for all - in my 94 325 vert, there is no factory plug saying "prewired for alarm" or something like that as i have seen in the left hand side of the trunk in other E36s, verts and sedans alike. does that mean i just have to wire something up brand new or is there still a possibility that plug-n-play OEM type systems like these would work?

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I would venture to guess that your car is not pre-wired for an alarm. Unless BMW chose to add the alarm port in a different location for the cabs, you would be best served to go for an aftermarket alarm like Clifford, Ungo, or Avital.

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I'd like to find the pre-wired harness that an alarm system like this would plug into.

Question: where exactly would it be located in the car? Under / behind the dash?
(1997 328i)

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My earlier reply was for "igothepowers". He has a cab.

Leibniz, if your car is so equiped, in the trunk on the driver's side, you will notice a flap labeled "pre-wired for alarm" on it. This is your PNP source. I have yet to have any issues with products purchased from bavauto and I would imagine this is no exception....

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the factory port is behind the glove compartment inside the can. You have to remove it, and then you will see an unused port about 8-12 inches back. If you have large hands like me, it's a bitch to fit in place.

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the factory port is behind the glove compartment inside the can. You have to remove it, and then you will see an unused port about 8-12 inches back. If you have large hands like me, it's a bitch to fit in place.
prez - does that mean the cab IS pre-wired, its just a pain in the arse to get to?
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if you have the sticker its prewired... you also may want to check your manual. or with a BMW dealer they should be able to tell you as well..

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I was under the impression that all cars post 92 were prewired, cab or not. the best thing to do is call the dealer, give them your vin, and ask.

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and the area is a pain to get to if you have big hands.

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Hmmm... my wife has tiny hands; maybe I'll just get her to it...
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Thanks for the help guys...
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