I have a 2011 335i and I am considering a Viper/DEI alarm for it. I could really care less about the alarm aspect of it, I would pretty much want it for convenience features; but the alarm would be an added benefit. I would like to have remote start.
I currently have a Viper 5901 installed on my S2000, and I really like it; so naturally, I would consider the 5901 or maybe the 5902 for the BMW.
I do not have comfort access.
I have a few questions:
- I have done a little research and read that I would need a DLPK. How does the DLPK compare to the Fortin EVO-ALL or the EVO-CAN? Also, Fortin's site lists the EVO-ALL and the EVO-CAN as compatible modules for the car. Is there a reason to go with one over the other?
- If using a DLPK or one of the Fortin modules, would you need to wire up any other wires that would not be connected via a CAN module (i.e. power, ground, ignition, etc.), or do all the alarm wires connect to the DLPK and then the DLPK to the car?
- When using the DLPK, is there a way to take advantage of the current convenience features of the car? I would like to keep the factory window roll-down option, but would like to add in rolling up the windows from the keyfob as well. Would I need to purchase a DEI 530t to make this work, or could this be controlled through the CAN module?
- Are there any immobilizer bypass units that do not require a key? I couldn't find any BMW products from iDataLink. I noticed that the Fortin EVO-CAN and the Fortin EVO-ALL require a key, but I also saw that Fortin offers an INT-BMW2. Could both modules be installed to work together?
- Could controlling the side mirrors from the remote be added as a feature without any additional modules?
- I'm not sure I care about the SmartStart feature, but I have thought about it. Any reason to either get it or not get it?
I'm sure I'm forgetting some questions, but this is all I can think of for now.
Also, if anyone that has had one installed could provide some advice, I would appreciate it.