E90Post
 


Extreme Power House
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > AUDIO/VIDEO + BLUETOOTH + Electronics/Alarm/Software > Good aftermarket Alarm?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-30-2011, 11:59 PM   #1
e92n54t
Livin the Dream!
 
e92n54t's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 BMW e92 335is
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: It's a Secret

Posts: 77
iTrader: (0)

Good aftermarket Alarm?

Has anyone installed a good aftermarket alarm in the newer 09+ e90's?

Preferably something simple that wont screw up the factory wires and something where I don't have to carry around another damn key fob...
e92n54t is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2011, 09:36 AM   #2
giovane
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2007 e92 335i, 2008 e70 3.0si
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Houston, TX

Posts: 138
iTrader: (3)

Buy the oem, 260$ in parts, install it by yourself (1hr job if you take it easy) and have it coded by somebody here in the forum. that's the best thing to do.
giovane is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2011, 12:12 PM   #3
B-737
Captain
 
B-737's Avatar
 
Drives: Carrera C2 993
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Jersey Shore

Posts: 822
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 328 xi  [3.63]
95 Carrera C2 993  [0.00]
the OP has a 2011, 2011's do not come prewired for alarms.

OP,
you can get a CAN-BUS alarm system from DEI and it wire taps into the CAN bus system. Its very very basic protection like the factory system. It's just a few wire taps and you'll maintain your factory remote.

I had it installed in my car. i also installed a RemoteKey+ to blink the mirror LED so between the two its about as close as you can get to factory system.

if you need it i can go digging for the DEI model number...
__________________
B-737 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2011, 01:09 PM   #4
VP Electricity
Brigadier General
 
VP Electricity's Avatar
 
Drives: E91 XDrive
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: portland oregon

Posts: 3,177
iTrader: (3)

3901V or T. V is probably disco.

For a really sweet alarm, you need a 3302X Clifford and the DLPK data interface for the BMW. I'd add the SmartStart module just for notifications.

But that's just me
VP Electricity is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2011, 04:44 PM   #5
e92n54t
Livin the Dream!
 
e92n54t's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 BMW e92 335is
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: It's a Secret

Posts: 77
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by B-737 View Post
the OP has a 2011, 2011's do not come prewired for alarms.

OP,
you can get a CAN-BUS alarm system from DEI and it wire taps into the CAN bus system. Its very very basic protection like the factory system. It's just a few wire taps and you'll maintain your factory remote.

I had it installed in my car. i also installed a RemoteKey+ to blink the mirror LED so between the two its about as close as you can get to factory system.

if you need it i can go digging for the DEI model number...
Sounds good to me, thats what I'm looking for. How much did it run you?
e92n54t is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2011, 04:45 PM   #6
e92n54t
Livin the Dream!
 
e92n54t's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 BMW e92 335is
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: It's a Secret

Posts: 77
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by VP Electricity View Post
3901V or T. V is probably disco.

For a really sweet alarm, you need a 3302X Clifford and the DLPK data interface for the BMW. I'd add the SmartStart module just for notifications.

But that's just me

Just for giggles, do you have a good site to look at these or should I just google it
e92n54t is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2011, 04:46 PM   #7
e92n54t
Livin the Dream!
 
e92n54t's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 BMW e92 335is
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: It's a Secret

Posts: 77
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by B-737 View Post
the OP has a 2011, 2011's do not come prewired for alarms.

OP,
you can get a CAN-BUS alarm system from DEI and it wire taps into the CAN bus system. Its very very basic protection like the factory system. It's just a few wire taps and you'll maintain your factory remote.

I had it installed in my car. i also installed a RemoteKey+ to blink the mirror LED so between the two its about as close as you can get to factory system.

if you need it i can go digging for the DEI model number...

Oh one last thing, does your car "BEEP" now when you lock or unlock. This is the part I hate the most, I can never tell when my car locks...
e92n54t is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2011, 10:53 PM   #8
B-737
Captain
 
B-737's Avatar
 
Drives: Carrera C2 993
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Jersey Shore

Posts: 822
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 328 xi  [3.63]
95 Carrera C2 993  [0.00]
The DEI can-bus alarm will chirp if you program it to do so, but its a lock unlock chirp only, and its coming from the alarm siren so it sounds different than the BWM beep. the alarm unit has only very basic features that you can customize. it has no remote so you just use your factory one which is what i was aiming for.

my car does do the BMW Beep on "lock only", it unlocks 'quiet'. but this is a function of the RemoteKey+ module. the RK+ is wired in along with the alarm, it includes a little speaker that does the BMW beep. the RK+ module is configured either through the car or simply by plugging your laptop into the units USB port, opening the program and setting the features exactly how you want them such as; "windows down / up with FOB buttons" "folding mirrors from FOB" "beep on lock only" "beep on unlock only" or beep for both, and a few other settings... it will always flash the mirror LED when the car is locked as well.

the alarm model... look for either the DEI 3901T / 3902T / 3903T
the manual i have saved in my phone is for those units so my version must be one of the above. im out of the country, when i get home i will see exactly which one i have...
VP eluded to the fact it might be discontinued though

The RK+ is made by Mods4Cars you can google them. they are a fantastic company who do a really good job supporting their products. They do stuff for Mercedes Benz ect... They are headquartered right here in NJ too.

the alarm and the RK+ are both pretty cheap, and will come in less than the BMW alarm kits ( i think) or close to it. the DEI can-bus alarm will run you $200 or less, and the RK+ i think is around $250....
__________________
B-737 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2011, 10:58 PM   #9
6spdcoupe
Second Lieutenant
 
6spdcoupe's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 TBSS, '06 E55, '13 CX-9
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Central Jersey

Posts: 229
iTrader: (1)

3901T would be correct. The 3901C/V may be the disco'ed ones ...
__________________

Kenwood DNN991HD >Mosconi 6to8V8
Brax Matrix MX4 ..Dynaudio Esotar 650/ Esotar 1200
Brax Matrix MX4 ..Dynaudio Esotar 110/430
6spdcoupe is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2011, 11:24 PM   #10
B-737
Captain
 
B-737's Avatar
 
Drives: Carrera C2 993
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Jersey Shore

Posts: 822
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 328 xi  [3.63]
95 Carrera C2 993  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by 6spdcoupe View Post
3901T would be correct. The 3901C/V may be the disco'ed ones ...
lol this
thx Don
the man himself!
__________________
B-737 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2011, 11:32 PM   #11
B-737
Captain
 
B-737's Avatar
 
Drives: Carrera C2 993
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Jersey Shore

Posts: 822
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 328 xi  [3.63]
95 Carrera C2 993  [0.00]
as an aside...
and VP eluded to this...
you can go for a hubba bubba real alarm with smart start. i actually have the 'convenience' side of this on my other car but not the alarm module. for the same or less money you can have a car that you can auto start / stop, and control from your smart phone. your car will text you updates if the alarm is triggered, gps locating and more! its really, really cool.

but with that alarm system comes its own remote, you'll have to stash a keyfob buried under the dash for the car to read for auto starting. you'll also have to install its proprietary LED somewhere maybe in the mirror windshield trim. the 'package' is way cool and has every feature imaginable but i didnt want to go that crazy while the car was still under warranty.

if you picked this route you could keep the factory BMW keyfob, ditch the DEI one, and use your smart phone for all advanced features.... (just thinking out loud)
__________________
B-737 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-04-2011, 12:36 AM   #12
KN| BMW
First Lieutenant
 
KN| BMW's Avatar
 
Drives: E90LCI to GTRS5 WideBody M3
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Vietnam - HCM

Posts: 378
iTrader: (0)

Any detail or website available?? Im also interested in it! thx
KN| BMW is offline   Vietnam
0
Reply With Quote
      09-04-2011, 09:35 AM   #13
B-737
Captain
 
B-737's Avatar
 
Drives: Carrera C2 993
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Jersey Shore

Posts: 822
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 328 xi  [3.63]
95 Carrera C2 993  [0.00]
http://www.mods4cars.com/sms/shop/in...products&cat=3

http://www.xpresskit.com/product.aspx?productid=22
__________________
B-737 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-09-2011, 12:48 AM   #14
e92n54t
Livin the Dream!
 
e92n54t's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 BMW e92 335is
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: It's a Secret

Posts: 77
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by B-737 View Post
as an aside...
and VP eluded to this...
you can go for a hubba bubba real alarm with smart start. i actually have the 'convenience' side of this on my other car but not the alarm module. for the same or less money you can have a car that you can auto start / stop, and control from your smart phone. your car will text you updates if the alarm is triggered, gps locating and more! its really, really cool.

but with that alarm system comes its own remote, you'll have to stash a keyfob buried under the dash for the car to read for auto starting. you'll also have to install its proprietary LED somewhere maybe in the mirror windshield trim. the 'package' is way cool and has every feature imaginable but i didnt want to go that crazy while the car was still under warranty.

if you picked this route you could keep the factory BMW keyfob, ditch the DEI one, and use your smart phone for all advanced features.... (just thinking out loud)
HMMM that sounds pretty sweeeeetttt. You mentioned the factory warranty... would this void it? Also how much did all this cost if you dont mind me asking?
e92n54t is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-09-2011, 10:17 AM   #15
B-737
Captain
 
B-737's Avatar
 
Drives: Carrera C2 993
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Jersey Shore

Posts: 822
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 328 xi  [3.63]
95 Carrera C2 993  [0.00]
i believe that if your taking the car in for service there is a jumper that can be moved to make the whole system invisible. But i do know that BMW does not take stashing an extra key fob under the dash lightly. our cars are very secure with the system theyve set up, when you start messing with that its safe to say all bets are off.

When my warranty is up, i plan on doing this, but our cars heat up so quickly i havent found it to be a big inconvenience yet. however, added range would be nice.

I love being able to control my truck with my iphone or the long range remote, but warming up the truck is a priority because thats the vehicle i use in VT when its five below zero in the early AM.

I did not get the alarm features added into my truck just the convenience side, 'flashing alarm led', remote start with smart start ect, and it was around $300 i think. but the system as a whole, iphone integration is very polished, and the supplied remote is not obtrusive. these are not the systems of yesteryear, they've come a long way.

my reservations as it applied to our cars was that it was a bit more involved than i was willing to gamble.

after work im usually walking to my car (or truck)with about 50 pounds of luggage, in both my hands. I like being able to unlock (manage) my truck from the comfort of the employee bus right from my phone. Not setting my luggage down and fidgeting for an unlock button in the rain / snow is really nice, something i cant do with my 328.
__________________

Last edited by B-737; 09-09-2011 at 10:28 AM.
B-737 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-09-2011, 10:40 AM   #16
e92n54t
Livin the Dream!
 
e92n54t's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 BMW e92 335is
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: It's a Secret

Posts: 77
iTrader: (0)

thanks for all your time and knowledge Very helpful
e92n54t is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:36 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST