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msinfo_us's Avatar DIY - Clown nose blinking LED
msinfo_us
07-21-2006
If you like me is annoyed by clown nose doing nothing but do not need/want to spend $400 on real BMW alarm than read on.

The following process is not complicated and can be done by almost anybody in a couple hours or so. You’ll need to put together a very simple electronic...
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By ChasVS on 03-31-2011, 02:09 PM
I'm All IN! I'd pay for this any day!
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By giovane on 04-01-2011, 12:38 PM
I'm in too, anybody ever thought on selling a set w/instructions?
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By 3erdriver on 08-12-2011, 03:20 PM
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Yeah, I'd gladly buy one of these if it included a detailed step-by-step guide for installation.
Is anyone willing to make them and how much? Surely someone who's good with this stuff would turn a (small?) profit over parts for fellow board members.
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By mentos876 on 08-14-2011, 10:20 AM
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i would say, interesting ?
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By giovane on 08-15-2011, 12:14 PM
I waited too long on this thread and eventually decided to buy the oem alarm, mounted and coded by myself. Much better.
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By matrix76 on 08-16-2011, 01:11 AM
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I waited too long on this thread and eventually decided to buy the oem alarm, mounted and coded by myself. Much better.
Ya, I went the same way, good deal for the kit here,

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

DIY for the kit, http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1487
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By matrix76 on 08-25-2011, 11:51 AM
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Completed the OEM alarm installation. It was quite easy to install the hardware and the coding took only 15 minutes, added the chirp, hood switch & HB when activated. Well worth the upgrade to have a full functional alarm system.
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By wdeerfield on 04-25-2013, 02:39 PM
Old DIY i know, but on my e46, all i did was enable alarm via coding and without the alarm system, the nose flashed when locked. Cant we just do the same here?
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By 3erdriver on 04-25-2013, 02:41 PM
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that would be great if so!
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By Chris_506 on 04-25-2013, 02:46 PM
this shit is bananas, B A N A N A S
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By 1337PirateNinja on 03-11-2014, 11:57 PM
does anyone know if this mod would work on f30? Or did on f30? I know its a different car but maybe the wires at the top work in the same way.
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By bcolins on 06-09-2014, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by wdeerfield View Post
Old DIY i know, but on my e46, all i did was enable alarm via coding and without the alarm system, the nose flashed when locked. Cant we just do the same here?
Anyone know the answer to this??

Brian in Austin
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By StevenY. on 06-10-2014, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by wdeerfield View Post
Old DIY i know, but on my e46, all i did was enable alarm via coding and without the alarm system, the nose flashed when locked. Cant we just do the same here?
Anyone know the answer to this??

Brian in Austin
No, it doesn't work. I tried it before, only works with the e46.
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By BV-18-BMW on 05-23-2015, 07:07 AM
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is it not easier, just to code the car and when the doors are locked, the led under the mirror blinks?
it can be done, it s a sure thing
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By DUI Elite on 05-25-2015, 11:09 PM
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is it not easier, just to code the car and when the doors are locked, the led under the mirror blinks?
it can be done, it s a sure thing
So you want to tell the car (literally change the VO) that it has the alarm kit with an interior motion sensor (with nothing hooked up) and that it has a hood switch sensor (with nothing hooked up) and expect it to function without any errors?

Please show video of this being done. Not trying to start an argument here, but I'd like to see your proposal tested. I HIGHLY doubt it works.
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By bobe91 on 09-01-2015, 03:28 AM
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For the ones wanting the led to blink but not buying the alarm system and creating there own print Conrad has a preassembled print for train led flashing: Train Modules 25465

I tested it out and this works perfectly, you can adjust the length of blink and the pause seperately so it easy to sync according to an original alarm.
Last edited by bobe91; 09-04-2015 at 02:52 PM.
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By rado_slav on 10-30-2015, 06:39 AM
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Hi all enthusiasts and designers who developed this awesome idea, I read all of the post, and quite frankly I liked it (another weekend DIY).
But, there is a one small detail that is still missing for a guys like in mine situation.
Basically, my e90 doesn't have a "Red Clown Nose" cap hence, LED inside (it's just a simple black rotating handle manually switching the dimmer).

Therefore, there are no electrical wires (I guess) giving me the 4.5-5 V after locking. That's why I went with a simple manual switch + 12V self flashing LED, but the frequency is quite different from the OEM alarm (it blinks brightly enough, but with 60Hz - 60 times per minute).
This is where my frustration raises, every single time I park the car in a public areas I need to turn it ON manually and then leaving the car getting all of your stuff (if you have something in the trunk or back seats). Therefore, the LED starts blinking immediately even you still inside, which is disturbing for me.

The question for all of you geniuses, if there is a way to use this small gadget (I am good with all electric tools) but I do not know the "if" there are any cables inside the manual BMW mirrors. Any reply and feedback would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. My vehicle is European Diesel version belonging to 2006-2009 release and does not have a sunroof
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By bobe91 on 10-30-2015, 03:38 PM
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You can easily take of the mirror to check but for sure there will be no cables to the mirror, what will be the use?

You can take of the mirror by removing the cover behind it and then rotate the complete mirror a quarter to the right.

Mirrors with the clow nose can be bought on eBay.de under 50
I have a mirror with auto dimming but without led for sale if you are interested.

The module I posted in the previous post has an operating power of 5-24Volt so probably will work connecting to pin 1 of the 14 pin connector in the light unit to start flashing when the doors are locked. voltage goes from 4,8V to 12V then.
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