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      03-31-2011, 02:09 PM   #221
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I'm All IN! I'd pay for this any day!
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      04-01-2011, 12:38 PM   #222
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I'm in too, anybody ever thought on selling a set w/instructions?
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      08-12-2011, 03:20 PM   #223
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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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      08-14-2011, 10:20 AM   #224
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i would say, interesting ?
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      08-15-2011, 12:14 PM   #225
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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.
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      08-16-2011, 01:11 AM   #226
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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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      08-25-2011, 11:51 AM   #227
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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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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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that would be great if so!
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      04-25-2013, 02:46 PM   #230
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this shit is bananas, B A N A N A S
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      03-11-2014, 11:57 PM   #231
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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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      06-09-2014, 06:30 PM   #232
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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??

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      06-10-2014, 12:14 AM   #233
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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??

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No, it doesn't work. I tried it before, only works with the e46.
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      05-23-2015, 07:07 AM   #234
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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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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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      09-01-2015, 03:28 AM   #236
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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.

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      10-30-2015, 06:39 AM   #237
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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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      10-30-2015, 03:38 PM   #238
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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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I am trying this DIY and I am running into a problem. I have an auto dimming mirror so I am unable to trace which wires go to the LED and which ones are for the auto dimming function.
I read that the black and brown coming out of the mirror are for the LED but I have also read that red/purple and grey/purple wires in the headliner are the ones I want to tap into. These do not correspond to the same wires so I am wondering if anyone can help me out.
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Pin 8 and 9 are for the LED.
8 is constant positive, 9 is connected to ground when Led should blink.

When you have the autodimming pin 10 will already be connected as well with constant ground.
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Pin 8 and 9 are for the LED.
8 is constant positive, 9 is connected to ground when Led should blink.

When you have the autodimming pin 10 will already be connected as well with constant ground.
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Awesome! Thanks a lot, that worked for me.
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