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      02-06-2007, 08:48 PM   #1
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NO ALARM??

took my car in today for the alarm instal. i am being given the ring-around.
my SA is telling me my car does not have the alarm pre-wiring....

they are saying that if they find tomorrow that it is in fact not there... it will be a 9 hour labor instal if in fact the car was not wired from germany. the whole headliner would need to be dropped, etc... FU*K THAT! i am not letting them drop the headliner. i know my car will never be put back together right...

so tomorrow we will see if germany forgot to put in all the pre-wiring, or if it was just the proximity sensor they forgot everything.

i am hoping for the best, but thinking the worst.

who has had the alarm successfully installed in an E92??
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      02-06-2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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All current BMW's should be prewired for the alarm. They have been coming that way for a long time now...
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      02-06-2007, 09:23 PM   #3
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A friend of mine with E92 have alarm installed by dealer.... her car has prewire...
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      02-06-2007, 09:50 PM   #4
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I installed the alarm myself. It was pre-wired. If you look under the hood you should see some wire running along the plastic board under the very top part of the hood (top as in top edge under windsheild wiper). At the end of this wire is a plastic plug, that is an idication of the pre-wire.

this is a picture of what I was trying to describe:


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      02-06-2007, 09:54 PM   #5
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I wonder if they are just trying to hit you up for a big labor charge...
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      02-06-2007, 10:02 PM   #6
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all my friends e90's and e46's came pre-wired for alarm. If it aint pre-wired, don't even waste your money...not worth it..
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take it to another dealership... see what they say...


Ill almost guarantee it will be a different story...
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My BS - o - meter is riging too, I don't think you can order one without pre-wiring. Or if it's not there, may of been a manufacturing defect, and you should't be responsible for paying for it either.
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      02-06-2007, 10:29 PM   #9
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Speaking of alarms, does anyone know what this is about?

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=65&fg=95&hl=1
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      02-06-2007, 11:31 PM   #10
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All current BMW's should be prewired for the alarm. They have been coming that way for a long time now...
current, meaning 06 e90's, too? Pre-Sept 2005?

Thanks.
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current, meaning 06 e90's, too? Pre-Sept 2005?

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yep...got my car in july 05 and it was pre-wired...i added the alarm at a later date for $3xx CDN installed
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yep...got my car in july 05 and it was pre-wired...i added the alarm at a later date for $3xx CDN installed
Wow thats a steal, might it be possible to PM me with where/how you got it done? BMW Autohaus wants something like $900 for the alarm including install.
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      02-07-2007, 01:48 AM   #13
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i dont think they are trying to jack me. i mean my SA even said if it didnt have the wiring that bmw would be paying for it to get wired. its just i dont know if i want my fucking car torn apart for the alarm.
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All BMW come from the factory with the pre-wiring for the alarm.
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okay so i talked to my advisor today. they handed the job over to the shop forman. the proximity sensor cable was taped on the roof just above the rear window. they pulled off the dome light and fished it through with out dropping the headliner. so the alarm is in, and i am picking it up this afternoon!

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i told them that in my 06 E90w/ CA the mirrors would fold in when i held down on the ridges... and now the E92 doesent. They programed the system through the OBD, and now it does it! so now i am happy.
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I hope they did not charge you man power to fish the line out of the roof liner. That is bmw fault so it should not be included in the labor to fish it out. Labor should only be for installing and programming the alarm
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i odn't see why it wouldn't be pre wired, our cars are mad eon an ssembly line, if the one in fron of it got the pre wiring, i'm sure ur's did

ur dealer is on crak
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i am not being charged for anything. the alarm was thrown in for getting almost no discount on the car...

labor was paid for under warranty.

the wiring was found, just farther back than normal, so BMW did infact wire it correctly.
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