E90Post
 


GTB Performance
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > AUDIO/VIDEO + BLUETOOTH + Electronics/Alarm/Software > Alarm or not??? That is the question....



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-09-2011, 05:19 PM   #1
Romanian nightmare
Second Lieutenant
Romanian nightmare's Avatar
United_States
6
Rep
236
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335i M-pack
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South

iTrader: (0)

Talking Alarm or not??? That is the question....

I've been looking to figure out if my new (new to me) 2007 e90 sport package has an alarm or not. I'm almost embarased to ask here, but hey, that's why we have this forum to sometimes ask stupid questions....

So....how can i find out if my car has an alarm? If not, how can i find out if it is pre-wired so i can install a factory alarm myself?
Appreciate 0
      02-09-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
brocklanders
Captain
brocklanders's Avatar
14
Rep
986
Posts

 
Drives: the uno, mineral white
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: houston

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
06 325  [0.00]
if it beeps when you lock the the doors it has an alarm, if not it is prewired if it has a red dome on the rearview mirror.
Appreciate 0
      02-09-2011, 07:59 PM   #3
GenePoole
Lieutenant
9
Rep
537
Posts

 
Drives: '06 E90 330i
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Brighton, IL

iTrader: (0)

In all likelihood, it has no alarm, but is pre-wired. If it doesn't beep when you lock it with the FOB, then it doesn't have one. You can get the retrofit kit for about $250, but you'll need to have it coded. I did it myself with an ebay cable ($32 for k+can and easily available NCSExpert--your 07 may need a d-can cable depending on when it was manufactured).
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2011, 10:29 AM   #4
Romanian nightmare
Second Lieutenant
Romanian nightmare's Avatar
United_States
6
Rep
236
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335i M-pack
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South

iTrader: (0)

Thanks guys. That's what i thought too, but wanted to make sure. Good thing i keep my car in the garage just in case.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2011, 10:53 AM   #5
wrickem
doesn't really care
wrickem's Avatar
25
Rep
2,302
Posts

 
Drives: what he wants to
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: lambertville nj

iTrader: (0)

It won't beep unless it's set to beep in your car's settings. All '07 3's mirrors have red domes on the bottom of the mirror.

If the red dome in the mirror flashes when you lock your doors, you have an alarm installed. You can also try a quick test of holding the trunk button on the fob down and see if it sets your panic alarm off.

your '07 should be prewired, there's a good DIY on here or have someone do it for you but you will have to get it coded after it's installed.
__________________
______________________________________________
'14 528-xdrive - daily driver/winter beater, '06 Boxster - for fun, '07 M6- for even more fun.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2011, 11:38 AM   #6
hipnotic
Major General
hipnotic's Avatar
United_States
76
Rep
6,573
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335i
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: So. Cal

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2008 335i coupe  [3.50]
waste of money
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2011, 11:47 AM   #7
Romanian nightmare
Second Lieutenant
Romanian nightmare's Avatar
United_States
6
Rep
236
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335i M-pack
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by josh06lau View Post
waste of money
Waste of money why? I like the peace of mind, but if i know that an alarm is trully not worth it, then i may just not do it..... I'd like some input....
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2011, 12:34 PM   #8
brocklanders
Captain
brocklanders's Avatar
14
Rep
986
Posts

 
Drives: the uno, mineral white
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: houston

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
06 325  [0.00]
i got it, i dont believe it is a waste of money, bmw factory alarms are as good as any aftermarket alarm ive ever had and the ease of install is worth the extra dollars. it is extremely easy to install the kit but as mentioned you will need to get it coded, and also there is a different dome light assembly that no one told me about so i cut holes in the existing one, i dont recommend it, just pay the hundred dollars for the one with holes in it.
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2011, 12:45 PM   #9
///M3NACE
Banned
///M3NACE's Avatar
60
Rep
3,907
Posts

 
Drives: E36 M3, E36 Vert , E90 N52
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Downers Grove, IL

iTrader: (5)

^^no its not!! In my bmw x5 e53 i have the alarm and someone hit it and it didn't even go off. When i mean hit it i mean it bumped it while parking quite a bit where it moved. ANY aftermarket alarm would've went off
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2011, 12:47 PM   #10
fdriller9
Banned
United_States
101
Rep
7,090
Posts

 
Drives: '06 AW 330xi
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Jersey/Philly/NYC

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2006 330xi  [3.22]
Quote:
Originally Posted by ihsanshaik View Post
^^no its not!! In my bmw x5 e53 i have the alarm and someone hit it and it didn't even go off. When i mean hit it i mean it bumped it while parking quite a bit where it moved. ANY aftermarket alarm would've went off
That's because OEM BMW alarm systems don't have a shock sensor.

Only a hood switch and a ultrasonic sensor in the cabin.

Though what puzzles me is that when my family went on a ferry with our 745i, the alarm kept going off. Idk if that's because someone knocked the mirror cover off or because of the motion of the boat.
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2011, 07:33 PM   #11
brocklanders
Captain
brocklanders's Avatar
14
Rep
986
Posts

 
Drives: the uno, mineral white
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: houston

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
06 325  [0.00]
i dont know why you care it didnt go off when someone ran into it, its not like your car was stolen and im sure thats possible too.
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2011, 11:23 PM   #12
claykin
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
26
Rep
1,911
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

OEM alarm has a motion sensor. It detects rocking beyond a certain point like when a tow trucks picks up the car. No shock sensor.

Like wrickem said, if the rear view mirror clown nose blinks when locked then you have the alarm. If it does not, then in all likelihood you have no alarm installed. US cars in 2007 were all prewired.
Appreciate 0
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 01:16 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