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CC 330i's Avatar DIY: Installing the Factory E90 Alarm
CC 330i
06-20-2005
I went forward with my E90 alarm install, and took some pics along the way. I would say that it is an easy install, as long as you have some mechanical confidence and experience. The "hardest" part is removing the left rear wheel to install the siren. Since our cars do not come with a...
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By d3l0n on 04-19-2011, 02:48 AM
nice write up
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By jlaforn on 04-24-2011, 09:25 AM
Well Done..
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By Quest4Speed on 05-27-2011, 06:45 PM
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Thank you for the DIY, I will try to order and install it over the weekend.
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By cb224 on 07-19-2011, 11:35 PM
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Removing rear interior light fixture

Not sure what I was doing wrong but then I pryed right behind the spotlights like you pointed out in the DIY with no luck. The fixture just wouldn't pop loose...I was worried that I would break it at some point since I was using extra force due to it not simply popping off. The frosted light cover did pop off during this process. Any other pointers/suggestions.....?
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By monkawekrue on 08-01-2011, 02:41 PM
So a buddy and I installed using this DIY, great write up by the way, and for some reason the motion sensor thing in the light dome isnt working. We actually activated the alarm ourselves coding it. Does anyone else know if there is a code you have to enter for the sensor to work.
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By Neutrino45 on 08-03-2011, 10:59 PM
Make sure "FUNK_INNENRAUMSCHUTZ" is active in DWAI.
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By matrix76 on 08-15-2011, 02:27 PM
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Make sure "FUNK_INNENRAUMSCHUTZ" is active in DWAI.
Is the "FUNK_INNENRAUMSCHUTZ" the same for the 09, the 10 shows it to be "QUIT_AKUST_SCHAERF"
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By Neutrino45 on 08-15-2011, 04:01 PM
matrix76, I don't think they are the same. At least not from Google Translate.

QUIT AKUST SCHAERF - QUIT ACOUSTICS SCHAERF
FUNK INNENRAUMSCHUTZ - WIRELESS INDOOR PROTECTION

My reply was to help monkawekrue to get his motion sensor to work.
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By matrix76 on 08-15-2011, 08:00 PM
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matrix76, I don't think they are the same. At least not from Google Translate.

QUIT AKUST SCHAERF - QUIT ACOUSTICS SCHAERF
FUNK INNENRAUMSCHUTZ - WIRELESS INDOOR PROTECTION

My reply was to help monkawekrue to get his motion sensor to work.
Ok, I ordered my kit today and will be installing it soon, I'll do the coding accordingly. t/y

This seems to be the best deal for the kit,

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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By matrix76 on 08-25-2011, 10:56 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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matrix76, I don't think they are the same. At least not from Google Translate.

QUIT AKUST SCHAERF - QUIT ACOUSTICS SCHAERF
FUNK INNENRAUMSCHUTZ - WIRELESS INDOOR PROTECTION

My reply was to help monkawekrue to get his motion sensor to work.

Your right, it all made sense when I did the install,

Just one note related to the DIY, I had difficulty removing the rear dome light as discribed in the DIY. What I ended up doing was sitting in the back seat and then put your finger along the front edge if the dome light then gently pulling it toward me until the two front clips clear the headliner and it dropped right down. To reinstall it just put in the front edge first then push it up into place, the two metal tabs slide right in. This avoids any prying of the dome light. Worked well. OP'er, thank you for the DIY, it worked very well.
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By HFe92 on 12-02-2011, 10:12 PM
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just have a question. do you have to disconnect the negative battery terminal to do the install? will something go wrong if you don't disconnect it?
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By matrix76 on 12-03-2011, 12:24 AM
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just have a question. do you have to disconnect the negative battery terminal to do the install? will something go wrong if you don't disconnect it?
Update, I was thinking of my BMS powerbox when I commented, sorry, you can install the alarm without disconnecting the battery, I had NP
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By HFe92 on 12-03-2011, 01:18 AM
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You have to only if you have a factory alarm installed, but it is recommended to do it.
will it reset anything or is that only if u take off the positive terminal too?
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By matrix76 on 12-03-2011, 01:21 AM
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will it reset anything or is that only if u take off the positive terminal too?
Read above, your ok to leave the battery connected, I was thinking of a different install, sorry bud.
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By HFe92 on 12-03-2011, 01:27 AM
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oh okay. thank for the help bro
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By dejav0o on 12-17-2011, 12:35 AM
Let me contribute a bit: For the removal of the cabin light, you want to pull backwards on the entire unit (sliding it from front to back), then that should clear the front side of the unit enough for you to pull directly down towards you. I tried for 5 minutes with the spatula trick as well and struggled, but looking at the unit, this isn't the right way to do it.

Installation of it is actually in reverse, where you align the front of the unit first, then just push up on the backside to allow it to clip back in.

Hope this helps for anyone stuck scratching their heads on this step.
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By byoung8 on 04-14-2012, 01:20 PM
Anyone know if this will work with Comfort Access?
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By JoeyBananaz18 on 04-17-2012, 05:01 PM
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My car was built in June of 2009 and did not come with the pre wiring for an alarm. Does anyone know if there is a part number for the wiring harness or if i can have a shop wire it up?
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By byoung8 on 04-20-2012, 12:24 AM
I just received my kit from a member today and will install tomorrow after work. I can't believe I went over a year without an alarm deferent system.
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By byoung8 on 04-21-2012, 12:51 AM
All done. Seems awesome. I couldn't set it off because my family is sleeping but I get chirps arm/disarm. Pretty simple...struggled a little getting the cabin sensor to unplug from the cover and mounting the siren holder to the bracket.
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By byoung8 on 04-21-2012, 10:13 PM
Motion, hood, or panic does not seem to work. Only opening the door when armed works. I thought having the latest updates would include the alarm functionality.
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By Elliott@DetailAddict on 04-25-2012, 06:25 PM
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Motion, hood, or panic does not seem to work. Only opening the door when armed works. I thought having the latest updates would include the alarm functionality.
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All done. Seems awesome. I couldn't set it off because my family is sleeping but I get chirps arm/disarm. Pretty simple...struggled a little getting the cabin sensor to unplug from the cover and mounting the siren holder to the bracket.
You need to activate the retrofit via coding for complete and OEM functionality.
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