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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 mimi74 on 03-23-2007, 10:02 AM
I've installed the full alarme kit with wire and miror on my E92... Then coding for activate it.
Now all features are working fine but...
- no audible beep for lock/unlock
- no panic button
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By ngoni on 03-23-2007, 08:09 PM
Great DIY. Works like a charm.

However upon going to the stealer for activation, I balked at the $200 they wanted to charge for activation and 'progman upgrades.' I pointed out the fact that any progman updates that had to be performed while activating the alarm were covered under warranty (as per the BMW installation instructions posted on this site). So instead of trying to figure out how much to bill me just for activation they waived the charge.
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By Dr Dre on 03-28-2007, 08:03 AM
I own a e90 323i in Australia. There is no spare wiring in the rear interior light and no clown nose is fitted to the mirror. Is there a different kit available for cars not pre-wired???
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By s4iscool on 03-28-2007, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by mimi74 View Post
I've installed the full alarme kit with wire and miror on my E92... Then coding for activate it.
Now all features are working fine but...
- no audible beep for lock/unlock
- no panic button
Maybe something went wrong with the software update? Those are two symptoms that there software "wasnt" done. Id go back to the dealer.
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By mimi74 on 03-28-2007, 11:52 AM
I think here, in France, we haven't the two options activate
audible beep for lock/unlock and panic button
so no solution for the moment
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By Dav8y_d on 03-28-2007, 04:55 PM
trunk = panic button =P
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By FrankoQ on 03-28-2007, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by mimi74 View Post
I've installed the full alarme kit with wire and miror on my E92... Then coding for activate it.
Now all features are working fine but...
- no audible beep for lock/unlock
- no panic button
Do you have Idrive?
If so, the audible beep for lock/unlock is an option you need to turn on.
go to car settings/door locks/confirmation to change settings.
If you do not have Idrive, you might need to take the car to the dealer for them to do it.
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By mimi74 on 03-28-2007, 11:27 PM
those option are not in the Idrive menu here, and they update mine to V25, but still not there So in our country, not reconized
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By FrankoQ on 03-29-2007, 11:53 AM
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those option are not in the Idrive menu here, and they update mine to V25, but still not there So in our country, not reconized
Have you contacted the dealer about this?
They are not there because of an error on the software update or
they are not an option for your car?
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By mimi74 on 03-29-2007, 12:08 PM
I think, it's not regular for our country, I've been to dealer 2 times with my car to ask... And on the same E92, but with factory alarm, it's the same thing
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By joebaggg on 04-05-2007, 09:45 PM
worked like a charm, first try. great write up
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  #165  
By mista350z on 04-10-2007, 12:24 AM
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The walk through on the alarm install was amazing. Thanks!

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Installed mine per the walk through, (including cutting a piece of wood to fit inside the jack hole) and everything worked as advertised (including the motion sensor, and the siren).
Prior to the install, my dealer quoted me $550 + tax for the alarm & install.
I bought mine on eBay for $169 shipped. (factory sealed box too)
My dealer quoted me $109 for the software update, but I'm going to haggle pretty hard when I go in on Monday.

I think I'm having some trouble with my blue-tooth anyway.

Where did you get for $169? I am looking on eBay and they are going for $250?
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By rambalu80 on 04-15-2007, 08:29 AM
Yeah, I don't seem to find any for less than 230 bucks.
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By gsmurf on 04-15-2007, 12:02 PM
I got mine from Ebay $230 shipped.
I installed it yesterday for about an hour max and will have it programmed this Friday. I need to have it done at the dealership since thay need to replace my rear dome light because it does't have the holes for the ultrasonic module to work.
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By joebaggg on 04-18-2007, 01:57 PM
went to 2 dealerships today. lowest update price i could get was 107. not happy about that...
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  #169  
By Autobot on 04-18-2007, 02:42 PM
I had to pay 140, so thats a steal as far as I am concerned
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By TTG on 04-18-2007, 05:33 PM
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I had to pay 140, so thats a steal as far as I am concerned
can you please share where at????
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By TTG on 04-18-2007, 05:34 PM
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I got mine from Ebay $230 shipped.
I installed it yesterday for about an hour max and will have it programmed this Friday. I need to have it done at the dealership since thay need to replace my rear dome light because it does't have the holes for the ultrasonic module to work.
Can you please let us know which dealership did you end up going and how much they charged you for activation?
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By Autobot on 04-18-2007, 06:02 PM
140 BMW of Monterey, they gave me a bunch of crap at first since I didn't buy it from them and installed it myself. Somethign about "we don't know if you installed it correct and stuff so thats gonna cost you extra" and then "sometimes the softwhere doesn't take so we might have to do it a few times" blah blah blah. FInally just settled because I didn't feel like driving north to San Jose an hour + more north.
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By gsmurf on 04-18-2007, 11:48 PM
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Can you please let us know which dealership did you end up going and how much they charged you for activation?
My appointment for the activation this Friday is with BMW of Seattle. I was quoted one hour worth of labor ( roughly $110 )
Will see how it goes because they need to replace my rear dome light also which is under warranty.
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By joebaggg on 04-19-2007, 07:27 PM
i picked up the car and they only charged me 56 sunroof button didnt work after. easily fixed by reseting it. i pleieve they held it up for 2 min? something like that. any whey gave me a 335i loaner just to tease me... that things a monster. i know what my next car is.
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By gsmurf on 04-21-2007, 02:28 AM
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Can you please let us know which dealership did you end up going and how much they charged you for activation?
Just like I expected, I was charged exactly $110 by BMW of Seattle.
The only problem now is they did not have the rear dome light instock, they just ordered it and will probably not be here for awhile.
It took them about an hour and a half to do it.
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