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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 "White Chicks" was an awf on 04-21-2007, 10:32 PM
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Any update from your dealer? Mine is telling me that it is still not available for my '06 325xit due to defective software. They are supposedly working on it...
Yes! They are quoting $1500 to install it, because you have to remove the headliner. Does anybody know if this is true? The only different part is the ultra-sonic module, is that installed differently because of the moonroof?

There are no dome lamps in the center, only the front, and the rear sides.
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By mimi74 on 04-22-2007, 02:44 AM
Yes, on E92, you must exchange headliner... 8 hours to do the work for BMW.
I've done the installation on mine without change the headliner and take 5 hours to do it
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By nyc3r on 04-22-2007, 06:12 AM
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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.

$110 for install + activation is not too bad I guess.. the other guys are being charged the same for activation alone..
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By gsmurf on 04-23-2007, 03:23 AM
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$110 for install + activation is not too bad I guess.. the other guys are being charged the same for activation alone..
Actually $110 is for activation alone, I did the install myself, you miss my earllier post.
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By sterns on 04-27-2007, 01:04 AM
Anyone done this on an E93 ? Any differences in the procedure ?
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By TTG on 04-30-2007, 01:47 PM
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Yes! They are quoting $1500 to install it, because you have to remove the headliner. Does anybody know if this is true? The only different part is the ultra-sonic module, is that installed differently because of the moonroof?

There are no dome lamps in the center, only the front, and the rear sides.
That is just a big BS! I just installed 2 alarms over the weekend and it literally took us 30 mins to do each..... You DO NOT need to remove the headliner or anything! Your car is prewired already! Go somewhere else....or just do it yourself... Seriously it was one of the easiest installs.....

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Yes, on E92, you must exchange headliner... 8 hours to do the work for BMW.
I've done the installation on mine without change the headliner and take 5 hours to do it
WHY? I am just going to assume that Euro Spec cars are not prewired for thre alarm..... That is not the case for US Spec cars..... They are all prewired and the whole process is plug and play.....
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By DrPowers on 04-30-2007, 02:10 PM
I installed mine myself but had to pay the $100 for activation.
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By TTG on 04-30-2007, 02:42 PM
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I installed mine myself but had to pay the $100 for activation.
I am not going to get mine "activated"..... It works just fine (minus the hood sensor and arm / disarm signal)..... I can live without those for sure....
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By DrPowers on 05-01-2007, 03:26 PM
the internal motion sensor didnt work for me when I hadnt activated it... it works fine now... plus it forced them to update my car to the latest progman
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By TTG on 05-01-2007, 03:50 PM
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the internal motion sensor didnt work for me when I hadnt activated it... it works fine now... plus it forced them to update my car to the latest progman
Nice..... Sensor works fine on both of our cars and since I have i-drive... I am hoping that alarm will just be included on my next i-drive update....
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  #186  
By milehigh5000 on 05-11-2007, 02:18 PM
if you dont have the factory alarm, does it still make that cool little beep when you lock and unlock the car?
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  #187  
By Autobot on 05-11-2007, 02:27 PM
No, it only does that with the alarm activated
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  #188  
By milehigh5000 on 05-12-2007, 12:13 PM
alright then..im pretty much sold on the alarm now too..i need that cool beep..i need it!
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  #189  
By milehigh5000 on 05-13-2007, 12:45 AM
i really do love that beep
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  #190  
By milehigh5000 on 05-13-2007, 12:45 AM
it sounds so cool and classy
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  #191  
By 777ER on 05-13-2007, 06:21 AM
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i really do love that beep
beep beep
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By mocheen on 05-30-2007, 02:52 AM
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i really do love that beep
the main reason that I got the alarm
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By planetscott on 07-01-2007, 08:05 AM
Great DIY.

I did this yesterday on my May production E90. A couple of regarding my install:
  • I did the install in reverse order and I did not disconnect the battery.
  • I used towels in the jack point intead of wood and it worked out ok. I did not remove the tire. I took off most of the felt lining and rested it on the tire. I found that there was more than enough room to work.
  • The hood switch wiring was already run. I just had the screw in the mounting bracket. However the screw that came with the kit was too large.
  • When taking off the interior rear light dome fixture, I found it easier to pry from the front instead of the back. I just couldn't find the metal clips on the back.

After I connected the interior module, the clown nose started blinking as soon as I locked the doors. Like everyone else, I still need to get the alarm activated by the dealer.
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By Ovboy1 on 07-05-2007, 12:04 PM
don't want an alarm i just want a chirp. Is there a way to just make the car chirp on locking and unlocking the car. I don't mind paying for it but i dont want to pay 500 for an alarm.
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By Autobot on 07-05-2007, 12:24 PM
No not unless you go aftermarket just for a chirp
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By Ovboy1 on 07-05-2007, 02:49 PM
do you know of any aftermarket products. I like the chirp i have it on a 650 and when u unlock the car the people that are staring at it and are looking inside it jump.
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By Mikey335i on 07-12-2007, 09:10 AM
need help, thanks

I installed the alarm last night (took about an hour) and had one qucik question. I got the blinking light but it does the 20 blinks at first then goes to the normal blink every 3 seconds.
Does this occur for every one who hasnt got it programmed yet, but is still installed.?


(no i drive)
07 e92 335i

thanks
Mike
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