E90Post
 


ECS BMW
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > AUDIO/VIDEO + BLUETOOTH + Electronics/Alarm/Software > NO ALARM??



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-06-2007, 08:48 PM   #1
Ryan 330i
Major
Ryan 330i's Avatar
United_States
19
Rep
1,181
Posts

 
Drives: '09 E93 335i
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Francisco | LA | Oregon

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to Ryan 330i
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??
__________________
2009 E93 335i | Jet | Black Dakota | Grey Poplar | ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | Step | Paddles | i-Drive | CA | Sirius | HD | Logic7 | 06FL | 06NF | PDC | OEM Alarm | LUX
Retired: 2007 E92 335i
Retired: 2006 E90 330i
Appreciate 0
      02-06-2007, 09:04 PM   #2
bavarian19
General
bavarian19's Avatar
United_States
233
Rep
18,815
Posts

 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA

iTrader: (23)

All current BMW's should be prewired for the alarm. They have been coming that way for a long time now...
Appreciate 0
      02-06-2007, 09:23 PM   #3
Shinchan
LED Rules
Shinchan's Avatar
26
Rep
790
Posts

 
Drives: Sold: 335xi Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Boston

iTrader: (0)

A friend of mine with E92 have alarm installed by dealer.... her car has prewire...
__________________
LED Pimp...
13 Audi S4...
Appreciate 0
      02-06-2007, 09:50 PM   #4
AHY
First Lieutenant
United_States
6
Rep
332
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335i, e70 3.0 m-sport
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: N. California, East Bay

iTrader: (5)

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:


taken from this thread: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1487
Appreciate 0
      02-06-2007, 09:54 PM   #5
STE92VE
STEVIL Empire
STE92VE's Avatar
United_States
85
Rep
6,264
Posts

 
Drives: Fast
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (0)

I wonder if they are just trying to hit you up for a big labor charge...
__________________
2007 E92 328i 6MT-Space Gray/Black Dakota/Gray Poplar w/heated seats-PCD 4/27/07 (SOLD)
2009 E90 328i xDrive 6AT-Space Gray/Oyster Dakota/Dark Burl Walnut w/ZPP,ZCW,Xenons-ED 4/17/09 - Redelivery 5/30/09 (SOLD)
2014 E84 xDrive28i 8AT-Alpine White/Black Nevada/Silver Matte w/ZMV,ZLP,494 - DD 3/14/14

Appreciate 0
      02-06-2007, 10:02 PM   #6
EHDEN
Brigadier General
EHDEN's Avatar
Lebanon
96
Rep
3,885
Posts

 
Drives: 435i
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Miami, FL

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 BMW 435i  [0.00]
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..
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-06-2007, 10:05 PM   #7
bavarian19
General
bavarian19's Avatar
United_States
233
Rep
18,815
Posts

 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA

iTrader: (23)

take it to another dealership... see what they say...


Ill almost guarantee it will be a different story...
Appreciate 0
      02-06-2007, 10:21 PM   #8
BMW2006
Second Lieutenant
United_States
4
Rep
217
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335i Montego Coupe
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Columbus, ohio

iTrader: (0)

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.
Appreciate 0
      02-06-2007, 10:29 PM   #9
GregL
Brigadier General
GregL's Avatar
Canada
40
Rep
3,623
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 C350 4Matic
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: GTA

iTrader: (4)

Speaking of alarms, does anyone know what this is about?

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=65&fg=95&hl=1
__________________
2010 Mercedes-Benz C350 4Matic
2006 BMW 330xi - Gone
Appreciate 0
      02-06-2007, 11:31 PM   #10
dr335is
Brigadier General
54
Rep
4,973
Posts

 
Drives: GTI
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas, TX

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bavarian19 View Post
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.
Appreciate 0
      02-07-2007, 12:40 AM   #11
ctgazer
Major General
ctgazer's Avatar
Canada
172
Rep
7,952
Posts

 
Drives: a dilapidated ride
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: canada eh!

iTrader: (10)

Garage List
2006 e90  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to ctgazer
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr325i View Post
current, meaning 06 e90's, too? Pre-Sept 2005?

Thanks.
yep...got my car in july 05 and it was pre-wired...i added the alarm at a later date for $3xx CDN installed
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-07-2007, 12:54 AM   #12
GregL
Brigadier General
GregL's Avatar
Canada
40
Rep
3,623
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 C350 4Matic
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: GTA

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ctgazer View Post
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.
__________________
2010 Mercedes-Benz C350 4Matic
2006 BMW 330xi - Gone
Appreciate 0
      02-07-2007, 01:48 AM   #13
Ryan 330i
Major
Ryan 330i's Avatar
United_States
19
Rep
1,181
Posts

 
Drives: '09 E93 335i
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Francisco | LA | Oregon

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to Ryan 330i
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.
__________________
2009 E93 335i | Jet | Black Dakota | Grey Poplar | ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | Step | Paddles | i-Drive | CA | Sirius | HD | Logic7 | 06FL | 06NF | PDC | OEM Alarm | LUX
Retired: 2007 E92 335i
Retired: 2006 E90 330i
Appreciate 0
      02-07-2007, 07:35 AM   #14
LEDZEP
Lieutenant General
LEDZEP's Avatar
191
Rep
12,277
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 E70 & 2011 F25
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Area 51

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
All BMW come from the factory with the pre-wiring for the alarm.
__________________


I think it is bad luck to be superstitious
Appreciate 0
      02-07-2007, 02:09 PM   #15
Ryan 330i
Major
Ryan 330i's Avatar
United_States
19
Rep
1,181
Posts

 
Drives: '09 E93 335i
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Francisco | LA | Oregon

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to Ryan 330i
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!

also...

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.
__________________
2009 E93 335i | Jet | Black Dakota | Grey Poplar | ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | Step | Paddles | i-Drive | CA | Sirius | HD | Logic7 | 06FL | 06NF | PDC | OEM Alarm | LUX
Retired: 2007 E92 335i
Retired: 2006 E90 330i
Appreciate 0
      02-07-2007, 02:21 PM   #16
txusa03
Major General
118
Rep
6,567
Posts

 
Drives: TS330iPPSP6MT
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Planet Earth

iTrader: (2)

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
__________________
under construction!
Appreciate 0
      02-07-2007, 03:07 PM   #17
ironic
Major General
ironic's Avatar
United_States
129
Rep
8,342
Posts

 
Drives: Jet Black 335i
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Francisco, Ca

iTrader: (22)

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
__________________


Widebody 335i Project Car BUILD | PHOTOSHOOT
Appreciate 0
      02-07-2007, 06:06 PM   #18
Ryan 330i
Major
Ryan 330i's Avatar
United_States
19
Rep
1,181
Posts

 
Drives: '09 E93 335i
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Francisco | LA | Oregon

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to Ryan 330i
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.
__________________
2009 E93 335i | Jet | Black Dakota | Grey Poplar | ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | Step | Paddles | i-Drive | CA | Sirius | HD | Logic7 | 06FL | 06NF | PDC | OEM Alarm | LUX
Retired: 2007 E92 335i
Retired: 2006 E90 330i
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 06:00 AM.




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