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      03-19-2012, 04:06 AM   #1
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I am looking to outfit a 2011 E90 with auto start (and perhaps a two way alarm) and from searching on the forum came across references for the KIBMW + Viper combo. My car has a factory alarm installed, so I am interested on a few of things:
1. How will it effect the currently installed factory system
2. What is exactly a KIBMW (wasn't really much description on their site)
3. How hard is this to install myself (I am fairly confident and do have basic knowledge of wiring/soldering/installations)
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I am looking to outfit a 2011 E90 with auto start (and perhaps a two way alarm) and from searching on the forum came across references for the KIBMW + Viper combo. My car has a factory alarm installed, so I am interested on a few of things:
1. How will it effect the currently installed factory system
2. What is exactly a KIBMW (wasn't really much description on their site)
3. How hard is this to install myself (I am fairly confident and do have basic knowledge of wiring/soldering/installations)
Thank you!
1. wait for VP Electricity for a complete response to this.
2. KIBMW is the BMW immobilizer interface that connects to the ignition barrel. this interfaces the key/remote start.
3. i would have a professional do it, and i have extensive electrical skills.

i believe with or without comfort access, you have to lose a key.

ps...this is not Don, this is eric (mathematics). forgot to log out.
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It's actually fairly easy to install it's just power, ground, brake wires, and tap into the can wires. Here's a link to the install manual http://www.xpresskit.com/DocumentDownload.aspx?documentid=6415&productid=17 5&firmwareid=1634

Youll also need the dlpk and you will lose a key.
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      03-20-2012, 09:00 AM   #4
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Could I just order an additional key from the dealer? Or does it have to be a factory one?

PS. Thank you for the link to the manual!
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You can order a key from the dealer, or if you have a valet key you could use that.
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You can order a key from the dealer, or if you have a valet key you could use that.
In a similar situation right now with a need for a system for my 335i without alarm/or comfort access...

Hoping VP electricity replies and gives some insight here.

Also, I'm not liking the idea of giving up an extra key since I've got a CPO that only came with 2 altogether... whats the cheapest way to obtain another key for just the use of this and what can I expect to spend? Any online options and cheap way to program for this thing's needs?
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What do you need help with? All the info you need is already on this thread.
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