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      11-01-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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alarm installer San Jose Area and alarm recommendations

I had my other BMW in for a repair and was given a 2011 335d to drive for a week, long story short my wife liked it so much (she was looking for replacement for her 2006 330i) that she bought it from the dealer as they were taking them out of the loaner fleet (not able to get them new any more for some reason). The car has lots of options but didn't come with an alarm, no big deal I thought I told her to schedule having one put in. Then found out (according to dealer) the car was not wired for alarm (but the clown nose is still there), BMW use to wire all of their cars for alarm.

So we live in San Jose area and are looking for a reputable installer and some recommendations on what you think would be a good system. The main reason for getting the alarm system is to have a key fob panic button (like on BMW one), security and on/off confirmation would be nice also.
Now for most of us manly men "we don't need no stinkin key fob panic button" but my wife works late hours in downtown San Jose area and the panic button on her old BMW helped scare off crazy person in one of the downtown garages late at night as she left work ( yes working on getting her a new job).


So any recommendations ?
any help appreciated.
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      11-03-2012, 12:53 AM   #2
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Loking into this alarm install myself and so far, the cheapest option is to buy the alarm from Tischer adn have one of the Coding guys here in the bay area install it for you.

Here's his contact: Grant@DetailAddict, he is a registered vendor on this site I believe. Look him up on the vendor list.
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      11-03-2012, 12:59 AM   #3
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thanks for the info will check it out.
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The newer model cars are not pre wired

The newer model cars are not pre wired for an alarm so it may not be as easy or cheap to put in a stock alarm.
There are DIY's in here and in the DIY section that may be of some help.
For an older car its pretty easy to put the BMW alarm in then you could go over to Grant at Detail Addicts to have it activated .
Also look in the coding section/sub forum.

I'm pretty sure 2010 and later are the ones with no prewiring.

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Thanks that will shorten the lists of alarms to look at.
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      11-05-2012, 05:31 PM   #6
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interested in this also, would love the alarm in my X5
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