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Old 05-04-2004, 01:29 PM   #1
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Is there an audiable beep on the OEM Alarm?

I know on the e36 you could hold down the unlock and lock button at the same time and you could turn an audible chirp on and off. I have read the manual for the e46 alarm and I don't even understand how to do the panic alarm.
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Old 05-04-2004, 02:55 PM   #2
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I think the dealer can set it for you, its free, you can also set if the lights blink or not.
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Old 05-04-2004, 03:50 PM   #3
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I think the dealer can set it for you, its free, you can also set if the lights blink or not.
Free eh? From the dealer? Free+dealer don't usually go together, lol

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Old 05-04-2004, 03:53 PM   #4
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Yes, what Julian said. The OEM alarm beep sounds wicked cool too. Don't you love the clown nose light on the rearview mirror?
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Old 05-05-2004, 02:02 AM   #5
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The OEM alarm is an OPTION on the E46, i dont have one, my mom does on her E39 which came standard, I thought i did cause ihad the clown nose, but apperantly not, but i got the boomerang
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Old 05-05-2004, 04:03 AM   #6
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You most likely dont have the alarm. it's an 500$ option for any E46. I don't have the alwarm on my 3 but i had my dealer program the clown nose to blink and to have my exterior lights flash when I lock and unlock the car. Looks like i have the alarm just doesn't chirp.
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Old 05-05-2004, 12:54 PM   #7
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Yep, don't have an alarm. $52,000 car and no alarm, I think that is absolutley pathetic.

Now that I think about it, my bro's M3 didn't have an alarm either, he bought it seperate

The system is pre wired for one right?
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Yeah, the OEM alarm is VERY easy to DIY. You just need the dealer to activate it electronically when you're done the hardware, some do it for free.
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Old 05-05-2004, 05:03 PM   #9
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my light on the mirror goes on and my lights blink when i lock/unlock the car. how can i make the alarm sound like some cars have a panic button?
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Old 05-05-2004, 08:14 PM   #10
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Yeah, the OEM alarm is VERY easy to DIY. You just need the dealer to activate it electronically when you're done the hardware, some do it for free.
Yeah, did it with my bro's m3 with him about a year ago, wasn't hard at all.
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Old 05-06-2004, 01:31 AM   #11
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my light on the mirror goes on and my lights blink when i lock/unlock the car. how can i make the alarm sound like some cars have a panic button?
If you have an alarm, ask your dealer. It's a simple programming switch.
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Old 05-06-2004, 01:35 AM   #12
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I have that anoying whining alarm armed noise......woot woot.....I hate it, I like the beep much more like the newer E39, I gotta get it done also
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Old 05-06-2004, 01:23 PM   #13
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my light on the mirror goes on and my lights blink when i lock/unlock the car. how can i make the alarm sound like some cars have a panic button?
Mine does the same thing, but no alarm, I guess the easiest way to check is see if you can see the siren under the hood.

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Old 05-06-2004, 03:00 PM   #14
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Or just lock the car with the windows down and pull the inside handle...
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