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      06-30-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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I ordered my 2012 328i without the anti-theft system does that mean it wont sound off when someone's jacking my car???!!! 2nd question can you have that installed once you gotten the car???
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      06-30-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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Correct.
Perhaps, but expensive. I do not believe the car comes pre-wired. After market is an option.

If the car is merely on order, have you considered changing the order to add what you want?
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      06-30-2012, 09:45 AM   #3
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It is not the alarm that stops people from stealing the car, it is the immobiliser. All BMWs have that. I wouldn't pay for an alarm nowadays.
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      07-09-2012, 09:53 AM   #4
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I don't think this applies to F30s...just E9Xs, F01s, E8xs, etc with a production date before September 2010.
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      07-09-2012, 03:41 PM   #6
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I ordered my 2012 328i without the anti-theft system does that mean it wont sound off when someone's jacking my car???!!! 2nd question can you have that installed once you gotten the car???
Stealing and driving a BMW is not an easy proposition.

$400 for an audible alarm everyone ignores is a waste of money for these cars.
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      07-09-2012, 06:47 PM   #7
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Stealing and driving a BMW is not an easy proposition.

$400 for an audible alarm everyone ignores is a waste of money for these cars.
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A hidden transmitter module is automatically activated in the event of theft. It regularly transmits the current location of the vehicle to the BMW Tracking Call Centre. So your connection to your BMW is never broken - not even by thieves.
There are two ways that the alarm can be activated: when you as the owner realise that your BMW has been stolen, you can simply call the specially-authorised BMW Tracking Call Centre number. Alternatively, the module automatically activates itself the moment your BMW's anti-theft system has been triggered. In order to prevent false alarms, the BMW Tracking Call Centre will first attempt to make contact with the owner to confirm the theft.
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      07-09-2012, 07:15 PM   #9
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Stealing and driving a BMW is not an easy proposition.

$400 for an audible alarm everyone ignores is a waste of money for these cars.
After reading THIS THREAD I was willing to pay the $400 just to get the audible chirp when locking, regardless of the actual alarm features- over the years, I have become accustomed to hearing some sort of beep/chirp to confirm that I locked the car (every car I've ever owned). It would have made me crazy not to have it on the new car. It's a not an issue now that I switched my order to a 335i since the alarm is a standard feature.
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      07-09-2012, 07:58 PM   #10
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No idea about the F30, but my E90 door locks are LOUD. They, together with the car's flashing lights are a very good audible (and visual) confirmation of the car locking. Been perfect for me for the past 7 years.

I haven't purchased an alarm for any of my 3 BMWs that I have owned. Not buying one for the F30 either.
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No idea about the F30, but my E90 door locks are LOUD. They, together with the car's flashing lights are a very good audible (and visual) confirmation of the car locking.
I guess it's more of a personal quirk/habit/compulsion for me- whenever I park outside the house (too lazy to move my motorcycle, garage is messy, etc) I click the lock button from my bedroom before bed to hear the "beep" just to confirm it's locked, just for some peace of mind...kind of silly, but I've been doing it for years and years...even in other previous houses.
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      07-09-2012, 08:16 PM   #12
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I guess it's more of a personal quirk/habit/compulsion for me- whenever I park outside the house (too lazy to move my motorcycle, garage is messy, etc) I click the lock button from my bedroom before bed to hear the "beep" just to confirm it's locked, just for some peace of mind...kind of silly, but I've been doing it for years and years...even in other previous houses.
Same boat as you. I know the BMW locks are loud, but I just walk away and expect to hear a beep. Can't believe I paid 400 bucks for that, but I guess it's a little peace of mind.
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