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      08-27-2012, 05:03 PM   #45
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Bump--- So I just realized this today after a week with my new BMW that the car won't "beep" when locking, because It did not come
With an alarm?? Something as simple as a Beep from The horn when locking is standard On almost every car out there. Regardless it's too late now, but is there a way to 1)either have the Oem alarm installed or 2)be able to wire it so that when the car locks the horn beeps?
If anyone has any new info they have obtained I'd sure like to know. Thanks
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Bump--- So I just realized this today after a week with my new BMW that the car won't "beep" when locking, because It did not come
With an alarm?? Something as simple as a Beep from The horn when locking is standard On almost every car out there. Regardless it's too late now, but is there a way to 1)either have the Oem alarm installed or 2)be able to wire it so that when the car locks the horn beeps?
If anyone has any new info they have obtained I'd sure like to know. Thanks
They can install the oem alarm. Pretty sure
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They can install the oem alarm. Pretty sure
Not sure about this-- I know each model is different, but my ex bought a used 2012 128i a couple months ago (300 miles on it, to replace her 2010 that was totalled) not realizing that it did NOT have the OEM alarm --after she discovered the lack of an alarm, she inquired about adding it and was told that they couldn't install the OEM alarm because it lacked the appropriate wiring harnesses.

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Hm, didn't know that the non-alarm doesn't beep. that's a downer...
Been this way on the 3er for a while now.


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You still have to activate the chirp via the i-Drive even if you have the alarm. So if you've never looked for the setting or stumbled upon it, that's not surprising.
My 2013 335i came with it activated.
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Thanks .

In that case it's doubly strange. No alarm as standard in the US is downright bizarre IMO.

And no beep on lock in Europe also seems odd. But then again, hardly any cars in Europe seem to beep when locked so maybe there's some sort of sound pollution law against it. Still, I'd like some sort of audible confirmation as I'm often unsure whether I've definitely locked the car.
I wish european cars had it... Its a really cool feature to have.
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      12-15-2012, 05:54 AM   #50
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Just took delivery of a 2013 328i Xdrive classic with navi and bmw assist, build in Germany for Canada. I don't have comfort access or alarm. No chirp when locking. There is a option for lights to flash.... But I don't notice the lights.

1) Can dealer now install OEM alarm? Will this give me chirp?

2) Is there a way to code the chirp? From my research so far I can't find. I find this strange because the "My BMW Remote" app for IPhone can send a chirp - beep request via bmw assist.
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Talked to dealer when I got car, he said that if the car doesn't come "wired" from plant for alarm, dealer can't add it.

This no chirp thing really bugged me at first too, until I realized honestly I don't really need it. I'm always looking at my car when I lock it, so I can see the lights flash to confirm everything's locked right.
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the actual "click" sound of the doors locking is enough for me..
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I'm a bit puzzled by this.

None of my four new BMWs I've owned since 2006 have beeped when the car was locked and I'm sure they all had Thatcham 1 alarms fitted as standard, which armed themselves whenever the car was locked. My current 118D Coupe definitely has an alarm, and the UK website says that the F30 has a Thatcham 1 alarm as standard.

I find it pretty amazing that BMW sell cars in the US without an alarm fitted as standard! And even if that's the case it doesn't explain why none of my cars have ever beeped on locking, unless that too is a difference in country-specific specification.
AFAIK my E46 M3 didn't have an alarm. The clown nose blinked while locked and the flashers flashed when locking/unlocking--no sound.
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AFAIK my E46 M3 didn't have an alarm. The clown nose blinked while locked and the flashers flashed when locking/unlocking--no sound.
I added the OEM alarm to my E46, wasn't too difficult DIY but had to have the dealer code it for $50. This added the chirp and the alarm siren. I didn't option the alarm for my F30 and the only time I miss the chirp is when looking for the car at the theater parking lot. Alarm sirens are so common here that no one pays attention to them anyway.
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I added the OEM alarm to my E46, wasn't too difficult DIY but had to have the dealer code it for $50. This added the chirp and the alarm siren. I didn't option the alarm for my F30 and the only time I miss the chirp is when looking for the car at the theater parking lot. Alarm sirens are so common here that no one pays attention to them anyway.
Yeah I forgot that my new 335i has a real alarm in it and while traveling locked my dog in the car while at a pitstop. She set off the motion detector and I did hear the alarm but didn't even realize it was mine. So much for that.
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I don't understand. Will my new 328i not have any security/alarm system? Is the optional alarm the only security?
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I don't understand. Will my new 328i not have any security/alarm system? Is the optional alarm the only security?
I don't know if the F30 clown nose blinks by default or you have to have it programmed (I did in my E46s). But since nobody pays much attention to alarms blaring anyway, I thought the appearance of an alarm (blinking clown nose) was good enough and never bothered to buy the optional alarm.
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I don't know if the F30 clown nose blinks by default or you have to have it programmed (I did in my E46s). But since nobody pays much attention to alarms blaring anyway, I thought the appearance of an alarm (blinking clown nose) was good enough and never bothered to buy the optional alarm.
So, just to be clear, if somebody breaks into my car , nothing happens? no horns and blinking lights? I thought the alarm system was something more aggressive, like engine lockout.
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So, just to be clear, if somebody breaks into my car , nothing happens? no horns and blinking lights? I thought the alarm system was something more aggressive, like engine lockout.
My OEM alarm went off and it had the high pitched siren sound. I don't know if it locks out the engine. I assume because the car is computerized it's locked out no matter what.

The clown nose activation is just a "dummy" alarm. The blinking light makes it look like it's armed.
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Alarm a $400 option? Eff you, BMW! What a joke... these packages and options are so incredibly inefficient. No wonder the cars are so expensive; we are paying for BMW's production inefficiencies. With most brands (including VW and Benz), there is an order of operations when it comes to options and packages; You don't get the super fancy features without first opting for the basics... this makes perfect sense.

My $50k 2013 328i sedan has EVERYTHING (Lighting, Premium, Driver Assistance, and Cold Weather packages in addition to HK sound, rear sunshades, and moonroof (I'm sure I'm missing a few options). Yet it isn't equipped with any lines (Sport, Luxury, M-Sport), so it looks basic on the outside and has the basic 17" 5-spoke wheels)... now it's missing a $400 factory alarm, something that comes standard on a Toyota Corolla, so my car doesn't "beep, chirp, quack, bark, or moo," as SHOPTB very humorously put it.

Grrrrr!

Still though, I love the car and I'm grateful to have it. At the end of the day it does what it's supposed to do exceptionally well: It drives like a dream.

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Do you really need the alarm? No chance the premium package has this covered? I'd really like a beep.
Why? It's annoying.... I turned mine off and just have flash + mirrors fold when lock/unlock. Chirping car alarms are so early 90's....
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Alarm a $400 option? Eff you, BMW! What a joke... these packages and options are so incredibly inefficient. No wonder the cars are so expensive; we are paying for BMW's production inefficiencies. With most brands (including VW and Benz), there is an order of operations when it comes to options and packages; You don't get the super fancy features without first opting for the basics... this makes perfect sense.

My $50k 2013 328i sedan has EVERYTHING (Lighting, Premium, Driver Assistance, and Cold Weather packages in addition to HK sound, rear sunshades, and moonroof (I'm sure I'm missing a few options). Yet it isn't equipped with any lines (Sport, Luxury, M-Sport), so it looks basic on the outside and has the basic 17" 5-spoke wheels)... now it's missing a $400 factory alarm, something that comes standard on a Toyota Corolla, so my car doesn't "beep, chirp, quack, bark, or moo," as SHOPTB very humorously put it.

Grrrrr!

Still though, I love the car and I'm grateful to have it. At the end of the day it does what it's supposed to do exceptionally well: It drives like a dream.
The basic Toyota corolla does not come with an audible alarm. It's got a standard immobilizer which pretty much all cars have now but no motion sensing/glass break alarm....
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You only get that if your car has the factory alarm installed. It's an option on 328s, standard on 335.
more and more i regret not getting a 335i.
It is now an option for the M235!
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Anyone try this?

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Anyone try this?

HU_CIC 3000 Acoustical_lock_confirm - change to aktiv?
it doesnt do anything if you dont have the alarm module installed
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