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  1. E46 Compact, Indicator lights flash when car unlocked? 
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    Hi all,

    I have an 52 reg E46 Compact and when the car is locked the indicator lights flash, but when the car is unlocked they don't.

    Is there a way I can get the indicator lights to flash when I unlock the car?

    Thanks Matt
     
     

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    You'll need to see someone with a BMW or AutoLogic machine. It's an option in the alarm settings
     
     

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    That's useful to know.

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    I too have a compact but I want to know if I can have the headlights
    Come on as I unlock or if there are any other options like this. Any idea of a place in the midlands with autologic that could do it for me??
     
     

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    Hi Jamie, it's not a factory option to have the headlights come on & off with the alarm. I'd not recommend it at all as it's a quick way to drain the battery!
    I assume you're after something similar to the Audi's where the foglights come on when you unlock the car?
     
     

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    Yeah something like that mate would be great. But is it possible? Are there any other things that can be done like this?
     
     

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    There's loads of options, just depends how good you are with hands and how much you want to spend!

    For the best of both worlds, I'd suggest to do down the same route as loftymatt and get some puddle lights installed! Good range coverage, all light used, with built in projector lens for the neat look.
     
     

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    These settings (alarm flashing indicators / and alarm chips (yes not legal i know) and auto lock/open window settings/ can be done your self if you have PA soft

    I have that and INPA for code error scans, coding

    There are garages that do it for a fee in birmingham, or I can do it if im available in birmingham/solihull mutual location for a forum/charity donation
     
     

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    Went along to meet up with MrWhite today for him to have a play with my compacts codes and I have to say I was very impressed with the job he has done. Very, very happy as much easier to tell now if car is unlocked upon approach, cleared some of my unwanted codes and generally just very useful afternoon. So a big thank you.

    He was super friendly member and a great help.

    Also got to give a shout out to the job he has done with his double din stereo and cameras. looks really good.

    Thanks Matt
     
     

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    nice to meet you too glad to help another member out never know when may need a favour returning !
    hope the airbag stays sorted too and give me a shout when your back around here and ill have another look at the autolocking for you
     
     

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