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I was reading on another forum about alarms not being standard on BMWs and that the flashing light in the underside of the rear view mirror may flash even if the alarm is not fitted.

When I insured the car I told them it had factory standard alarm and immobiliser but now I'm not sure - I just assumed that all cars made after the 1990s(ish) had alarms as standard.

What's the easiest way I can find out if my car has an alarm installed?

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It does have an alarm

Just checked under ultrasonic cover in the headlining - the sensors are there so locked the car with me inside and waited for more than 30 slow seconds - moved and it started beeping at me - :)

anyone know how to activate the chirping and hazards flashing on arm/disarm?
 

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Just checked under ultrasonic cover in the headlining - the sensors are there so locked the car with me inside and waited for more than 30 slow seconds - moved and it started beeping at me - :)

anyone know how to activate the chirping and hazards flashing on arm/disarm?
Good news! :thumbsup


Main dealers or BMW specialist with Autologic machine, they can "switch it on" or "off" :thumbsup

Have a look at this memory options list, things that can be enabled or disabled http://www.tmk.com/transient/090398MemoryOptions.pdf
 

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Is the ultrasonic(s) cover easy to get off, Fzbucks? you have me wondering now..:)
Yes just get your fingers between it and the headlining - make sure your hands are clean! and pull it down, it just clips off and back on, the ultrasonic unit is a black box with a connector and a few wires going in you'll notice it as it takes up most of the room in the cover.

ronnie posted this link http://www.my330i.com/mod8.php#C above - it is for how to install the sensors etc but shows how to pull the cover off.
 

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Having read your post, i did wonder if mine had an alarm, the clown nose flashes but i cant seem to make it do anything...i'll have a look, thanks.:)
If you do the "lock yourself in the car check" make sure you only press the lock on the key fob once, otherwise the sonics will be disabled (for when you leave people in the car or in the summer when you leave the windows open a bit)
 
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