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I just noticed ive no red nose on my rear view mirror, i was sure ther car had an alarm but this dosent appear to be the case.

Has anyone retrofitted the factory bmw alarm to the e60 ?
If i pick up the rear vieew mirror with the light is it easily fitted/work with alarms?

I would prefer an alarm that works with the key as carrying fobs around is messy. If i could pick up an OEM alarm is it a big job to install?
 

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I suspect with the E60 the alarm is just software in the ZKE (central body electronics) like it is in the E46. The siren is the vehicle horn.

Pop the bonnet, find the bonnet switch and unplug it.
Leave the bonnet up.
Lock the car with the remote and wait 5 minutes.
Plug your ears.
Reconnect or ground the bonnet switch.
 

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OK Ive managed to trigger the alarm and I find when i press the button on the key twice it activates the red nose.

I suspect this problem might be related to the battery, its almost 7 yrs old and im getting the batt warning light now and again when im sitting in the car with the radio on (not running).

The car sat up most of the winter so i suspect this might have been part of the problem.
 
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