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Old 02-10-2007, 11:42 PM   #1
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Question Is there a DIY for aftermarket alarm?

I searched and couldnt find anything, so is there a DIY for aftermarket alarm system? I have done it on 4 of my other cars but never a BMW and I just wanna check b4 I do it....
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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I have never seen an alarm DIY, but if you have experience, let me know what year your car is and I can post the wiring information. E46s are relatively easy to do for alarm + remote start.
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:40 AM   #3
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i have experience, also do you know any good cheap LCD alarms?

My cars info is 99' 323i prefacelift sedan...

See my keys buttons are messed up and dont work anymore and yes i tried to reset them and they keep going out again the next day, so instead of buying a new key for $200 I figured I would get a aftermarket alarm system with a LCD remote which looks better and I can make my manual have automatic start like i did my 3000gt that was manual...helps on hot or cold days ya know...?
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:51 AM   #4
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You can do remote start on a manual. Just need to add a relay to bypass the clutch. It is definitely a bad idea though. All it takes is one time for you (or someone else) to leave the car in gear, and you could damage the car, or worse, hurt/kill someone. Not worth the risk.

As far as what alarm to get, cheap = not a good idea. I would stay with established manufacturers that make reliable products such as dei (avital, viper, clifford, etc) or audiovox (prestige, pursuit, etc).

Below is the wiring info for remote start:

12volts red/green and red/blue + ignition harness
Notes: For the 1999 3 Series 2 door models, refer to the 1998 3 Series wiring information.
Starter black/blue + ignition harness
Second Starter
Ignition green + ignition harness
Second Ignition purple + ignition harness
Third Ignition
Accessory
Second Accessory
Keysense
Power Lock blue/red - 54 pin plug, pin 22 at general mod
Notes: The general module is a white box located behind the glove box. The 54 pin plug is the center plug, and the 26 pin plug is the one on the left.
Power Unlock white/black - 54 pin plug, pin 20 at general mod
Notes: On some models, unlock may require a double pulse.

The general module is a white box located behind the glove box. The 54 pin plug is the center plug, and the 26 pin plug is the one on the left.
Lock Motor white (any one of 5) 5wi 54 pin plug at general module
Notes: The general module is a white box located behind the glove box. The 54 pin plug is the center plug, and the 26 pin plug is the one on the left.
Unlock Motor blue 5wi 54 pin plug, pin 35 at general mod
Notes: The general module is a white box located behind the glove box. The 54 pin plug is the center plug, and the 26 pin plug is the one on the left.
Parking Lights+
Parking Lights- see notes
Notes: Need to remove the light switch module from the dash and pop off the front cover. A ribbon cable which connects the switch to the module will be exposed. With the switch facing towards you, you need to interrupt the fourth wire from the left with a relay. When interrupted the parking lights will come on. See DirectFax document 1055 for wiring information.
Hazards
Turn Signal(L)
Turn Signal(R)
Reverse Light
Door Trigger red/blue + 54 pin plug, pin 18 at general mod
Notes: The general module is a white box located behind the glove box. The 54 pin plug is the center plug, and the 26 pin plug is the one on the left.
Dome Supervision comes on with unlock
Trunk/Hatch Pin white/brown - driver kick panel
Hood Pin purple/green - 26 pin plug, pin 7 at general mod
Notes: The general module is a white box located behind the glove box. The 54 pin plug is the center plug, and the 26 pin plug is the one on the left.
Trunk/Hatch Release gray/green + 54 pin plug, pin 17 at general mod
Notes: The general module is a white box located behind the glove box. The 54 pin plug is the center plug, and the 26 pin plug is the one on the left.
Power Sliding Door
Factory Alarm Arm arms with lock
Factory Alarm Disarm disarms with unlock
Disarm No Unlock
Tachometer black ac diagnostic plug
Notes: The diagnostic plug is on the passengers side of the engine compartment.
Wait to start
Brake Wire brown/white + brake pedal switch
Parking Brake
Horn Trigger purple/blue + horn relay
Notes: The horn relay is above the general module. It is the green relay to the right of an orange relay.
Memory Seat 1
Memory Seat 2
Memory Seat 3
Interface Module: Category:
Immobilizer Bypass Required:
Yes Type:
EWS III
Part #: 556UW
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:19 PM   #5
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As a suggestion for adding a remote start to a manual transmission, you could interlock the remote start function with a magnetic position switch mounted to the shifter iteslf. That way the remote start will not work until the vehicle is in neutral.

Just an idea...
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:47 PM   #6
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Found this:
http://peripheralelectronics.com/per...%20-%20NSS.pdf

Seems like a decent solution (have never tried it though).
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:20 PM   #7
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thank you for ALL YOUR HELP!!! you really did help alot, ty!
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:36 AM   #8
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i will make a diy soon in a couple of days, almost done installing mine, i have pictures and stuff . keep posted!
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where is the diy
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