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Old 12-13-2011, 01:53 PM   #61
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I have Euro e46 without OEM alarm. Is there any chance that Euro e46s without this option weren't even prewired for alarm?

I've done everything by this thread (and others) up to the point where you find the actual connector, but for the life of me I couldn't find it. I've been looking with a flashlight for a good hour, but besides some wires that go through mentioned area, I couldn't find anything. Is there any, even remote chance that I could have missed that connector?

As I've said, my car doesn't have an alarm, but it also doesn't have, for example, that plastic thing in the headliner where you enclose motion sensor. That leads me to beleive that European e46s (without alarm option) weren't even prewired for an alarm (I couldn't imagine wiring going through the headliner, without any opening that a connector or two can "exit" it.) Or am I just finding an excuse for not being able to find siren connector under the hood?

Oh, by the way, I don't even have a hood switch nor clown nose on a rearview mirror.
I'm inclined to believe you're not prewired for alarm (tilt/shock/siren) then, do you have the auto dimming mirror?

The connector for OEM alarm is right in front of the passenger side firewall, mine was bundled and taped up from the factory. If you have any wire there, you don't have this option.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:44 PM   #62
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I'm inclined to believe you're not prewired for alarm (tilt/shock/siren) then, do you have the auto dimming mirror?

The connector for OEM alarm is right in front of the passenger side firewall, mine was bundled and taped up from the factory. If you have any wire there, you don't have this option.
Yes, I have a few wires there, but they basicly go over tha AC fan housing (neatly tucked) and end up on the driver's side of a firewall. And yes, I have the auto-dimming mirror. Soooo....no audio lock/unlock confirmation for me...
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:23 PM   #63
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From all you say

I'm pretty convinced that you do not have a car that is prewired for an alarm.
Kinda surprised that all cars don't come with this. What year is your car?


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Yes, I have a few wires there, but they basicly go over tha AC fan housing (neatly tucked) and end up on the driver's side of a firewall. And yes, I have the auto-dimming mirror. Soooo....no audio lock/unlock confirmation for me...
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:19 PM   #64
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:19 PM   #65
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:21 PM   #66
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You need to check "Arming - Acoustic" refer to the PA Soft screenshot on the first page.
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So what am I doing wrong? I've hooked up everything just how I was suppose to -_-
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Well did you verify the option I mentioned above has a checkmark beside it?

Seems I'm getting an early start on my new years resolution to be more patient!
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:55 PM   #69
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Thanks for sharing this, good DYI
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So what am I doing wrong? I've hooked up everything just how I was suppose to -_-
it's probably programming error-our cars are highly programmable and the option was probably missed when activated the alarm
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:34 PM   #71
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success. Haha. Sorry for being an idiot ac_2007
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Glad it works for you.
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what gives?

Awwh, com'n, now you're being too nice!


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If I want the alarm to be a little louder can I add another 102 Db siren?
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I wired in a second siren using a relay. It's only slightly louder.
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:32 PM   #78
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If I want the alarm to be a little louder can I add another 102 Db siren?
I bought a 105db piezo, which was too quiet and sounded like a duck giving birth.

If I were you, I wouldn't run 2. A generic car siren should be loud enough.
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just thinking if we can wire the car's horn to the alarm and make it not continously? =free
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Hi Guys,

I've got an RHD Australian 330i and can't find the cable. Does anyone know which side of the car the cable should be on in a RHD car? It might not be pre-wired at all, but I haven't given up yet.
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