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Old 04-04-2012, 01:37 AM   #81
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eneka is right, the siren I used was pulled from a random car with an alarm system. I just based my decision on the fact that it was in good condition and single tone.


UPDATE: For those wondering what the setup options are (in the legitimate version of) PA Soft 1.4, I have taken a screenshot of my revised options which include the flashing high-beams and 4-ways not seen in above video:

What are the central locking functions for ?
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:41 AM   #82
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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.
My alarm connector was wrapped up in the same material as the wires in your picture. Don't remember exactly what it looked like, aside from the pictures on the first page. Check your trunk to see if you have those buttons that say "prewired for.."

Also, look up your car on realoem.com, choosing RHD. Then you'll be able to find out exactly which side the connector is situation at based on the diagrams.

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What are the central locking functions for ?
I made my car lock/unlock all of the doors at once, instead of driver first then the rest.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:50 AM   #83
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My alarm connector was wrapped up in the same material as the wires in your picture. Don't remember exactly what it looked like, aside from the pictures on the first page. Check your trunk to see if you have those buttons that say "prewired for.."

Also, look up your car on realoem.com, choosing RHD. Then you'll be able to find out exactly which side the connector is situation at based on the diagrams.
My car has no "prewired" tags in the boot at all. I don't think they did that with EUR/AU models.

I reckon I can do the bare minimum wiring by adding a new wire to the GM5 module (X254 pin 8) and feed it out of the firewall. Will it work?
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:13 PM   #84
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My car has no "prewired" tags in the boot at all. I don't think they did that with EUR/AU models.

I reckon I can do the bare minimum wiring by adding a new wire to the GM5 module (X254 pin 8) and feed it out of the firewall. Will it work?
My car does not have any tags either. Seems this was specific to US models.

Your siren and all the other modules will retrofit in the same place as a LHD car according to realoem.com






Take a look at the Alarm section in this PDF, it is definitely more challenging for you guys but it is possible.

http://www.bmwtech.ru/pdf/e46/ST034/...20Internet.pdf

Also, this GM5 diagram will help you better determine which connections you need to tap in order for you to make this work:

http://www.bmwgm5.com/GM5_Connections.htm
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:26 AM   #85
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Did this mod and have a small issue

I did this mod and have had a lil issue pop up. Now when I remove the key and exit the vehicle the beeper still beeps like the key is in the ignition or the lights are on. This puts my fob in the useless stage again. I cant lock or unlock the car from fob but can with the key. Any ideas?
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:08 PM   #86
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I'm new so how would i go about reprogramming my e46? For the flasher functions?
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:58 PM   #87
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I'm new so how would i go about reprogramming my e46? For the flasher functions?
'Tis a disappointing response to your first post here that I must tell you your car can only be programmed by the dealer unless you invest in the software and a special cable that connects to your car.

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Old 06-03-2012, 09:46 PM   #88
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Since the programming is the harder part, I'd recommend getting the ultrasonic sensor while you are at it and have it programmed at the same time. The part is really easy to install.

You can get the tilt sensor too, but the motion sensor seems more useful to me.

The ultrasonic motion sensor can usually be found on e-bay for about $20.

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Old 06-03-2012, 11:25 PM   #89
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Thanks! Both of you for replying back.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:43 PM   #90
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Can you tell me how and where to get the software. My siren is set up and ready to go?
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:36 PM   #91
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Can you tell me how and where to get the software. My siren is set up and ready to go?
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It's good that you really helped him out and told him the software to look for is:
PA Soft 1.4 software
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #93
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I used to drive fast and cowboy around, but then I realized that I can't even afford bumping into someone, so now it's slow and classy, with occasional spurts of speed. Fanatics might pick on each other from time to time, but we are all one great big family that looks out for each other in the end.
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I pull up to meets, lean to one side, shakin my finger at all da playahaterz. Then I get back into my car and flash mah beamz.
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:17 AM   #95
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If I recorded that video today, I would feel dissapointed with myself.

Just realized you can't see anything in the engine bay, and I cut myself off at the end.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:39 PM   #96
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How did everyone connect their wiring to the plug did everyone cut the socket? Everyone is using a higher gauge wire that doesn't fit in the plug.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:26 AM   #97
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You cut nothing. Stick the wires in and you're done, I don't see the "everyone" you're talking about.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:33 AM   #98
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In previous posts a few people said they used 18 gauge wire
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I used 24 gauge speaker wire that was left over.

You can buy 3 feet of the stuff at a dollar store.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:11 AM   #100
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I did this mod and have had a lil issue pop up. Now when I remove the key and exit the vehicle the beeper still beeps like the key is in the ignition or the lights are on. This puts my fob in the useless stage again. I cant lock or unlock the car from fob but can with the key. Any ideas?
Same issues here any ideas
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