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Old 04-14-2002, 11:09 AM   #1
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OEM Alarm Question

Hi, i'm interested in getting the OEM alarm instead of a fancy aftermarket system, but I want to have the OEM unit use airhorns instead of the car horn, when sounding the alarm. Is this easy to do? if the dealer installs, will they do this for me? Has anyone done this before? Thanks!
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Old 04-14-2002, 11:26 AM   #2
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Installation is really easy. If you can change your tire, you can install the alarm in an hour. I am not sure what you mean by using air horn instead of car horn. The alarm kit comes with a horn/siren that you have to install under the hood. It's a separate unit from the car horn. Hope this helps.
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its not necassary the ease of installation, but the cost effciency. i personally will be taking my alarm to be installed by bmw, cause look at it this way:

If u install YOURSELF you have to take it to bmw to get it activated for 50 bucks. If you have BMW INSTALL it, they charge u 80 bucks, and that covers both activation and labor. For an extra 30 bucks id rather have them do it, not worry about it, plus get a car wash, and all the other good things.

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Old 04-14-2002, 12:49 PM   #4
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its not necassary the ease of installation, but the cost effciency. i personally will be taking my alarm to be installed by bmw, cause look at it this way:

If u install YOURSELF you have to take it to bmw to get it activated for 50 bucks. If you have BMW INSTALL it, they charge u 80 bucks, and that covers both activation and labor. For an extra 30 bucks id rather have them do it, not worry about it, plus get a car wash, and all the other good things.

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My dealership did it for free. I installed it, and they activated it at no charge. *shrug* Guess my service advisor likes me.
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I am not sure what you mean by using air horn instead of car horn.
Thanks, if the alarm already uses a separate horn, i can probably just have them use larger airhorns that will produce a very very loud noise. My friend has an acura 3.2 CL TypeS, and he has an aftermarket alarm with 8 airhorns! someone tried to break into his car and steal his system, but the airhorns were so loud, the guy ran away when they went off. i'm thinking that if it had been a regular alarm, he might have gotten his system jacked! thanks again
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not sure if you can use air horn... you might need to modify the base and the connection since the OEM alarm is really plug and play.
my dealer charged me $46 to have it activated.
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My dealership did it for free. I installed it, and they activated it at no charge. *shrug* Guess my service advisor likes me.
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