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Old 04-02-2014, 06:09 PM   #1
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Car alarm e46 m3

Does anyone here know how to disable a car alarm. Is there any fuses I can pull just to stop from going off every 10 freaking minutes....:-(((


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Old 04-02-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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You can do either disable it with BMW Scanner or uninstall alarm components.

Or you may fix the problem causing alarms to go off.
Possibly hood sensor.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:53 PM   #3
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I don't have a scanner? That means I have to take it down to the dealership...it just started acting up this morning....what if I reset the battery? You think that would help?


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Old 04-02-2014, 10:22 PM   #4
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I don't have a scanner? That means I have to take it down to the dealership...it just started acting up this morning....what if I reset the battery? You think that would help?


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Old 04-02-2014, 10:31 PM   #5
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I took the immobilizer fuse out then messed with the hatch and hood..then locked it! The alarm stopped going off..so weird???? I hope it was just the sensor locks. All is good so far....x fingers.. This is a crazy start with my e46..


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Old 04-02-2014, 10:56 PM   #6
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Car alarm e46 m3

You need to get INPA and a cable then start reading fault code from the car to try and figure out what's going on. To get to the cause of the alarm going off, open INPA and select F3-E46, Body then scroll down to Central body electronics ZKE5. Once you're in hit F4-Error and then F3-Shadow. The reason for alarm trips including number of occurrences (called Error frequency) are on this page. Number of occurrences maxs out at 31. You can usually ignore faults that only occurred a small handful of times. A lot of people here on the forum recommend PA Soft, but, it doesn't give the Error frequency number which I find valuable for determining what is a real fault, that you should be concerned with and what can be ignored. There are almost always going to be faults, even on a car that's working perfectly, so being able to just concentrate on the things that are real problems is invaluable.

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Old 04-09-2014, 03:42 PM   #7
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I just noticed both my battery terminals were loose..... I tighten it. I hope it's just the loose cables. X fingers


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Old 04-09-2014, 04:45 PM   #8
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I just noticed both my battery terminals were loose..... I tighten it. I hope it's just the loose cables. X fingers


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Very possible. There have been problems fixed by simply wiggling the cables haha
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:50 PM   #9
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Mine was just really loose. I can turn it with my fingers..lol


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Old 04-10-2014, 12:08 AM   #10
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I have the Romanian Diagnostic software suite software and cable that I'm selling, just haven't put an ad up yet.

Let me know.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:40 AM   #11
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Turbo talon 1g? I have a 91 Mitsubishi galant vr-4 #869.....16g+86mm forge pistons..lol


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Old 04-10-2014, 11:14 PM   #12
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Yes. All stock, E85, 5857 bolton, DSMLink. Now to get off my lazy ass and put it together.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:20 PM   #13
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Nice ride... Good thing that I kept my Mits. My 1 1/2 week old car started to act on me. It was shifting to neutral while driving.?sucks big time.. Getting it checked out tomorrow.


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Old 04-11-2014, 11:19 PM   #14
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Dealer is replacing hood sensor causing car alarm to go off....:-) still waiting for their engineers to figure out smg problem. Hoping it's not the clutch. They said it wil cost $6,000 to repair....(( I just paid 13k for the damn car 2 weeks ago...huhu


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