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Old 05-08-2008, 05:12 PM   #1
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Testing the OEM alarm tilt sensor?

I just had my alarm activated, and the interior motion sensor works great.

Is there any test I can do to check the tilt sensor is active too? Shaking the car didn't set it off (unsurprisingly). Is it worth trying to jack up one corner with the jack, or won't that be high enough to trigger it?
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Old 05-08-2008, 05:21 PM   #2
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Jacking it up should activate it, as that is what it is supposed to protect against.
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Old 05-08-2008, 05:57 PM   #3
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tell the Hulk to help
it for sure will activate the sensor
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:06 PM   #4
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Jacking it up did the trick, thanks!
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:12 PM   #5
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where did you buy your alarm from? Anything cheaper than $235.00?
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:18 PM   #6
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I got it from circle BMW, and it was $235 - best price I found on it.
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:37 PM   #7
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As others have said jack it up. I did this by accident the other day and forgot my car was still locked it scared the h*ll out of me when the alarm went off.
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Old 05-08-2008, 07:00 PM   #8
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wow didnt even know BMW had that feature.
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wow didnt even know BMW had that feature.
Only if you have the alarm fitted and activated.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:44 AM   #10
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Where is this sensor in the trunk?, i have 2001 330 vert and the alarm keeps going off, i want to disconnect this tilt sensor to see if the fault goes away as i've already disconected the hood pin and it still went off in the middle of the night so its not that.
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:42 AM   #11
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Where is this sensor in the trunk?, i have 2001 330 vert and the alarm keeps going off, i want to disconnect this tilt sensor to see if the fault goes away as i've already disconected the hood pin and it still went off in the middle of the night so its not that.
Not sure if your vert is the same, but it's in the right side of the trunk, above the battery in my coupe. You have to pull back the carpeted panel to get to it -- not very difficult.
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