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Old 02-25-2013, 01:30 AM   #1
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Any NCS Expert experts in San Diego?

I'm having some problems getting an alarm enabled on my wife's 2005 330Ci vert.

Any NCS Expert users in San Diego who can help me? I'll compensate you for your time.

Much appreciated if you can help return me to hero status with the wife...

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Old 02-25-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #3
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you couldn't get it to work with the bmw scanner?
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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I can get everything but the siren, however, I'm starting to think that the siren I have (from a parted out car) is dead.

I was having some odd issues...after enabling the siren w/BMW scanner it wasn't sounding. When I tried disabling/re-enabling some of alarm settings to see if I could get the siren to work things got worse than they were (lost lights blinking when enable/disable, and lost clown nose blinking). I was able to get those settings back and working again after I pulled the battery cable for a few minutes and then reconnected. As soon as I reconnected things were back to normal w/the alarm system working except for the siren (which is a pretty important part.)

So I'm back to having working visual acknowledgements (lights flash at lock/unlock), clown nose blinks slow when armed, fast when the alarm's been triggered, but siren still isn't working.

Before I tried the battery disconnect I was thinking things were totally hosed and the BMW scanner didn't seem to be having any affect at all, so I was thinking that NCS expert was going to be my only option. It does appear that things can get a little discombobulated when using the BMW scanner.

So anyway, I'm picking up another siren today to give it a try and confirm that it's the HW and not a coding problem.

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if your clown nose blinks and lights flash as you lock/unlock the car, i'm fairly certain alarm is already enabled. try this:

pull hood release lever (but don't open hood)

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wait 30 seconds

then open hood using your hand by pulling it up. the alarm should sound
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if your clown nose blinks and lights flash as you lock/unlock the car, i'm fairly certain alarm is already enabled. try this:

pull hood release lever (but don't open hood)

lock car

wait 30 seconds

then open hood using your hand by pulling it up. the alarm should sound
Thanks, Mango. I tried that and no siren...clown noise goes into panic blinky mode, but no noise.

Someone here has suggested that my problem may be sure to the fact that I don't have the motion sensors installed (wife didn't want them) in my vert, and the alarm system is not fully enabled due to that.



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Old 02-26-2013, 12:58 PM   #8
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Thanks, Mango. I tried that and no siren...clown noise goes into panic blinky mode, but no noise.

Someone here has suggested that my problem may be sure to the fact that I don't have the motion sensors installed (wife didn't want them) in my vert, and the alarm system is not fully enabled due to that.



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Thanks for the suggestions...I've PM'd Kaiv on M3 forums and will see if he responds. Looks like he's in SD so that's easiest.

Mango - we go up to LA off an on to visit my wife's family, if Kaiv or other local options don't work out I'll PM you before the next time we come up to LA and maybe we can work out a place to meet to get this done.
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Kaiv isn't replying...anyone know a more direct way of getting his attention other than PM on M3 forum?
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