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Old 09-06-2014, 03:32 PM   #1
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Question My 330i has clawn nose but no pre-wiring.. HELP!

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As the title says My 330i has clawn nose but no pre-wiring that i could find on the trunk battery side or the motion sensor rack either. So why my car has a clawn nose if there is no pre-wiring for the anti-theft ?

And is it possible that i can re-wire it from scratch so that i can install the BMW OEM anti-theft kit..?

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Old 09-06-2014, 05:10 PM   #2
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PO might've switched out the mirror as they are very easy to, especially if the autodim starts leaking. IIRC the tilt sensor rack is not preinstalled but comes with the sensor.
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:04 PM   #3
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The clown nose is independent of the alarm system. It's just something they turn on when an alarm system is installed. I turned my clown nose on with PA Soft so it flashes when the car is locked - makes it look like I have an alarm - which I don't!
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:28 PM   #4
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check your trunk's inside lid and see if it says what your version car is "pre-wired" for. it'll have a few round tags/stickers on the inside edge.

as for the "clown nose" if your car doesn't have the autodim mirror it's what you use to twist for the manual dim of the mirror. instead of a car rear view mirror with the common flap that you flip to dim, you twist the round red button (aka clown nose) to make it change for glare. so i'm not sure about al markets but they might all come with something like a "clown nose"
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:37 AM   #5
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don't have a cow dude. mine is the same way. I love my clown nose a'blinking away when I lock up, as if I have an alarm when I don't. alarms r a pain. no-one listens nor cares. only best alarm is a kill switch alarm.
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:26 AM   #6
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don't have a cow dude. mine is the same way. I love my clown nose a'blinking away when I lock up, as if I have an alarm when I don't. alarms r a pain. no-one listens nor cares. only best alarm is a kill switch alarm.
Yeah now i am too trying to convince myself with out an alarm as there is at least chip immobilizer with the key . Kill switch alarm..? what the heck is that ?
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:35 AM   #7
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Yeah now i am too trying to convince myself with out an alarm as there is at least chip immobilizer with the key . Kill switch alarm..? what the heck is that ?
Kill switch is a switch installed on the cable powering the DME and placed in a secret location somewhere in the cabin.
Do you need to worry about car theft in UAE?

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Old 09-08-2014, 02:46 AM   #8
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Kill switch is a switch installed on the cable powering the DME and placed in a secret location somewhere in the cabin.
Oh i see that seems to b cool.. Out of curiosity, is there a guide on how to install this setup on my car..??

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Do you need to worry about car theft in UAE?
No..Not Much ... ... But Still u know...
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