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      06-08-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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Alarm Install in 07 M coupe.

I have searched the forum looking for instructions concerning this. The most recent comments are about a year ago and I am not sure the people are still on the forum. So I am going to just ask out right and confirm what I have interpid.

The hood sensor seem to be pretty cut and dry. It mounts between the two cross members on the fire wall under the hood. the wire looks to be behind the brake reservoir.

The siren/tilt snsor is mounted behind the passenger rear wheel. Asd I understand you remove three (3) plastic screews and pull back the plastic wheel liner. I looks like it is mounted next to the carbon canister. and the wires are just loosely hung there.

Once everything is installed you go to the dealer to have the alarm coded, before it works.

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      06-08-2012, 01:36 PM   #2
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I have searched the forum looking for instructions concerning this. The most recent comments are about a year ago and I am not sure the people are still on the forum. So I am going to just ask out right and confirm what I have interpid.

The hood sensor seem to be pretty cut and dry. It mounts between the two cross members on the fire wall under the hood. the wire looks to be behind the brake reservoir.

The siren/tilt snsor is mounted behind the passenger rear wheel. Asd I understand you remove three (3) plastic screews and pull back the plastic wheel liner. I looks like it is mounted next to the carbon canister. and the wires are just loosely hung there.

Once everything is installed you go to the dealer to have the alarm coded, before it works.

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All correct, with the exception of the location for the alarm unit. Goes more or less between the two mufflers. Here are the instructions I used.
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      06-08-2012, 02:12 PM   #3
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The alarm is mounted on the passenger side. You do not need to remove fender liner. The bracket is visible looking between muffler and rear qtr panel from under the car. I had my installed without removing fender liner.
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      06-08-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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The alarm is mounted on the passenger side. You do not need to remove fender liner. The bracket is visible looking between muffler and rear qtr panel from under the car. I had my installed without removing fender liner.
see Finnegan's post for the correct location
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      06-08-2012, 03:00 PM   #5
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i have this and its crap anyway..... you'd be better off getting a quality aftermarket unit imo!!
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      06-09-2012, 02:47 AM   #6
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Yeah I was kinda thinking about getting a viper alarm. But I want my clown nose to work rather than an led some where else blinking
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      06-09-2012, 07:23 AM   #7
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Yeah I was kinda thinking about getting a viper alarm. But I want my clown nose to work rather than an led some where else blinking
Just place the power lead to power the clown nose.
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      06-09-2012, 11:16 AM   #8
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Yeah I was kinda thinking about getting a viper alarm. But I want my clown nose to work rather than an led some where else blinking
My clown nose blinks and I don't have the factory alarm. I don't know if it came from the factory this way, or if the stealership programmed it to blink at some point - I never asked them to - but it probably scares 98% of the amateurs who might consider a smash & grab away. The other 2% will get into your car if they really want to, alarm or not, so I'm quite happy with this solution.

I just bought a used E46 ZHP Coupe and it has the OEM alarm, so all my noses glow.
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      07-12-2012, 12:11 PM   #9
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Well I installed the tilt/siren module under the car and the hood sensor. I notice the other day that the clown nose was blinking when the car is locked. I know before I installed the sensors the led light didn't work. I wonder if the alarm is working now? without me having it turned on at the stealer.
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Well I installed the tilt/siren module under the car and the hood sensor. I notice the other day that the clown nose was blinking when the car is locked. I know before I installed the sensors the led light didn't work. I wonder if the alarm is working now? without me having it turned on at the stealer.
Why not just test yourself? Lock the doors via key fob. Then try opening the trunk manually with the key inserted.
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      07-12-2012, 12:26 PM   #11
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^whs
mine worked without any programming.
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      07-12-2012, 04:31 PM   #12
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Damn I feel like - Blonde Star (look on facebook)
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      07-12-2012, 09:56 PM   #13
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not working!
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      07-12-2012, 11:33 PM   #14
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not working!
I have to activate my alarm even though my clown nose blinks prior to install. My Indy shop couldn't get it working properly. The remote do not unlock all doors and do not chirp on lock. It only chirp unlock. I have the dealer do the activation.
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      07-13-2012, 05:40 AM   #15
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how much did it cost to have the dealer activate the Alarm?
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how much did it cost to have the dealer activate the Alarm?
Stupid expensive, my indy shop did it for $40
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how much did it cost to have the dealer activate the Alarm?
It was free for me because I told them they didn't program my keys properly. Car was still under warranty. The going price is around $100.
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Stupid expensive, my indy shop did it for $40
My Indy use AutoLogic but could not get right. I decided not to mess with it and have the dealer do it.
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My Indy use AutoLogic but could not get right. I decided not to mess with it and have the dealer do it.
Is that same as the gt1? I think that's what's needed.
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Stupid expensive, my indy shop did it for $40
Stupidly expensive is an understatement. I think I paid about $150 at the dealer to get mine coded, if I recalled correctly. Chances are that it won't go as expected the first time either. Search the alarm thread and you will see all the troubles related to getting it working correctly.
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alarm siren

I have looked but do not see where it states to put the siren in the Z4MR. Is it the same as an I or SI in the bumper or does it go under the car similar to the Z4MC?

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The best theft prevention is already a standard option in our cars. A manual Transmission. Considering more people have passports in the US than can drive stick you are looking at less than 15%
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