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335ixGuy 04-15-2011 03:52 PM

Red alarm light under rear view mirror on 335i
 
Looks like the red light at the bottom of my rear view mirror should blink to indicate an armed alarm status. At least that's what the owner's manual seems to imply. It's a 2011 335xi sedan with the compass mirror. My light is not working, am I missing something?

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PhillyNate 04-15-2011 03:57 PM

Do you actually have the alarm? You do not necessarily have the alarm if you have the red "clown nose" underneath the mirror. The 3-series does not come with an alarm standard.

GarySL 04-15-2011 04:00 PM

It's a $400.00 special option. If you paid for that then you should have it.

335ixGuy 04-15-2011 04:13 PM

Thanks guys, now I know why it does not blink.

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CALWATERBOY 04-15-2011 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 335ixGuy (Post 5999239)
Thanks guys, now I know why it does not blink.

Would you like it to blink?

tturedraider 04-15-2011 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY (Post 5999445)
Would you like it to blink?

Do you know a way to make it blink?

SD Z4MR 04-15-2011 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tturedraider (Post 5999489)
Do you know a way to make it blink?

Yes, there is a way to make it blink, even if you don't have the alarm installed. Can't remember where I saw this but it was most likely at e90post, possibly in the DIY section.

tturedraider 04-15-2011 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SD 335is (Post 5999556)
Yes, there is a way to make it blink, even if you don't have the alarm installed. Can't remember where I saw this but it was most likely at e90post, possibly in the DIY section.

If you find that link, please post it. The dealer could make the light flash on the E46, but I have not heard of any way to make that happen on the E9x.

kmorgan_260 04-15-2011 07:07 PM

Mine doesn't blink either :(
I thought it was a sensor or something.

SD Z4MR 04-15-2011 07:31 PM

Here's the link: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ighlight=alarm

Looks like you need a little electronics/soldering expertise. This post is from 2006 so not sure if it's still applicable.

SD Z4MR 04-15-2011 08:18 PM

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pointandgo 04-15-2011 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SD 335is (Post 5999619)
Here's the link: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ighlight=alarm

Looks like you need a little electronics/soldering expertise. This post is from 2006 so not sure if it's still applicable.

Electrical Engineering degree would help. Hang one of these in the car. About $4.00 at Radio Shack:
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...uctId=2062571#

B-737 04-16-2011 08:55 AM

You can buy a remote key + module to make it flash as well. Mine works great.

GiaGiaJa 04-16-2011 11:09 AM

This is a great thread...
Anyone know how to make that red lights flash in time with the beat of the tune. You know I'm saying....when I play different music.

KHarney 04-16-2011 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by b-737 (Post 6000376)
you can buy a remote key + module to make it flash as well. Mine works great.

+1

335ixGuy 04-16-2011 11:38 AM

Can you elaborate more on what the remote key is please.

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GiaGiaJa 04-16-2011 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 335ixGuy (Post 6000691)
Can you elaborate more on what the remote key is please.

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You need to MOD your car for that.
Example and read on here;

http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=1796

Black 328xi 04-16-2011 11:46 AM

I believe these guys are a sponsor vendor to Bimmerfest

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ight=remotekey

GiaGiaJa 04-16-2011 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Black 328xi (Post 6000706)
I believe these guys are a sponsor vendor to Bimmerfest

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ight=remotekey

Woo Hoo! Great minds think alike ;)

RaceBlood 04-16-2011 12:13 PM

I want my Red light to go off when another 335i nearby so we can race :)

sammy2303 09-24-2012 08:44 PM

blink
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GiaGiaJa (Post 6000636)
This is a great thread...
Anyone know how to make that red lights flash in time with the beat of the tune. You know I'm saying....when I play different music.

It has a direct correlation to the times you are available to see the flash. My inside console flashes a red dot on the second, shouldn't the rear-mirror globe flash with a similiar flash?


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