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Old 04-15-2011, 04:52 PM
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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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Old 04-15-2011, 04:57 PM
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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.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:00 PM
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:13 PM
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Thanks guys, now I know why it does not blink.

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Thanks guys, now I know why it does not blink.
Would you like it to blink?
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:23 PM
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Would you like it to blink?
Do you know a way to make it blink?
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:55 PM
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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.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:01 PM
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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.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:07 PM
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Mine doesn't blink either
I thought it was a sensor or something.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:31 PM
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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.
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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#
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:55 AM
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You can buy a remote key + module to make it flash as well. Mine works great.
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you can buy a remote key + module to make it flash as well. Mine works great.
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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.
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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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Can you elaborate more on what the remote key is please.

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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
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I believe these guys are a sponsor vendor to Bimmerfest

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