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E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:25 AM
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Activate the red flashing dome on the rear view mirror

Sorry guys but i do not know what you call that flashing red attached under the rear view mirror. It not flashing anymore when i am parked Is there an activation process or just a bulb replacement i need to buy

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Old 04-27-2013, 12:37 PM
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Official name is ??? Common name is "Clown Nose"

The flashing light comes on in a delayed manner after the car is locked. I do not recall how long the delay is.

Try locking the car by the fob, and checking in out after 10-15 minutes. It is also much easier to see in the dark.

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Old 04-27-2013, 03:08 PM
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That light should only flash if you have he factory alarm installed. People have been able to fool the light to think there was an alarm, but that requires coding the cars computer.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:35 PM
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That light should only flash if you have he factory alarm installed. People have been able to fool the light to think there was an alarm, but that requires coding the cars computer.
No alarm on my Z4M, but the dealer might have coded it when I purchased it.

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Old 04-27-2013, 10:06 PM
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No alarm on my Z4M, but the dealer might have coded it when I purchased it.
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Mine has always flashed too, no factory alarm. I think it will scare off 97% of the riffraff that would try to break in. Anybody that really wants in won't care even if the alarm is present.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:38 AM
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Does anyone know how to activate or i need to go to the dealer?
Thanks for all your replies
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:54 AM
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Find a coder in your area.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:09 AM
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lol I always had this same question but didn't want anyone to think I was "cheap" asking how to make it blink w/o having the actual alarm....
I agree too, most thieves will pass on car w/ blinking light. Only TRU THUGS will go for the armed vehicles.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:51 PM
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Dealers can activate it. Neither of my cars have alarms, and both have the flashing "clown nose".
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:33 PM
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Activate the red flashing dome on the rear view mirror

This is probably also a stupid question, but why don't your cars have factory alarms?


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Old 04-29-2013, 08:28 PM
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Early models(2003) didn't have the wiring harness for the alarm. I believe it was available on 3.0 Z4s...
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