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Old 07-22-2013, 10:44 AM
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Question about the Panic button on the F30 Key FOB

Take a look at this photo of the Key FOB for my wife's 2013 328i and my 2013 335i M-Sport:



My key FOB has the red panic button/horn button, and hers doesn't - it does have a "blank" covering the spot where the panic/horn button would go if it had one.

Can anyone tell me why apparently some F30's have the panic button and some don't? Seems like this would be a standard feature which would be more trouble/expense than it's worth to make optional.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:47 AM
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Alarm on 2013 335i M-Sport?
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:47 AM
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im just guessing here but does the 328i have alarm system?
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:50 AM
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The panic button on key FOB comes only with anti-theft alarm(standard on 335i but standalone option on 328i)
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:52 AM
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I'm not sure about the 328i - my wife didn't order it and got it instead from dealer stock. I wasn't aware the alarm was optional? I also don't recall ordering the alarm for my car....but perhaps it was included in one of the packages I got.
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The panic button on key FOB comes only with anti-theft alarm(standard on 335i but standalone option on 328i)
Thanks...that explains it.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:22 AM
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Thanks...that explains it.
I know, no alarm system on a 40k car lol. On the rearview mirror it should have a red thing that means it has alarm system if it doesnt have it no alarm system
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:43 AM
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Side note, for future reference: It's a fob not a FOB.

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Old 07-22-2013, 02:05 PM
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BMW is a tad ridiculous with some of the items that aren't included standard, while the MSRP continues to climb:

- No alarm standard
- No lighting package standard (at least on the 328+!)
- Downgraded head unit from the E90 for BT and other radio related items

At least we finally get power and fold down seats standard ...
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:12 AM
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BMW is a tad ridiculous with some of the items that aren't included standard, while the MSRP continues to climb:

- No alarm standard
- No lighting package standard (at least on the 328+!)
- Downgraded head unit from the E90 for BT and other radio related items

At least we finally get power and fold down seats standard ...
My wife is REALLY disappointed she doesn't have angel eyes on her 328i - something she really liked about the past BMW models I've had. Hopefully an after market solution will be available at some point.
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i don't have panic button on my 335i i guess its optional :x
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Have you tried pressing the button?
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:48 AM
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My wife is REALLY disappointed she doesn't have angel eyes on her 328i .
Thanks to so many people here on this forums, I my prod config 2014 is having Xenons!

As far as the panic button goes. Can we do an aftermaket anti-theft system install? My guess we cannot fiddle with the fob though.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:37 AM
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Have you tried pressing the button?
Nawww.....I've got an entirely different "panic button" to hit in case of emergencies....

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Old 07-27-2013, 05:37 PM
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I have a 2013 328I and mine doesnt have a panic button either. When i went back to the dealership the other day, i asked them about it and they told me to hold down the trunk button and it should turn on. I havent tried it yet but maybe that will work for you? hope that helps....
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I have a 2013 328I and mine doesnt have a panic button either. When i went back to the dealership the other day, i asked them about it and they told me to hold down the trunk button and it should turn on. I havent tried it yet but maybe that will work for you? hope that helps....
Did you believe them?
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