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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 12-20-2009, 04:07 PM
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Aftermarket alarm installation!!!!

Hi guys, my history.... my car is a 1999 323i, i only have one key for now, the remote on the key or the antenna amplifier is bad and my car not open or close wireles..In Puerto Rico the BMW parts are very expensensive so for that reason i not buy the oem alarm. Im lokking for any kind of keyless entry method so i buy an alarm. I never install an alarm in a E46, in olders BMw and others cars yes. So i need comments, advices, or any help that you can give me, links too. thanks for help people, and merry holydays
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:21 PM
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your better off searching goggle, lots of bmw owner dont think or like aftermarket electronics on the car, so you wont find too much love, then again i could be wrong.

am starting to look for a alarm system myself, i figure if the dealer wants $200 plus for a key, i'll just upgrade everything,..
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:45 PM
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power locks and most of the wires are located in back of the glove box. its about 8 screws to remove the whole piece..
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:23 AM
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:31 AM
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power locks and most of the wires are located in back of the glove box. its about 8 screws to remove the whole piece..
+1.. I bought a keyless entry system (no alarm, just remote lock/unlock) for my old E30 from JCWhitney for $30 - worked great.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:44 AM
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Well, im planning do it the next monday, i want to use the oem back mirror led, but i not like to install the switch cut off, i use the oem ews. I want to put some pictures went do the job. And, yes, i want to install the alarm module behind the glovebox.
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:01 PM
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Hi, updates, i install my aftermarker alarm today, very easy with internet, i take like 4 hours, but is my first time. All work great and now i have keyless entry, thanks GOD!!!!
my help: http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/...etail/269.html
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:02 PM
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Tomorrow the starter control and de ews "delete" ( i want to put the ship close to the antenna ring)
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:24 PM
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I use this http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/...etail/269.html very very helpful
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You already told us that .


So before the alarm, I could break your window. I wouldn't hear an alarm, but I couldn't start the car due to the EWS.

Now, with your alarm & EWS delete, I can break your window and an alarm will go off... but with the wiring diagram you just showed me, it'll be a 1 minute job to hotwire the car... yes?
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