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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 04-23-2012, 08:12 PM
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Which Viper alarm should I install? 5701 or 1002?

Hey, I'm looking to purchase an alarm system for my bimmer and after searching around I seemed to notice the brand name Viper mentioned a lot. The general consensus seems to be that they're a pretty reliable brand. I'm not looking for the most expensive alarm just one that will RELIABLY alert me if ****ed iwht, has a keyless entry, and will make my clown nose blink? Which of these alarms should I be installing? Are there any other alarms you guys suggest?
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:41 PM
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This subject seems to get discussed a lot by noobs....most veterans around here feel that a "noisemaker" alarm is completely superfluous in this day and age, nobody has paid attention to them for 15 years now. Having the clown nose blink will be enough in 99.9% of situations, the remaining miniscule percentage are "smash & grab" knuckleheads who break your window and are gone in 30 seconds, so an alarm really has no value, the damage is done. The REAL key to success is to not leave *anything* of value visible in the car. That includes sunglasses, a pack of smokes, whatever might catch their attention.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:47 PM
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My car has a Viper 5902V with a Color SuperCode SST 2-Way Security and Remote Start System. The whole screen is colored and its been tested. It worked for me and I would recommend it for sure. was around $300 bucks. Not bad some great piece of mind.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:48 PM
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... The REAL key to success is to not leave *anything* of value visible in the car. That includes sunglasses, a pack of smokes, whatever might catch their attention.
This works too for anyone not scared off by noises lol
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:51 PM
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That's probably the main thing I want from an alarm, the clown nose to blink. But I need a cpu to activate that don't I?
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:00 PM
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Theres all sorts of things that can be wired to happen from the stock wiring...it just sometimes gets a bit tricky
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:03 PM
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Any suggestions on what I should do in the idea of getting my clown nose to blink and getting a keyless entry system.
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That's probably the main thing I want from an alarm, the clown nose to blink. But I need a cpu to activate that don't I?
It`s already in the car, it just needs to be activated by the dealer or an enthusiast with the proper software. You can make the clown nose blink, and the parking lights flash when you "activate your alarm" by locking the door....
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My factory alarm works just fine on my car. Is something wrong with yours?
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My factory alarm works just fine on my car. Is something wrong with yours?
He`s a noob posting in the wrong Forum....
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Sounds like the trunk monkey needs to make another visit to the site.
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