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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 08-21-2014, 03:07 PM
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Exterior Lighting When Locking

Are the lights supposed to flash when you lock and unlock the car with the key fob? Mine doesnt.
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Old 08-21-2014, 03:38 PM
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Its a programmable option. Either get a dealer to set them to do that or a shop or friend that has a high end scan tool or pc software and cable to do it.

Theres a ton of options that can be set.
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:27 PM
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If you get it programmed, you can have the lights flash upon locking/unlocking, and the clown nose blink, giving the appearance of an active alarm being present. Quite effective....
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:58 PM
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I was just told by my BMW service that if I don't have the alarm installed they cant make the lights blink.. Is this true.. or is this just something the dealership wont do and I have to take it to a third party?
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:08 PM
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Thats either a lie or they are clueless. I set mine to blink the lights when I lock and unlock it and I set the clown nose (light under rear view mirror) to blink just like it had an alarm. I dont have the alarm.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:13 PM
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I was just told by my BMW service that if I don't have the alarm installed they cant make the lights blink.. Is this true.. or is this just something the dealership wont do and I have to take it to a third party?
They don`t know WTF they`re talking about....go to another dealer....
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:17 PM
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Thanks guys I will call another
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:16 PM
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Get a pa soft scanner from xcar360.com. And do the coding yourself. Check the forums for instructions. It's really easy. All you need to do is check certain boxes. Lots of other things you can do too

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Old 08-24-2014, 05:34 PM
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Clueless dealer. Get a scanner off eBay and DIY.


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Old 08-25-2014, 08:02 AM
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Majority of dealers won't know how to do this....
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