I used the DYI posted by Cabriolet and this one: http://e46fanatics.com/faq/alarminstall/index.html.rwebbe said:I have had my ci for 3 months about or longer w/o alarm. I hope to be in ERK's country this fall on vacation and would hate to lose my wheels and tires. Erk, when time permits how about letting us in on just how and what is involved in the installation of the alarm.
and you don't have wheel locks? if they jack up or car from all 4 sides (or just front and back) at the same time, I don't think alarm would've worked either.ERK said:I didn't get the alarm when I ordered my car. I did get all four of my wheels stolen out of my driveway while I slept. :bawling:
I now have an alarm. $225 from Circle BMW. 45 minutes to install it myself. $60 to activate while I waited. :thumb:
I did get a set of wheel locks when I got the alarm! One more deterrent, esp. if the alarm's blinking clown nose don't scare 'em.ayn said:
and you don't have wheel locks? if they jack up or car from all 4 sides (or just front and back) at the same time, I don't think alarm would've worked either.
Lets think of it this way, my car and your car(assuming you dont have an alarm installed), both parked in the same parking side by side. The car thief only has time to steal one car, which car will he pick??Alan F said:Maybe I should respond a little more to this question . . .I really find the alarm to be unneccessary . . .
The car already comes with remote locking & unlocking . . . what else would you need an alarm for :dunno:
We all know if a thief wants your car he's going to get it and if he wants your wheels, wheel locks won't help becasue htey will break them off.
The only possiblity of the alarm helping if it's a complete amateur and even then who knows :dunno: