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Does the E90 have a built in alarm system or is this an option to be added at the dealer or from the factory. Are After market alarm systems a better choiceI have placed a deposit to order the 330xi in sept. Thanks Dr. A
 

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Lungdoctor said:
Does the E90 have a built in alarm system or is this an option to be added at the dealer or from the factory. Are After market alarm systems a better choiceI have placed a deposit to order the 330xi in sept. Thanks Dr. A
Option. Check the E90 accessories catalog, or call either Pacific BMW or Circle BMW for pricing. Other alarm systems are nice, but the E90 is pre-wired for the BMW alarm so installation will be easy.
 

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The dealer installed alarm is just a noise maker. If you need remote start or other such functions look aftermarket.
 

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ObD said:
The dealer installed alarm is just a noise maker. If you need remote start or other such functions look aftermarket.
Agreed. As you may already know, with the E46 (and I suspect the same applies to the E90) you can have the dealer activate the flashers on locking/unlocking the car and also activate the clown nose. Thus your car looks like it has an alarm and you get visual indication of locking/unlocking but you don't have the noise.

By the way, where is the alarm LED in the E90... Does the clown nose persist?!
 

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Agreed. As you may already know, with the E46 (and I suspect the same applies to the E90) you can have the dealer activate the flashers on locking/unlocking the car and also activate the clown nose. Thus your car looks like it has an alarm and you get visual indication of locking/unlocking but you don't have the noise.

By the way, where is the alarm LED in the E90... Does the clown nose persist?!
Clown nose still exists, though at the moment, there's no software delivered to the dealers to allow them to program it. I'd assume that if this was true, that you couldn't have them activate your alarm at the moment either. :dunno:
 

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Clown nose still exists, though at the moment, there's no software delivered to the dealers to allow them to program it. I'd assume that if this was true, that you couldn't have them activate your alarm at the moment either. :dunno:
O.K. with me, I don't plan on buying the alarm 'til a little bit later.
Larry, looks like a lousy weather forecast for Munich next week.
Bummer....
 

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O.K. with me, I don't plan on buying the alarm 'til a little bit later.
Larry, looks like a lousy weather forecast for Munich next week.
Bummer....
That's OK, I'm sure it won't rain for 2+ weeks :) driving our new bimmers on the autobahn is good enough for me. Rain or no rain.
 

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With my E90 the clown nose is dormant. However, the flashers do work on lock/unlock.
 

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LarryN said:
That's OK, I'm sure it won't rain for 2+ weeks :) driving our new bimmers on the autobahn is good enough for me. Rain or no rain.
Drives the same in the rain. :bigpimp:
 

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ObD said:
Drives the same in the rain. :bigpimp:
:) True...but I'm on vacation and I like nice weather, else I would've gone during Octoberfest.

No matter, nothing's gonna spoil this little adventure too easily... :thumbup:
 

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RichReg said:
:) True...but I'm on vacation and I like nice weather, else I would've gone during Octoberfest.

No matter, nothing's gonna spoil this little adventure too easily... :thumbup:
That's the spirit! :)

Since I'm wending my way down the French and Spanish coastlines, I'm sure that I'll get more sun than I can deal with, I'm sure. I hear they all wear those pea shooter skivvies on teh beach though. :( I'm bucking the trend, and wearing my trunks.

ObD, I test drove in the rain. Only time I drove the e90. I'm saving my dry time for the autobahn, I guess. :thumbup: Leave in 70 hours. Woohoo!
 
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