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Have a 3 without the alarm and the red blinking light, sometims refered to as the clown nose, blinks when car is off.
My new 1 does not blink when car is off. I dont have the alarm and asked my dealer if they can program the clown nose to blink like my 3.
They told me the 1 clown nose only blinks with the alarm installed. Bull?
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Have a 3 without the alarm and the red blinking light, sometims refered to as the clown nose, blinks when car is off.
My new 1 does not blink when car is off. I dont have the alarm and asked my dealer if they can program the clown nose to blink like my 3.
They told me the 1 clown nose only blinks with the alarm installed. Bull?
Thanks for your reply.
For once a dealer is telling you the truth. No alarmy, no blicky. Applies to the E90, too.
 

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I wondered about the clown nose blinking with no alarm and in my 2006 Z4 it blinks 60 seconds after you lock the car. There are threads about this in the Z4 section, search for clown nose. As I said in one of those threads it's about as good as an alarm since thieves think there is an alarm when they see the blinking.
 
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