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Offline cjw

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BMW ALARM
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:17:49 AM »
Hi Folks
Has anyone retro fitted ( or had a dealer retro fit for them) a BMW alarm system to their XR ?
If so, was it a straight forward job (DIY!) and how much did it cost?
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Craig

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Re: BMW ALARM
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 10:37:21 AM »
Don't bother DIY-ing it.  Unless the installation is carried out by a Thatcham-approved installer, then your whole system counts for nought with insurers.

I suspect that dealer-installation of the BMW one. - would be prohibitive.

Suggest - spend the money on a top-quality alarmed disc-lock/wheel-lock.   


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Re: BMW ALARM
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 11:51:45 AM »
*Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
Don't bother DIY-ing it.  Unless the installation is carried out by a Thatcham-approved installer, then your whole system counts for nought with insurers.

I suspect that dealer-installation of the BMW one. - would be prohibitive.

Suggest - spend the money on a top-quality alarmed disc-lock/wheel-lock.




My sentiments to, I tend to remove non oem Immobilisers /  Alarms as being more trouble than they are worth ( Had to pay Datatool  an extortionate rate to disconnect there system ).  I use an alarmed disc-lock. And chain if parked up overnight when away from home.  :305:
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Re: BMW ALARM
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 08:35:03 PM »
Thank you for the replies, good points, I think I'll pass on the alarm idea!
Cheers
Craig

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Re: BMW ALARM
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 04:32:28 PM »
I have the BMW alarm. Works fine if set to Auto but you need to turn off via setup if you are on a ferry or the channel tunnel as the vibration sets it off easily. Think it costs over £200 if dealer fits it
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Re: BMW ALARM
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 04:45:49 PM »
OEM alarm is no issue at all, best alarm I have ever had, very easy to turn off,  :305:

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Re: BMW ALARM
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 05:15:47 PM »
Even with the BMW alarm I still use the alarmed disk lock and chain.

Dont buy the BMW disc lock - its too big and difficult to unlock without setting off the alarm as the key is inserted in the end and is difficult to insert quickly. Its also expensive.
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