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Installing an Alarm on Your E36 BMW
 
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Installing an Alarm on Your E36 BMW

Time:

1-2 hours

Tab:

$250-$400

Talent:

****

Tools:

10mm socket and driver, voltmeter, Philips screwdriver, plastic trim pry tool or old credit card, electric drill and 3/16-inch drill bit

Applicable Models:

 
BMW E30 3-Series (1984-93)
BMW E36 3-Series (1992-99)

Parts Required:

BMW OEM or aftermarket alarm system

Performance Gain:

Your BMW now has a theft deterrent alarm system installed

Complementary Modification:

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Nothing is worse than having your BMW stolen or messed with. Although many BMWs came from the factory with a keyless alarm system, many did not. The good news is you can easily install either a factory alarm unit or an aftermarket one in your car in a short amount of time. BMW designed the car to accept an alarm and pre-wired all the connections for the alarm to communicate with the rest of the car's systems. Installation is a snap--basically, plug in the unit and it will integrate automatically with the ignition cutoff, the doors, the trunk, and the windows. Good aftermarket alarm units, such as those manufactured by Stellar, are an excellent choice in place of the factory unit. The Stellar units start at about $250 and add a host of additional features like a microwave proximity sensor, integrated window control, shock sensitivity, and/or remote starting. The unit I chose for my 325ic convertible was the basic unit with window control and a microwave sensor. The microwave sensor is very important for convertibles, as it sounds the alarm if anyone goes near the interior of your car with top down.

The installation procedure is very easy. Simply remove the glove box from your car (see Photo 2). Then locate the factory alarm plug (see Photo 3). Plug in the unit and route it along the side of the electronics compartment. At this point, you can plug in all of the components and test to see if the system is working. If everything tests okay, pop out the center onboard computer (OBC), the unit that displays the time, date, etc. It simply pops out if you place a credit card in between the seam on the upper part of the unit. With the OBC out of the way, you can pull up on the lower console piece that contains the cigarette lighter. It should also pop right out. Drill a small hole for the alarm LED indicator, and mount the microwave sensor underneath as well.

The microwave sensor will have at least two sensor adjustments on the unit that you may need to play with for quite a while to get the sensitivity just right. The ideal location for the microwave sensor is in the center of the car, as long as it's not obstructed by metal. Microwaves will go through fabric, plastic, wood, and glass, but they won't travel through metal. Start the adjustment process by putting the top and windows down. Start walking toward the car. If the alarm goes off before you get to the car, then you need to reduce the sensitivity. It will take many tries before you get the settings just right so that if someone waves their hand inside your convertible, the alarm will activate. The microwave sensor can also be used on nonconvertible cars, but since they are locked most of the time, they are usually not necessary.

Route all the wires for the LED and the microwave sensor down the side of the center console and into the glove box. Use some nylon zip ties to constrain the wires to the frame of the car. Drill a small hole in the bottom of the kick panel, and install the valet button; you need to be able to press this button while turning the ignition on in the car.

Installation of the siren is also very easy. If you're not using a factory siren, then simply tap into the two existing siren wires with some electrical wiretaps. Mount the siren in the engine bay, toward the front right side of the car (see Photo 5).

Synchronizing remotes with an existing factory system

More often than you might think, BMWs will be sold without the factory remotes that control the alarm system. Since the BMW factory alarm doesn't arm itself automatically, you don't need one of the remotes to use the car on a daily basis. Many times a car is sold and the new owner doesn't even know that there's a factory alarm system installed. If you pop open your glove box and discover a factory unit plugged into the wire harness, that's excellent news--all you need now is a remote control and some time to reprogram it. Remote controls can be found for about $100 or so at the dealer, or you can typically pick up a used remote for much less at swap meets or Internet auction sites.

On the E36 models (and many other BMW models), the factory installed two different alarm types. The early type is designated by the three-button rectangular remote and was installed in cars up to August 1995. Starting in September of that year, BMW began installing an updated system distinguished by a two-button, round remote control. Both of these systems can be programmed to be used with new or replacement remote controls. The three-button remote reprogramming involves swapping chips into your factory control unit; see Photo 6 for the exact procedure.

The two-button remote can be reprogrammed without having to take apart the glove box. Simply perform the following procedure:

Prepare the car

1. Close all the doors, the trunk, and front hood.

2. The alarm must be placed into disarm mode (not armed and not activated). If this reprogramming procedure doesn't work after attempting it a few times, you may have to pull out the glove box and disconnect the harness to the alarm unit (or pull the fuse) to reset it and put it into disarm mode.

3. Remove the key from the ignition.

Start code-learning mode

4. Open the rear trunk, and leave it raised and open.

5. Open the driver's door and sit down in the driver's seat.

6. While sitting in the driver's seat, close the driver's door.

7. Turn the ignition switch on, then off, five times. Do not start the engine. Simply turn the switch to the on position each time so all the dash warning lamps illuminate. Important: All five cycles of the ignition switch must be performed within 10 seconds.

The entire sequence of steps (one through seven) must be performed within 45 seconds. When the steps are performed properly, the red alarm LED will illuminate continuously, and the alarm siren will sound a single chirp. This indicates that the code-learning mode has been started. Do not start the engine at this time.

Register remote ID codes

8. While remaining in the driver's seat, open the driver's door.

9. Close the driver's door.

10. Press and release any button on the remote control unit you wish to register with the alarm unit. The alarm LED indicator will turn off momentarily to indicate that the ID code has been registered with the system.

11. For additional remotes (up to a total of four), repeat steps 8 through 10.

Exit the code-learning mode

12. Open the driver's door, and get out of the car, but leave the door open.

13. Close the rear trunk.

14. Close the driver's door. The alarm status LED will turn off, and the siren will sound a chirp twice.

15. The registration process should be complete and you should be able to use all the remotes that you registered with the system.

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Figure
Figure 1

This photo shows the complete alarm kit for a 325ic, manufactured by Stellar alarms. This kit is ideal for installation into your BMW because it tightly integrates with the BMW factory harness and all of the internal controls. Installation consists of basically just plugging it in. A: Connector that plugs into the Stellar alarm unit. B: Connector that plugs into the BMW factory alarm harness. C: Two fuses that protect the factory wiring and the alarm unit. D: Siren. E: Wire harness for microwave unit. F: Stellar alarm unit. G: Microwave proximity sensor. H: Valet button/configuration switch. I: Status LED. J: Two key chain alarm controllers.

Figure
Figure 2

Shown here is the glove box on an E36 (convertible). Removal is a snap--simply remove the six screws indicated by the yellow arrows. The lower screws can be a bit tough to remove using a normal or even a stubby screwdriver. I employed a right-angle driver for this process (right inset). With the screws removed, pop out the glove box lamp (left inset). With the lamp removed, you should be able to remove the 10-millimeter bolt that attaches the glove box to the frame of the car (green arrow).

Figure
Figure 3

Shown here is the electrical "spaghetti" that controls a lot of the car's functions. In this photo, the Stellar alarm unit is shown installed on the right side of the compartment (blue arrow). The wire harness from the alarm unit is routed across the top of the compartment (green arrow). The 12-pin BMW alarm connector is very difficult to see, as it's hidden in the back of the compartment (purple arrow).

Figure
Figure 4

After you pull out the onboard computer (OBC), you should be able to pull upward on the lower console to gain access for the installation of the LED alarm indicator (green arrow). Also shown here is the glass breakage (GB) sensor, which is part of the factory alarm system, indicated by the yellow arrow.

Figure
Figure 5

This photo shows the BMW factory alarm siren installed in the front right corner of the engine compartment (blue arrow). The yellow arrow shows the wire harness--if using an aftermarket alarm system, you may have to tap into this harness. The red arrow shows the factory siren mounting bracket.

Figure
Figure 6

Shown here is the BMW factory keyless alarm unit installed on cars up through August 1995. This controller works with the three-button remote shown in the left inset photo. The alarm controller is programmed to work with a specific remote by synchronizing the small chip in the remote to the alarm unit. Open up the alarm remote, and carefully remove the small chip (red arrow, lower right inset). Then pull out the alarm unit from your car, leaving the main wire harness attached. Insert the chip from the remote into the connector in the unit (blue arrow). Then turn on the ignition, and press the reset button for at least 10 seconds (green arrow). The red alarm indicator on your center console should flash, indicating that the codes have been read and accepted. Turn off the ignition, reinstall the chip in your remote, and test it--it should work! The later-style two-button remote used from September 1995 (upper right inset) uses a different synchronization method described in the main text.

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Comments and Suggestions:
tomsss Comments: Nick Thank you for the response but the only wiring is pre-wired plugs. The plugs seem to be wired per Stella's basic diagram. I have asked for a more complete diagram to include the car side. They say they will but I never get them.
November 4, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Wish I had the wiring to share. I am helpless without it. Can;t guess at the circuit. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
tomsss Comments: I bought the same Stella unit and also installed it in a convertible the same as your project and have two issues. First with the top down when the doors lock on start up the cover lid opens about two inches. Second the gas cap door does not lock with the alarm. The cap locks properly with the key and the lid will close and stay closed for the rest of the rid and the manual lock and unlock button does not affect the lid. Please help!
November 4, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sounds like the wiring is not connected correctly. DOuble check the wiring instructions that came with the alarm and the factory wiring. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Mark Comments: Is there a stellar keyless entry system for a '94 525i? How can I determine if the car has the pre-wire? A downloadable installation manual?
September 30, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Factory would be the best bet. The trunk will have plastic buttons that state, CD, Alarm, phone, etc.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Geron_90 Comments: Please I want to know if i can buy one alarm for my 325i e36 sedan! The problem is that i cant find any badge saying that is pre wired, so i want to know if there is another way to know if my car is pre wired
September 25, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need by using the VIn of your vehicle..
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Phil Comments: Hi, I have a 1998 2.8 Z3 which appears to have an alarm installed because i have the fob As pictured although the fob lights up the alarm does nothing and as far as i can tell it does not work. Can I Just disconnect the unit from behind the glove box and install a new system ? Looking at one by Stellar or United Security.
August 15, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: If you buy an aftermarket system, you'll have to remove the factory unit and wire in the aftermarket unit. Yes, that can be done. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Sue Comments: Nick, the alarm system on my BMW Z3, 1996 is a factory installed system but I am trying to add aftermarket Fobs.
I can not get the led to light so I guess i am not getting it into programming mode. I have the doors shut, windows up, trunk and hood closed. After I do the ignition switch on and off 5x, do i leave it on, or turn it to the off position?
July 13, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Leave it ON. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Sue Comments: I have a 96 BMW Z3 roadster.trying to program after market FOB, BMW one broke. Can't figure out how to disarm or how to tell if it is, and can not get any chirps or get the replacement to program. Once I turn the ignition off and on 5x, do i turn it off, or leave it on? I am so confused.
Please help
July 12, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Aftermarket? Is it a different alarm or are you trying to sync with the factory alarm? I have not tried an aftermarket remote with the factory alarm. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
328fan Comments: Hi Pelican staff,

I have a 97 328i 4 door with factory alarm and 2 remotes 2 button type. Both remotes have become strange in not lighting their led brightly or not at all or sticking on dimly. On rare occasion, one will work locking the car and setting the alarm lighting the led on the console. Do I just need a new remote? Can I get one from you?

Thanks,
John
July 10, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The remote sounds faulty. Before replacing it, check the terminals for the battery. They have a tendency to get corroded. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
jon Comments: I have a 1994 BMW 318is that I'm trying to install a OEM alarm, but I can't get the receiver unit to read the chip. I installed chip in unit had the key turn on but not running hit the black program button 30sec and notting.
CAN YOU HELP ME!!!!!
June 27, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Are you sure the module is powered up and working? Have you confirmed this using a scan tool? - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Vagen Comments: yes, when i put a key in door lock central locking lock and unlock, but with remote only work alarm on & lock, and alarm off withot unlock? ? ? What to do ? ? ?
May 29, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You'll have to test the remote function to see if it is received by the module. You will need an advanced BMW scan tool. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Vagen Comments: my e36 came with factory alarm, remote also-but remote have only 1 button , when i press that button alarm activated and doors closed, but after that when i pres the button alarm deactivated and central locking stays locked. Why this system with alarm working... lock the doors and dont want unlock it? 1 button bmw factory remote
May 23, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: There may be an issue with the general module. With the key in the door lock, the door lock and unlock normally?- Nick at Pelican Parts  
Mike Comments: I have a 95' 325is E36. I don't have power locks... I can't find anything online about this. Is there any way I can make them power locks so I can install an alarm w/ a remote?
February 17, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: There should be a kit to install power locks. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Azzae36 Comments: I have a 91 e36 i lost my remotes and the battery went flat i took it out and charged it now when i reconect the battery the alarm goes nuts
January 27, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Unlock the driver door twice (using a key) while the alarm is sounding. It should stop. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Cal Comments: Hi I have a 325i 2004 BMW and my alarm is not responding to the remote I replace the battery and nothing is happening I can arm and disarm by the door and when I drive the doors don't automatically lock
November 7, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Could be a faulty remote or receiver. Best way to check is to use a different remote, or a BMW scan tool to check if the vehicle sees the signal from the remote. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
pippoo Comments: Wayne,
my 2004 e46 siren , with the 4 ways lights turns on about a few minutes, sometimes hours after I lock the car with the remote. I read on some articles that the rechargeable battery on the siren is failing. What do you suggest?
September 10, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Check the vehicle for fault codes. If it has one for the siren, replace it. If not, address the fault code present. There may be a faulty interior sensor. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Kat Comments: Nick, that last post was meant for you, but I got your name wrong simply by looking at the poster below me. Sorry for the confusion.

I have a 318ti. I've seen the Alarm LED on once or twice, randomly. That was before I had the keyless entry fob. I disconnected the hood switch I assume that's what that thing half way down the passenger's side with the toggle bar was, or I assume I did. I'm also curious if an after-market dash radio would impede the process. The guy who owned this before me was careless, to say the least, so that's suspect. I'll have to pull it out and mess around with it if your response is to the positive. I also assume that the trunk/doors are registering fine, as the lights turn on in the footwells, etc., when I open them. But, the passenger's side door does not unlock with the rest of the vehicle, leading me to believe there may be a bad actuator could THIS cause the sensor issue?. So, long list to think of before I blame the module itself. Also, the key fob does light up properly when the buttons are depressed.
August 21, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give me a little more info. The car won't lock, or only the one door? What are you trying to figure out via the alarm led? - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Kat Comments: Leo,

I have a 318ti. I've seen the Alarm LED on once or twice, randomly. That was before I had the keyless entry fob. I disconnected the hood switch I assume that's what that thing half way down the passenger's side with the toggle bar was, or I assume I did. I'm also curious if an after-market dash radio would impede the process. The guy who owned this before me was careless, to say the least, so that's suspect. I'll have to pull it out and mess around with it if your response is to the positive. I also assume that the trunk/doors are registering fine, as the lights turn on in the footwells, etc., when I open them. But, the passenger's side door does not unlock with the rest of the vehicle, leading me to believe there may be a bad actuator could THIS cause the sensor issue?. So, long list to think of before I blame the module itself. Also, the key fob does light up properly when the buttons are depressed.
August 20, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the input on this one. We appreciate the help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
rob Comments: does a bmw 325i 2006 have facotory alarm thank you
August 19, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Kat Comments: I've attempted to go through this process many, many times... but I can never get the alarm light/chirp confirmation to happen.

What sensors/issues are known that block the use of "training mode" for new alarm fobs? Does the fact I have an aftermarket radio ruin this for me, as it also has a sensor attached to it?

Thanks!
August 19, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: What vehicle are you working on?

You could have a bad door or trunk switch, or a bad alarm module. - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Leo Comments: I have two keyless modules from 94 and 95 sedans 3-button, both failed to program the ROM chip. The chip has the words "90Y" stamped on to it. The LED light never flashed and the alarm horn did not chirp. I think that the ROM chip maybe is bad. The remote is in pristine condition and its very disappointing that i wasn't able to program the remote. I turned the key to ignition 1 and followed the programming instructions and it failed to program the chip. I even turned on the ignition and failed. I don't know what i am doing wrong. I have followed the instructions and it doesn't work.

I got a hold a Stellar ST8000 alarm, and i was wondering if i can splice into the factory alarm hardness? This kit did not include the BMW plugin harness. I got it brand new, on clearance from a local stereo store.

I would really like to install the OE alarm, what did i do wrong? But if not, i would like to install this Stellar alarm.
May 10, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I have no experience with this modification.

I don't know if you can add the systems. You would have to find equipment part numbers that match your vehicle or were available for your vehicle. - Nick at Pelican Parts - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Leo Comments: Ok, thanks. So what you are saying is that we can install any of the two factory OE alarms on our E36s, 2-button or 3-button, as long as each module has its corresponding FCC ID remote fobs.

I have acquired both types. Im going to install and post back my results.
May 6, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Not exactly. I was answering your questions as to the difference between EWS and break in theft. I don't know if you can add the systems. You would have to find equipment part numbers that match your vehicle or were available for your vehicle. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Leo Comments: The keyless module that I have a took of a 94 coupe. My 96 was never fitted with a factory alarm since there isnt any LED lights or sensors in the slots above the shifter. I now have the remote and I want to hook up the alarm. Does my car have a theft immobilizer? Can I hook up the hardness? Why would an aftermarket alarm not activate the immobilizer, and a factory alarm whether swapped or installed possibly activate it?
May 4, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Immobiliser is for drive away protections. Keyless entry is for break in thefts, like glass or door. They are two different systems. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Leo Comments: My 96 318is was never fitted with a factory alarm, but its prewired. I have obtained the module, hardness, and alarm horn from a salvage yard for $25. All i need is the remote. The part number of the module is "82 11 1467 756" and my question is, can i fit this keyless module on my 96?

96-99 had or have the 2-button fob remote. I got this module off a 94, i cant remember the car model number, but this has the backdoor for the 3 button rom chip.
May 3, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: That part number doesn't show up for me. Can you double check it? - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Will Comments: I have two "E36" cars with THREE button remotes, used in the 1992-1995 3-Series cars removable chips in the FOB & a learning port inside the control unit. The remote for MY car operates BOTH mine and my wife's car, and her's operates ONLY her car. How can I delete mine off her car's system??? FYI - The TWO button programming procedure has nothing to do with the three button fob, nor any three button fob offered in the E46 or newer cars. The 1992-1995 E36 Three button FOB has a removable chip inside. I need to delete all programmed fob chips and start over.
March 25, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I apologize, that is the procedure I remember. These cars have been gone from my area for quite a while. I checked my repair info, and there is no info for how to program. I can't provide any additional info. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Will Comments: I have two e36 cars with THREE button remotes. The remote for my car operates both mine and my wife's car, and hers only controls hers. How can I delete mine off her car's system??? FYI - The TWO button programming procedure has nothing to do with the three button fob. Three button FOB has a removable chip inside. I need to delete all programmed fobs and start over.
March 24, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: i apologize, supplying the year of your vehicle will help me answer accurately.

for 3 - button:
Prep
Be sure all doors, hood and trunk are closed.
Alarm disarmed, key not in ignition.
Enter learning mode:
Open trunk - leave open.
Open driver door - enter vehicle and close door.
Cycle key five times between off and position 2.
Red status LEd will illuminate and alarm siren will chirp once to confirm learn mode initiated.
Do not start engine. The follow sequence must be done within 45 seconds of initiating learn mode.

Reg remote
Open driver and close driver door.
Press and release any button on the remote you want to program. The LED will turn off then back on to indicate the remote was learned.
Repeat for up to three more remotes. Max is four per vehicle.

Close trunk when done, alarm should chirp to notify learn mode exited.



- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Canexican Comments: Hi, wondering if you have or know the sequence to shut down my 1998 M3 alarm? I switched batteries and it started alarming as soon as the new battery was hooked up - it's driving me insane. I have the 2 button key fob, but it does not work. Found the button located at inner glove box, but don't know the button-pressing sequence and can't find it anywhere. Please help and I'll gladly support your business in the future!
March 22, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Shut the left side door, unlock the lock two times. That should shut it down. If it doesn't work at first, try locking, then unlocking. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Will Comments: I have two e36 cars with three button remotes. The remote for my car operates both mine and my wife's car, and her's only controls hers. How can I delete mine off her car's system???
March 22, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: See if this works:



1. Close the doors, hood, and trunk with car unlocked.
2. Open the trunk lid.
3. Open the left door.
4. Sit in the left seat.
5. Close the left door.
6. Put the key in the ignition. You must do these first five steps within 45 seconds.
7. Cycle from the off position to the (“almost start”) second position five times. Do this step within 10 seconds.
8. Open the left door.
9. Close theleft door.
10. On the remote: Press the large button.
11. On the remote: Press the small button.
12. On the remote: Press the large button and hold until it flashes once.
13. On the remote: Press the small button and hold until it flashes once.
14. Up to four remotes can be recognized by the car’s alarm system. As they are recorded, the oldest remote information will be overwritten.
15. Open the left door.
16. Get out of the car.
17. Close the trunk lid.
18. Close the left door.
19. The programming is complete.
20. Test the new remote(s)

- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
chalkey Comments: Hi, ive got a 98 318i convertible , it only came with one key and a key for alarm siren but alarm willnt work is this because i dont have the key fobs
February 2, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don't follow, you have two keys? What doesn't work? - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Keith Comments: I recently bought a 97 318ti, it had no keys or key/remote fobs for the alarm, I understand I will need to buy a key with built in transponder from BMW, but the alarm is after market and I was able to remove it all most of which goes the the factory alarm connector, with all this removed when I get a new xponder key should the car be able to run? Is there a shorting plug or something that must be installed to the factory alarm connector when an alarm is not used, I'm also a litte confused about all the things that work the key/ transponder like door looks ignition lockout, master key, valet key..... Any help would be great.....great site, thanks for any help you can give
January 7, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Honestly, I wouldn't know. It all depends on the brand of the aftermarket alarm and how it is tied into the system. You can remove the alarm, connect all the wires it splices into, (that may have been cut during the original install). Then try your new key. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Marto323i Comments: hello i have a 2011 BMW 323iCanadian car i went to my local future shop to get installed a Compustar Remote Starter and Alarm. $700 i get a call from Future Shop saying that my car is missing wires... so basically it will cost to get it installed $1600 and up with labor... just wondering what missing wires are they talking about?
November 26, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don't know. Maybe a factory alarm harness? I would ask then to describe what your vehicle is missing. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
LEX Comments: Hi!, Im wondering if there is a way for me to get my hands on a remote alarm transmitter for my 1998 E36 M3. This one has the factory Alpine Alarm system.
My remote stoped working, and the dealer doesnt sell those anymore :. Thanks for writing and sharing this article!
October 4, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: We should be able to get you one. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can help you find the right part.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
oomarr22 Comments: I have a factory alarmkeyless entry on my car and would love to use it but I have no remotes !! Bmw e36 1993 coupe , where can I buy remote only I would love to keep my oem alarm
September 3, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can help figure out which part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
spaulding5996 Comments: hi there, i have a 97 e36 323i executive sedan that doesnt seem to have come with an alarm system, will this guide still be good to use to install either an original or after market alarm system?
June 19, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes. This article will help with a BMW or aftermarket alarm. If you choose an aftermarket, be sure to follow the supplied directions. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Beth Comments: I have a 94 308i the factory alarm was disabled when a purchased it second hand the battery was disconnected and reconnected and now the alarm including immobilizing the vehicle I only have a key no remote key I have followed the alternative deactivation steps several times in the handbook without success?? Please help
May 19, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: There may be a fault with the module or the key code may have been lost when the battery was replaced. I would start by checking the vehicle for fault codes. If the alarm is not working properly, fault codes will be set. This will be your best bet when diagnosing.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
hardtop Comments: Do Pelican sells the Bmw scan tool to align the EWS and DME?
March 15, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Not 100% sure. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can help you find the right scan tool. This tool may do it: http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/catalog/shopcart/TOOL/POR_TOOL_WTD047_pg13.htm - Nick at Pelican Parts  
hardtop Comments: Hello, I have a 1995 BMW 325I. It didn't come with keyless entry. Can I have a keyless entry install on this car? I would like to have the keyless entry.
March 15, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You can add an aftermarket system or the factory. I think the aftermarket system would be more cost effective. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can help you find the right part.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Beaster Comments: HI, hi have a BMW 316i 1994 E46 Model, I have recently changed the Fuel pump and also fit an 2nd hand ECU and my car is not starting and had Diagonostic machine and said: CODE001: 81 - anti-hijack Disable EWS II. how do I Bypass this for the car to run
February 17, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You cannot bypass the EWS. You have to align the EWS and DME using a BMW scan tool. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Raph Comments: This is what I have
February 6, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Ok thanks. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Raph Comments: I have a 98 318i with one remote to lock and unlock doors etc. and an ignition key with light could I get a key with the unlock/lock button in the one key

like the one in this pic
February 6, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I am not 100% sure. I think the remote cannot be exchanged with the remote keys. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Fido Comments: Hi - you could be he only people that know the answer to this ........ I have a '97 E36 318i and the battery went flat. As soon as there was any power in the batery the alarm went off when the doors / hood/ trunk were opened. I 'disarmed' it by disconnecting the battery with the ignition on, leaving it for 15 minutes,reconnecting the battery and leaving it another 15 minutes before starting the engine. The alarm no longer goes off BUT it is also not 'rearming' itself. Does anyone know how to rearm it ? I only have the one button key / torch - do I need a separate remote ? Also there is a switch in the glove-box, is that part of the alarm as it is currently turned 'off'.
Any help will be greatly received. Thanks
December 22, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: If you have single button key, that is not an alarm key. You might have an aftermarket alarm. is there a small metal toggle switch around the knee bolster of your vehicle? - Nick at Pelican Parts  
aaronvirra Comments: Hi. Im aaron i have a 1994 bmw e36. 325i euro spec. Vin ef25016. I recently purchased a zuk alarm. But i can't find the original alarm if it have one or the 12pin conector. I buy the car with a 2buttons key but not working. If i put down any door lock it even close the trunk. Im confused, where suppost i plug/wire the new alarm??
October 30, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: All of the car came with a central locking system, but not all of them came with an alarm. Usually an alarm was a dealer installed option. If you want your aftermarket alarm to work you are going to have to tap into the central locking system. I would recommend that you find a wiring diagram before you start tapping into wires.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Trusted-1 Comments: Anyone here know how to clear the remotes learned into an E36 1996 on OEM alarm?

I have one remote that works BOTH of my cars and I need to clear that code from one of the cars.
September 22, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You must do the first 4 steps within 45 seconds or the procedure will not continue.

Make sure all doors, the hood and trunk are all closed and car is unlocked
Open the trunk lid
Open the drivers door
Sit in drivers seat and close the door
Put your key in the ignition
Cycle the key from the off position to the on positon (second position) five times within 10 seconds
Open the drivers door
Close the drivers door
Press and release the large button on the remote
Press and release the small button on the remote
Press and HOLD the large button on the remote until the light flashes one time
Press and HOLD the small button on the remote until the light flashes one time
Open the drivers door and get out of the BMW leaving the door open
Close the trunk lid
Close the drivers door


Your FOB should now be programmed to operate your E36. You can program up to four keyless remote fobs to the same BMW at one time. As you program a new FOB, the oldest one that is programmed will drop from the system. - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
SharkTanks Comments: I have an 88 e24 with BMW Alarm 88 88 1 600 204. This is FCC ID A269ZUA086. The one-button remote is no longer sold new. I was able to buy remote 82 11 1 467 015 new, which is a 3 button model. From Keyless4U, I was told that a remote with FCC ID A269ZUA071 would work. The aforementioned remote I bought has this ID. How do I go about programming this remote and alarm brain? I attempted the 2 button programming method for grins, but no results. The brain does not have the "tiny button" next to the chip for programming. Do I put the remote chip in the brain and turn the car on? Any help would be great!
April 26, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I do not have experience with this upgrade. I would contact the vendor you used. I am posting this in our forums, someone in the community might be able to help. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Robbie Comments: i have a 99 e36 M3. My round 2 button remote key fobs alarm but do not lock or inlock the doors or trunk. I did the 2 button remote reprogramming as above and all went well ie LEd lights up and alarm works but locks don't. Is it the remote ?
October 5, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: This could be an issue with the body control module. The body control module controls the door locks. A BMW scan tool can be used to test the locking ability of the body module. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Freddy Gaddles. Comments: Hi Wayne.
Still no luck after 2 years trying to program a remote to my 1993 BMW 318i.
However i've finally managed to obtain a 1 button remote exactly the same as the one that originally worked with my factory fitted BMW alarm.
Do i program it the same way as a 2 button remote is programmed ?
Thanks.
September 13, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Not sure there were one button remote keys. Are you sure it ins;t a key with a light in it?
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Shaun Comments: Hi Wayne, I have a 1994 e36 318i, Alarm button is on the key itself and has only 1 button. I have replaced the battery but it has no response when pressed. Will the coding procedure in this article work with this remote? Also, it only arms/disarms the alarm, is it possible to hook up the central locking to the alarm as well so when pressing the remote button both the alarm comes on and the doors lock.
March 19, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I think that is a flashlight not an alarm button. Can you share a photo of the key? - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Rick Comments: I have 1 1998 540I my doors were froze shut to i disarmed and armed w remote and door lock my car finally got door to open went to start and all is dead the I know it has an igition and fuel shut off how do I reset it so I can start the car?
March 19, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would check the DME for fault codes. There may be a theft issue. If there is, you will need a BWM scan tool to diagnose. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
verdi Comments: I have a 1992 BMW 318i conv. e30 How can I use an e36 alarm and keyless entry? how would I hook it up. I can not find any write ups for this going back setup. thanks, Verdi
October 17, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Not sure you can. They are two completely different systems. You can try an aftermarket alarm. I opened a post in our forums. A Pelican community member may be able to answer your question.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Buki5 Comments: Question: I have a donor 97 m3 coupe with Factory alarm and remotes. I now have a 99 m3 coupe without factory alarm. Should there be any issues with this swap? What do I need besides the indicator light in the console, the horn under the hood and the main remote unit? Will I need to do any reprogramming on anything or is it truly plug and play? Any other suggestions you may have. Any other thoughts or suggestions?
September 24, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You'll have to check the control module part numbers and connectors. The systems are from different generation M3s, so I am not sure it will work. I opened a post in our forums. A Pelican community member may be able to answer your question.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
cyril Comments: I want to unplug the OEM alarm and would like to know ,with the aid of any photos, where to find it on my bmw e36 325tds . I believe it is behind the glove box but not sure how to recognize it. Please help
August 2, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The info I have says behind glove box, however there is not photo. I opened a post in our forums. A Pelican community member may be able to answer your question.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Flaxmoore Comments: Okay, dumb question. I see to route the siren under the hood, but how do I get there? Also, will mine also have the right wiring so I can just drop this in? I've a '93 318is.
June 15, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: If you want to run the siren wiring. You will have to find the bulkhead grommet and run your wire through it. Or create your own hole, then seal it with a rubber grommet. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Keegan Comments: Hello- I was wondering if there is a way to determine if my alarm requires a chip? When I bought the car a never recieved a remote and just recently I think I have found an alarm that I never knew I had. When I open the little hatch on the box I do see a slot for what looks like a chip, but no chip. Any help would be great.

Thanks
April 13, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: If the box you have looks like the one in my photos in the article, then you do have the one that needs the chip. If it looks differently, then it may be an aftermarket alarm. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Martin250880 Comments: Hi wayne thanks for getting back to me again.....
right here goes, all and i do mean all of my central locking motors were siezed, a quick strip down and service of the parts has repaired all of them, the 2 metal strips inside the motor that stiffens the mechanism had bent and therefore siezed the motors, they bent because of poorly refitted door cards that were restricting the lock button by on the inside of the door, bending back has fixed them, be warned stripping these motors is not for the faint hearted. I put everything back together and finally spliced my alarm to the central locking. The lock/unlock from your alarm should go to pins 17 and 4 on the yellow connector going into the central locking unit the middle one of the 3. the central locking requires a 12v pulse to either line to lock or unlock the doors. I took a 12v feed from the wierd plug thing in the glove box, i think its meant for a map reading light or something. This line supplies enough juice to blip the line and lock or unlock the doors via my new alarm, and het presto i now have an alarm that locks the doors, senses when doors are opened, remote starts the car, senses shock and microwave and has anti hijack kill switch and i did it all while leaving the exosting system in meaning the immobilisor on the key is still active. thanks for all your help mate.
April 9, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Cool, glad you got it figured out! - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
martin250880 Comments: hi, cheers for getting back to me wayne.... i have successfully installed my alarm, i left the old one where it was and fitted the new one with proximity and shock sensors, remote start, remote engine kill but im having a bugger of a time with the central locking. I have isolated the wires i need to splice into although i havent connected them, my central locking is not working at all, and didnt before i started the install. all doors must be manually locked with the key. my rear lights are working fine, i have checked the door switches and all work fine, basically im not suffering from the boot wiring harness problem, have you got any idea what the hell is wrong??? why wont my central locking work when everything else works fine??? the drivers door was the first to fail then the bootlid and passanger door failed a day or 2 later
March 30, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: No clue as to why the central alarm is not working - have you checked to make sure that the door sensors are correctly indicating that the door is shut? The system will not let you lock the doors on the car if it thinks one of the doors is open. These switches fail all the time (see the doors article for more info), and I think that may be your problem. If that isn't the case and you can still lock all the doors electronically by turning the key, then you can simply hotwire into the key-turn switch and use that to electronically lock all the doors. Not ideal, but it should work. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
martin250880 Comments: Hi I have a 1995 318is coupe with a factory alarm the one with the mechanical disarm key on the siren. I have ordered an alarm of the internet and want to fit it myself im not a dipstick and have done plenty of car electrical work before. My question is this..... can i remove the factory alarm easily?? if so how?? and if not can i piggy back the new system?? i mean can i just fit the new system and leave my factory unit disarmed sorry i should have mentioned i do not have a key or a fob for the factory system so its all but useless,
March 27, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I believe that if you unplug the factory alarm system, it should eliminate the problem, although sometime in the mid-1990s, they started equipping some of the cars with immobilizers that interface with the DME and the key and will not allow the car to start without the three of those all being programmed and in sync together. I would proceed cautiously. It may be easier for you to just buy a used fob and see if you can program it to work with the existing alarm system. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Jackson21265 Comments: Hi i have a 1996 316, after having work done on the engine the mechanic cannot get the car to start the alarm goes off once the battery is connected. when i purchased the car i was not given a key fob for the car. I hear clicks from solenoids in the engine bay but nothing else, the led in the console by the gear stick has never come on. btw this is the first time i have heard the alarm work since i've had the car
February 17, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Hmm, I'm not sure what to tell you on this one. On my BMWs, the alarm does not come on after the battery has been reconnected. Although on some aftermarket cars, the alarm does indeed come on (like the Viper that was on my Nissan truck). You had to reconnect the battery while holding your ears. I'm just guessing, but I think that someone installed an aftermarket alarm in your car. You might just have to disable it permanently if you no longer have any key fobs. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Tei Comments: My E36 328iC post 95 comes equipped with the alarm and has the siren installed. I'm actually the 3rd owner, but when I got it I was only given the master key. The convertible top has recently been having problems so when I feel like driving with it down, I've been doing it manually I already know how to resync so it's no big deal, but there's some other issues going on with that now. Anyhow having the top down with no sound alarm bothers me so I wanted to get around to adding a remote. I found someone with the same year as me with a remote parting out his M3, but he won't get around to selling it to me cause he says it's useless. With the information this site provides I figured I'd be able to program the remote to work with my car no problem. Or somehow replace a special chip? What should I get around to doing to having a alarm enabled remote?
February 16, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The alarm systems can be tricky - I would make sure that you install a factory alarm from the same year donor car, otherwise you might have some weird issues. You should be able to program the remotes as indicated here, but I would try to get an alarm system from a convertible car the same year as yours. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Freddy Fed Up Gaddles. Comments: Hi Wayne.
Freddy Gaddles here again.
Ok, now i am confused but we might be onto something.
I do not have the chip in my alarm box but your saying that therefore i must have the coded system but then you go on to say the coded system was used from 1995 and later.
I have a 1993 BMW 318i e36.
Get what i'm saying ?
SO... I was wondering if it could be possible that an original BMW alarm system from a later model BMW was fitted to my 1993 BMW ?
I am the third owner so i'm not 100% sure of the history of the car.
BUT... When i purchased the car 3 years ago it had a working 1 button remote.
It is my understanding that if it is an alarm system from a later model BMW then it should not have had a working 1 button remote.
Also if the alarm system is from a later model BMW then i would have expected to have been able to programme the 2 button remote to it that i purchased at the Ebay shop.
Should i try and programme the 2 button remote to it for the 8th time ?
Now it is possible that i haven't been able to disarm the alarm.
Can the alarm be disarmed without the need to disconnect the harness to the alarm unit or pull the fuse ?
I wouldn't really be confident on guessing what i was pulling on so was thinking if i disconnected the battery would that do the trick ?
Also would turning off the alarm beep beep thingy under the bonnet with the small key i have mean that it is disarmed or does it have to be turned to on ?
Also one last question.
I found the old 1 button remote that carked it on me in my sock drawer yesterday and was wondering if all else fails is it possible to have it repaired to be like new again ?

Thanks...
February 12, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I've emailed you privately with some information. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Freddy Fuming Gaddles Comments: Hmmmmm. Hi WAYNE.
Freddy Gaddles here.
I get what your saying. I'm not stupid.
BUT. When i asked my original question on if i would be able to programme a 1996 3 series BMW remote to my 1993 3 series BMW your answer should have been NO.
Now i'm not saying your as dizzy as a ferris wheel but your answer was quite confusing perhaps.
Anyhow not to worry.
I'm sure your intentions were good.
My alarm system is an original factory fitted one and the original remote was a 1 button remote.
The sheila on the Ebay who sold me the 2 button remote assured me i would be able to programme it to my alarm.
I tried and it didn't work so obviously i have had my nose skun again.
She will be getting bad feedback left that is for certain.
I have wasted $110.00 on 2 remotes in the past that didn't work and i am fed up to my back teeth with it.
I rang BMW and they have told me that the only remote that will work is one they will have to order in from BMW in Germany and it will take 5 weeks to get here and at a cost of $520.00.
So, I just won't eat for a week and do that.
I don't have a choice.
I know one thing for certain is i will never buy a BMW again.
February 11, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: There are two types of systems, the ones that have the chip, and the ones that do not. See Figure 6 for programming instructions. If your car has the chip, then you need the flat remote, which comes in 1-button or 3-button style. If you don't have the chip in your alarm box, then you have the coded system that was used from 1995 and later. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Freddy Friggin Gaddles Comments: Hi Wayne.
Freddy Gaddles here AGAIN.
WTF ???? Ummm Errr Ummm. You told me the 2 button remote would work on my 1993 BMW 318i and now your saying that perhaps i don't have the right remote.
Are you crazy ?
Thanks for allowing me to waste my hard earned money on purchasing a remote you told me would work.
Thanks for nothing.
I'm not impressed AT ALL.
February 10, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: No, I said that it would work on cars after 1995. You have to match the remote in your car to the remote system that you have in your car. I stated that the three button remotes are programmed using the chip, and the two button ones can be programmed using the procedure stated above. I have no idea what alarm system you have in your car - if you need a replacement alarm key fob, then you need to match the key fob that you are purchasing with the alarm system that you have in your car. If you have the alarm module that has the chip, then you need to have a key fob with a chip. If you have the alarm system that doesn't use a chip, then you need the one without the chip. Sorry for the confusion. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Freddy Gaddles Comments: Hi Wayne.
Freddy Gaddles here again.
I purchased the 2 button remote to replace the 1 button remote i had that carked it on me.
I followed the directions above dude but no go.
I'm not really sure i understand the disarm mode though.
Does that mean i turn the alarm off with the small key or do i have the alarm turned on but just pull the fuse and put it back in to disarm the alarm ?
Also would it make any difference that my boot knob thing. The thing that allows the boot light to come on when i open the boot is broken ?
February 10, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would guess that maybe you don't have the correct remote - it has to be matched to your year and model of car / alarm. I'm also not sure what you mean about the boot knob - you mean the lighted boot / alarm knob? I don't think that would make a difference with respect to the alarm. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
neil Comments: hi. will this proximity alarm work on my 05 320cd ??????????????
February 9, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, I believe that there is a version that will fit your car. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Freddy Gaddles Comments: Hi. I have a 1993 BMW 318i e36 4 door that was imported to Australia when new. It has a factory alarm and central locking but i have no remote. I have found a 2 button remote i can purchase second hand. I'm thinking it may be from a 1996 3 series BMW. Would i be able to program it to my car ? I do not have a chip in my control module behind the glove compartment as some do and some don't. Thanks..
February 4, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, the three button alarms can be programmed by the installation of the chip, and the two button ones can be installed by the procedure shown in the tech article for the two button remotes (most cars after 1995). - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Diogo Cardoso Comments: Do you know anything about the System with the part number: 88 88 1 600 204? I bought one from a friend but it didn't come with the manual so I can't install it.
September 1, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sorry, the best suggestion I have is to ask someone at the BMW dealer. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Shirley Comments: My son has a 1997 BMW and his Alarm goes off like the car is being stolen they had to unhook all accessable from the Battery how can he fix that or how can he just ture off the Alarm and take it out
August 15, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: There's probably a bad door switch somewhere - you'll have to go through the car and test each one to make sure they are operating. Or perhaps the interior sensor is set to be way too sensitive? - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Drew Comments: I found out what was wrong with my clutch, it was not the alarm. Somehow the pressure plate on my clutch had cracked in half. I never even heard of that happening before, it must have been defective, the clutch only had about 29K miles on it.
June 14, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the follow up. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Drew Comments: I just installed a Scytek alarm in my 97' E36. Right after I installed it I had trouble with my manual transmission not wanting to disengage and then shift into a new gear, when the car is off it shifts fine if I start the car and shift it works, but when I try to move it then the trouble starts. I am not sure if this is some kind of security feature that was triggered or if this is completely dis-related.
May 28, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I'm not familiar with any security feature like that. Sounds like the alarm install guys messed something up - I would take it back to the shop that did the installation. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
DJ Comments: I am positive it is the alarm system.. I have gone through the entire electrical system and have came to that conclusion. everything thing has ohmed out and tested good. I have power to the coil just no signals going to it. I have no power going to the fuel pump and everything else works. I believe its a later model alarm that was installed but it is indeed a BMW factory alarm. I have found one module that has this P/N 88 88 1 600 204. It states it is a BMW Remote control vehicle security system. Is there just a way to wire around this? and thank you again.
April 27, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sorry, I don't have any additional useful input. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
DJ Comments: I have an e30 that I have done an engine swap in and the alarm system is keeping it from sparking and getting fuel. how do I bypass this system or remove it? thank you for any help!
April 27, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: This is a tough questions, but on the later cars, you need to match the immobilizer to the DME. If you swap DMEs but not immobilizers then you will have the problems you're having. But, the E30 cars didn't have these, so unless you have a late-model E36 engine in the car, I'm not sure what the problem could be. I'm also not sure how you can determine that the alarm system is causing the problem. Difficult to diagnose over the Internet. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
bushmstr02 Comments: I just had to replace my DME because of water damage on my 94 bmw 325i 4 dr. I have had no power going to the fuse for the pump . Now when I push the test light through the brwn / grn wire that goes to my fuel pump relay the relay cicks and I have power going to fuel pump . The test light wasn't lighting up before I changed the DME so I know the DME is working now . Do I have a grnd problem ? Can the factory alarm system shut down the fuel pump ? Does anything else turn off the fuel system ?
October 15, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: When you swap out the DME on these cars, you need to reprogram them so that they are matched to the immobilizer in the ignition key / alarm system. Otherwise, they will just sit there and do nothing. In general, I tell people to get the DME and the immobilizer together so there are no issues. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Hamzah Comments: Hello hai Wayne, hopefully u may help and give me advise n guide. I had e36 318i year 95 right hand drive. My telltale lamps for electronic shift control light came up at Meter Panel and not go off. Every time when i clock in gear to D it move and brake a bit than when i press pedal it move normally. Please help. thks
October 9, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Transmission problems are tough - you really need to get the car to an expert who has the computer that is able to read the transmission fault codes to figure out what is going wrong. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
frank Comments: hi there i bought an alarm basically the same as the Stellar unit shown in the pics,only trouble is that it hasnt got the end on the loom that fits into the BMW alarm loom,any help would be appreciated
October 7, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Alarms are pretty complicated and specific to each manufacturer - I would inquire with the company you bought it from. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
AsianSpanker Comments: I bought your book 101 performance projects. I have a 1987 325iC and I noticed that your book says applicable years E:36 all. I have an E30. Would you recommend this stellar alarm hookup for the 1987 E-30 Vin: WBABB130XH8270089 Production Code BB13 also? tomdownard@juno.com
August 27, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Stellar sells alarms for the E30s too, although I am not an expert on them. Give our sales department a call at 1-888-280-7799 and one of my sales guys can help you out with this. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
Rupert Comments: Hi, i would like to know when to use the config button? My case is that the LED did not flash after the batt is disconnected. Believe that my alarm is disarm. I have tried to perform the learning mode, but fail. Any comment?
August 11, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Email me the details at wayne@pelicanparts.com - You didn't mention which car you have and/or the system used on it. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  

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