Thread: 2009 M3 Alarm
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      04-14-2009, 03:24 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by Big Windy View Post
You need to go to another dealer, because that price is absurd. Install it yourself, and just pay for coding...should be a couple hundred bucks.
I was thinking of installing it myself. I've seen the DIY on this forum, but it was on an older M3 and with a different alarm system ($300 one on BMW site). It looked easy enough and I'm sure it is a similar install...just haven't seen anyone else do it or post it yet. Most cars in my situation aren't here yet...still in transport.

Aren't there issues with warranty if the alarm isn't installed by the dealership? And how much is the coding of the alarm? I've read of several quotes from $100 to over $200. With coding, the part and tax i'm still close to around $800 already. Guess I haven't tried finding the part outside the dealership yet.

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