Thread: 2009 M3 Alarm
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      04-21-2009, 03:36 AM   #59
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Drives: E91 Sportwagon
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NoVA

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Originally Posted by southlight View Post
Don't take it for granted, but I think you get neither audible confirmation nor the red light without alarm.

Any 09 M3 (w/o factory alarm) owners who can confirm or deny that?

Best regards, south
I can confirm that my '09 M3 sedan (build Sept 08) did not have the lock/unlock confirmation nor the clown nose blinking until after the OEM alarm was installed and coded. Also, only after the install did the meny option for the audible lock/unlock confirmation show up on iDrive.

I should also add that after a long trip through several countries here in Europe and parking in all kinds of good and bad spots, it has been very nice to have the confirmation of those chirps on locking (esp with CA) and the subtle warning to bystanders that there is an alarm in the car.