In Reply to: Alarm Test posted by Xelsk on September 20, 1999 at 21:47:41:
: Installed the BMW alarm myself and just had it activated at the dealer. Does anyone know a way to test it? I tried locking the car with the button on the key while still in the car and then flailing around wildly to try to activate the motion sensor inside the car, but it didn't trip the alarm.
: Maybe it was because I wasn't wearing the standard issue, car thief "black knit hat". I think the sensor detects that. :)
: 00' 323i 5pd
: Sport Package
: In-Dash CD
: Wood Trim
: Fern Green Metallic/Sand Leather
Try rolling a window down, setting the alarm, then sticking your arm inside. It tripped my alarm. Be sure to allow 30 seconds for the tilt and motion to set up...it's not immediate. If you want to test the tilt alarm, jack up the car while the alarm is activated, Mine tripped before the wheel was completely off the ground. A big hammer works for testing the glass breakage alarm...only kidding.