In Reply to: Aftermarket alarm- any opinions? posted by Tim Collins on April 06, 1999 at 19:15:40:
: This is sort of an extension of a discussion being carried on down the page a bit. In searching for an alarm, I realized my car has an alarm (I'm the 3rd owner), buy it's factory. BMW wants $200+ for a new remote. I saw this one on Crutchfield, and am seriously considering it. I would appreciate any experience with the maker (Crime Guard), general alarm installation tips, and comments, specifically with this model (do you think it will "double-lock"???). I have included a link, the unit I'm referring to is the last one on the web page. Thanks for your input!
: Tim Collins
: '90 535i 5-speed
The BMW accessory alarms I looked at(BMW Accessory catalog) were made by Alpine. Models 8020 or 8030's I assume you could buy an Alpine 8400, 3 buttom remote and be on your way. Most of the time the remotes stop working because the battery(CR2025) is bad or the code ROM has come out of the socket. The 8400 remote cost $40. They can be pirchased from Pacific Coast Parts,