In Reply to: Anyone know what the model # is for Alpine alarm?? posted by Tim Collins on April 07, 1999 at 12:23:01:
: I have a '90 535i with the stock OEM alarm, factory installed. Was there only one alarm? What is the Model #? (80xx) Will I have to remove my steering column cover to find out, or does anyone know (from experience?!) Thank-you!
: Tim Collins
: '90 535i 5-speed (loaded, original owner spared no expense, if that helps!)
I did some research in the manuals and catalogs.
From what I can see in the ETM's the '90, 535 did not have a factory installed alarm. The factory/prewire alarm cars weren't released until 9/90 which would be a 91 model. I also had a 90, 535 and in 1990 I purchased what the 1990 BMW Accessory Catalog described as an alarm for the car. As I recall the alarm instruction that came with the BMW alarm required splicing into the existing wiring harness and the alarm receiver/control unit was installed in the cover over the glove box (The 1991 factory/prewired installation is under the left rear seat) Needless to say I returned the accessary alarm to the dealer and we went my own way. (I purchased an Alpine 8070 alarm that had more options and a better remote than the BMW accessory alarm and installed in under the left rear seat)
The 1990 BMW Accessory Catalog lists a part number for the non-prewired kit.
The 1991 BMW Accessory Catalog lists a part number for the prewired vehicles that part number supersedes to a number listed in the current parts catalog, part number 82 11 1 468 755. However I do not see a reference that makes a remote transmitter available separately. I also believe the new/superseded alarm is of the current model and not compatible with the older models.
I looked at an old Alpine alarm catalog and the single button alarm transmitter is a 8330. It would also appear that the 8400 remote is may not be compatable with the 8030 alarm that uses the single bottom 8330 remote.