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security system 2011 128i convertible

Discussion in 'E81/E82/E87/E88 (2004-present)' started by gsham, Nov 19, 2010.

    gsham guest

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    why doesn't bmw offer security system for 128i convertible? i was told it is only offered if ordered and installed at factory seems strange that they send cars to dealers with red light/sensor on rear view mirror but yet you can not purchase a system to activate this feature !!. any thoughts or suggestions as to what i might be able to do as to piece of mind from a security standpoint - frustrated new owner
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    floydarogers

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    Security system is a dealer-installed option. Costs probably $750 or so. However I believe that BMW cheaped out and you can't get the motion detector stuff unless ordered from the factory. Check again with the dealer.

    gsham guest

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    told do not have harness to install a bmw system that would activate alarm if doors or trunk are compromized
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    Zeichen311

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    That's correct. As a cost-saving measure BMW no longer installs pre-wiring for options that, previously, could be installed at the factory or by a dealer. For some models and options, retrofits are still possible albeit at substantially increased cost over the old way (due to the cost of the harness and an eye-watering amount of labor to install it).

    It might also be part of BMW's ongoing push to change US customers' buying habits and motivate people to custom-order their cars (like the rest of the world), rather than buy them off the lot.

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