View Full Version : F30 "alarm light" a.k.a. Clown nose

09-24-2012, 11:11 AM
Just purchased a nearly fully loaded 328i sport line. I asked the service department about activating the light so it flashed when the doors were locked, as if alarmed. The car did not come with the factory alarm. I was told that unlike earlier models, the light could not be activated/programmed. They also stated that a "factory" alarm could not be installed by the dealer with this new model so if not installed at the factory, I was out of luck. They said they did, at my request, plug the car into their programmer and the option to arm the light was not there. Just an FYI. If anyone KNOWS differently, feel free to post up so I may educate the dealer.

09-24-2012, 11:24 AM
Sounds about right. It was the same with the latter models of the e90 too.

09-24-2012, 02:44 PM
True. You can't even retrofit an alarm to late model E90's.