I have some questions about it. Looked back over some of the old post and put together a list of statements and questions about the system. Are the statements correct and can you answer any of the questions??
Alarm is made up of
LED in wiper stork
a tilt sensor /shock sensor
a ultrasonic sensor mounted in the cabin on the roof. Can be disabled by the remote
door, boot, bonnet sensor
the door locks are replaced with deadlocks.
2002 MINI do not have alarm pre-wire.
integrated into the remote opening key system (i.e. no separate remote)
Now the questions
does the boot get a deadlock as well
were is the siren
does the system arm itself after a set time once the keys have being removed from ignition
how long does the siren go for
does it reset after activation
Hmmm.....is this perhaps the reason your asking the question snoopy ? I quote:
> "I refer to your recent correspondence with Jeremy and advise that we have
> received an indication of insurance premium for the Mini Cooper S, which you
> will taking delivery of in August.
> As the vehicle has not yet been released in Australia, we have only found
> one underwriter at the present time who will quote. We must stress that
> this is an indication only and we will approach the market again nearer the
> time to get an exact figure.
> Annual premium is $ 843.81 inclusive subject to a $ 500 standard excess.
> Theft cover would be excluded until a self-arming immobiliser is fitted to
> the vehicle."
Obviously cover without theft is ridiculous, so I will need to get complete specification of alarm fitted. I can feel an e-mail coming on.......
But the reason for my quest for the answers is I can't belive that they would hit you au$570 for a simple alarm.
Well it not it is quite a good setup.
The deadlocks is what i wanted to know about. It is always harder to get stuff in and out of a car when you can't open the doors.
Oh BTW the "self-arming immobiliser" is STD on the MINI. It uses a system of transponder chip in the key so soon as the key comes close to the sterring lock the system verifies the key and then turns off the immobiliser.
Deadlocks are a standard part of the Mini, you do not need the alarm to enable them. This is according to the manual. Yeah, I agree with this. Question is, what sort of car would have a "non self-arming immobiliser"?
Dark silver Cooper S with black roof, silver R85's, DSC, climate control, alarm, MFSW/cruise control, sunroof, gravity leather (panther black), xenon, park distance control, interior light package.
Hmmm, I'm amazed you think that's a good quote. I asked BMW for details on the Alarm, and got their quote instead:
$718AU Fully Comprehensive.......
Don't forget i'm an old man (dob 1963).
Full details of cover are in the mail, I'll post more details on Monday.
clarus. How did you manage to get the *.pdf manuals. I've tried acessing the MINIUSA owners lounge and it needs a VIN number for access.........I've tried getting some input from Paul on maybe making these more freely available, but no answer as yet.
Hmmm, now I'm confused. My Alarm is factory fitted as far as I know......August delivery, so presumably June build....oh hang on. Well, thats what your saying isn't it...... But why change the harness.......confused again.....
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