The light is there to tell anyone thinking of breaking into your nice
new 325xi that it has an alarm - even if it doesn't. Does your car have
remote lock/unlock? AFAIK - the alarm isn't an option any more.
I do have remote keyfob lock/unlock but I couldn't get the owners manual
described "panic mode" to work so I eMailed the dealer for help. They told
me that an "Alarm" (an related features such as panic mode, tilt sensor,
etc) is a $450 option and without it the blinking light is purely cosmetic.
Seemed hard to believe so I thought I'd ask this group which is often a
better resource. Sadly, in this case the dealer info seems correct.
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