Jump to content
  • When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.

I Am Looking To Install An Alarm System And Remote Door Locks.


Recommended Posts



I've done what you're asking about and this is definitely a scope creep project!  I believe I've started/written a few posts on this topic, but in a nutshell, off the top of my head, no particular order, etc:


-  Any alarm system will do.  If you'd like to add a trunk release, I wrote a pretty lengthy post on the topic and bought a kit from one of the members. I highly (emphasize highly) recommend that you do the trunk pop kit.  If you add the trunk kit, you have to buy an alarm system with an Auxiliary feature (often marked "Aux" on the remote). I installed a Viper 350 and I couldn't be more happier.  


-  Door card refurbishing is part of the scope creep.  

-  Alignment of the windows if they don't roll or seal well enough. 

-  This website has the best tutorial on door lock/actuator install: http://www.my2002tii.com/  Search around, I'm too lazy to find it :)

-  You will have to run wires from the alarm system (interior cabin) to the door actuator.  You might want to install what's called a "door loom", which is that accordian looking tubing that prevents your wires from becoming frayed.  Junk yard is a good source.  You will have to drill holes too.  Use a unibit aka step drill bit

-  If doing the trunk actuator, you will need to remove the rear seats to run wires back to the actuator in the trunk.  Now's a good time as any to clean up, lay down some sound deadening, etc. while you have the seats out.  


The part that's really suck-y about this job is that you'll have to remove a lot of interior paneling and seats.  Keep track of all the misc door trim pieces (green things but might be grey if original).  Make sure you always disconnect the battery when doing electrical work.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I apologize, I posted the wrong door locks, I have corrected it.  The one with an alarm is this one.




I've had no issues with my system, I got the trunk latch kit, but it wasn't strong enough to open the latch.  Some people have gotten it to work, but I haven't.



Edited by Sett

71 2002 - Sold  :( 
63 A/H Sprite
73 MG Midget

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am taking a Mold Making and Casting class this term. One thing I can not stand in car alarms is the fob always looks terrible. I plan to do an alarm install with auto door locks (as my passenger side doesn't even have the key matched). With that, I thought about creating a key with built in buttons, or perhaps a switchblade style.


Either way, no alarm system yet, but when I was doing research on it, it didn't seem that difficult. Biggest thing is the electronic challenge, but I am pretty confident with that sort of thing. If you do decide to install it, take lots of photos and share 

Daily '74 BMW 2002 w/ Dual 40's


Visit my Wheelwell to see what I've done to the car


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    Unveiling of the Neue Klasse Unveiled in 1961, BMW 1500 sedan was a revolutionary concept at the outset of the '60s. No tail fins or chrome fountains. Instead, what you got was understated and elegant, in a modern sense, exciting to drive as nearly any sports car, and yet still comfortable for four.   The elegant little sedan was an instant sensation. In the 1500, BMW not only found the long-term solution to its dire business straits but, more importantly, created an entirely new
    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    In 1966, BMW was practically unknown in the US unless you were a touring motorcycle enthusiast or had seen an Isetta given away on a quiz show.  BMW’s sales in the US that year were just 1253 cars.  Then BMW 1600-2 came to America’s shores, tripling US sales to 4564 the following year, boosted by favorable articles in the Buff Books. Car and Driver called it “the best $2500 sedan anywhere.”  Road & Track’s road test was equally enthusiastic.  Then, BMW took a cue from American manufacturers,
    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    BMW 02 series are like the original Volkswagen Beetles in one way (besides both being German classic cars)—throughout their long production, they all essentially look alike—at least to the uninitiated:  small, boxy, rear-wheel drive, two-door sedan.  Aficionados know better.   Not only were there three other body styles—none, unfortunately, exported to the US—but there were some significant visual and mechanical changes over their eleven-year production run.   I’ve extracted t
  • Upcoming Events

  • Supporting Vendors

  • Create New...