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RT WC retrofit alarm question

I have my '14 RT at the dealer having the retrofit alarm installed. It is a fob less bike.

They called me asking me if I have the fob for the alarm. Needless to say, my confidence in them is now very low.

I told them I understand they need to update the software to see and set the alarm settings in the menu.

Does anyone know if the new alarm is supposed to come with a fob to manually arm it or can it only set automatically via the menu after the bike is turned off. Something isn't making sense after all of the research I did.

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My bike does have the fob but can also be set through the menu. I set it to automatically activate when we go on vacation so I have one less thing to keep up with.
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I have my '14 RT at the dealer having the retrofit alarm installed. It is a fob less bike.

They called me asking me if I have the fob for the alarm. Needless to say, my confidence in them is now very low.

I told them I understand they need to update the software to see and set the alarm settings in the menu.

Does anyone know if the new alarm is supposed to come with a fob to manually arm it or can it only set automatically via the menu after the bike is turned off. Something isn't making sense after all of the research I did.

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You DO need the fob! It is what you use to turn the alarm on or off. If you have central locking already, then you have the fob, otherwise you will need one.

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My bike does have the fob but can also be set through the menu. I set it to automatically activate when we go on vacation so I have one less thing to keep up with.
Thanks for your response. I picked up the bike and that's exactly what I did. I was under the impression that the alarm supplied for RTs without FOBs came with its own FOB just to set the alarm manually. When I looked the part number up online, I got pics of the alarm unit with two FOBs zip tied to the unit.

The technician is going to call BMW and give them my VIN just to confirm they installed the correct alarm. The dealer had two in stock, one for RTs with FOBs and one for RTs without. I was concerned that they may have pulled the alarm off the shelf for bikes with existing FOBs, especially after they called me asking if I had my FOB (for my FOB-less bike). Duh.

I'm fine with it setting automatically, it works great so far. I just want to know that if I paid for a unit that is supposed to have a FOB, I get my FOB

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You DO need the fob! It is what you use to turn the alarm on or off. If you have central locking already, then you have the fob, otherwise you will need one.
I have every option except central locking or keyless start, so the bike didn't come with a FOB.

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Re: RT WC retrofit alarm question

So I learned something new! You can buy the alarm without the fob. Didn't think that BMW would do it that way, but heck if it works for you, that's a few bucks saved.

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