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    1. Member Kyosho's Avatar
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      03-13-2012 03:58 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Bud@DeanMcCraryImports View Post
      What's your email, and I will send over the PDF. $75.00 shipped for the kit within the Continental U.S.
      I would be interested. For $75.00, that is not a bad price, and it may bring my insurance down. Can you send me the pdf too, just pm it, or post it on this forum.

      Thanks!

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      03-13-2012 05:24 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Kyosho View Post
      I would be interested. For $75.00, that is not a bad price, and it may bring my insurance down. Can you send me the pdf too, just pm it, or post it on this forum.

      Thanks!
      Computer dummy here....how do I post it?

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      03-13-2012 05:38 PM #28
      That was funny Andy... Maybe you can package you version of an alarm and sell it in the classified section. 49.99 plus shipping...

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      03-13-2012 06:33 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Bud@DeanMcCraryImports View Post
      Computer dummy here....how do I post it?
      sent you a pm!

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      03-13-2012 06:34 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Andy@Ross-Tech.com View Post
      I tested this today and sure enough, you can open a door from the inside when the car is "armed" with LED blinking and nothing happens. No flashing lights, no horn. The "armed" placebo LED keeps blinking too. I tried the painic button, which does cause the horn to honk, lights to flash, etc. So we have an alarm, but it's a manual one. Sit in one of these near the car and wait for a potential thief:



      When the thief tries to break in, press panic button on fob.
      LMAO...

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      03-13-2012 09:24 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Andy@Ross-Tech.com View Post
      I tested this today and sure enough, you can open a door from the inside when the car is "armed" with LED blinking and nothing happens. No flashing lights, no horn. The "armed" placebo LED keeps blinking too. I tried the painic button, which does cause the horn to honk, lights to flash, etc. So we have an alarm, but it's a manual one. Sit in one of these near the car and wait for a potential thief:



      When the thief tries to break in, press panic button on fob.
      Ha Ha !!!

    7. 03-14-2012 11:01 PM #32
      That's interesting. My 06' Jetta has an alarm, it's not a base model, but one model up...has leatherette instead of cloth, auto, climactic, heated mirrors...etc. I tested it when it was new, rolled the windows down, clicked "lock" on the fob, then reached in and opened the door...horn started beeping like crazy. I wonder if the new Jetta comes equipped with a factory alarm, or if it's missing on that model too.

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      03-15-2012 07:52 AM #33
      Not that it makes it right, but I believe when VW was doing all these focus groups on the Passat, people probably responded with the fact that no one pays attention to car alarms. Living in the city, alarms are going off all the time, and no one looks or cars, unless it's their car. VW figured that, no one would notice because the flashing light is still there, and there are immobilizers so no one can steal it. But for me, I rather have the piece of mind of having the alarm, than to pretend to have it.

      With that said, my mother's '04 Kia doesn't have an alarm either, but has the keyfob and panic feature. She's had it since '04 and so far (knock on wood) never needed it.
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      03-20-2012 03:24 PM #34
      Anybody know how much installation of this alarm for the passat would cost?

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      03-20-2012 04:16 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Kyosho View Post
      Anybody know how much installation of this alarm for the passat would cost?
      VW recommended time is right at 2 hours, 1.9. Plus the alarm kit.

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      04-16-2012 08:21 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by capclassicv2 View Post
      Not that it makes it right, but I believe when VW was doing all these focus groups on the Passat, people probably responded with the fact that no one pays attention to car alarms. Living in the city, alarms are going off all the time, and no one looks or cars, unless it's their car. VW figured that, no one would notice because the flashing light is still there, and there are immobilizers so no one can steal it. But for me, I rather have the piece of mind of having the alarm, than to pretend to have it.

      With that said, my mother's '04 Kia doesn't have an alarm either, but has the keyfob and panic feature. She's had it since '04 and so far (knock on wood) never needed it.
      FWIW, this is not only a Passat "problem", it is also this way on the 2012 Jetta's, and I'm going to guess it somewhat plagues the rest of the lines out right now...

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      04-16-2012 09:55 PM #37
      Yeah, this is annoying. I think the primary annoyance is the effect of most buyers thinking they have a certain level of "protection" (e.g. glass breakage or vibration detection) that we don't actually have. Glad to see the cost of the unit is so low, but labor is going to be annoying, I suppose.

      If someone could share the install PDF, that would be pretty money, so to speak.
      TIA.

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      04-17-2012 03:01 PM #38
      So the SEL Premium also does not had the alarm installed?
      I think if you open any door, trunk or hook horn will sound and hazard light will flashed, right?
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      04-17-2012 03:31 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by capclassicv2 View Post
      ...my mother's '04 Kia doesn't have an alarm either, but has the keyfob and panic feature. She's had it since '04 and so far (knock on wood) never needed it.
      Not many criminals I know would bother breaking into a KIA!

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      04-17-2012 05:05 PM #40
      Nah... all 2012 Passat do not come with alarm installed. If someone break in any door or trunk, all you'll hear is nothing, unless if you install "Alarm Basic Kit" from VW. Engine immobilizer works though.
      I almost went to VW and asked them to install that Alarm Basic Kit. But after getting the quote, I told to my self, f*** that! Either I don't do anything, or I go to some other place to install better alarm system.

      Quote Originally Posted by Kchorro View Post
      So the SEL Premium also does not had the alarm installed?
      I think if you open any door, trunk or hook horn will sound and hazard light will flashed, right?

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      04-17-2012 07:11 PM #41
      Really, how much did they quote you for it? I was able to get mine for just $75.00 and then I had my friend install it for me. I think it was a fair price... but you may have gotten a different price quote.

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      04-17-2012 08:42 PM #42
      Well, part is about the same, but labor is expensive!!

      Quote Originally Posted by Kyosho View Post
      Really, how much did they quote you for it? I was able to get mine for just $75.00 and then I had my friend install it for me. I think it was a fair price... but you may have gotten a different price quote.

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      05-17-2012 09:49 AM #43
      Bud,

      could you send me the install PDF also? Thanks!

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      05-17-2012 10:25 AM #44
      Bud, send it to me too.
      You might have my email from the last transaction a few months ago we did thu PayPal.
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      05-17-2012 10:57 AM #45
      I wondered why it seemed like I could not get the alarm to go off...

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      05-17-2012 11:16 AM #46
      Here is the information I have and what I have figured out thus far trying to install the alarm retrofit. The switch is easy enough to install, but where the heck does the horn mount to? The cheesy sheet I have(pictures #2-3) doesn't give me a great image and says "in the middle of the vehicle's plenum chamber". I have attached what minimal instructions I have. Can someone take a look at section 1.2 and possibly help me figure out where to mount the damn horn??? If anyone is VW savvy a picture of the plenum and where to connect the horn wiring would be great!


      Picture #1 showing where contact switch harness connects. (red arrow)


      Picture #2


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      Last edited by DK2392; 05-17-2012 at 11:29 AM.

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      05-17-2012 11:35 AM #47
      That's up in the wiper cowling area, under the black plastic rain tray.

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      05-17-2012 11:53 AM #48
      FYI: The VW instructions I posted in post #46 are the same ones that Bud has.

      Thanks compu_85!

      Finally got alarm horn and wiring installed. You need to remove wipers, take of rain tray. Underneath is where the horn gets installed. I have attached some photos to make it easier for anyone else doing this upgrade to their 2012 Passat as the VW supplied instructions aren't very detailed & their images are not from a 2012 Passat!!


      BEFORE - Red arrow is where you mount the alarm horn, yellow arrow is where the wiring harness gets plugged in.



      AFTER - Red arrow is where you mount the alarm horn, yellow arrow is where the wiring harness gets plugged in.
      Last edited by DK2392; 05-17-2012 at 12:55 PM.

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      05-17-2012 02:04 PM #49
      I asked Gieco why my insurance went up for my new passat when compared to my old passat, they were all, your new car does not have an alarm. You save a little somewhere, you pay for it somewhere else.
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      05-17-2012 02:22 PM #50
      What is the part number on the horn and the wiring harness?
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