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#1 (permalink) Old 09-24-2004, 08:05 PM
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Just reprogrammed a remote for 96 328is. On the keyless remote it locks and unlocks fine. But after I lock it and then it DBLK button on the three button remote, it beeps then after 5-7 sec it beeps again and the alarm goes off. Tried searching thur the forum, could not find anything. Any ideas?
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all the locks locking?

are they all double locking?

a failure of a lock not locking or double locking might cause it (i dont know much about the alarm system).

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yup, all locks double lock, it looks great. red light inside flashs, then after 7 sec, bam alarm goes off.

Also I am missing the switch in the glove compartment, I am not sure what that does, but its missing.
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i know not of this switch.

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stupid question.... but is all your doors shut... along with trunk and hood?

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sure the hood and trunk switches are being pressed?

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I don't know why it was doing it, works fine now. Still don't know what the switch in the glovebox does, or the lack of a switch.
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i've never heard of a glovebox switch. But i'm glad its working for you.

Now I just gotta figure my alarm out...

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1) I think the "switch in the glove box" that you're looking for is actually the control box that is located BEHIND the glove box (gotta take the golve box out to get to it). There are switches on this control box that allows various options to be turned on/off such as glass breaking sensitivity and horn/siren use for the "beeps".

2) I think Cruzin 323is may have hit the nail on the head with your original problem. One of the door sensors thinks that the door's open, when it's not. You probably temporarily re-aligned the sensor (banged the door closed a couple of times!). I'd wager that your problem will probably come back.

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1) I think the "switch in the glove box" that you're looking for is actually the control box that is located BEHIND the glove box (gotta take the golve box out to get to it). There are switches on this control box that allows various options to be turned on/off such as glass breaking sensitivity and horn/siren use for the "beeps".
If it is the alarm control box you are talking about...in my car it is below the glove box...I ran across it (ie. it fell on my head) while I was replacing the microfilter. Not sure if this is the case for everybody, but no sense in taking the glove box out if you don't have to.

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I agree, must of been a door problem. here is the missing switch I am talking about, but maybe it is not a switch, maybe it is a light. I know nothing about this 328s life before I got it, and don't even have owner manuel yet. So maybe it a switch for the cloaking device, that the first owner installed. Who knows.
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thats for a flash light

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Yeah, BMWs come with a rechargeable flashlight in the glovebox. That recepticle is where you place the flashlight.

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