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Old 11-14-2004, 01:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Very simple question, might be simple but since I drive a bmw for only a few months...

It happened at least twice (probably more but the music covered it )... while driving, I hear a small DING (electronic) like a tone sound... does that mean something?

The inspection lights are OK (all green)... no check engine, door left open, trunk open, no ASC disabled or ABS problem,.... !!

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Old 11-14-2004, 02:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it happens at 38 degrees. it means its cold and there coiuld be ice.
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Old 11-14-2004, 08:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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it happens at 38 degrees. it means its cold and there coiuld be ice.
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Oh Snap :P ,
I was driving to Newark last night and I heard the same "ding ding ding" sound . I knew it wasn't my clock memo because it was 12:36am and not 12:00am (on the hour). It sounded like the "seatbelt" reminder sound I hear in other cars. I sort of figured it had to do with temp cuz' the temp dramatically dropped from 40 degrees to 32 degrees with in a 30 min interval the further into Jersey I drove. I actually came on the forum today to post this same question. JTBS (just to be sure)!

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Yes, the 38 degree sound. Tis the season!
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what about the memo sound... heh!
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what about the memo sound... heh!
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If you set your OBC to memo (alarm) It will beep every hour, on the hour!
It's a freaky sound that scared me the first time I heard it...because it comes from behind the steering wheel (like under the tachyometer). and its a loud "BEEP"..."BEEP"..."BEEP"....!
Like the car is gonna explode....
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lol, thanks a lot... it's very cold out here these days...

-8C (18F) today... !!
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Wow, up until this point me and my friends refered to it as the " COol Guy " detector because it would go of randomly... i guess we aren't as cool as we thought... ghead
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It means it's cold outside.... like you didn't already know lol.

Take the temperature gauge in the front left brake airduct and disconnect it. (it's the yellow thing cliped into a hole in the side of the brakeduct) That will shut it the f**k up but will now display that the temp is -79 or something for 5-7 seconds on your OBC after you turn your car on.... that's better than driving 2-10 minutes and then having it "bing" at you and STARTLE you while your driving.
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