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#1 (permalink) Old 10-20-2004, 08:22 AM
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I have a 1998 528i. Is there a way to disable the sound when arming and locking my car? 2 Beeps to lock, 1 Beep to unlock.

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Buy a UK model - they don't beep (just flash the indicators)!


Seriously, Talking to someone in another forum it seems this is most likely not possible (he looked through his manual).
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The reason for the beeps is to indicated the siren works... you can't turn the beeps off.

I have disconnected my alarm unit due to being too sensitive to sound. Now, when the alarm goes off, only the lights flash with no siren sound.


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Originally posted by dberger@Oct 20 2004, 07:22 AM
I have a 1998 528i. Is there a way to disable the sound when arming and locking my car? 2 Beeps to lock, 1 Beep to unlock.

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That is an option that can be reprogrammed at the dealer. My friend had it done on his 5 series.
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Originally posted by dagoo98+Oct 20 2004, 03:59 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(dagoo98 @ Oct 20 2004, 03:59 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-dberger@Oct 20 2004, 07:22 AM
I have a 1998 528i. Is there a way to disable the sound when arming and locking my car? 2 Beeps to lock, 1 Beep to unlock.

-dberger

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That is an option that can be reprogrammed at the dealer. My friend had it done on his 5 series.
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Bugger it!!! I just came back to say that!! I found the answer on bimmer.com or sumthin like that - Apparently the dealers can program quite a few parameters of your alarm - lights flash, siren beeps, indicators flash etc. Which is a bit of a cheek really cos here in the UK the flashing of lights on alarm activation was an optional extra - seems for your money all they had to do was enable this option.

So yes it seems it can be done after all - but at what cost???
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thanks for the info, but if it costs $, I'll have to live with it.
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