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    Westle and S3baby's late night mechanics. (Replacing Alarm Batteries)

    Right just got all the boot trim off to tackle this ***** and I'm now after some guidance!

    Can anyone confirm that the alarm and the batteries are actually part of the central locking pump???

    I've plugged in the laptop and triggered the alarm and it seems to be sounding from the central locking pump. This is slightly different to the TT, as seen in this guide:

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    Not part of the pump as far as i know... i've had the pump out in the past and it has nothing to do with the alarm... sorry i can't help you any further... my car had an uprated alarm fitted by Audi so i don't use the standard one anymore
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    It's ok i've just found the siren. Little fecker is dug in tight!

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    Watching this one.... I'm getting 3 beeps when I start my car now from the back which I presume is the alarm batteries being on their last legs
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    Under the Sub is it ????
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    its under the sub yes but further down basically attached to the inside of the rear bumper almost.

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    Cool, I've got to take the trim off the inside of my boot anyway as I found the spare wheel well had washer fluid in it so the washer hose under the subs leaking, might as well do it all when I'm down there!
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    Easy to do, just follow this link:

    The Audi TT Forum :: View topic - How to - MK1 Alarm Siren fix

    Did mine a few months back when the dreaded "3 beeps" started. All sorted and tested with the old "wind the window down, lock the car and wave your arm in" approach!!!

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    Cheers doc, stored for future reference.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Cheers doc, stored for future reference.....
    I posted the exact same link in my first post!
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    cheers missed it...lol

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    Ok here's the guide for an S3 with the Bose sub:

    I was suffering from the occaisional 3 beeps from the back of the car and also the following error in VCDS:

    01134 - Alarm Horn (H12) 01598 - Drive Battery Voltage 077-10 Signal low Intermittent

    First off open the boot (obviously) and undo the 4 torx (size 25) bolts inside the boot trim near the warning triangle:



    Next up you will need to unscrew the 2 torx bolts (size 27) that are under the spring clip of the luggage net holdings. There's one each side:





    You can then remove the bottom part of the boot trim:



    Now remove the side panel that lets you into the compartment above the passenger side rear wheel arch. If you look in and up towards the rear light cluster you should see a screw head that's holding a bit of plastic trim, like so:



    As you can see I have broken the plastic at some point when I forgot about this screw!

    With this screw out just grab on tight and pull at the trim and it will come away:



    Now I found things a lot easier if you put the passenger side rear seat forward and lift the carpet. Then undo the luggage net clip that is behind the passenger seat:



    Now move the central locking pump out the way, it might be cable tied in so cut the tie. With this out the way you will be able to access the bolts that hold in the sub as seen in the following pics:





    Undo the 3 bolts (8mm I believe) and unplug the sub:


    You then need to undo the bolts holding on the little amp for the rear speakers that sits above the sub:



    This will then swing out of the way:



    You can then swing the sub out the way too:



    The siren is tucked down real low below where the central locking pump was originally:



    There is one 10mm bolt that is on a brass bracket, undo this and you can slide out the alarm siren on the bracket:



    With the siren out I set to work on it with a junior hacksaw. I didn't have any cutting discs for the dremmel and I thought it would be a lot more controlled with the hacksaw:



    Unfortunately the batteries had already started to leak and the damage was quite bad but I had a go at repairing it anyway. The tracks on the board were also damaged from the acid:







    I set about following the guide above and wired up the batteries to the board after a little clean up of the acid:



    I put the alarm casing back together and taped it shut, reconnected it to the car but it is now a silent alarm MY error message has now cleared though so the batteries were definitely the cause but I think the board tracks were too damaged. New alarm module time for me.

    Hopefully you can catch yours before it's too late!

    For anyone wanting the original part number here it is:

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    I'm gonna have to do mine at some point! It started bleeping from the rear speakers last summer for a couple months but then it stopped doing it. What happens if you don't change batteries and you leave them dead?

    I may take a trip to you sometime mate Are you anywhere near the Hertfordshire Police Constabulary?

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    You will get away with it for a while but I the batteries completely split then it will kill your alarm. Mine has been beeping on and off for 2 years now and I killed my alarm module by cleaning it up so sometimes it is just best to leave things as they are!

    Which police station are you referring to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westle View Post
    You will get away with it for a while but I the batteries completely split then it will kill your alarm. Mine has been beeping on and off for 2 years now and I killed my alarm module by cleaning it up so sometimes it is just best to leave things as they are!

    Which police station are you referring to?
    Bugger, i better get it sorted soon then! I mean the Herts Police HQ.

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    Herts Police HQ is in Welwyn Garden City.

    Me and Westle are about 20 min from there.
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    Could these pics be put back up - trying to get the alarm out. Have the sub removed and the rear cluster out but can't find the 10mm that holds the unit in place grrrr! lol
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    Cancel that, got it in the end, what a little sod of a position to put it in grr lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiGainey View Post
    Could these pics be put back up - trying to get the alarm out. Have the sub removed and the rear cluster out but can't find the 10mm that holds the unit in place grrrr! lol
    Only just spotted this sorry bud. I'll fix the links now.
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    Sorry for a thread revival but i need todo this. I cant get my head around how to connectthe batterys together and wiring them in, can anyone explain it in a simpletons terms, wiring isnt my favourite job in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani_B19 View Post
    Sorry for a thread revival but i need todo this. I cant get my head around how to connectthe batterys together and wiring them in, can anyone explain it in a simpletons terms, wiring isnt my favourite job in the world.
    I wouldn't bother with this mate, just buy a new alarm module. Normally if you've been getting the 3 beeps of doom the PCB board has probably already bit the bullet.
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    I got the 3 beeps about 2 years ago just never got around to doing it haha, guessing mine will be well shot now.
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    Westle and S3baby's late night mechanics. (Replacing Alarm Batteries)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dani_B19 View Post
    I got the 3 beeps about 2 years ago just never got around to doing it haha, guessing mine will be well shot now.
    Definitely mate. By all means cut it open and take a look. My PCB board was melted from the acid and the damage wasnt fixable. I tried the new battery trick anyway and it did nothing. I fitted a 2nd hand alarm and that lasted about 6 months and has now gone silent after a month of beeping.

    If you order a new module from the stealers it's a revised part that is meant to be louder and last longer.
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    Westle and S3baby's late night mechanics. (Replacing Alarm Batteries)

    Does anyone know how much a new module is from the stealers as mine's been bleeping for a while now but it still bleep when locking/unlocking.
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    Westle and S3baby's late night mechanics. (Replacing Alarm Batteries)

    Quote Originally Posted by S3 TAM View Post
    Does anyone know how much a new module is from the stealers as mine's been bleeping for a while now but it still bleep when locking/unlocking.
    Ask Jason matey.
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