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    My A3 beeped at me this morning!!

    Got into the car, turned on the ignition (waited for the OK) and started her up, then approx 5-10 seconds later I heard quite a loud beep coming from what I think was the rear speakers. There were no warning lights coming up on the dash so i'm a bit stumped.

    Has anyone else experienced this before or should I get in touch with an exorcist [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif[/img]

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: My A3 beeped at me this morning!!

    It's probably the battery in the alarm system. This can start beeping if it is drawing power from the main battery, I believe.

    It happened occasionally in my car but there was never any issue as a result of it.

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    Re: My A3 beeped at me this morning!!

    Its in the FAQ.

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    Re: My A3 beeped at me this morning!!

    Chris,

    I read the posts in the FAQ about it, only problem was that no-one seems to have identified the source of the beeping or why it does it.

    I guess the easy solution is to leave the radio on.

    Cheers,

    Mike

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    Re: My A3 beeped at me this morning!!

    Isn't it just change the battery in the alarm siren ? Or do you have to change the siren ? Got it on mine at the mo. Seems to happen more when its a cold morning.

    Chris.

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    Re: My A3 beeped at me this morning!!

    It might be worth a try - it just seems a bit odd that it happens intermittently - i.e when it's a cold morning,

    If the alarm battery is causing the problem - shouln't it happen every morning?

    I think i'll fill my wipers with holy water just in case

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    Re: My A3 beeped at me this morning!!

    this thread comes round alot doesnt it? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    someone was asking the same thing a couple of weeks ago. - its the battery in the siren, which is in the left compartment in your boot, near your amp. The reason why it does it on a cold morning is because the charge doesnt hold as well in the cold I assume (hence why old cars cant start in cold mornings). The beeps beep when its low on charge.

    You cant get a new battery without replacing the siren, which is approx 60-70 I think.

    PS - its nothing to do with the radio

    ta ta!

 

 

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