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annoying beeps

Ollie-B Mar 2, 2013

  1. Ollie-B

    Ollie-B Rockin' Shnit

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    Occasionaly. Mainly when its cold (only done it 3 or 4 times) when i first get in the car and go to start it up there is 3 little chirps/beeps coming from behind me. What does this mean, has the world gone mad? Dont have parking sensors and ive noticed this only when the radio is switched off when i start the car (possibly cos when its on its loud so wudnt hear the beeps?) I dunno
     
  2. Cabbyfan

    Cabbyfan Active Member

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    Alarm battery :)
     
  3. Ollie-B

    Ollie-B Rockin' Shnit

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    The alarm has its own battery? Also another little thing. There are 2 switches in my drivers door card down by my hip. What are they for?
     
  4. gen.heinz guderian

    gen.heinz guderian Well-Known Member

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    yes Alarm battery knackered,its in the Boot.
     
  5. gen.heinz guderian

    gen.heinz guderian Well-Known Member

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    1 is to disable interior monitoring of the alarm not sure about other .
     
  6. Steffgj

    Steffgj Member

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    The other is to disable the tow away alarm.
     
  7. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    alarm batt
     
  8. Ollie-B

    Ollie-B Rockin' Shnit

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    Ah right thanks. And as for the battery it will have to get done when i change my boot solenoid as its hit and miss when i get into the boot and my key dusnt unlock it lol
     
  9. PetrolDave

    PetrolDave Well-Known Member

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    Officially you can't change the alarm battery - it's built-in to the alarm sounder, so the official route is to buy a replacement alarm sounder. But, some people have managed to open up the alarm sounder and replace the batteries, but it requires a bit of electrical/electronics skill.
     
  10. Ollie-B

    Ollie-B Rockin' Shnit

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    If the battery goes totaly dead wat will happen? Will the alarm just not work?
     
  11. PetrolDave

    PetrolDave Well-Known Member

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    It's a backup battery to make the alarm work even if someone disconnects the main battery, so that's all you'll lose - and gain the annoying beeps!
     
  12. Cabbyfan

    Cabbyfan Active Member

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  13. Woorlord

    Woorlord shifting to Hyperspace... . VCDS Map User

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    If you leave it too long the internal alarm battery acid will leak and destroy parts of the alarm siren circuit board - this can lead to unpredictable results. Caught mine just in time - one cell was just starting to leak.
     
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