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ANNOYING BEEPS!!

imported_AudiAuto Aug 6, 2004

  1. when i turn my car on sometimes, i get 3 beeps. the beeps sound exactly the same as the beep u get when u have low petrol, but it beeps 3 times. it only happens sometimes. when it happens, sometimes the abs lights dont go off, and the electrics dont work. if that happens, all i do is turn the car off and turn it on again and its fine. its as if some sort of electrical check has failed when i turn the car on, hence the beeps and the all the lights not going off. but, sometimes these beeps happen even when everything is fine. its a A3, 1.6 auto. 1997
     
  2. foolish3uk

    foolish3uk Member

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    its either the backup alarm siren going flat as they hve an internal battery and need maintanance(replacement)
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    you have a fault in the ecu and it needs checking out
     
  3. imported_Robbyc

    imported_Robbyc Guest

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    I agree with you there foolish3uk, sounds like the warning beeps you get with a fault like if your brake pads are low.
     
  4. Dumpvalve1

    Dumpvalve1 Member

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    The beeps should be accompanied with the display showing what area its relating to. Just as the beep tone sounds and shows the petrol indicator when low on fuel
     
  5. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    its possible that he doesnt have a DIS fitted to his car to inform him of the correct error.
     
  6. yeah, its the base model so i dont have the info display.
    as u said, when the petrol beep comes on the petrol light comes on as well. when these beeps happen, the abs light, sometimes the airbag light dont go out. but first of all these beeps dont happen all the time, and also sometimes the beeps happen but tall the lights still go off fine, so showing everything is working fine.
     
  7. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    As foolish3uk said, its prob the internal battery in the alarm. I've heard of this before. Go get it checked out.

    Cheers
    Rich.
     
  8. is this battery easy 2 replace? also, maybe being thick but what does this battery actually do? becuase my alarm seems 2 be working fine...
     
  9. foolish3uk

    foolish3uk Member

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    the battery is built in to the sien will need a new siren, but without checking it properly i cant tell you if thet is your actuall problem,
     
  10. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    Have you got an owner's manual with the car? It should tell you in there.
     
  11. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    [ QUOTE ]
    pimpmyaudi said:
    is this battery easy 2 replace? also, maybe being thick but what does this battery actually do? becuase my alarm seems 2 be working fine...

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    The backup battery is used to sound the siren if the wires are cut to the cars power supply i.e car battery.

    So if the theives disconnect the battery, the backup battery will sound the siren for an amount of time.

    Rich.
     
  12. ok thanks 4 all the info, ill look into the alarm see if thats the problem.
     
  13. neiloneilo

    neiloneilo Member

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    I too sometimes get three beeps, I'll be looking into it to.
     
  14. Gambba

    Gambba Active Member

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    If the ABS light doesn't go out then I'd say it's not the siren at fault and would start by checking your brake lights to see if they work 100% of the time. I would be inclined to get the car checked using diagnostic equipment (Bosch or VAG-Com) to see what's going on with the brake system, because in some instances if the ABS light is on the ABS is disabled for safety.
     
  15. robbieaudia3

    robbieaudia3 New Member

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    yeah mine bleeps 3 times once every so often over the last 3-4 months. have only just worked out its the alarm and not my stereo coming through the rear speakers.
    where is the siren?
     
  16. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    robsterA3 said:
    yeah mine bleeps 3 times once every so often over the last 3-4 months. have only just worked out its the alarm and not my stereo coming through the rear speakers.
    where is the siren?

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    I think its under the rear bumper on the passenger side. This is where mine beeps from when I lock my car anyhow.
     
  17. robbieaudia3

    robbieaudia3 New Member

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    cheers dickys3 will have a look when get a mo. car under warranty so should be covered
     

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