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Old 01-07-2013, 12:11 PM
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How to disable "beep" when lock/unlock doors via remote

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Is there anyway i can disable "beeping" when press lock/unlock on the remote. My beep kindda loud and I am not comfortable when get home late when locking the car with loud beep.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:22 PM
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The default state is visual (lights) rather than acoustic (annoying beep) locking/unlocking, so someone must have had that changed at the dealership on delivery or subsequently.

Unless you have a very close relationship with a Service Manager I think it will cost about $100 to get it changed, and then you might as well see if any other options should get done at the same time.

See: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...31&postcount=2
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:34 PM
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I think the previous owner may have changed to the "beep" at the dealership. I thought something that I can get done by press some combination buttons to turn on/off the beep. My infiniti G37 can press few combination on the keyless remote to disable the beep or enable it anytime without needed to go to dealership for programming. I guess I have to live with this "annoying beep" then
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:32 PM
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.... My infiniti G37 can press few combination on the keyless remote to disable the beep or enable it anytime without needed to go to dealership for programming.
Yes, just a different approach by automakers.

Nissan have always liked to keep things simple, or in the user's hands.

Good to hear that even with a G37 (Intelli key?) you can still change from beep to lights whenever you want.

I was beginning to think that once a key was 1-piece with a transponder, as opposed to a separate fob, things like that were out of the user's hands.

Keep you ears out for anyone in the neighborhood who can come by with their laptop and BMW s/w to do it for $40 or so.

AFTERTHOUGHT: factory alarm is quite a rare option on the X3 and is only way to have a beep on arming/disarming. Unless you have an aftermarket alarm,
in which case silencing the beep should be possible as a DIY if you know what brand it is.

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:18 AM
spokelizard spokelizard is online now
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Hey, I'll trade you problems. I'd like to have the beep as an audible reminder that I've locked my car. Right now all I have are the lights that blink. I understood that the beep only happens if you have an alarm (I agree with SuperCourse) so if you somehow have a beep without an alarm, please let us know!
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:31 AM
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My car has the alarm instlled that's why I got beep when locking/unlocking with remote. The beep kindda annoying me especially when I get home late at night and use the remote to lock the car. Of course I part my car out side the garage . Thought that BMW may make it easy for everyone that can disable or enable the beep anytime without go to dealership pay them for re_pogramming.
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