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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 08-27-2010, 07:39 AM
Soupnutz Soupnutz is offline
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How to disable alarm

Is ther an easy way to disable the alarm? Getting ready to go out of town for the week and I have a problem with my alarm constantly going off and don't want to come home to a totally dead battery. Is there a specific fuse or would just unplugging the sensors work?
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:19 AM
jcourcoul jcourcoul is offline
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Perhaps a little research may yield a clue as to why it is going off.

Is it parked in a place where people sit or lean on the hood or trunk?
Are all doors closed securely and do the door open sensors work correctly (i.e., interior lights turn on and off correctly when opening/closing)?
Same as above, but for the trunk?
Is the hood open sensor in place and properly connected?

This tidbit from my Owner's Manual may help: When the car is parked in a place where vibrations may trigger the tiltsensor, it can be turned off by pressing the lock button twice on the key remote control. First click locks doors and arms alarm, second click disables the sensor for that occasion.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:08 PM
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Perhaps a little research may yield a clue as to why it is going off.

Is it parked in a place where people sit or lean on the hood or trunk?
Are all doors closed securely and do the door open sensors work correctly (i.e., interior lights turn on and off correctly when opening/closing)?
Same as above, but for the trunk?
Is the hood open sensor in place and properly connected?

This tidbit from my Owner's Manual may help: When the car is parked in a place where vibrations may trigger the tiltsensor, it can be turned off by pressing the lock button twice on the key remote control. First click locks doors and arms alarm, second click disables the sensor for that occasion.
I've done what I can without tearing into it. Nobody touches or sits on it, I've even tried rocking the **** out of it and the alarm doesn't go off. I've checked the doors, hood and trunk sensors, and I've hit the button twice to disable the tilt sensor, still goes off. I even quite putting my keys in my pocket thinking I was somehow hitting the button and triggering the panic alarm. Doesn't help, just randomly goes off and will keep going off until I reset it or the battery dies. Hell, maybe I'll just disconnect the battery before I leave.

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Old 08-29-2010, 01:04 AM
Stainless 45 Stainless 45 is offline
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Have had the same problem, try one of the hood or trunk sensors- sometimes they go bad.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:03 PM
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Having the same problem here. No need for an alarm in my neighborhood. How can I just disable the darn thing?
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:42 AM
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I determined it to be a faulty hood sensor. $14 fix. There is no way to disable the alarm that I could find.
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