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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 03-28-2011, 03:19 PM
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Weird chirp when unlocking then locking the car really fast. (Videos)

The other day (while my car was locked with the alarm armed) I went to go unlock it, but then right when I unlocked it I realized that I didn't need to unlock is so I hit the lock button really fast (almost the same time as I hit the unlock button). The car then beeped once and the chirped really loud. When I say chirp, I mean like alarm siren chirp. I was pretty startled that the car made that noise, so I tried unlocking the car then locking it really fast. It then again beeped once and chirped really loud. I've uploaded two videos I took with my phone of what I'm talking about. In one of the videos you'll notice that I have no problem getting the car to make the weird chirp if I press the lock button a couple times really fast as soon as I hit the unlock button. In the other video I tried pushing the lock button once instead of a couple times, you'll notice that I had some trouble getting the car to chirp.

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Old 03-28-2011, 03:46 PM
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Its just cause your bugging out the alarm relays. Your probably energizing the positive for lock and unlock at the same time, not good.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:49 PM
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yeah, i figured it was probably wasn't the best thing for it. But I'm not doing it again and it still works so all is well
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