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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 08-15-2014, 12:02 AM
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1998 bmw 528i wont beep when lock/unlock

Hi my 1998 e39 doesnt beep when i lock or unlock the car. i know other guy with same model and year, and when he locks it it beeps once, and when he unlocks it beeps twice!

also when i hold the trunk button on my key the panic siren goes out really loud!


if anyone got any ideas how to fix it, pls let me know
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:17 AM
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Car can be set up to beep or not beep when new

By dealer . My car also does not beep as I had it set up that way. My doors also do NOT LOCK at 5 miles per hour.That is the way I want it.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:19 AM
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Siren is also working correctly

Try to find on line owners manual .
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:06 AM
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Hi my 1998 e39 doesnt beep when i lock or unlock the car.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:34 AM
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i tryed to find everywhere, but i couldnt??
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:40 AM
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try here

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Old 08-15-2014, 12:18 PM
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yes i got the same book for my car, but there is nothing in it that could help me with my problem!
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:49 PM
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Can't you turn this function on/off using an unlocked instrument cluster?
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:55 PM
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You can use INPA, I used it to set the indicator flashes for lock as mine didn't do it.


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Old 08-15-2014, 03:06 PM
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Hi my 1998 e39 doesnt beep when i lock or unlock the car. i know other guy with same model and year, and when he locks it it beeps once, and when he unlocks it beeps twice!

also when i hold the trunk button on my key the panic siren goes out really loud!

if anyone got any ideas how to fix it, pls let me know
The beep and light flash when locking and unlocking the doors is an option in the general module. The norm, for North American cars at least, is "enabled." The dealer can change the option or you and buy an OBD cable and use NCS Expert to do it yourself.
Some like it, some don't. Personally I like the beep on lock, since if one of the doors or the trunk is not latched, the beep will not sound when I lock the car. An absence of the beep is a warning to me that the car isn't secure.

Regards the panic siren - It's also a codeable option. What you describe is the normal setting. If the button is held more that a few seconds, the siren is supposed to sound.
It is possible to disable this function if you don't like it. NCS Expert can change the coding/option. Not sure if the dealer software will.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:41 PM
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Ah....I did it a long time ago and yes I did it with NCS Expert not INPA!


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Old 08-15-2014, 03:53 PM
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wat's dat noise
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i coded mine using BMW PAsoft 140....i prefer audio and visual confirmation
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:29 AM
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i tryed to find everywhere, but i couldnt??
To find an owners manual is as simple as typing /owners manual f3 in the bestlinks, e.g.,
- Where do I find for my BMW E39 an online owner's manual or a PDF owners manual (1)

To find the inpa tools, is as simple as typing /inpa f3 in the bestlinks, e.g.,
- Making sense of BMW factory & dealer programming, coding, and diagnostic software such as INPA, EDIABAS, NCS Expert, DIS, EasyDIS, Progman (1)

I can't think of a way of making it any easier to find such things ... sigh.
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See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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