Disable horn..how? - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)

X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
The X5 SAV Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-08-2014, 12:21 PM
X5realtor X5realtor is offline
Registered User
Location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: BMW X5
Disable horn..how?

Wife drives an X5. She is out of town and just called. She tried locking the doors with both key fobs and it didnt work so she locked the door using the key. Now worried when she unlocks the door the alarm is going off. Any input on this? I am guessing pull the horn fuse but she is unaware of its location
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 01:11 PM
puddinboo puddinboo is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: on earth
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 573
Mein Auto: 2003 BMW X5
if she manually locked the door with the key and unlocks the door manually with the key the alarm shouldn`t go off. plus its not the horn that goes off its the siren under the hood that would go off. If i`m wrong let me know but I don`t think so.
2003 X5 3.0i

Last edited by puddinboo; 02-08-2014 at 01:13 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 04:27 PM
QSilver7's Avatar
QSilver7 QSilver7 is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Northeast Indiana
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 9,161
Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
Ditto...the key arms/disarms & locks/unlocks the vehicle whether used manually in the door or using the remote buttons. This is verified by the red LED (clown nose) below the rear view mirror.

And if for some reason the alarm does activate when she unlocks the vehicle...the way to shut off the alarm is to insert the key into the ignitions and turn it to either position 1 or 2 (or start the car). See ALARM DISARMING in document below.

Inserting the key into the ignition allows EWS to recognize that the correct key is being used so the car is probably not being stolen.

Also,have her lock the vehicle and watch the red LED to see if it flashes rapidly for 10 seconds, then slows down to the normal slow flash. If it flashes rapidly, it means that one of the DWA monitors (anit-theft alarm siren system)is remaining open...and when this occurs, many times the remote locking ability ceases to work.

Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)


Last edited by QSilver7; 02-08-2014 at 04:35 PM.
Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001- VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.