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Not tied it, but was this the one you were referring to

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Brilliant I'll be giving that a go in the morning, especially as my local dealer cannot get me the key code to change it myself.
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That's the one, 1st couple of attempts I didn't get the quiet beeps to say it was in program mode so turned everything off, locked the car from inside with the fob, unlocked it and tried again,
If it doesn't work it's likely the delay in key in key out, do that bit as quick as you can and should be fine

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All done, first time too. Neighbours will be happy as I leave for work at 5am a couple of time a week.

However I now have a strange urge to wear orange, and tell jokes about the Belgians!
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Sorry cant find the link now try search
Apparently you can do it if you have ECU OBD software but i use dteh manual method whihc i think went like this....

Odd but it does work
key in
turn on hazards
press and hold rear foglight
key out, key in key out quickly
release foglight button
and you should hear 4 slow quiet beeps. this says your in prog mode.
then press the fog light 4 times (for Dutch setting no beeps but lights still flash, UK is 5)and then put key back in within 10 secs
the system then beeps again quietly 4 times (or the number you set it to)

Then key out and should be set but do a search here and you should find it

Then stand on one leg and spin around real fast-only kidding made that bit up but it is something very similar to above but i cant find the thread now- was a recent last post in this part of tech assistance forum

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Bloody hero, thanks for this!

As above, I leave for work at 5am and get back at 6.30 am a couple of times a week and the beep has always bugged me.

Took two goes to get it to work. I found it easier the second time with the stereo off and drivers window open so I could hear the beeps. When doing the four presses on the rear fog light I did this slowly, waiting to hear a confirmation beep on each press.

It's the little things that can make big differences!
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[QUOTE=It's the little things that can make big differences![/QUOTE]

Thats what my wife said!


It is a bit odd at 1st as i keep expecting it to beep then remember it doesnt anymore

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Tracked down the old thread on preventing alarm beeps and tried it and it works, no more waking the neighbours when leaving for sparrows fart flights to eu. Bit of a finagle with key in, key out après this, press that but very chuffed I finally did it and so are the locals
Just done this to mine today as well, so much more classy I think than the cheap sounding (and loud) BEEPS!
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so do I press the foglight button 2, 4 or 5 times as a UK model?
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Bloody hero, thanks for this!

As above, I leave for work at 5am and get back at 6.30 am a couple of times a week and the beep has always bugged me.

Took two goes to get it to work. I found it easier the second time with the stereo off and drivers window open so I could hear the beeps. When doing the four presses on the rear fog light I did this slowly, waiting to hear a confirmation beep on each press.

It's the little things that can make big differences!
Is that a two days - two nights pattern, four off? That's what I work, last night tonight woohoo
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It is indeed! Couple more weeks then 18 days off....
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Had her up on ramps I'm underneath listening. Wife keeping revs at 2 k which is when get this. Weird plastic rattle I've taped everything down screwed every loose bit of trim and fitting under tray and it's driving me nuts. Gonna have to take it to jano
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It is indeed! Couple more weeks then 18 days off....
Same pattern as me but I've only finished my second set, get 6 18 day breaks next year. Downside being my last shift finishes New Year's Day morning...
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Sorry cant find the link now try search

Apparently you can do it if you have ECU OBD software but i use dteh manual method whihc i think went like this....



Odd but it does work

key in

turn on hazards

press and hold rear foglight

key out, key in key out quickly

release foglight button

and you should hear 4 slow quiet beeps. this says your in prog mode.

then press the fog light 4 times (for Dutch setting no beeps but lights still flash, UK is 5)and then put key back in within 10 secs

the system then beeps again quietly 4 times (or the number you set it to)



Then key out and should be set but do a search here and you should find it



Then stand on one leg and spin around real fast-only kidding made that bit up but it is something very similar to above but i cant find the thread now- was a recent last post in this part of tech assistance forum



good luck

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Star! Much easier than I thought. Wanting to do this for ages, although I enjoy people looking at the car, the beeps were a bit naff!
I would request you put this in it's own thread and then get it made a sticky, as it's one of the common requests on here!

Out of interest what else can you change with the programme mode?


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Just done this to mine today as well, so much more classy I think than the cheap sounding (and loud) BEEPS!
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Not tried it, but was this the one you were referring to

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/tunin...cking-car.html
Yay! Sorted my Brera.

Just to note:
- changing the alarm to Dutch configuration *only* changes the alarm, it doesn't change the language displayed on the dashboard.
- the process is reversible. I don't think it is likely there are any practicable insurance implications because if your car is stolen or broken into the alarm/immobiliser will have been compromised anyway, so there is no way the insurer could refuse to pay out on the basis that the country setting had been changed.

IANAL/YMMV etc.
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Got more incredibly foul looks of the Wife for being under the car yet again.

Glad it's not just me then!
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Disconnected the swirl flaps, car much improved. A bit of a faf to make a bracket to hold the flaps open, but well happy.
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Disconnected the swirl flaps, car much improved. A bit of a faf to make a bracket to hold the flaps open, but well happy.
Worth doing?

My 'swirl flap control bar' isn't connected to anything at the moment. So was toying with idea of either getting new manifold or getting the little plug mods and removing the flaps all together. A way to hold them in the open position will be great until I have time to dig a little deeper.
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Well it would appear they are held closed as I found out on the first decent drive tonight - smoked and was holding back at full throttle. A bit odd as the actuator position shows as 100% on the ecuscan nearest the battery, which you would have thought would be open, unless the bracket has moved. I'll set up the data logger on the way home tomorrow, before getting the spanners out...again...
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