159 Cruiser and
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Turn off the Alarm / Locking Beep Manually
This has long been an irk of many 159 drivers, the annoying and rather naff alarm beep when you open and close the car.
Previously it was know that this could be removed by using a paid for version of the multiecuscan software, which was either an expensive trip to the garage (who rarely knew anything about it), or knowing someone with the multiecuscan software, and was done by changing the country settings to Holland.
However, thanks to Alfaholic 1001 we know there is a manual way to do this (apparently it is the same for the 147 etc), I and a few others have done this, unfortunately it was posted in the 'what have you done today thread, so will be difficult to find, so creating a new thread here for the forum.
- Key in
- Turn on hazards
- Press and hold rear foglight
- Key out, key in, key out quickly
- Release foglight button
- You should hear 4 slow quiet beeps. This says you're in prog mode.
- Press the fog light 4 times and then put key back in within 10 secs
- The system will beep again quietly 4 times (or the number you set it to)
- Then key out and should be set
The Dutch setting is 4 presses of the fog light, you can re-instate the beep by changing back to the UK setting with 5 presses.
Apparently it will be ever so slightly louder when the alarm goes off too (114 vs 110 dB!)
159 1.9JTDM Ti and Giulietta 2.0 Veloce
ex: Punto 55s, Golf Mk5 1.4FSi, A3 (8P) Sportback 2.0TDi SE, A4 (B8) 2.0TDI S-Line, 306 HDI Meridian
Last edited by giblets46; 09-07-14 at 13:23.