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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.
  1. Key in
  2. Turn on hazards
  3. Press and hold rear foglight
  4. Key out, key in, key out quickly
  5. Release foglight button
  6. You should hear 4 slow quiet beeps. This says you're in prog mode.
  7. Press the fog light 4 times and then put key back in within 10 secs
  8. The system will beep again quietly 4 times (or the number you set it to)
  9. 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!)
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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.
  1. Key in
  2. Turn on hazards
  3. Press and hold rear foglight
  4. Key out, key in key out quickly
  5. Release foglight button
  6. You should hear 4 slow quiet beeps. this says your in prog mode.
  7. Press the fog light 4 times and then put key back in within 10 secs
  8. the system then beeps again quietly 4 times (or the number you set it to)
  9. 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!)
That worked for me Giblets46 and saved me spending 25 quid for the alarm code at the dealers!
Excellent help - thank you!

P.s where did you find this procedure? Elearn?
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Cheers Giblets worked a treat. Been wanting to silence that alarm beep since buying the car.
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That worked for me Giblets46 and saved me spending 25 quid for the alarm code at the dealers!
Excellent help - thank you!

P.s where did you find this procedure? Elearn?
As per the description, Alfaholic1001 posted it in the 'what have you done' thread in the stickies, knowing not everyone reads that, and the fact it would disappear from view in a couple of days I cut and pasted it.
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Worked for me too... Awesome, cheers!
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Worked a treat on my Spider too, thanks for posting.
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Id like to say it was my post but originally it was not I but can't remember who did

but glad it's been popular and if it could be a sticky. Even better. Hello moderators?

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Nice one, one of my bug bears when I got the car was the beeps, now they are no more
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Another happy owner here! .
Staggering that it's taken so long for this 'secret' information to filter down to the masses.
No big announcements to all the neighbours when I'm coming and going now .

Incidentally, someone mentioned on another thread about opening the boot first to avoid the beeps.
Well this doesn't work for the Spider.
You've still to press the unlock button on the key fob to open the doors even after you've opened the boot, and so you still get the beeps on the standard '5' setting.
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Bought a Giuiletta when I went to buy a Citroen and was easily converted but annoyed with the alarm.
Very excited when I found this thread, BUT I can't get it to work on my car.
Has anyone succeeded with a Giuiletta?
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The beeps always annoyed me, now I find it a bit disconcerting not to hear them!
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Sounds great, thanks

Just tried it on my Brera but to no avail - which fog light do you press in step 7? Rear or front?
I've been pressing front... And it's getting a bit late outside for any more failed attempts!
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Sounds great, thanks

Just tried it on my Brera but to no avail - which fog light do you press in step 7? Rear or front?
I've been pressing front... And it's getting a bit late outside for any more failed attempts!
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The instructions say rear.
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The instructions say rear.
It does in the first bit, then doesn't specify, guess I should have tried both! I'll wait til the morning... Cheers
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Yes it's the rear fog light you hold and then press the req number of times
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Excellent piece of info this. Just changed mine.

The neighbours will be happy !

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Sounds fantastic, always wanted to do this for early morning departures but before I try it ..... how do I turn them back on if I can't find my car in a car park?
 
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Sounds fantastic, always wanted to do this for early morning departures but before I try it ..... how do I turn them back on if I can't find my car in a car park?
Same again but 5 presses of the rear foglight button.

Thought giblets46 had made it all crystal clear in his excellent post number 1?
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Bought a Giuiletta when I went to buy a Citroen and was easily converted but annoyed with the alarm.
Very excited when I found this thread, BUT I can't get it to work on my car.
Has anyone succeeded with a Giuiletta?
I'm looking into this for the Giulietta and Mito.
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Thanks Mito-No3(can't find undescore on iPad), hope you have more luck than me.
I did some searching on the forums and it was suggested that you had to actually turn on/off ignition (not just insert/remove ) the key.
BooHoo, still didn't work on Giuletta.
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