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Alarm Beeps

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I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is a way to turn off the beeps the alarm makes when you turn it on and turn it off. I'm afraid it is quite annoying and its the only thing that is a pain in an other awesome car.

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I don't think this'd be possible, I don't know of any car that doesn't have some kind of audible indication of the alarm being turned on and off.

You need it to properly know that the alarm has activated/deactivated, surely that's the most important thing? If you were just to go on the 'click' of the central locking, that wouldn't necessarily mean the car were successfully alarmed.

I guess you're suggesting that the flashing of all the indicators would be enough for you?
 
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I don't think this'd be possible, I don't know of any car that doesn't have some kind of audible indication of the alarm being turned on and off.

You need it to properly know that the alarm has activated/deactivated, surely that's the most important thing? If you were just to go on the 'click' of the central locking, that wouldn't necessarily mean the car were successfully alarmed.

I guess you're suggesting that the flashing of all the indicators would be enough for you?
Basically yes that would have done, but well hee hoo - people will just have to get used to it.
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You can turn the 159 alarm bleeps off.

The procedure is in the 159 lounge as a sticky.

I would imagine there is a procedure for your car as some countries insist on silent set.

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...-manually.html (Turn off the Alarm / Locking Beep Manually)
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I don't think this'd be possible, I don't know of any car that doesn't have some kind of audible indication of the alarm being turned on and off.

You need it to properly know that the alarm has activated/deactivated, surely that's the most important thing? If you were just to go on the 'click' of the central locking, that wouldn't necessarily mean the car were successfully alarmed.

I guess you're suggesting that the flashing of all the indicators would be enough for you?

There are nationality settings with different levels of , or lack of , noise. However , a Dutch level of quiet would probably invalidate your insurance. This is worth a search as it's a well known subject for owners of Fiats and Alfas.
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There are nationality settings with different levels of , or lack of , noise. However , a Dutch level of quiet would probably invalidate your insurance. This is worth a search as it's a well known subject for owners of Fiats and Alfas.
How would it invalidate your insurance? all you're doing is silencing the set and unset beeps, the alarm will still sound.

It was the most annoying part of the 159 and I couldn't wait to silence it.

I was getting home from work at 4 in the morning, I bet my neighbours we're glad.
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Having had a Fiat and an Alfa at the same time I know how the neighbours must have loved an early start which involved a child-seat swap. However , one purpose of the noise is to confirm you've locked the car. Without this you could unknowingly leave the car unlocked. Insurance companies love an excuse to say you're not covered.
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True about an excuse not to pay out.

It's got me thinking about my Lexus, I don't think it makes any sound, just clunks as the locks engage and all the lights flash.

I bet I check it in the morning if I go out.
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If the car is stolen, how will the insurance company know the beep was turned off?
 
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If the car is stolen, how will the insurance company know the beep was turned off?
On recovery, they'll check the ecu & body computer to see when the last change was. When the loss adjuster goes to see the vehicle it'll be locked.......
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Ah, but the thief may have changed the setting for the benefit of stealth.

But yes, the insurance company wiould probably insist it was you.
 
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Sorry, I see what you mean, the time of turning-off would be before the theft.
 
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Ah, but the thief may have changed thne setting for the benefit of stealth.

But yes, the insurance company wiould probably insist it was you.
And you seem unaware of the Alfa alarm noise? What do you drive?
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On recovery, they'll check the ecu & body computer to see when the last change was. When the loss adjuster goes to see the vehicle it'll be locked.......
The First, and last loss adjuster to look at one of my cars left his report behind on my kitchen table by mistake.

He had made a footnote that I was a grumpy git, he actually wrote that.

In my defence I was a grumpy git because he turned up a day early at 9:00 am, I had only just got in from a very busy 12 hour night shift and I had taken my kids to school before going to bed, delaying my slumber further.

I can't recall if he was as insightful while examining my car.
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Isn't the audible beep to confirm that all doors are shut and locked?

If there was no beep then you would just press the button and walk away, not knowing something was amiss.....
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Isn't the audible beep to confirm that all doors are shut and locked?

If there was no beep then you would just press the button and walk away, not knowing something was amiss.....
The lights usually flash as well, you get both an audible and visual indication, and on some cars a further clue, the wing mirrors fold in.

I think most people can do without the loud bleeps waking the neighbourhood.

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I got rid of the beeps on my 156 as they are very loud and annoying. A flash of indicators and the sound of the central locking is sufficient to know the car is locked. They can be altered with MES by setting the region or alternatively there was a procedure involving a sequence of fog lamp button presses and turns of the ignition. I'm sure the G will have a similar hidden menus but I've left mine in annoying mode as it is still under warranty.
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I had a 156 which was a German import. The bleeps were quieter than on the UK Alfa's I have had.

Yes it is annoyingly loud as standard, and I would like to quieten mine as well.
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My Kuga doesn't make any noise when locking the car. Surely if you leave the car unlocked then this can be proved and the insurance company wouldn't pay out, but if it was locked then then don't have a leg to stand on, whether it beeped or not?
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I got rid of the beeps on my 156 as they are very loud and annoying. A flash of indicators and the sound of the central locking is sufficient to know the car is locked. They can be altered with MES by setting the region or alternatively there was a procedure involving a sequence of fog lamp button presses and turns of the ignition. I'm sure the G will have a similar hidden menus but I've left mine in annoying mode as it is still under warranty.
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Isn't the audible beep to confirm that all doors are shut and locked?

If there was no beep then you would just press the button and walk away, not knowing something was amiss.....
That was what I beeping said 21 hours ago!

"purpose of the noise is to confirm you've locked the car. Without this you could unknowingly leave the car unlocked."
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That was what I beeping said 21 hours ago!

"purpose of the noise is to confirm you've locked the car. Without this you could unknowingly leave the car unlocked."
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" said some famous bloke....
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The 156 and 159 can be done manually, Giulietta gas to be done with MES. Having both I can vouch that it can't be done manually on the G. Also note that the Dutch setting is slightly louder .
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I'm sure I read on one of the threads on this subject that the siren is separate so somebody stuffed something into it to deaden the sound. Whichever Alfa it was had the siren at the base of the screen. I'd never thought of where it might be on the Giulietta?
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I might have a play with Multi ECU scan later to see if I can change mine.

I am going to try the German setting first.
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