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Stop beeping noise when locking & unlocking car

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Just joined the club and got my first alfa - a 159 ti. Enjoying it so far, however one little niggle is the loud beeping sound every time I lock and unlock the car. I live in an estate and I feel every time I press the key it announces to my neighbours; BEEP "I shall now depart" or BEEP "I have now returned". I'm sure both the neighbours and I can learn to live with it...but if there's a way to turn off the beep beeping (without affecting the alarm) please let me and my perturbed neighbours know!?!
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on the 147 and 156 you can make the locking/unlocking silent by setting the alarm to a different country setting, i.e. Dutch.
It probably works the same way on the 159, but I don't have experience with 159's.....
Perhaps someone else ? (or elearn )
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yes that is correct some country settings also alter different things. Like the gb setting switch of the alarm wile being towed.

I think you'll need the key code to alter this
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I checked on elearn, and country codes for 159 are the same. Procedure for manual setting of country code on 147 (and most probably same on 159):

UK = 2, Holland = 4 (no beeps)

The operating mode can be changed by diagnostic instrument or the following manual procedure:

set the ignition key to Key-On;
activate the hazard warning flasher
press the rear fog light control button and hold it down
using the ignition key, carry out the following sequence in strict order: Key-Off , Key-On , Key-Off, quickly in sequence, starting from the Key-On state, always holding down the rear fog light button.
at the end of the sequence, the siren emits 5 beeps to indicate the activation of programming.
release the rear fog light switch and press it again the same number of times as the desired mode (each press gives a feedback beep). so 4 times to set to Dutch
If the button is pressed for an invalid number of times (e.g. greater than the number of available operating modes), the siren emits 5 beeps and is cancelled and the country code is not changed:

set the ignition key to the Key-On position within 10 s of the last press on the rear fog light button.
the siren emits the same number of beeps as the number which indicates the selected operating mode: each beep lasts 1 s and is followed by a 0.5 s pause.
at the end of the beeps, set the key to the Key-Off position: the BC is programmed in the new operating mode.
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Don't forget it may affect your insurance status , as it is based on standard alarm / immobiliser in the UK. You'd "rather not say " where you are for some reason but it may affect your location .
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A simple remedy for occasional use is to pop the boot open immediately before opening the doors then you don't get the beep. Remember to close the boot after of course.
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A simple remedy for occasional use is to pop the boot open immediately before opening the doors then you don't get the beep. Remember to close the boot after of course.
That's probably because the alarm doesn't switch on in that case...
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Thanks everyone for the advice, but just on jwq's post if I switch it to the Dutch setting is that the only thing that will change? (I don't fancy having the dash displayed in double Dutch or changing it over from being run on diesel to tulips!?!)
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engine will sound like walking on wooden shoes , thats all
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Thanks everyone for the advice, but just on jwq's post if I switch it to the Dutch setting is that the only thing that will change? (I don't fancy having the dash displayed in double Dutch or changing it over from being run on diesel to tulips!?!)
The alarm has a number of country settings to cater for the different legal requirements in countries. It is a specific setting for the alarm only, so changes nothing else....
Difference between the uk setting and dutch setting is using the blinkers to indicate on/off in stead of beeps....
And it's not permanent, you can always change back to UK setting

see: http://home.planet.nl/~jwq/temp_gta/...NG%20MODES.pdf

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where does the actual beep come from, can that device just be broken?
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where does the actual beep come from, can that device just be broken?
No, it's the actual siren contained in the alarm package.
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You could always move house, then you wouldn't be bothered about the beep disturbing the neigbours
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This was very helpful. I travel to EU a lot and have to take early flights so this has been great for improving neighbourly relations at 4 am

Thanks again

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Just put a note in everybody's letterbox and ask if it annoy's them,if nobody replies,problem solved.
In that case make it louder
Mine display is in Dutch
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I checked on elearn, and country codes for 159 are the same. Procedure for manual setting of country code on 147 (and most probably same on 159):

UK = 2, Holland = 4 (no beeps)

The operating mode can be changed by diagnostic instrument or the following manual procedure:

set the ignition key to Key-On;
activate the hazard warning flasher
press the rear fog light control button and hold it down
using the ignition key, carry out the following sequence in strict order: Key-Off , Key-On , Key-Off, quickly in sequence, starting from the Key-On state, always holding down the rear fog light button.
at the end of the sequence, the siren emits 5 beeps to indicate the activation of programming.
release the rear fog light switch and press it again the same number of times as the desired mode (each press gives a feedback beep). so 4 times to set to Dutch
If the button is pressed for an invalid number of times (e.g. greater than the number of available operating modes), the siren emits 5 beeps and is cancelled and the country code is not changed:

set the ignition key to the Key-On position within 10 s of the last press on the rear fog light button.
the siren emits the same number of beeps as the number which indicates the selected operating mode: each beep lasts 1 s and is followed by a 0.5 s pause.
at the end of the beeps, set the key to the Key-Off position: the BC is programmed in the new operating mode.
Blimey ! - there were less buttons to activate when they put men on the moon
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Will this work on my Mito? I'd love to deactivate my beeping beep.
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so is the mfd now in dutch when you do this? Uitstekend!
 
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Will this work on my Mito? I'd love to deactivate my beeping beep.
Just tried it on mine and it didn't work.
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Just tried it on mine and it didn't work.
On the mito, you can set it using multiecuscan.....
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giulietta alarm beep

Hey there,

I'm new to the group but I found this thread extremely interesting as the alarm beeping noise is my only niggle with my new Giulietta. After downloading the Multiecuscan software (free version) and ordering the connection lead from Amazon will I be able to set the regional pref inside the free version?

Many thanks
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I checked on elearn, and country codes for 159 are the same. Procedure for manual setting of country code on 147 (and most probably same on 159):

UK = 2, Holland = 4 (no beeps)

The operating mode can be changed by diagnostic instrument or the following manual procedure:

set the ignition key to Key-On;
activate the hazard warning flasher
press the rear fog light control button and hold it down
using the ignition key, carry out the following sequence in strict order: Key-Off , Key-On , Key-Off, quickly in sequence, starting from the Key-On state, always holding down the rear fog light button.
at the end of the sequence, the siren emits 5 beeps to indicate the activation of programming.
release the rear fog light switch and press it again the same number of times as the desired mode (each press gives a feedback beep). so 4 times to set to Dutch
If the button is pressed for an invalid number of times (e.g. greater than the number of available operating modes), the siren emits 5 beeps and is cancelled and the country code is not changed:

set the ignition key to the Key-On position within 10 s of the last press on the rear fog light button.
the siren emits the same number of beeps as the number which indicates the selected operating mode: each beep lasts 1 s and is followed by a 0.5 s pause.
at the end of the beeps, set the key to the Key-Off position: the BC is programmed in the new operating mode.
I can confirm that this has worked perfectly on my 55 plate GT 2.0 JTS
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UK = 2, Holland = 4 (no beeps)

The operating mode can be changed by diagnostic instrument or the following manual procedure:

set the ignition key to Key-On;
activate the hazard warning flasher
press the rear fog light control button and hold it down
using the ignition key, carry out the following sequence in strict order: Key-Off , Key-On , Key-Off, quickly in sequence, starting from the Key-On state, always holding down the rear fog light button.
at the end of the sequence, the siren emits 5 beeps to indicate the activation of programming.
release the rear fog light switch and press it again the same number of times as the desired mode (each press gives a feedback beep). so 4 times to set to Dutch
If the button is pressed for an invalid number of times (e.g. greater than the number of available operating modes), the siren emits 5 beeps and is cancelled and the country code is not changed:

set the ignition key to the Key-On position within 10 s of the last press on the rear fog light button.
the siren emits the same number of beeps as the number which indicates the selected operating mode: each beep lasts 1 s and is followed by a 0.5 s pause.
at the end of the beeps, set the key to the Key-Off position: the BC is programmed in the new operating mode.
I can confirm this also works on my 08 reg. 147 Collezione.

Thanks jwq <img src="https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
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