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      11-15-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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Newb question about door chime

I'm not really a newbie, but I got a newbie question.

When I park my car, shut the engine down, and immediately open my driver door, sometimes I get chime sounds. I assume it's reminders for opened windows, trunk, lights, moonroof, locks, key in ignition, etc.

The problem is, I noticed that it still chimes when I have shut and closed everything down, but only chimes when I open my door right away after I shut the car down. If I shut it down, remove my key and wait for 5 sec, then open my door, no chime...

Anyone know why it chimes this way, drives me nuts b/c I think I left my windows down or something.
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      11-15-2010, 04:42 PM   #2
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In my E92 335 I often get one errant chime accompanied by the 'key' icon in the dash when pulling the door lever as I pop the key out of the dash (no comfort access for me). Apparently the key doesn't have to be IN the dash to get recognized by the idiot alarm; really really close to the slot will do. Try placing the key right next to the slot and if your door chime comes back this is probably it.


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did you leave your position lights on? (the tail ''L'' lights and the Oo lights)
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      11-17-2010, 11:59 AM   #4
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no everything is shut off.
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      11-17-2010, 05:11 PM   #5
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Is your key still in the ignition? If your door is open, everything is shutoff, and your key is in the ignition it'll beep at you.
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^no, I said I pulled everything out.
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^no, I said I pulled everything out.
I meant if you're pulling the key out as you open the door. My 335 beeped even if i opened the door just a second or two after i removed the key.
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I meant if you're pulling the key out as you open the door. My 335 beeped even if i opened the door just a second or two after i removed the key.
so must be some kind of delay in which the Comfort access still detects the key remotely? Man it's annoying.
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