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E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby RickT » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:43:08 UTC

E60 - How to disable the alarm.

Just thinking.. I will need to disable the alarm on the car at the weekend, is it done via the IDRIVE ??

I have not even googled it or looked at the idrive yet!

just thinking out loud....

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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm.

Postby 2732richardm » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:17:48 UTC

Remove the plastic surround (in the rear of the headliner in front of the rear lights) and simply remove the connector to the alarm sensor.

Your alarm will then be de-activated. When you lock the car, the little red light (on the rear view mirror) will not flash.

Hope this helps.... :wink:

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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm.

Postby RickT » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 17:42:31 UTC

2732richardm wrote:Remove the plastic surround (in the rear of the headliner in front of the rear lights) and simply remove the connector to the alarm sensor.

Your alarm will then be de-activated. When you lock the car, the little red light (on the rear view mirror) will not flash.

Hope this helps.... :wink:

Rich



HI,

Is there not a way to disabe it via the idrive ?

Im wanting to disable the cars external moving sensors rather than internal

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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby smorris_12 » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:18:56 UTC

Usually with cars, not arming the alarm is done by locking with the key instead of the remote fob. Alternatively, and this is on my E46, the internal sensors are disabled with a second press of the lock button.
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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby 2732richardm » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:30:03 UTC

smorris_12 wrote:Usually with cars, not arming the alarm is done by locking with the key instead of the remote fob. Alternatively, and this is on my E46, the internal sensors are disabled with a second press of the lock button.


Very good advice. This does sound right.

Failing the above you could simply pull the fuse for the alarm? Surely that would stop it.

If you have something like INPA, you could deactivate the alarm that way, then reactivate when necessary? I don't think it can be done through iDrive. I have had a good look this afternoon and it gives me no option to such an action on my M5 or 535d.

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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby smorris_12 » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:18:16 UTC

Somewhere I read three presses of the lock key disabled any (optional extra) motion sensors. BUT I can't remember if that was the E46 or a different car altogether.

Going on a ferry, Rick?
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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby RickT » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 20:51:43 UTC

Cheers Guys,

I will do some googling and report back my findingd.

smorris_12 wrote:
Going on a ferry, Rick?


Yeah, this weekend & don't fancy any battery drain. [:D]

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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby RickT » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 21:02:08 UTC

Just looked at the manual....

Switching off tilt alarm sensor and
interior motion sensor

Press the LOCK button on the remote control
once again directly after locking.
The indicator lamp lights up briefly and then
flashes continuously. The tilt alarm sensor and
the interior motion sensor are switched off until
the next time the vehicle is unlocked and subsequently
locked again.
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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby RickT » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:13:16 UTC

I have tried the above and the right mirror LED flashes the same as when you lock the car normally.

Can someone else test it please on theirs and confirm it does the same?

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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby dandle » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 23:09:45 UTC

Mine light stays on on bit longer to signal the interior/tilt sensors are disabled then carries on at the normal rate. Works exactly as described above.
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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby RickT » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 23:37:14 UTC

dandle wrote:Mine light stays on on bit longer to signal the interior/tilt sensors are disabled then carries on at the normal rate. Works exactly as described above.



Cheers - I will re-test it again in the morning.

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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby GerhardE60 » Mon, 24 Dec 2012 20:01:07 UTC

Hi Rick,

Did you figure out how to lock the car without the alarm being activated? I'm struggling with my key and unlocking the car after locking it with the FOB, sets the alarm off... I've locked the car with my key this morning, but not sure what will happen if I unlock the car with the key again? So annoying dancing around the car in an attempt to get the alarm off! Lol
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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby smorris_12 » Mon, 24 Dec 2012 20:07:14 UTC

Again, on my E46, if you unlock with the key you've got a couple of seconds to get the key in the ignition to cancel the alarm.
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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby clockworks » Mon, 24 Dec 2012 20:17:57 UTC

To disable the alarm semi-permanently, unplug the ultrasonic sensors in the headlining, then disconnect the battery for a few minutes.

When the battery is re-connected, the alarm module will see the missing sensors as a fault, and disable itself.

Reverse the procedure to re-enable the alarm - reconnect sensors, disconnect battery, wait, re-connect battery.
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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby carl w » Mon, 24 Dec 2012 20:51:19 UTC

Rick,
my e61 is a seasoned sailor, a double press when you lock is all that's needed.

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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby RickT » Wed, 26 Dec 2012 01:50:46 UTC

Yup!

Lock the car.. Then double press... And look for the led pause
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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby GerhardE60 » Fri, 28 Dec 2012 00:08:39 UTC

Will give it a go.
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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby smorris_12 » Fri, 28 Dec 2012 09:57:09 UTC

Oh, hang on. You're unlocking it with the key after locking it with the fob? Why??? Just two presses to lock (no alarm) and the unlock button to unlock.
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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby Jackie » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 16:10:20 UTC

Hi I tried 2 presses on the lock button...nothing different happens, it still sets the alarm. Do you guys in the know mean to lock with the button and then press twice. When I press twice from unlocked it either just locks it or locks it then unlocks it. I really need to work this out as just arrived in Paris and the electrics to the tow bar have stopped working after ferry crossing. They were fine when we left home. On checking the car, the fuse to the tow bar and the holder it's in have melted. Guess that's from it being on for the duration of the crossing!!! Surely it should just blow not melt. Any ideas please.
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Re: E60 - How to disable the alarm ??

Postby Singvogel » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 16:39:14 UTC

I checked in my handbook - exactly the same wording.

Switching off tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sensor.

Press the button on the remote control again as soon as the vehicle is locked.
The indicator lamp lights up briefly and then flashes continuously.
The tilt alarm sensor and the interior motion sensor are switched off until the next time the vehicle is unlocked and subsequently locked again.

I've just been outside to check, as I've never paid much attention to how the lamp on the back of the mirror actually responded to this.

Immediately after the car locks you only need to press the lock button on the fob once more.
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