Can you stop the BEEPING?

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  1. ludo

    ludo Funster Life Member

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    Having just taken delivery of a new 2011 Autocruise Alto, on a Peugot Boxer chassis, I am surprised to find that when opening the vehicle, with the remote control key fob, there are two loud beeps. Similarly, there is one loud beep when you lock the vehicle. The beeps are in addition to the flashing indicators.

    The beeps are fine except for late at night, or early in the morning, on a camp site, when other campers are asleep. I can imagine being very unpopular after a few nights of beeping!

    The beeper is also very active when reversing!

    I have tried everything to stop the beeping but have been unsuccessful.

    Does anyone know of any way the beeper can be muted please?

    Many thanks,

    Ludo

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    There is usually a facility to turn off the beep part of the alarm system, just leaving the indicators to flash.
    Check the alarm instruction manual.
     
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    it will be possible to disable the beeps but you will need the immobiliser/alarm/central locking manual to figure out how to re-program it.

    if it original factory fit the instructions should be in a section in the handbook.

    chances are it may be a Cobra or Toad alarm....these seem favourites with factory fit...so an alarm installer may be able to help.

    doubt its any good going to a Peugoet dealer.....if it works they aint interested, if it doesnt they replace it....thats about the limit of their ability/inclination. :Angry:

    the reverse bleeper will be a seperate item.
     
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    The van was fitted with the total system by Peugot and there is nothing about it in the manual. There are no controls with the alarm, other than the vehicle key fob so I am a little stuck.

    Thank you.
     
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    It is original factory fit and there is nothing in the handbook. The key fob is, what I believe to be, a standard Peugot one which opens the doors and controls the alarm simultaneously.

    I have contacted Peugot customer care and they don't know whether it can be turned off or not. They have promised to come back to me????

    I have also contacted no less than 3 dealers and, as you have already guessed, they don't know either. One of them has offered to try while another has offered to try at £90 per hour with no promises!!!

    If I can't find a way to stop it I will attempt to find it and soundproof it with some suitable material.

    Thank you.
     
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    the reverse beeper may be just under the rear of the van although some stop beeping if you have your lights on.
    alternatively it could just have those beeper bulbs in the rear lamps in this case just replace them with normal bulbs.
     
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    Mine is the same, you can lock with the key if you dont want to make a noise, but the alarm will not be set, but may be of help to you. Pete :thumb:
     
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    Thanks Andy. I will have a look tomorrow. The alarm beeper sounds identical to the reversing one while the reversing sensors ound completely different, perhaps because they only sound inside the van.

    Cheers
     
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    Noooooo!!!!!!!

    the bleep is produced by the actual alarm sounder......soundproof that and you have no intruder alarm :Eeek:

    I'm almost certain the alarm will be a proprietary one made by a third party...IE: cobra/toad etc...for Peugeot.

    the Toyota factory fit alarm on my Hilux pickup was a Cobra.

    that was programmed for the bleep using the actual keyfob buttons in a certain sequence within a preset time.
    could also be programmed to close any open (electric) windows when arming (if the interface was fitted) or flash the headlamps or indicators
     
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    Thanks Pete. At a push I could do that. It's a shame though, that the alarm is then inactive and unprotected, when you leave the van. If we do do out in the evening, I expect we could set the alarm as normal and then enter with the key when we return later at night. I will have to try it tomorrow to make sure that the key will disarm the system when it is left active.

    Cheers
     
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    Also asking for warranty invalid type problems.
     
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    our truck does that but I doubt if Rog would turn it off as if anything happened to it would the insurance still be valid
     
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    not if the vehicle was recovered and the insurers saw it was turned off.....might as well leave the keys in the ignition :Laughing:
     
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    never thought about the warrenty aspect :Doh:
     
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    Thank you for that John. Never thought that muting it would also silence the alarm. :Doh: I'll have another scotch! It must be my age.

    If and when Peugot come back to me I will ask the question about who supplies the system. I will also try to find the location of the alarm. There may be a name on it. If so I can try to contact the maker.

    Thanks again John.
     
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    Ours beeps when set/unset. Nobody has complained in 5 years. Just leave it alone.
     
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    chances are the sounder will be under the bonnet...not very big, maybe 3 or 4 inch square and generally black.
    thay usually have an internal battery backup to prevent silencing them by cutting the wires.
    you may have to remove it from its bracket to see the makers label on the back.
    always worth a look but it may have been re-labeled by Peugeot.
     
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    Thank you.

    It's a pity that you have to leave the van unprotected though. I will see if I can set the alarm tomorrow and then disarm it by using the key. If so, that would be the answer.

    Thank you for your help,

    Ludo
     
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    I,m pretty sure, that legally there should be a way of silencing the reverse bleeper between 2300 and 0700, all trucks have a switch, maybe the lights being on will work, or with theadvent of daytme running lights coming, maybe not........I can silence bleeping on my car, through the BCU (body control unit) using a diagnostics tool, I reckon the alarm manuf, or dealer who knows what they are doing, will sort it for you, if not the key bleep, certainly the reverse alarm.
     
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    Thank you.

    I will have a look tomorrow. I have an inspection camera, (for looking round corners, through small holes, etc) so, if I can find it I might be able to look arouind the back of it.
     
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