what causes a ringing bell sound from the dash area of a bmw


Asked by bookz Sep 21, 2012 at 04:08 PM about the 1999 BMW 5 Series 540i

Question type: General

a ringing sound, lke a bell ringing, came from the dash area whuloe driving this week.  no lihgt came on and th car did not stop

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Jeff Smith

Frost Warning? Did the temp get down near freezing?

Michael Branan

Jeff could be right on this. There is an audible alarm that is set to sound at 39ºF to warn of possible icing. There is also a snow flake display that can be displayed if this is the case.

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Wissam Al-Wakeel

there must be a warning light some where other wise its a computer problem can be more specific if you give the spec. of your car,

Greg Frank

could also be the hourly alarm, you can accidentally turn it on using the S/R button, if there is a little symbol in the upper right hand corner that is your problem, just hit the S/R button once to turn it off

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