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  1. 1996 E36 328i Sport - OBC gong 
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    I have an issue with the gong for the on board coputer (OBC) in my E36 328 Sport. It sometimes work's fine but sometimes it starts to constantly go off!

    It seems to be completley random! However I have learnt that to stop it bleeping I can disconnect the blue/white wire from the gong to stop it. I have checked all the connections are intact between the OBC and the gong and all seems fine. And I've re-wired and re-soldered the wire which can shut it up to no avail!

    Now it's the same noise that's made when you put the key in and start the ignition, so I was hoping someone may be able to explain to me how the ignition and OBC are linked? and what causes the gong to trigger when the ignition is turned on as I believe this may be the cause.

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    I know one of the triggers for the gong is external temp sender, if it thinks its below a certain temp (somewhere around zero) then it goes off.
    Other thing may be check control? Ive retrofitted my OBC so it doesnt have check control so cant be certain on that one.
    Oh and code input will do it too, if you have set the code on the OBC it bongs on ignition to tell you to input it though I think that gong sounds slightly different.

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    It's a retrofitted 18button from an 11 (previous owner did it but it has the check control function working)
    There are no checks coming up, and it's a different tone to the temperature warning if it's below about 3degrees.

    It has the "CODE" function although I've never used it or set a code, but the bong is a different tone and it is when the ignition comes on! Could it be this CODE feature cuasing it somehow? (but then also why does it randomly start going off during my journey? )
     
     

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    It may be as simple as a dodgy gong earth, have you checked that too?
    Hopefully the PO didnt make an arse of all the wiring or you could be there a while!
     
     

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    Or someone has set memo functions or something??????


    Maybe the limit?


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    Yeah was gonna mention them earlier but forgot!
    Good call
     
     

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    To disable Memo I guess I just press it so that the icon disappears on the OBC? Because I've done that and that didn't shut it up.

    Tried the limit feature, that works perfectly when the thing isnt going off all the time, it's a very different sound though to the one being made. I know it's the same noise as when I turn the ignition on, but can't work out how that'd wired!

    Will try check out all the earthings! Might take a while as the PO I'm afraid did leave a nice spegetti of wires! :(
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  10. '96 E36 OBC gong HELP!!! 
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    Still having touble with this I'm afriad! I'm looking for final suggestions before I rip the whole thing out and re-wire it all!

    The thermometer's been giving out silly readings latley (like -27celcius, -21 etc) and will sometimes increase but then often falls again before long. It then rose to a sensible 7celcius the other week and I didn't hear from the gong again....
    However for some reaosn it fell again to -37 celcius (By the way, it doesn't stay at this temeperature, it just stays in the negative usually) and the gong has started to be triggered again!!! Grrr!
    Now I just watched a video of an American E36 and when he turned on the ignition his OBC gong made the same sound as mine is making, however his did it for 5 times and then stopped.
    Mine doesnt do it on iginition start, it just seems to start randomly after driving for a while?

    Any last ideas much appreciated!
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    1st thing to try is another temp sensor, its in the front passenger brake duct, get rid of one fault at a time.
     
     

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    haha suppose you're right carbers! I've picked a new one up from another member and will hopefully have it in time to try it this weekend! I'll let you know how I get on!
     
     

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