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      11-04-2007, 05:03 AM   #1
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strange beeping noise...

okay, so this is my second question of 3... occassionally, as i am driving, and also once while i was parked, the car makes this odd beeping noise...
"beep...beep...beep...bbbeeeepppp..." and that's it... nothing pops up on display, nada... everything i thought it was pretty much went out the window... at first i thought low fuel, but nope, it's doing it with a full tank of gas... lane departure?? nope, not it either, because it happened once while i was sitting in the garage talking on the phone... what the hell is this noise??!!
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      11-04-2007, 05:50 AM   #2
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it is the hourly reminder. it has small beeps reminding you at the top of every hour. you can turn it off. if you have i-drive, it is in the setting.
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      11-05-2007, 04:49 PM   #3
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      08-27-2008, 03:22 AM   #4
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Thanks

Wow, I thought something was screwed up. This started after my iDrive to TV conversion.
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      08-27-2008, 06:17 AM   #5
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it is the hourly reminder. it has small beeps reminding you at the top of every hour. you can turn it off. if you have i-drive, it is in the setting.
Drove me crazy too until I determined what it was, the following is from my manual:

Switching on the hour signal*
You will hear three tones just before each full hour.

Select "Hour memo" and press the controller.
The hour signal is activated.
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      08-27-2008, 07:49 AM   #6
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whoa.....didn't even know I had this! LOL thanks! learned something new...
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      08-27-2008, 01:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info!
The beeps are very faint; I thought I was going crazy at first. After it happened regularly, I thought I had to add it in with my list of problems. Stupid, the hourly alarm should be off at original default settings.
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      08-28-2008, 02:02 AM   #8
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THANK GOD.
i thought my car, which i just got three weeks ago, had an electrical or computer issue, which would've made me the laughing stock of my family because they all insisted on me getting the lexus IS for better reliability.

now that i know it's just a setting i may have messed up on idrive, THANKS SOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i appreciate this thread like no other.
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and where do u select 'hour memo' through idrive?
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      08-28-2008, 06:01 AM   #10
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and where do u select 'hour memo' through idrive?
1. Press the MENU button once or twice until the start menu appears.

2. Press the controller to open the menu.

3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is selected and press the controller.

4. Turn the controller until "Time / Date" is selected and press the controller.

5. If necessary, move the controller forwards to move the highlight marker to the uppermost field.

6. Turn the controller until "Time" is selected and press the controller.

You should see the Hour Memo option, unselect it.


All of this should be in your manual under Hour Memo.
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