Why does my BMW chime at 37 degrees?

April 10th, 2017 by

If you’ve ever wondered what the chiming sound is in your BMW when the temperature is 37 degrees, we’re here to help solve the mystery. For years, all BMW models have been equipped with an alarm system that lets the driver know if the temperature drops below 37 degrees in order to remind drivers that road conditions may be slippery.

This beep is simply a reminder that the temperature has reached a point where the weather could be affected. It’s designed to keep drivers safe at all times by cautioning them to focus more attention on the roadway conditions. The alarm is especially helpful for drivers who’ve been on the road for awhile and may not have noticed that the temperature changed.

How can I turn off the cold temperature warning in my BMW?

You’re definitely not alone if you’ve spent time navigating around the iDrive system trying to find a way to turn off the cold temperature warning. Unfortunately, there is no way to turn off the chime that happens when the temperature reaches 37 degrees. Although it may not seem like that big of a deal to some, those living in colder climates tend to think the alarm is irritating.

The 37 degree cold weather alarm is associated with a heating element in the engine air intake system, so it will automatically go off as soon as the vehicle recognizes the temperature drop. If this chime is something that you simply cannot bear, drivers have had it coded out my a professional.

Those interested in learning more about how the cold weather warning works in their BMW are welcome to contact us here at Pacific BMW for details. Drivers in need of a service appointment are encouraged to schedule one online with our certified technicians.

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