What are the buttons on my key fob for?

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  1. CTDan

    CTDan Long timer Supporter

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    The dealer is closed today, so I can't call them.

    I got a new 2015 GSA last week. It has the keyless ride feature, and on the key fob the BMW roundel is a button, and there is another button with an arrow on it that I assumed was a garage door button, but I never got it to work.

    I read the manual and couldn't find anything. Can anyone tell me what those buttons do?

    Thanks,
    Dan
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  2. JimVonBaden

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    For an alarm if you have it. The fob is for lots of bikes, so it has functions you do not have, like the central unlocking for the RT luggage.
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  3. CTDan

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    Thanks Jim... As always, I appreciate your help.

    Dan
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  4. Shma15

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    ....Garage door button? now that would be nice. Great Idea!
    Thanks
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  5. lighter

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    I'm confused about those buttons, when I pressed the logo (round button), my signal lights will blink once. Does this mean i have alarm?
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    Probably. What does the manual say?
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  7. onestone

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    Tried that yesterday and that's how my '15 GSA with alarm and keyless works. Logo button - alarm on, arrow button - alarm off. Would be quite easy to test if you have alarm or not; switch on alarm, throw away FOB and go shake the bike :D

    EDIT: Actually there's a yellow? icon in the display (upper right corner) that will blink when the alarm is activated.
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  8. Viper5112

    Viper5112 Been here awhile

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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread but....got my new bike yesterday, no info in the manual on the buttons.



    When I press the logo(round button) there are two flashes, press again and three flashes, I assume that's arm and disarm. But when I press the arrow button, there is one flash and the same if pressed again....



    So can anyone decrypt these flashes?
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  9. CTDan

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    Its a batman beacon.
    Or, they work your alarm... One arms and one disarms. I'm not sure which, because I don't have the alarm, but I still have the key fob that would operate it.

    Dan
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    Roundel arms - you'll see the red intermittent light on the dash showing the alarm is on.
    Hold it down and it will go into panic mode and sound the alarm
    Arrow disarms
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    Ok, but why with the round button.....
    one press, two flashes...Armed, I assume?
    second press, three flahes...Disarmed, I assume?

    Arrow button....
    One press, one flash.... :huh
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  12. Izzy3

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    You should have a separate booklet for operation of the anti-theft alarm and key fob. It reads like a German technical manual. :lol3

    Mine operates like yours, one press armed (two flashes) next press disarmed (three flashes). I just insert the key and turn the ignition to start and it disarms. My buttons are sketchy.
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  13. Gillus

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    I do not recall the sequence but you get priority access to ride into a wormhole in outer space if you push them correctly :lol3
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  15. Zerocool1984

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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread but....got my new bike today BMW F750G... I think there is error on the manual..

    What I found is the following:

    To turn on the alarm:
    - 1 press on the logo will arm the alarm ( 2 flashes and to tones if is programmed)
    It takes 30 sec. before the alarm is activated... if you in this periode of time press again the logo then it will flash 3 times and you will hear 3 tones (if programmed).. meaning that you have deactivated the mention sensor.

    To turn off the alarm:
    - 1 press on the arrow ( 1 flash and 1 tone if is programmed) <-- here on the manual it says that you have to press button 1 and points toward the logo.. but it should point to the arrow..

    Like this youtube video:

    Is it correct?
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    750 Boxer ?
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