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Grill-mounted K-40 continues to "chirp" every 10 seconds...

I recently had my K-40 unit moved to my new car and ever since the re-install it continues to "chirp" approximately every 10 -15 seconds as though there were extraneous / stray signal hitting it. Any idea why? How do I stop it?
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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2008

    mme too....just recently began happening to me after 1.5 years of reliable operation.  its annoying that their site has no end-user support documents explaining error codes and such.

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2008

    I have the same problem and called their customer service no. They told me 1 chirp means a front receiver fault, 2 chirps means a rear receiver fault. He suggested I check the wiring and I have only checked the connections at the receivers. Did not help.

  • chambe Apr 06, 2008

    I discovered the same problem after pulling my car out of winter storage. The chirp happen in the city and highway mose. Is it a loose wire in the front of the car?

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I have the same problem in my Cayman although mine chirps every 4 sec. I some times get the chirp and then a double chirp. It is interesting from the posts above that it comes from the from and rea sensors. I is in the shop right now and this will be the 2nd new installation, wiring and unit, in the last year and a half. In talking to the Porsche manager he said he has heard that this occurs mostly in sport cars and that they never have a problem in sedans

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I too had the same problem and called their customer service. They told me 1 chirp means a front receiver fault, 2 chirps means a rear receiver fault. They suggested I check the wiring and to switch the front receiver with the back receiver to see if the error code would "travel" with it to determine if the receiever was faulty. I did that and the problem went away. I assume I had a connection that loosened up.

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