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Hey guys Im new here. I just had a quick question. I have a 320 and I want to know if its normal if when I hit the lock or unlock button that only the passenger side lights flash and not the driver side. Any input would be great! Thanks
 

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you forgot your location...
 

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Thanks, now you never have to say what u drive or where u r located. easy, peasy!
 

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Thats very true! But back to the question haha. I just got the car today. And Im pretty sure all the lights flashed when i hit lock or unlock. But for some reason now only the passenger side ones work and on the dash only the passenger side side turn signal blinks.
 

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IIRC, in the R171 all 4 corners (the indicator lamps) flash on lock (3 flashes) and unlock (1 flash). Try pressing the hazard switch in the cockpit and see if all 4 indicator lamps light up and flashes. It may be faulty lamp (light bulb).
 

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Maybe steering wheel position affects which lights are on? Like the cornering with the fog lights?
 

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All blinkers work when the car is running both left and right. No bulbs are out
Maybe check the fuses, perhaps remove, inspect and reinsert to make sure it is seated properly.
 

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IIRC, in the R171 all 4 corners (the indicator lamps) flash on lock (3 flashes) and unlock (1 flash). Try pressing the hazard switch in the cockpit and see if all 4 indicator lamps light up and flashes. It may be faulty lamp (light bulb).
In conjunction with that (for the R170, though I don’t know why they would change this between models) how many times does it beep? I would swear that mine beeped once on the unlock and 3 times on the lock (in sync with the lights) but now it only beeps twice on the unlock but still flashes 3 times. (Not a horn beep, an electronic beep.)

I was under the impression this had something to do with the central locking setup, but have never found anything that seems to change the number of beeps.

Was I just crazy?

It seems a little reversed from most alarms anyway which go 1 beep/flash for armed (1 syllable) and 2 for disarmed (2 syllables).
 

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In conjunction with that (for the R170, though I don’t know why they would change this between models) how many times does it beep? I would swear that mine beeped once on the unlock and 3 times on the lock (in sync with the lights) but now it only beeps twice on the unlock but still flashes 3 times. (Not a horn beep, an electronic beep.)
This is what happens exactly on the R171 that I have: 3 electronic beeps and 3 flashes on lock, one brief beep and one flash on unlocking. It may not be the same for some model years on the R171. Some earlier models do not have the beep, just the flashing of lights only, hence the options offered from SmartTOP.
 
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