Sitting in Model 3, listening to the radio, and alarm goes off?

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Getting tired of this, if anyone knows how to stop it I would appreciate it.

I sit in my M3 during lunch listening to the radio. In about half an hour, the car turns itself off, even though I am sitting in it. That's ok, a tap of the brake brings it back on. However, then if I open the door to leave THE FREAKING ALARM GOES OFF. This is with me hitting the door open button. This is using the card key, since the phone thing does not work reliably for me. Using the card again on the center console turns off the alarm.

There does not seem to be an easy way to prevent this. Putting the card key on the center console before exiting does not stop it, even though it says to do that when you tap the brakes to wake the car back up. Its really odd that the car thinks I am breaking into it, even though I am on the inside and pressing the door open button. Are there a lot of car thieves who break out of a car from the inside?

How to stop this? Annoying.
 

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Getting tired of this, if anyone knows how to stop it I would appreciate it.

I sit in my M3 during lunch listening to the radio. In about half an hour, the car turns itself off, even though I am sitting in it. That's ok, a tap of the brake brings it back on. However, then if I open the door to leave THE FREAKING ALARM GOES OFF. This is with me hitting the door open button. This is using the card key, since the phone thing does not work reliably for me. Using the card again on the center console turns off the alarm.

There does not seem to be an easy way to prevent this. Putting the card key on the center console before exiting does not stop it, even though it says to do that when you tap the brakes to wake the car back up. Its really odd that the car thinks I am breaking into it, even though I am on the inside and pressing the door open button. Are there a lot of car thieves who break out of a car from the inside?

How to stop this? Annoying.
Thieves will smash a window and then use an interior unlock button in an ICE car so they can open a door. Same line of thought here. If car is locked, and one just opens the door, it can be interpreted as a break in.

Question, before opening the door, do you tap the lock icon on the touchscreen and do a manual unlock? That might prevent the alarm.
 

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Getting tired of this, if anyone knows how to stop it I would appreciate it.

I sit in my M3 during lunch listening to the radio. In about half an hour, the car turns itself off, even though I am sitting in it. That's ok, a tap of the brake brings it back on. However, then if I open the door to leave THE FREAKING ALARM GOES OFF. This is with me hitting the door open button. This is using the card key, since the phone thing does not work reliably for me. Using the card again on the center console turns off the alarm.

There does not seem to be an easy way to prevent this. Putting the card key on the center console before exiting does not stop it, even though it says to do that when you tap the brakes to wake the car back up. Its really odd that the car thinks I am breaking into it, even though I am on the inside and pressing the door open button. Are there a lot of car thieves who break out of a car from the inside?

How to stop this? Annoying.
press the lock button on the top of the screen?
 

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That's a good hint, I'll try it.

A while back they talked about rolling out a "camping mode" that would let the car stay powered for long periods of time.

Scott Franco
 

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Samsung galaxy 5. I'm not yet in the mood to buy a new phone for $1000 after buying the car. Besides, the M3 FOB is coming, I prefer that in any case.
 

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Hitting "unlock" on the screen fixes it. Not sure why that would have priority over the door unlock button (thieves don't know how to use the screen?), but there you are.

Because you guys are nice, I am going to tell you a secret I don't think many people know. When the car is in autopilot, and tells you to grab the wheel, simply fiddling with the right hand control will cancel the alert. Simply dialing up or down the speed a notch, or the following distance, will cancel the alert. I find that easier than woggling the steering wheel, especially since if you do that too hard, it cancels EAP.
 

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Getting tired of this, if anyone knows how to stop it I would appreciate it.

I sit in my M3 during lunch listening to the radio. In about half an hour, the car turns itself off, even though I am sitting in it. That's ok, a tap of the brake brings it back on. However, then if I open the door to leave THE FREAKING ALARM GOES OFF. This is with me hitting the door open button. This is using the card key, since the phone thing does not work reliably for me. Using the card again on the center console turns off the alarm.

There does not seem to be an easy way to prevent this. Putting the card key on the center console before exiting does not stop it, even though it says to do that when you tap the brakes to wake the car back up. Its really odd that the car thinks I am breaking into it, even though I am on the inside and pressing the door open button. Are there a lot of car thieves who break out of a car from the inside?

How to stop this? Annoying.
Excuse me, sir.
I'm going to need to see some ID, please.
 

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I am going to tell you a secret I don't think many people know. When the car is in autopilot, and tells you to grab the wheel, simply fiddling with the right hand control will cancel the alert. Simply dialing up or down the speed a notch, or the following distance, will cancel the alert. I find that easier than woggling the steering wheel, especially since if you do that too hard, it cancels EAP.
I just let go of one hand. The weight of my other arm is enough for it to register.