DWA 6 Alarm issue

Post your 'Hexhead' technical queries here

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
keiththeoutfitter1
Club Member 13
Posts: 654
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:17 pm
Country of Residence: United Kingdom
Location: East Yorkshire

DWA 6 Alarm issue

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Wed May 23, 2018 4:23 pm

I have the BMW DWA6 alarm which was retrofitted to my 2013 R1200RT by a BMW dealer.
I can set it and disarm it with the fob, so long as I disarm it soon after setting it. If I leave it set overnight I cannot disarm it with the fob, only by switching on the ignition. I have two fobs and both give the same result.
The alarm manual does not seem to cover this scenario - does anyone have any ideas why this should happen?
Thanks,
Keith
R1200RT
K1100RS + EZS Rally Sidecar
Kawasaki Versys 650

User avatar
george baker
Moderator/Club Member
Posts: 6814
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:51 am
Country of Residence: uk
Location: Manchester,UK

Re: DWA 6 Alarm issue

Postby george baker » Thu May 24, 2018 12:43 pm

Hi
I have an DataTool alarm like that but it takes a few days to get into that condition

I THINK, but dont know, that it is the internal alarm battery failing, I suspect that the wireless part of the electronics needs more volts to operate than siren-- so you can not unset the alarm function but it can still operate the switch and trembler

George
Member 21, R100R, K75 and a Hyosung 250 FOR SALE

Monty's Motorcycles
Forum User
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu May 24, 2018 3:50 pm
Country of Residence: England
Contact:

Re: DWA 6 Alarm issue

Postby Monty's Motorcycles » Thu May 24, 2018 4:57 pm

Hi Keith,
From memory that is normal. the same happens if you leave the bike for a few hours then try to arm the alarm.
It's so the receiver can shut down and not drain the bikes power looking for signals constantly I believe.
Will @ Monty's

User avatar
keiththeoutfitter1
Club Member 13
Posts: 654
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:17 pm
Country of Residence: United Kingdom
Location: East Yorkshire

Re: DWA 6 Alarm issue

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Thu May 24, 2018 7:22 pm

Thanks for the replies.
George, I think Will may be right. The internal battery is not appearing as low power on the information display so I can only think it is a 'time out' situation. It's not a problem as I can disarm it with the ignition switch but it niggles me when I think something is not working properly.
R1200RT
K1100RS + EZS Rally Sidecar
Kawasaki Versys 650


Return to “Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest