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It seems random at least to me and our Mclaren rep is as usually clueless lol. So why does the car give a long beep when locking? And it's random sometimes it happens while other times it doesn't.
 

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It seems random at least to me and our Mclaren rep is as usually clueless lol. So why does the car give a long beep when locking? And it's random sometimes it happens while other times it doesn't.
Don't have my driver's manual handy but I think there is something about it in there. Could be the car thinks the key fob is still inside the car? Just a guess.
 

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It does this when the luggage compartment is open. Designed to allow battery conditioner to be plugged in and the car alarmed all the same but to warn you that this is the case.

I leave my car like this most of the time. You can close the luggage compartment with the charger wire passing through the seal but I prefer not and just lay the luggage compartment lid down without closing it fully.
 

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I have noticed this. Handbook says it happens if luggage compartment, engine cover, doors or lights are on. for me it seems to happen when I pull into my garage and with the lights on auto, lights come on for say 60 seconds and if i get out the car when they are still on I get this loud beep when I go to lock it with the fob.....
 

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Thanks for all the replies. I think in my case it was having the lights on auto. Turned them off and it's not longer giving me a long beep.
 

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Interesting because mine beeps forever and the lights are on auto.
 

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I had this issue after my car went in for a software upgrade to 8.2.

It was caused by the engine cover glass not being properly closed on one side by the technician.

I also have my lights on auto and the issue was not related to the light switch position.

It's worth checking that all doors, boot and bonnet (hood) are fully latched...
 

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You can turn the bleep off all together, so the locking / unlocking is signaled with turn lights only.
 

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Now I'm lost on this as the doors, rear engine cover and hood are all difficult to close with the lights on auto and it beeps forever.
 

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Now I'm lost on this as the doors, rear engine cover and hood are all difficult to close with the lights on auto and it beeps forever.
I guess it has to do with the lights on auto. Did you try turning them of and seeing if the beep persists? I know the long beep your talking about that's the one I was getting.
 

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For me it was the engine cover not being properly closed.
 

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also if the armrest lid is not locked down
 

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I guess it has to do with the lights on auto. Did you try turning them of and seeing if the beep persists? I know the long beep your talking about that's the one I was getting.
My lights are always on auto and I don't get the long beep unless something (door, hood) is open.
 

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Yeah, this is what I was about to post. The most common "mystery" cause of the long beep is the armrest/center console not being fully closed.

Yep, if all the obvious openings are closed properly its the centre armrest. It requires a reasonably firm pressure to close and make sure no phone leads etc are sticking out
 
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