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anyone know where i can get a manual for my meta alarm. i bought the bike with it fitted. but it did come with the book of answers. is there a web site with them all as pdf's or would someone out there photo-copy one for me, and send them a luvverly tin of pop.
[email]keithg@rmiworld.com[/email] and i'll give you the model no. its driving me mad.
oh meta could easily be the the worst company trading if their customer service is any thing to judge by.
ta

I've got the instructions for a Meta M351 if they're any use to you?

thanks FF, i have a cbr 600 bout a year old, that sounds like it.if not i'm pretty sure all the usual on/off commands will be the same.is it many pages? could you be arsed to stat it for me? and i'll send you a beer. one cheeky question how do you put the bike into 'valet' mode?ive tried keys to on hold the button down till it pips then.......oh bugger its gone off after 30 seconds.. help

I've got a 357t and on that a single press sets the immobiliser,hotwire sensing and movement alarm, this is confirmed by two beeps. If you press and hold the button untill you hear 3 beeps then you've set the immobiliser and hotwire sensing , but not the movement alarm. If you don't press anything when you've switched off your bike, approx 40 seconds later it will set just the immobiliser, accompanied by 1 beep. HTH.

No booklet with mine, just a little info card. So here's what it says:- META M351 Alarm/ImmobiliserCurrent consumptionArmed 10mADisarmed – 6.5mAPassive ArmingThe immobilisation circuits only will arm automatically 45 seconds after the ignition is switched off. This is confirmed by 2 x audible signals. The LED will also begin to flashDe-ActivationPressing the transmitter for 1 second will switch the complete system off. If the ignition is not switched on the immobilisation will automatically re-arm in 45 secondsAlarm and Immobilisation ArmingWith the system completely disarmed, pressing the transmitter for 1 second will arm the alarm and immobiliser. This is confirmed by 2 audible and visual signals. The LED will begin to flashSelf-TestIf any of the alarm trigger circuits are active during the arming period, the alarm will confirm this by 4 x audible signals. Disarm the system, check the machine is secure and re-arm the systemAlarm TestDuring the first 25 seconds of the alarm being armed, the system can be tested by operating any of the alarm circuits. Confirmation that the alarm has received a trigger signal is shown by a 0.8 second activation of the alarm siren and the hazard lightsArming Mode 2If required it is possible to arm the system without the inclusion of the movement sensor. Press and hold the transmitter button. The normal arming signal will be followed within a couple of seconds by 2 x audible signals. On resetting the system the movement sensor will be automatically re-activatedLocationWith the system disarmed, pressing the transmitter button for 6 seconds will activate the siren and hazard lights for 14 seconds of operation, after which the system will be placed in the arming mode 2Alarm WarningIf the system is triggered, on disarming there will be the normal disarm signal followed by a very short audible signal. The LED will flash as follows:-Movement sensor – 1 flash every 6 secondsSwitch sensor – 2 flashes every 6 secondsAccessory Loop/Battery back up – 4 flashesIgnition sensor – 8 flashesWTF is valet mode? Mine's lucky to get a wash I'm guessing you mean it can be moved but not started? That'll be Arming Mode 2

you are a diamond. thanks so much mate, really appreciate your time to tap all that out.again thanks.

No worries mate, just don't lose it Mug of tea, three sugars. Ta

fastfitter wrote

I've got the instructions for a Meta M351 if they're any use to you?

hi....havinga prob with my 1 ..too....can u send me ta...al

meta m531a...bike bat went dead..now alarm will not disarm .tried with both fobs...any help...pls

quickandthedead wrote

meta m531a...bike bat went dead..now alarm will not disarm .tried with both fobs...any help...pls

Do you need to 'reintroduce' the fob to the alarm? There's usually a routine to 'register' the fob with the alarm once the whole thing has been disconnected.IIRC it involved pressing and holding the fob button for 30 seconds or some such. (That was on a Spyball though).

:burnout: thanks all,,, i will try holding 4 ...30 second...thanks.. tryed did not work will put some new bateries in ad try agan......and the kill switch is ok.but both fobs not work..dont think its the batteries but will try....is ther not a flasher thing ..u count the indicator flashers..or some thing like that...a service manual might say it

quickandthedead wrote

:burnout: thanks all,,, i will try holding 4 ...30 second...thanks.. tryed did not work will put some new bateries in ad try agan......and the kill switch is ok.but both fobs not work..dont think its the batteries but will try....is ther not a flasher thing ..u count the indicator flashers..or some thing like that...a service manual might say it

Hmm..a bit in the dark really. A quick trawl around the web wasn't much help...apart from finding a few people with exactly the same problem - but no posted solutions. Has it got an internal back-up battery? When my Spyball went berserk after the dealer disconnected the bike battery to do some wiring...they ended up leaving the battery disconnected for a couple of days (to flatten the back-up battery so that the alarm reset...and then 'reregistered' the plipper. It sounded like hocus pocus to me but it worked).

Do you have the red plastic square with the code on it - you need to turn the ignition key on and off in relation to the number of flashes on the LED, - to the same number on the red plastic card that comes with the alarm - then you press the fob at a certain point to recode it. It's a right faff though and takes a great deal of patience to get it right.I have the instructions here to do it if you want me to scan them - but you need the red plastic card with the code on.Also - the unit goes into sleep mode - mine did this - just put the key in the ignition - turn it on then off - this "wakes" the system and the fob should work.I had a problem with mine - the batteries lasted about a week, so had to keep taking them out - ended up buying a new fob ( £40 ) which is when I discovered the joys of recoding Spokey

Count Steer wrote

Hmm..a bit in the dark really. A quick trawl around the web wasn't much help...apart from finding a few people with exactly the same problem - but no posted solutions. Has it got an internal back-up battery? When my Spyball went berserk after the dealer disconnected the bike battery to do some wiring...they ended up leaving the battery disconnected for a couple of days (to flatten the back-up battery so that the alarm reset...and then 'reregistered' the plipper. It sounded like hocus pocus to me but it worked).

hi...rang the peaple who fit it..the said take both fuses out and leave for a couple of days.....might work...like u posted..thanks..so just in the middle of doing that...fingers crossed...but i dont have the red card thing....did not no u needed that..when i bought bike..so will let u no...thanks all

3spoke wrote

Do you have the red plastic square with the code on it - you need to turn the ignition key on and off in relation to the number of flashes on the LED, - to the same number on the red plastic card that comes with the alarm - then you press the fob at a certain point to recode it. It's a right faff though and takes a great deal of patience to get it right.I have the instructions here to do it if you want me to scan them - but you need the red plastic card with the code on.Also - the unit goes into sleep mode - mine did this - just put the key in the ignition - turn it on then off - this "wakes" the system and the fob should work.I had a problem with mine - the batteries lasted about a week, so had to keep taking them out - ended up buying a new fob ( £40 ) which is when I discovered the joys of recoding Spokey

hi... dont have it .. poo...did not no u needed it when bought bike,got all paperwork with it....live and learn....

hi...nice pics.... l.c brings me back......mud face is brill...

quickandthedead wrote

hi... dont have it .. poo...did not no u needed it when bought bike,got all paperwork with it....live and learn....

Whoah. When my alarm got taken over by the devil there was no programming it by the flashes or beeps. The thing had completely lost it as far as the plipper was concerned. (I'll pass over the time it kept immobilising while I was riding the bike )Have you got it back to 'install status' and flattened the back-up battery?Have you tried getting in touch with Meta?

hi....contacted a meta man (who fits them) suggested to take both fuses out so as to flatten meta battery...did this for about.12 +hrs..this did not work .alarm the same..so......as the weather was nice.....too the alarm off....now bike works fine....dont think i will buy a meta alarm...ever...end of problem

Would never buy or recommend a Meta.Crap documentation with the alarm and very bad aftersales service from meta uk.

Count Steer wrote

Whoah. When my alarm got taken over by the devil there was no programming it by the flashes or beeps. The thing had completely lost it as far as the plipper was concerned. (I'll pass over the time it kept immobilising while I was riding the bike )Have you got it back to 'install status' and flattened the back-up battery?Have you tried getting in touch with Meta?

lo...sound like yours could be a bad wire conection...cracked wire....

Sickpup wrote

Would never buy or recommend a Meta.Crap documentation with the alarm and very bad aftersales service from meta uk.

hi....thanks to ALL who tryed to help..got more here off this site than anywhere els... its a bit poor, well f**** sh***when ya bike works fine , get a flat battery then alarm sh*ts up..... so think you will be ok..cause u have ALL the paper work and the bill of sale etc. u will be ok....but no....so i looks like this means nothing......:burnout: +++++remember .they are old pilots and bold pilots...but not many old bold pilots ++++ if u r u at squires cafe west yorkshire might see u...also www.race-inline.com... a good no. to keep...ta..al:burnout:

hey guys, i've recently had the same problems with my meta m357t ... usual story + no alarm code card when i bought the bike Doh !i just bought the new version 2 of the same system but cant find the wiring instructions anywhere :S there was some chap selling them on fleabay but he's not selling at the moment. sent an email asking so hopefully he is still about.

bit of a long shot - but mine came with a reciept from the bloke who'd fitted it - and he'd written the code of the red plactic card on the reciept - do you have the reciept from fitting ?They are dealer fit only I think ...

Tried the turning ignition off/on in relation to the code and led. Got the bike running but the alarm was still clicking and led flashing. Dont know owt about bikes .... Any ideas anyone

Hi guys, my meta M351 is playing silly buggers, both key fobs have stoped working after a power cut whilst i was charging the bike. I have the red key code and looking to re-code the fobs, i'm dying to get back out on 650. Missed out this bank holSpokey are you able to forward on the instructions that you mentioned above.Mazza

My immobiliser will not disengage on my Meta system. Have tried changing batteries etc on both keyfobs but still no joy. Today I took off fairings and tank and am debating taking alarm/immobiliser off - just wondered how easy it was to do as I have no instructions with alarm and don't want to cause more problems to my bike. Many thanks

Hello I have a ZX9, turns over but won't fire up!!! I suspect the Spyball playing up. Got no spark in the plug. Have illiminated all other avenues ie relays lume connections replacement parts etc... Any ideas???Does the spyball have to be reset if the battery has been disconnected? Not stated in the manuals.

hi allguess what? i have a m357t on my gixer and both fobs have packed up and its not the fob batteries..to get the alarm out of sleep mode you need the pin code on the red plastic card or written on your alarm receipt. Turn the ignition on and off counting the number of flashes of the led that correspond to the numbers in the pin code.....still awake?when the immobiliser disengages( a long beep) run the engine for as long as possible...this charges the meta back up battery..and then the key fobs will start to work again...hallehulah..until the next timegood luck

I bought an 04 R1 to use as a track bike, it had a  Meta V2-1 fitted.I got the local Yamaha guy to take it off, which only took him 3 or 4 minutes.If anyone wants it, they can have it for free, it's got the 2 key fobs and the Red ID card with serial numbers.Oh yea, you'll have to pay the postage.

Will there be any numbers or markings / indications on the wires?I know how to fit one when new, but if all that's left is bare black wires that could be a bit trickier!!I've got a mate who gave me a lathe and needs an alarm for his rebuilt Ducati so I might have it off ya anyway and see if I can compare the connections to mine... To restore the karma....Cheers,Taps. 

There's 5 Black wires together.1 red/Black and 1 black wire.1Red/Silver and 1 Red wire.I've taken a bit of the insulation back near the alarm box and there's different coloured wires with different colored sleeves on them.PM me Tappy if you want it.

I have a Meta 357T immobilizer on my CBR 600. Same old problem as the rest of the Meta System community.....battery went flat and meta is stuck immobilizing the bike. I have charged the battery and still no joy. Therefore thought I would tackle the option to take it out of sleep mode as i have the code. However I can not find any bloody LED. I resorted to shutting the garage door and looking round the bike in the dark, but no flashing light. Switched the ignition a few times to see if something caught my eye and then bang, out of nowhere the friggin alarm cam on and deafened the hell out of me. Well the comedy continued as I tried to 'feel' my way to opening up the garage door. I eventually got out in to daylight and then the blipper would not switch it off. Used the spare and this worked, so thought it was just a coincidence the battery had failed on one of them at the same time the alarm was playing up. Ran the bike for a while. Activated and deactivated fine. Therefore the next night I thought I would burn up some tarmac. Got the bike out....got my leathers on.....wne t to turn on the bike and........nothing......back to square one! Please can someone tell me where to find this friggin LED so I can try and reset the system and re-code the blippers. PLEASE!

Hi have just come across the same problem tonight left stranded in tescos tried two differnt fobs eventually AA man got me startrted with a random selction of having a starter on the batttery and clicking the second fob near the rear of the bike while having the ignition on.As soon as I got home and let teh alrm reset I'm stuck again but \i hope some resetting th esystem will work but I'm waiting til tomorrow when my battery should be fully charged The "friggin LED" on my bike SV650 seems to be in the rear brake light cluster but can only be seen with the light s on looking directly at the rear light which is a bit of a bugger if your trying to tun the ingnition on and offf at the other end- I'll have to enlist the help of wifey I can feel theargument coming already. I nayones intereted I'll let you know if my bike ever moves again

I have a metam357t on my srad 600 , my led light is on the back just above the number plate, but dosent light up so prob blown, my problem is the bike only starts when it wants to if i press the fob once it beeps and then turn the ignition and it starts  (sometimes) other times it is completly dead as if i have not pressed the fob, i am not sure if its the alarm or another problem i have got, if it wont start on the starter it will bump and start no prob, how easy are they to disconect cause its doing my head in....cheers for any help pete.

The immobiliser has two circuits - one interupts the ignition, the other interupts the starter motor relay circuit. So it COULD be the alarm failing to disarm the starter immobiliser circuit, and stopping the engine turning over. Or, it could just be a dodgy bit of wire somewhere between the starter switch and the starter motor. Or it could just be the clutch switch / neutral switch / side-stand switch interlocks playing up.The alarms are pretty easy to remove if you're methodical and prepared to get all the bodywork off and do some digging. You'll get on a LOT better with a correct wiring diagram for the bike too.

Bloody hell! I feel like topping myself after reading all these Meta alarm problems.
I always found them quite reliable! (having fitted maybe 1000 of them over the last ten years!!)
Am mainly fitting Datatool and Acumen systems nowadays!
If anyone wants some information, instructions or spares I should be able to help.... I'm aware of most faults and quirks!!!
All the best,
Pete
07877 552759

 I,m just one more Meta 357T V2 sufferer . Bike has been on a trickle charge for 3 months, tried to start it today but no joy,just a clicking from the battery. Made the  mistake of disconnecting both terminals to clean them, but when re- connected  this set the hazards off. Could only stop them by disconnecting one terminal but the alarm box kept ticking. Saw on the net some suggestion  involving activating the flasher switch. Trying this set the siren off, but pressing the fob once stopped the siren and seemed to re set the system. Bike still wont start though ,but may now be due to a weakening battery. Its now on charge again & will try again tomorrow. These systems seem to be cursed.....I have no instructions or red plastic card with it but do have a transmitter code no. & a pin override no. on the installation receipt. Which one do I use if I need to ?? Sorely tempted to remove the whole thing if I knew how to do it properly.

The early "V2s" had a "hazard flashing facility"..... if you press the remote twice quickly whilst the ignition is switched on then the alarm's indicator outputs will activate until you switch the ignition on and double press again!!!! If you don't know this the bike battery will soon get flat with all the problems that are associated with that!!!!
Call me for more info..... if you give me your email address I will send over the User Guide if you like?
Cheers,
Pete
07877 552759

I've got a Meta M351 on my '99 zx-6r.It has totally immobilised the bike and will not re-set. If I set the alarm it "goes off" after 30 seconds. When I turn the alarm off, the LED flashes 4 times. If I try to turn alarm off before it activates then it beeps 4 times. This has happened after I took the fuel tank off to replace the fuel pipe. I haven't tried starting the bike for about 4 weeks as the fuel pipe was leaking so I'm not sure if it was like this before I took the tank off? Can anyone help please?

Hi mate,

High chance of a failed unit! Although you say it's an M351, the fault you describe is one that's quite common to a M357. Could you check the yellow sticker on the back of the alarm unit to see what model is written on the yellow sticker?

What you must be sure of though, is that the bike battery isn't flat or the alarm's fuse isn't blown. The fuse could be anywhere but is likely to be under the seat....... I would check to see that a full 12V or more was getting in and out of it's fuseholder!

Remember that I don't mind if you want to give me a call...... 07877 552759.

Cheers,

Pete

Hi

I have the M357T ( I believe original version)

It has only 1 large connector to unit and built in motion sensor (351 had external from what i gather). (also the v2 has a separate power lead)

It does not have any sticker on other than serial number.

Problem is I have only 1 remote and no red card to get another fob made up.

Does anyone have a working M357T with 2 fobs, preferably with a card I can purchase off them. ?

Many thanks

Has it got an internal back-up battery? When my Spyball went berserk after the dealer disconnected the bike battery to do some wiring...they ended up leaving the battery disconnected for a couple of days (to flatten the back-up battery so that the alarm reset...and then 'reregistered' the plipper. It sounded like hocus pocus to me but it worked).louis vuitton bags

same prob as others, got a meta M357T on me blackbird battery went flat over xmas charged it up but alarm keeps goin off found one fuse on alarm system, pulled this out to stop me goin deaf but bike still immobilised. aint got led on fob
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
got red card with code etc but still puzzled!!!!

Hi,

It may well be "jiggered" too, but I need far more information to help.......
1) When the alarm was going off, was it as you turned your ignition on (or maybe moved the bike) and were your indicators flashing too?
2) (You will need to put the alarm fuse back in) Does the PIN disarm "procedure" work?
You might be better off just giving me a call (07877 552759)

Cheers,

Pete
07877 552759

www.abacuscar[b]alarms[/b].co.uk Try this site for pdf data sheets for motorcycle alarms may be of use for reprogramming remotes,alarm cycles and operating instructionsGot similar problem with my Thundercat but Meta357t fitted is doing nothing no bleeps no alarms no flashing lights no led but at least I can start her up,just dare not go anywhere in case the system decides to boot up and leaves me stranded somewhere up the road.....

Hi Rioletta,

You have one of two problems...

1)Sounds obvious, but the unit has failed internally and should be removed as soon as possible!
OR
2)This alarm has a "fail safe" feature..... basically meaning that if it loses power when disarmed and the ignition is on, it will not re-arm until power is returned (which usually would mean replacing it's fuse!).
Check the fuse is good and that power is getting through it (using a test light or voltmeter).

Call me if you're still in a muddle.

Pete
07877 552759

PS I will supply these PDF files free of charge if you like!

hi i have an meta m357 alarm on my hyabusa 1300 the battery went flat on it havent used it for a while put a high powered battery charger on it which starts vehicles and then i heard a pop even with the battery charged now i still cant start it there are no lights flashing for the alarm no noise nothing i think that it has demobalized the bike.do they have a seperate fuse? have any body got any ideas cheers darren.

Hi Darren,
I think that your wife called me for advice........ did you get if sorted or are you still struggling?
Pete
07877 552759

I seem to be having similar issues to others on here....I have a 2005 R1 with a Meta alarm fitted to it. Ive never had a problem with it untill today. I got to work, turned the ignition off and pressed the fob to arm the system as normal... it beeped and off i waked. I got a few feet away and the alarm started going off but the indicators werent flashing like normal. I disarmed the system, turned the ignition on and off then re set it but it beeped 4 times. Then a few sec later it started going off again as before. I disarmed it and re-armed and it did the same 4 beeps then went off..Any suggestions ??  

Yes!..... the alarm has lost power, which should mean that the fuse has blown! It should be in a separate fuseholder, but might also be the "back up" fuse in the bike's fusebox.
There is also a chance that the alarm has failed internally giving the symptoms of a blown fuse..... I have known this several times in the past and this would mean that the alarm would need to be removed! Sorry!
Call me if you like?
Pete
07877 552759

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