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Door Chime Removal How-to (The Easy Way)

Discussion in 'How-To's' started by Trencher, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. s0eebuch

    s0eebuch Guest

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    Thanks Trencher. I just tried your mod last night and it worked, with a slight twist.

    For some reason, I had a little more congestion under my steering column than your pics showed, and I didn't have enough clearance to 'clock' the white switch assembly around past the opening for the little nub plunger.

    So, I took a cable tie and tie'd the nub plunger down into the 'off' position. I then rotated the white switch assembly back to it's orignal position and even had enough space (with the cable tie) to put the old screw back (just to keep everything snug).

    Trim back in place and I was good to go. Ahhh, blessed silence! No more of my Scort reminding me my door is open....seriously, are we drivers too lazy to open our eyes and LOOK for an open door, that we need an audible alarm???

    Thanks again!
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    I just did the mod where you clock the white thing over. Wow. What a difference that makes. I can actually leave the door open for any amount of time without going insane. Thanks for the how to.
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    The pics in this how-to seems to be broken at the moment. Too bad, I wish I could see exactly what the guy was doing in the pics.

    I attacked the annoying door chime problem tonight. I took the little white switch apart to see what's inside and shoved a piece of plastic up in there to prevent the switch pieces from making contact.







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  4. Trencher

    Trencher FEOA Member

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    fixed. I don't come by as much as I should.
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    Gonna try it

    I can't believe I found this thread, even if it's been a while since anyone posted. I will be the HUGEST star in my wife's eyes if I can make her 95 Tracer wagon SHUT THE HELL UP where the key-in-ignition beeper is concerned. I loosened the three bolts under the wheel housing (there's one by the tilt adjustment arm too) but the whole plastic housing seems as one, although there is a seam. Is there a trick to getting the bottom separated? Should I just force it? Squeeze it? Pull real hard? I'm great at breaking things so I thought I'd ask a pretty easy one.
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    Trencher FEOA Member

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    as I recall I just squeezed the sides a bit and then it split open. been some time since I originally did it. got a DSM now with an entirely new venue of problems. :D
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    Huzzah and voila! After finally getting the steering wheel shround off (there was a fourth screw I didn't see) I tried getting into the little white box but after taking the screw off it wouldn't budge. So I closed my eyes and snipped the white wire. Blissful silence from the key chime. Thanks for the help, and confidence to try this myself.
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    Thanks Macgyver4 and others. Saw this thread a year ago and remembered it. Needed to get this done as the chiming has gotten worse on my second gen. Used to be I could turn the key all the way off and it wouldn't chime with the key out and door open. Now it's started chiming all the time- key in the ignition or not. My doors are left open a lot being a musician and loading gear in out of the doors and the tailgate. The damned noise has been making me dizzy!!! So popped off the shroud and the piece of plastic and decided to just duck tape the button on the back of the white piece of plastic. Now the chime will only sound if I leave my lights on- and I can open the door with the key in ignition or out and no chime. Perfect!

    John
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    Re: the way i managed


    omg...pictures....PLEASE....I want to install my own door chime sound haha
  10. MrDan47

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    does the whole white wire thing work on the zx2 also?
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    I found an even easier way and you keep your headlight, and your key on warning with getting rid of the door chime just cut the white wire going to the white plug shown in step 4....thanks for this post i would of never found it with out you
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    No problem. That's why we have them. :D
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    it took me a minute to understand exactly how this was done but its so insanely simple...thank god i dont need to hear my door chiming like fuckin crazy when i have the door open anymore
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    X2

    I have yet to find the answer to this
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    Bringing up an oldy but goody here.

    I took my colum apart an seen that I couldn't twist my white thing either. I pulled the white wire (with orange markings I believe) out and taped the end up. Just my alternative to actually cutting it.

    I highly recommend this as the lights still trip the beeper.
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    What I did to the back doors of my wagon was unscrew the holdings for the little black buttons and cut the wire... I was trying to work, the beeping was giving me a tumor!
  17. koolwhipman

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    Is that a live wire with a cut end now jumping around in your jamb?
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    when i bought my car the old guy i bought it from taped the black door button down. Now the tape is loose on the drives side and ocassionaly goes off.
    i think this will be my next mod.
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    I took this approach on my 98 sedan. The box had a snap on cover, no exterior screws. Two wires with screw in terminals were inside and I unscrewed one terminal, removed the wire, and taped it off.

    A few tips from my experience:

    I used a screwdriver that turns 90 degrees near the tip it worked well for me.

    Disconnecting the negative battery cable is a must. I blew the same fuse twice when "testing" with the contact removed before I taped it off.

    Clear your drivers side floor mat of all tools, debris, etc to speed the search for the little spring that pops out.

    Don't do this mod when it is 90 degrees outside, sweat will run in your eyes while your are upside down under the column.
  20. bigverv

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    fellas, is there a way to make the pictures come up because all they are is an "x" in a box and i am not that good of a direction follower. I really want to get this done, and done the right way so it will still beep if my lights are on and all, but like i said, without the pictures i am pretty much screwed.

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