96 Saturn -- How Do You Disable Runaway Chime?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by jl, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. jl

    jl Guest

    It blasts my ears. I know where the damn thing is -- it's behind the
    front cover on the driver's side console. But I understand that if it
    is removed, some necessary functions will be lost. All I want rid of
    is the constant noise, which is to warn that the headlights are on
    when the key has been removed, when the headlights are NOT on.

    I also understand that the glitch is due to wear and tear on the
    ignition switch, but that's too damn expensive to replace.

    There ought to be a way to disable the chime without disabling the
    other functions of the unit.
    Maybe just by clipping one of the wires or snipping something?

    jl, Sep 1, 2009
  2. jl

    marx404 Guest

    Not 100% positive but on most GM vehicles you will have to spelunk under the
    driver's side dash and there should be a plug-in piezo buzzer. Thats what
    makes the chime. You should be able to remove it safely. I would not be
    cutting any wires unless you know exactly what you are doing. Look also as I
    replied in the other post you posted, behind the drivers side center panel.
    It removes with velcro.
    marx404, Sep 1, 2009
  3. jl

    marx404 Guest

    Also, I am not aware of any other functions that are dependent on the piezo
    door buzzer.
    marx404, Sep 1, 2009
  4. jl

    raamman Guest

    just smash the fucking car and get a new one with the bit of insurance
    money you'll get
    raamman, Sep 3, 2009
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