He said he's willing to pay to have it disconnected. I know it's wrong and foolish but he really hates it. He wears a hearing aid;maybe that's why it seems so harsh to him.
What's kind of ironic is that I just paid over $100 for a harness to replace my stock radio with a Pioneer deck. It has the chime electronics incorporated into it (03 and newer appl) . The older conversion harness was only about $25.
Thanks for the replies so far.