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Old 10-22-2010
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door dinger mod

Hello

I took a look at the door dinger mod for pre-'03 Rangers, pulled out my stereo to have at it, but the GEM on my '97 is not the same as pictured in the mod procedure. There is only one connector, and I didn't find the specified wires.

Anybody know the procedure for a '97? That dinging is driving me nuts, and I've only had the truck a few days.

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i did a mod on my dinger, i HATE having the ding with the key in, but lovethe head light on warning, so killing it off all together was not going down. i was working on on project and stephen.g.fiddes got a great idea and dug in the steering colom. we basically snipped a wire that goes to the key assembly with a blue thing on the end... end result no more key ding
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i did a mod on my dinger, i HATE having the ding with the key in, but lovethe head light on warning, so killing it off all together was not going down. i was working on on project and stephen.g.fiddes got a great idea and dug in the steering colom. we basically snipped a wire that goes to the key assembly with a blue thing on the end... end result no more key ding
Do you have any more details on what you did? I hate my key dinger
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ill see if i can get stephen to post, i was kinda per occupied. i belive he has pics.
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Take the GEM apart and unsolder the little speaker.
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i did a mod on my dinger, i HATE having the ding with the key in, but lovethe head light on warning, so killing it off all together was not going down. i was working on on project and stephen.g.fiddes got a great idea and dug in the steering colom. we basically snipped a wire that goes to the key assembly with a blue thing on the end... end result no more key ding
Thats basically what I did, only I pulled the ignition assembly out and broke off the plastic switch piece. Also when it is out you can see a little metal tab the is sticking out of the hole on the column. That tab goes to the blue wire. I just broke that off as well as the switch piece that it touches and now no more dinger. Headlight dinger obviously still works.
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I think I'm going to try this, if anyone can dig up pics that would be great. But I think as soon as I get the ignition piece out, I should see what you're talking about
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Thats basically what I did, only I pulled the ignition assembly out and broke off the plastic switch piece. Also when it is out you can see a little metal tab the is sticking out of the hole on the column. That tab goes to the blue wire. I just broke that off as well as the switch piece that it touches and now no more dinger. Headlight dinger obviously still works.
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i did a mod on my dinger, i HATE having the ding with the key in, but lovethe head light on warning, so killing it off all together was not going down. i was working on on project and stephen.g.fiddes got a great idea and dug in the steering colom. we basically snipped a wire that goes to the key assembly with a blue thing on the end... end result no more key ding
Just did this, love it
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Just did this, love it
how difficult was it?
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how difficult was it?
Super easy, once you take the plastic covers off the steering column ( 3 screws) It's practically the first wire you see on the ignition cylinder
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