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how do i find and disable that dang key-in-ingnition/door open chime? it drives me nuts.
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This was written for 2001~2003 but will also work on your 97. The location and layout of the GEM is a little different but the color codes are the same.

http://www.generation-edge.info/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2224
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please just tell me how to disable chime-break it or what ever- this is my hunting truck nothing more. I don't care if chime does other things I want a dead chime
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The link I posted above will kill the chime and still allow the dome light to work. It's easy. Just jump one wire.
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same thing

i don't mean to steal your tread but my 97 the dome light will not turn off and my door chime goes crazy when the key is turned to acc even when the door is closed. do i need to take the same steps (jumping the wires) or do i need to replace my GEM?
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same thing

i don't mean to steal your tread but my dome light will not turn off and my door chime goes crazy when the key is turned to acc even when the door is closed. do i need to take the same steps (jumping the wires) or do i need to replace my GEM?my truck is also a 97
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Probably just need to lube the door ajar switch (part of the door latch). They get gummed up and stick.
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i don't mean to steal your tread but my dome light will not turn off and my door chime goes crazy when the key is turned to acc even when the door is closed. do i need to take the same steps (jumping the wires) or do i need to replace my GEM?my truck is also a 97
Try lubing your door latchs and working the latch asm.
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i pulled my ignition out and snapped off the little orange plastic piece. thats what i do to all of my vehicles.
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I can't get thre dang radio out-the right side come loose easy but the left side I can't get to unlatch. By the way this is my hunting truck so I want the light , ignition and seat beat chine disabled. got thelight by removing one screw anddisconnected seat belt so I got one to go.
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I want the light , ignition and seat beat chine disabled. got thelight by removing one screw anddisconnected seat belt so I got one to go.
It sounds like you have deleted everything except the ignition key sense. You can disable that by cutting and taping the black/pink wire to the ignition lock (right side of steering column). Don't touch anything else in that harness because the airbag wires are in there.
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almost there i think. got the side plate of streering col. off and there is a bk/pk wire kind'a by itself that runs to a little blue thing that if i move it with my finger i can make the chime chime-is that the right one
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I hear you on that chime...drove me stir crazy also. I have an 88 ranger and my buzzer was threw the glove box mounted up under the top of the dash. I was able to feel it out and then just pulled it out and unclipped it. Presto...no more eeehhhhhhhhh...wow was that annoying!
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Probably just need to lube the door ajar switch (part of the door latch). They get gummed up and stick.

This post has made me the happiest ranger owner in the world! I've been fighting with my damn door chime since the day I bought the truck. I did everything else but hit it with some WD40. I first tried the fuse, but that also disabled the speedometer and wipers. I tried to unplug the pin from the wiring harness, and although the speedo worked, I didn't realize my wipers were disabled until I was caught in the rain. Thank you rwenzing and R-F!!!
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