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Old 07-16-2013, 09:44 PM   #1
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Hate the chime - rings too often!

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Have a 2007 JK, bought used in '10. Began upgrading it slowly and just did the poor-man's lift (Teraflex leveling kit) and mounted 33" BFG KM2s.

Had to pay the dealer to disconnect the ESP because the sensors did not like the tire handling, and kept trying to autobrake the vehicle on turns. Fine - after raising a stink the dealer only charged me $50. The dealer insisted that the ESP was working fine but could not work with the larger tires. No loss for me. I always felt the ESP was a POS because it would engage on certain roads that were not slippery but just had a certain bumpiness.

But I paid another price for having the dealer turn off ESP because now the chime constantly rings whenever I switch into gear or change gears, "reminding" me that the ESP has been turned off. Very annoying especially when doing a 15 point turn on a narrow road.

Wouldn't mind disabling the chime as well for leaving the key in the ignition when I'm scouting out a line without a spotter.

So my question -- is there a straightforward way to turn off or disable the chime permanently?

Browsing the forum, I found one old post that said to "pull fuse 4." Well, the '07 JKs don't have a "fuse 4" but they have cartridge fuses (J1-J22) and Mini-fuses (M1-M38). And the fuses are not clearly labeled by the J and M designations. I think Chrysler didn't want owners messing with them.

Found another post that said to put epoxy into the chime itself. If that's the best recommendation could you provide step-by-step instructions for someone who only changes oil and filters? E.g., where to find this component, what it looks like, cautions, etc? Hate to admit it but I just do basic maintenance on my rig and removing panels, cutting wires, is not instinctive to me.

Already did the sequence to disable the chime for unbuckled seat belts, so no need to provide that.

Surely another JK rig owner has been through this. Cheers and thanks --

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Old 07-16-2013, 10:06 PM   #2
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Turn your esp back on, balance your tires and get an alignment. Might be clock spring too. I ran a 3.5" lift with 35's on an 07 for years, this problem happened at lift install. Alignment and clock spring alignment remedied it. Sounds like your service department sucks.
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