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Old 01-14-2011, 07:13 AM   #1
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door open chime

Not sure if this is normal. New to TJ's and I didn't find it in the manual or by searching on this forum. As soon as I open the driver's door, I get the chime coming on. No key in the ignition, no headlights on or anything else that the vehicle would be warning me about. Just the friggin chime comes on and of course the courtesy lights come on. NORMAL ???? If so, how do I deactivate this feature. Thanks for any help.

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Old 01-14-2011, 07:19 AM   #2
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Courtesy lights coming on when you open the door is normal. The chime usually indicates you forgot something (headlights, keys), but if you say there isn't then its either a faulty wire somewhere making it think you left something on, or I dont know...

there should be a fuse panel behind your glovebox and one of the fuses should be listed as door something or other. I'm sure someone will chime in with the right one. Just pull that and it will stop the chime and the lights

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look for something like "door switch defeat" on the fuse panel...can't remember the number...it's the fuse you pull when you remove the doors to stop the lights from staying on. However, your interior lights also will no longer work unless you manually turn them on with the switch.

The issue you you're having isn't normal and can't be "disabled" other than by being fixed...
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The fuse is #4.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:56 AM   #5
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What year is your TJ?

Do you have an owner's manual? If so there is also a table in the back of it that shows which fuses go to where.

When you push the button in on the door frame, does the light turn off and the chime stop? Try it.
If so, all you SHOULD have to do is pull the #4 fuse in your panel.

Here's a handy little write up too, gives a different option. I'm not saying I'd install my switch exactly where this person did, but that's not the point of the thing
http://www.northjerseyjeepclub.org/s...h-over-ride%29
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mine does that same thing and it took me awhile to figure out but it reminds me that i left the faceplate of my stereo in
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:07 AM   #7
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I got a 97 TJ and its fuse 4 in the lower right hand corner of the fuse panel behind your glove box
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What year is your TJ?

Do you have an owner's manual? If so there is also a table in the back of it that shows which fuses go to where.

When you push the button in on the door frame, does the light turn off and the chime stop? Try it.
If so, all you SHOULD have to do is pull the #4 fuse in your panel.

Here's a handy little write up too, gives a different option. I'm not saying I'd install my switch exactly where this person did, but that's not the point of the thing
Simple TJ Tech (interior light door switch over ride)
When I push in the door switch button, the chime stops and the courtesy lights go out. I didn't think the chime on was normal but this is my first TJ (97) so I wasn't sure what is normal. Someone put in an aftermarket radio in, and someone else said they had that problem due to the stereo face plate being left on. This may well be the cause of the problem. Funny thing is I had the vehicle in at Jackie Jones Jeep dealer in Hayesville, NC for quite a bit of other work, and nobody there noticed this issue ?????? I'll use someone else when I get back up there. Back in FL for the time being.....glad of that too !!
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Thanks to all of you for your help. This is a great forum, especially for us ignorant newbies who aren't sure if these issues are part of the norm or a sign of another problem. I'm a little disappointed in the dealer up there so I think I'll rely on a local guy who specialized in Jeeps and works out of his house. He's been recommended by a few people who own jeeps and had work done on theirs. I talked to one guy up in Murphy, Farmers 4x4, and I think I know more about jeeps than he does, wasn't impressed about his "well, Jeeps do weird things, and you gotta get used to it". Again many thanks to all of you for your help.
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Thanks to all of you for your help. This is a great forum, especially for us ignorant newbies who aren't sure if these issues are part of the norm or a sign of another problem. I'm a little disappointed in the dealer up there so I think I'll rely on a local guy who specialized in Jeeps and works out of his house. He's been recommended by a few people who own jeeps and had work done on theirs. I talked to one guy up in Murphy, Farmers 4x4, and I think I know more about jeeps than he does, wasn't impressed about his "well, Jeeps do weird things, and you gotta get used to it". Again many thanks to all of you for your help.
Unfortunately, in this instance, he's right. The saying "It's a Jeep thing" covers a broad spectrum of the Jeep personality and adventure.

OK, so back to your switch.
Did you try popping that fuse?
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Unfortunately, in this instance, he's right. The saying "It's a Jeep thing" covers a broad spectrum of the Jeep personality and adventure.

OK, so back to your switch.
Did you try popping that fuse?

No, the Jeep is in Murphy, NC and I'm in Melbourne, FL. It will be late March before we get back up there. Since the radio the last guy put in doesn't play very well, I bought a new Sony to replace it. And since there may be an issue with the radio installation causing this problem, I thought I'd let the local Jeep guy install the radio (also fix the defrost/heat vent issue) and see if the radio install doesn't cure the issue. If not, then either he or I later will do a wiring check. I'm getting a right knee replacement early Feb so I'll wait to see how well I do before deciding if I or someone else works on this. Thanks for asking.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:32 PM   #12
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it could very well be the ignition switch is worn out and it thinks the key is still in it.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:23 AM   #13
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Door chime/ beep

Because I want both the internal light and the beep gone I put a switch in connected to the purple wire in the dash. When the switch is off the beep and internal light are off when the switch is on the annoying beep comes back but the internal light works.
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My '00 had a bad ignition cylinder and my key would come out in all positions. At the time I would turn the key to what I thought was off and take the key out, but it was not really in the off position. Maybe yours is the same way and the electronics think the key is still in.
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My '00 had a bad ignition cylinder and my key would come out in all positions. At the time I would turn the key to what I thought was off and take the key out, but it was not really in the off position. Maybe yours is the same way and the electronics think the key is still in.
I was thinking the same thing
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My '00 had a bad ignition cylinder and my key would come out in all positions. At the time I would turn the key to what I thought was off and take the key out, but it was not really in the off position. Maybe yours is the same way and the electronics think the key is still in.
I have that same problem How much is it to get it fixed? Did you do it yourself?
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I picked one up at my local auto parts store. It came with new tumblers so that I could key it to match my current key. Between keying the tumblers, removing the old one and installing the new one, I had about 20 minutes involved in it. The hardest part is getting the old one out when your key doesn't want to stay in it. Its really a pretty simple process though.
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I picked one up at my local auto parts store. It came with new tumblers so that I could key it to match my current key. Between keying the tumblers, removing the old one and installing the new one, I had about 20 minutes involved in it. The hardest part is getting the old one out when your key doesn't want to stay in it. Its really a pretty simple process though.
Do you have a write up or anything that you followed? Or could you let me know how to do it please!! Would be greatly appreciated!
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I don't have a write up on it, but what you do is:
Insert your key and turn to on position,
Underneath the ignition switch is a small hole in the plastic covering, the cylinder is held in by a small spring loaded pin,
Use a small punch or screwdriver to push this pin up while pulling outward on the key
(my key would come out so I had to rock the punch forward and back to work out the cylinder)
Once the cylinder is out, turn key back to off position and remove key,
Your new cylinder will have directions on how to re-key to fit your existing key,
Once re-keyed, insert your key and turn it to on position and insert cylinder back into steering column until the pin locks it into place,
turn key back to off and remove and your done!
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Mine starts beeping sometimes while driving with no reason and stops when I turn on
and off the Hazzard lights...
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I don't have a write up on it, but what you do is:
Insert your key and turn to on position,
Underneath the ignition switch is a small hole in the plastic covering, the cylinder is held in by a small spring loaded pin,
Use a small punch or screwdriver to push this pin up while pulling outward on the key
(my key would come out so I had to rock the punch forward and back to work out the cylinder)
Once the cylinder is out, turn key back to off position and remove key,
Your new cylinder will have directions on how to re-key to fit your existing key,
Once re-keyed, insert your key and turn it to on position and insert cylinder back into steering column until the pin locks it into place,
turn key back to off and remove and your done!
Okay thank you for your help! I will have to do that soon because my ignition will turn even with other people's keys sometimes.. So it's a good idea to fix that.

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