07-15-2013, 05:15 PM
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: San Diego
Disabling the chime - rings too often!
Have a 2007 JK, bought used in '10. Began upgrading it slowly and just did the poor-man's Teraflex lift (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.
But I paid another price 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.
Is there a straightforward way to turn off the chime, for all circumstances?
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 --
"A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke." Rudyard Kipling