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Old 12-28-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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Question Driver Door Alarm

Hey guys,
So you know how when you open the driver's door, that ringing sound goes off when you leave your keys in the ignition? Is there any way to disable that sound? I was looking in the manual, and there might be a fuse for it, but I'm not sure if that's it. Thanks for your help!

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Old 12-28-2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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Hey Bob,

I'm sure you can. There is a ton of stuff you can do with the fancy electronics these things come with, but I got mine as stripped as I could regarding that. Right now in the middle of winter I have the hard top and doors off... Never heard a bell or whistle once since I got it.

Now to answer your question sort of, there is a post on this site that tells you how to get the real manual for your Jeep from the OEM free of charge. It's around 600 pages, not like the quick start manual the dealership gave you. I turned off my hill assist and tuned my acc. take off by reading that book.

Sorry but I don't remember the link, but I got mine in about 4 days. Just give them your VIN and it's a done did deal.

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Old 12-28-2012, 11:13 PM   #3
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I wanted to disable mine too, I yanked the TJ's out so I figured why bother having it. Well, the JK uses it for all sorts of warnings, so I decided to keep it, but make it quieter. I also didn't want to risk screwing up a bunch of stuff due to the CANBUS crud the JK has either.

So, here's the fix (based on a 2013). First remove your dash cover on the driver's side. Start by pulling the panel off under the steering wheel, just pull it from the top using your fingers, it's clipped in (be careful with the clips).

Then unscrew the two screws on either side of the steering wheel. The piece includes the area around the stereo too. Using the area by the steering wheel, reach behind it and pull firm and slow to get the panel released. It has a bunch of the same plastic tabs as the first piece.

Now you'll see the instrument panel. Unscrew the screws there, unclip the harness from the back by pushing in the tab, and remove it. Put the instrument panel face down on a soft towel (plastic front scratches easy). Use a small flat head screwdriver to pry the clips open all the way around the back of the unit. (See below in orange.) You'll see a circuit board when you open it.

On the upper right side of the circuit board there's a round buzzer (see below in green). In the TJ's the solution was to grab onto it firmly and twist it off, leaving two soldering wires broken off at the board. It was here I debated whether I might screw up the CANBUS and decided to mod it instead. The small hole in the middle of the buzzer allows the buzzer to 'breathe' and blocking it reduces the amount of noise produced - however - it also can make it sound buzzy instead of beepy. I found that instead of blocking it off with tape (works but buzzy), it works better to use a piece of 1/4 sponge over it. Doing this will quiet the beep but not create a buzzy annoyance. You can adjust the sponge as needed, or tape over it with duct tape and a sponge and it will go away. The bad part of adjusting it is you have to plug it back in to test it - the harness tabs made my fingertips hurt after a few tries.

Put it back together again and done.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:59 AM   #4
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There was a post like this awhile back. If I remember right, he came up with the idea of starting the car again with the door already open. That way it's like having the doors off and won't bing. I think maybe if you just undo the doors wire harness it won't bing.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:06 AM   #5
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Found the thread
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/new...jk-196376.html

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A couple of these are close.

Of course leaving the window open is one partial solution but leaves out the part about when you want/need to have the door open for extended period.

Here's what I found:

Open the door. Put in key and turn on radio. The chime dings for about 4 or 6 times, then quits. The secret is open the door before you put in the key. Don't close the door or it will again chime endlessly as long as the door is open.

Don't know how the mysterious computer brain and electric buss/etc knows about all this. Don't know if it was an INTENDED design feature. Don't know whether it affects other Jeeps.

If any are interested, give it a try and report your results.

There's at least three other mysterious electronic events that continue to occur unresolved.

Baby Huey: thanks for your inquiry. No, my radio issue has not resolved at all. In fact, I've become rather compulsive about it, and now have moved to the "How can I possibly STAND this" gonna-have-to-replace-something mode.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:38 AM   #6
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Now to answer your question sort of, there is a post on this site that tells you how to get the real manual for your Jeep from the OEM free of charge. It's around 600 pages, not like the quick start manual the dealership gave you. I turned off my hill assist and tuned my acc. take off by reading that book.
You can also d/l a pdf copy of the owners manual for free from here:

Jeep Wrangler Owners Manual

Although I put "wrangler" in the link it is available for any model Jeep, from 2004 to present.

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