Originally Posted by woansleftpeg
Is there any way of turning off the incredibly annoying chime to tell you that the key is in the ignition when the door is open?
YES! Its called a Chime Buster
, i just fitted one yesterday.
It wont turn it off completely, Standard Setting is to Chime for 5 Seconds then Stop, but it is customer adjustable from 1 Second to get just one or two chimes at most, or way up to 5 Minutes.
Only one guy i know makes it in Australia and its available through Double Black OffRoad, im sure they'll post them overseas for ya.
DBOR CHIME BUSTER-Jeep JK & TJ, Chrysler PT Cruiser-Dodge Avenger
There is also a manual way with the door latch, shown in this youtube.
How to disable Jeep JK door chime - YouTube
There is also another more permanent way, i did this on my old 07 JK (have a 2013 now) go to an AutoElectrician and have them take out the dam chime speaker altogether! its behind the speedo. bit of a technical job as its in the circuitboard so i wouldn't attempt it myself.
And another thing i did on the 07 JK to get rid of seat belt warning light is simply bridge the two wires going to the seatbelt buckle, the system just thinks the belt is always on. This would kill chime and light but obviously removing the speaker there is no chime anyway, i just wanted the light off too.
So for my 2013 I have the Chime Buster and that not only limits the chimes on 'Key In Ignition and Drivers Door Opened', It also does the same thing for 'HeadLights On, Key Out, Door Opened' Continuous Beeping (i.e. limits it to what you set- 1 or 2 beeps to 5 minutes).
I tried a few times to turn the ‘enhanced belt chiming’ off but it didn’t work even though I got the acknowledgment tone after the 3 belt buckle insertion sequence & then turning the Key to Off.
Now the Instructions say Insert Buckle at least 3 times in 10 Seconds, so I tried 4 Times and wolla that worked!
But I still get the 5 Chimes on starting if the Belt isn’t clipped in, It was suggested here that you would only get 1 Chime if its disabled properly but I still get 5. But unbuckling at any other time there are no chimes and the seatbelt light stays on constant it doesn’t flash.
The 5 Chimes on Start up will probably bug me as i always start the car then put the belt on, so i may still bridge the buckle wires to kill it completely.