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Old 01-23-2012, 06:46 AM   #1
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Warning chime comes on with no indicator light

So I just bought this 2004 Wrangler Sport with 6 cyl & 5 speed manual transmission and love it so far. Friday on my way to work the warning chime started dinging with no indicator light on dash. All gauges looked good but the alarm would chime for @ 3 minutes then stop and then re-start in 30 sec's. happened all the way to work. I did notice if I turn on the right turn signal it would stop the chime but then restarts in 30 seconds or so. Also it didn't happen on the way home or all weekend, but it did start again this morning on the way to work. Has this happened to anyone?

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Old 01-23-2012, 06:59 AM   #2
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I have an o6 Rubi and that happens to me occasionally too. The first time I was headed out of town. When it started I pulled off, looked all over the Jeep for something amiss. Finally decided to just keep on driving. After about 30 miles of total insanity listening to that dang thing ding, it just stopped.

It's happened a few times since and I have yet to find the source of the chime. I have plugged and unplugged seat belts, stopped, ran it through the gears, disconnected wiring under the seat, ran it backwards and forwards, ran through the transfer case, flicked all the switches I could find and still it just does as it darn well pleases.

I strongly suspect that it's a poor connection of some sort (likely dirt related) that has to do with the seat belt chime but that one only dings 5 times usually.

Man, ya got me, but if we get it figured out, that would be awesome! The thing drives me bug nuts.

Yours really sounds like the seat belt chime. Get under the seats and clean the connectors for the indicator and see if you can clean out inside the buckle too. It may just have some built up crud in it. Good luck to you!

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Old 01-23-2012, 09:06 AM   #3
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Do you happen to have your headlights on at the time the chime starts?

For some reason my 06 Rubi starts to chime after a few minutes when I turn on the headlights. If I turn them off, the chiming stops.

This goes on for a few cycles and then finally stops.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:34 AM   #4
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Do you happen to have your headlights on at the time the chime starts?

For some reason my 06 Rubi starts to chime after a few minutes when I turn on the headlights. If I turn them off, the chiming stops.

This goes on for a few cycles and then finally stops.
Now that you mention it, both times my lights were on. I'll see if the chime stops when shutting them off. I know for sure if I turn on right blinker the chime goes off the resets it self
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Well, now that you mention it... I always drive with my lights on.
Something I started doing many years ago in Alaska, never stopped.

Gives me one more thing to check out.
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:31 AM   #6
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Do you happen to have your headlights on at the time the chime starts?

For some reason my 06 Rubi starts to chime after a few minutes when I turn on the headlights. If I turn them off, the chiming stops.

This goes on for a few cycles and then finally stops.
Just went out for lunch, with headlights on it started chiming. Turned off headlights and chime goes away. I think its something in the turn signal switch. Also noticed the left blinker dash light was on very dim. I turned on the left blinker then off and light went out completely.
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Well then, you might want to check your bulbs and check their connections very closely. Particularly the tail light bulbs. Those little nubs on them get compressed and cause a less than perfect connection.
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Next time mine acts up, I'll try the headlight switch and see what happens. This really has me thinking about it now.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:53 PM   #9
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Called the dealer today just to get a price on a multi function turn signal switch and it was $214.00 I'll check out tail lights when I get home from work.
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So I came home today and did a little trouble shooting on my electrical problem. It turns out that my left front marker light socket under the headlight had some corrosion in the socket. This socket also feeds power to the L/F fender marker light, which intern caused the fender marker light to glow very dim. This is why the left blinker on the dash was very dim as well. The electrical system must have sensed a voltage problem. The system seen the low current draw and turned on the chime as a warning. The reason it was intermittent was that if you wiggled the bulb in the socket it made or lost the connection. So problem solved. Went for a ride and no chimes.

Now I just need to get my third break light to work. That's another topic coming soon. Thanks everyone for your input. Hope this helps anyone else with this problem in the future.

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The electrical system must have sensed a voltage problem. The system seen the low current draw and turned on the chime as a warning. The reason it was intermittent was that if you wiggled the bulb in the socket it made or lost the connection. So problem solved. Went for a ride and no chimes.
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Interesting. That would also explain why turning off the lights would make the chime go away - no lights on = no low current draw.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:21 AM   #12
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Hey Ray, thanks for posting up the solution that you came up with!
It's a WHOLE lot better than $214 for a new switch!

I recently converted my front lights all to LED, so I'll have to wait and see if that was my problem too. If my Jeep starts dinging at me again, I'll know where to start looking.

Great post!! Thanks again!
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Now I just need to get my third break light to work. That's another topic coming soon. Thanks everyone for your input. Hope this helps anyone else with this problem in the future.

Ray
On that third brake light, the first place I would look is the connection at the tailgate. Those two little metal dots that make the connection when the gate is closed. Try scrubbing them, and the ones on the gate with a bit of 0000 steel wool and see if it helps.
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On that third brake light, the first place I would look is the connection at the tailgate. Those two little metal dots that make the connection when the gate is closed. Try scrubbing them, and the ones on the gate with a bit of 0000 steel wool and see if it helps.
Hey Kate, Thanks for your comments. As for the third break light goes, I found that the top contact which is the ground, lost its connection. I have to get to the back side of that contact to see what happened. Hopefully I wont need to pull the entire fender well to get a good look.
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All fixed

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On that third brake light, the first place I would look is the connection at the tailgate. Those two little metal dots that make the connection when the gate is closed. Try scrubbing them, and the ones on the gate with a bit of 0000 steel wool and see if it helps.
Third break light is working once again. To see how I fixed it, see the following thread. Thank you everyone for your suggestions.

On the road again, I can't wait to get on the road again

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/thir...ml#post1956993
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Hi all! Glad to find and read through this thread - in my '04 Rubi, the warning chime also comes on on the rare occasion, but *always* turns off as soon as I click my left turn signal, even with just one blinks-worth. It often doesn't turn on again until days, weeks, sometimes a month or more later, and I think it may be "triggered" by suddenly-sharp turns or bumps in the road. No dash lights or anything else are affected - no dimming anywhere at any time.

I think I'll start by taking a look at all of the lights and make sure they're seated snugly and cleanly! Can't hurt, at least - thanks for the idea, everyone!
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Good luck mech. Let us know how you make out. It helps to have an extra person working all the lights while your walking around the jeep.
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I found this doing a search so I'll just continue with this thread.

My 2015 just started doing this. After the jeep starts about 5 seconds later I get a single warning beep, no indicator lights at all. This happens every time I start up. Jeep is all stock electrically. Any ideas?


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Didn't Realize this was tj. I reposed in jk.

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