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Old 10-29-2007, 02:59 PM   #1
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Has anybody installed a headlight chime?

It hasn't happened yet, but it's probably only a matter of time. I left the lights on 2x in my Bronco, and the wife left the lights on in the Jeep the other day. Fortunately, the neighbor came over and told us they were on.

If so - how should it get wired?

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Old 10-29-2007, 11:52 PM   #2
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I usually spend my time figuring out how to get rid of them.

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Old 10-30-2007, 12:43 AM   #3
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^^^^ x2 I love the lack of idiot chimes on cars
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:38 PM   #4
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Well, there were 37 views, so I'm sure somebody else has an interest. Here's what I found on another site:

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I did this. I went to Radio Snack, and bought a 12V chime. It only costs a
couple of bucks. Hook the Pos+ to Headlight at the fuse box. Hook Neg- to
Ign. or Acc. at the fuse box. Five minute install. When the headlights are
on, they supply the power to the positive side. If the ignition is on, you
get no ground supplied to the beeper/buzzer. When you turn off the
ignition, it provides the ground you need. Works great, is cheap, easy to
install, and saves you from the embarassment of telling someone that your
beautiful car needs a jump because some dope left the lights on. No relays
required.
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The radio shack part# is 273-071
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:12 PM   #5
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Well, there were 37 views, so I'm sure somebody else has an interest. Here's what I found on another site:

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I did this. I went to Radio Snack, and bought a 12V chime. It only costs a
couple of bucks. Hook the Pos+ to Headlight at the fuse box. Hook Neg- to
Ign. or Acc. at the fuse box. Five minute install. When the headlights are
on, they supply the power to the positive side. If the ignition is on, you
get no ground supplied to the beeper/buzzer. When you turn off the
ignition, it provides the ground you need. Works great, is cheap, easy to
install, and saves you from the embarassment of telling someone that your
beautiful car needs a jump because some dope left the lights on. No relays
required.
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The radio shack part# is 273-071
I thought this was a dumb thread, until last night, when I realized that I left my lights on all day and my battery was stone dead! Looks like I might be adding one, since I've become spoiled by the fact that this is my only vehicle with manual headlights!

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Old 10-31-2007, 04:02 PM   #6
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It's easy to do if you get in your car pre-dawn and turn the headlights on, then get out of your car when the sun is up.
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:09 PM   #7
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i think its a good idea. batteries arent cheap any more, at least for a good one any ways.
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:06 PM   #8
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I have done that about 6 times...
guess its time for me install some idiot reminders
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I FREAKING LOVE THIS SITE!!!...thank you so much for this solution.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:59 PM   #10
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Mine chime's at me when I leave the lights on and open the door...or leave the key in the ignition...or don't have my seat belt on when I turn it on...
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:04 PM   #11
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if ya wanna get really fancy, pick up some automotive timing relays (similar to the kind used for your blinkers) and hook it up to be grounded when off (to your ignition). the timer goes off, i think its preset at 30 seconds, and cuts the power to your headlight circuit.
works great on mine. has the effect of modern headlights.

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