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Old 12-15-2016, 11:44 PM
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Disabling that STUPID "Key In Ignition" alarm

Like many of you, that stupid repeated beeping while the key is in the ignition is the most must be KILLED ... Anyone have ANY insight on how to do this?

Method 1, unplugging door sensor - Then lights don't work
Method 2, latch door when open - inconvenient and I'm not going to flip the door striker latch when i check the mail
Method3, remove the speaker from the cluster - i don't mind other bings and WANT the turn signal click sound
Method 4, chimebuster - Just NO.
Old TJ method, keys fall out after a few thousand miles, just throw them in the center console when ACC is on or unplug the "key sense" sensor.

I tried buying a NEW ignition switch and modifying the sensor inside to always think the key is removed, jeep is smart and in ANY position other than OFF, the jeep uses to other positions to assume they key is in... In other words, jeep in ACC and key sensor disabled, jeep still screams about having a key in the ignition. Only place this works is in the off position, which i slide out my key anyways when in the garage.

I find it funny, i can disable the chime for the seatbelt which, in the insurance eyes can kill me... but I can't disable a chime for leaving the key in the ignition...... it seems insurance and legislation is MORE concerned about a car being stolen than me flying through the windshield...

ANYWAYS, if there is a dealer override, i would totally bribe my local dealer to program the TIPM to SHUT UP.

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Sounds like you're further along on this than anyone else. If you can't defeat it by futzing with a spare ignition switch, sounds like a ones-and-zeros problem, and therefore way out of my league.

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Old 12-16-2016, 01:30 PM
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Sounds like you're further along on this than anyone else. If you can't defeat it by futzing with a spare ignition switch, sounds like a ones-and-zeros problem, and therefore way out of my league.
Thanks for getting back ... i totally think its software ... all well ...
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One thing i could do id perhaps pull a wire out of the connector:

Pin 1 Key Sense Return
Pin 2 Key sense

But I have a feeling pulling the key sense (purple wire) could cause issues, but worth a test...
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What happen when the doors is off, does the chime still work?
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Old 12-17-2016, 03:49 PM
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What happen when the doors is off, does the chime still work?
door off = sensor unplugged... but also no dome lights... i am half way tempted to unplug the doors and just use the switches manually...
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Post #7 here!

I agree this is one of the most important mods one can do!!!!
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Got Rid of the DARN Door Chime with Chime Buster[/url]

Post #7 here is the answer.
That is not the answer because if you bothered to read the post you would have seen he very clearly addressed this:

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Method 4, chimebuster - Just NO.
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Oh, yeah, I guess if you read that thread to Post #7 you'd see it's not about using the chimebuster, but how to pull the dash cluster out and disable the actual buzzer.

You seem to be really helpful.
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One thing i could do id perhaps pull a wire out of the connector:

Pin 1 Key Sense Return
Pin 2 Key sense

But I have a feeling pulling the key sense (purple wire) could cause issues, but worth a test...
I can chime in here...no pun intended.

When I bought my Jeep, the purple wire was broken at the connector.

I didn't have the "door open" or "key in ignition" chimes, but I also didn't have a dome light with door open, the radio didn't shut off when I opened the door, and I had no "you left your lights on, you idiot" alarm.

I ended up soldering the wire back to the harness and I deal with the "door open" chime.

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If I could find accurate electrical drawings might solve this.
Has anyone found good electrical drawings?
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Oh, yeah, I guess if you read that thread to Post #7 you'd see it's not about using the chimebuster, but how to pull the dash cluster out and disable the actual buzzer.

You seem to be really helpful.
Oh.

I'm sorry.

I actually did read that thread all the way through.

But you know what?

In Method 3 in THIS post, the OP also posted "i don't mind other bings and WANT the turn signal click sound"

You know what that means? You still did not read THIS thread. So before you bust on someone trying to say they are not being helpful, how about you do your due diligence and READ THE ORIGINAL POST TO SEE WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING TO ACCOMPLISH!!!!!!!!!!
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you really are a troll. go back and read your non-productive input. so far all you've done is complain and offered no actual technical input.

I'm going to pull the dash, remove the buzzer and then see what happens. The post for removing the buzzer is old, the person that posted it is no longer on that forum so there really isn't any information about what sounds are or are not produced.
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what year is your jeep. mines a 2016 i believe beep comes from the sound bar drivers side tweeter. when i replace my speakers i notice that that one has its own source from the woofer pass side woofer and tweeter shared the wire. i haven't heard the beep since because i never connected that one.
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So this is just slightly different that what was described in the JK-Forum. This is from my 2014.

U-shaped plastic trim under steering wheel column snaps off from top edge closest to steering wheel column and is hinged at bottom. Once that is pulled off you can see the two (one per side) 7-mm head screws on each side of the steering wheel column. These need to be removed to remove the large trim piece that surrounds the dash cluster, radio, window controls, etc.

Additionally, there is one 7-mm head screw under the protective liner of the dash cubby and one behind the windows controller in the center of the dash.
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Once you've removed those 4 screws the larger dash trim is just held in with clips and pulls straight off.

There are four 7-mm screws holding the dash cluster in place that need to be removed. There are three electrical plug connections at the top rear of the dash cluster that need to be pulled.
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Once the dash cluster in out, the white plastic tabs around the edge and two tabs near the center need to be released. This is much easier when it is all warm and with two sets of hands.

The buzzer is in the same location as shown in the JK-Forum post but on mine it was somewhat glued in place and had two soldered connections. I slightly twisted and pulled and it broke off rather easily.

Re-assembly reverse of steps.

Total of eight screws that need to be removed. Very simple and took less than 30 minutes.

Results:
No Key in Ignition alarm sound
No Door or Tailgate Ajar alarm sound
No Headlights On alarm sound
Turn signals still make audible clicking sound.

Don't forget to disconnect the battery prior to doing any of this work. I took the photos during the re-assembly.
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never mind about my post. heard the chime today. got so used to it i just drown it out.
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never mind about my post. heard the chime today. got so used to it i just drown it out.
LOL and good one! I just treat it as if the missus is talking you know...unable to silence it...just deal with it!
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Addition to above:

No Fasten Seatbelt alarm. Dash light still flashes, just no corresponding noise.
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Thought...For TJs, to avoid having to pull a fuse every time you take your doors off one would install a switch to flip and turn off the dome light (this is what I had on my old TJ).

Why not just put a switch in?
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hate that ding.
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i really dislike that alarm
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Once the dash cluster in out, the white plastic tabs around the edge and two tabs near the center need to be released. This is much easier when it is all warm and with two sets of hands.

The buzzer is in the same location as shown in the JK-Forum post but on mine it was somewhat glued in place and had two soldered connections. I slightly twisted and pulled and it broke off rather easily.

Re-assembly reverse of steps.

Total of eight screws that need to be removed. Very simple and took less than 30 minutes.

Results:
No Key in Ignition alarm sound
No Door or Tailgate Ajar alarm sound
No Headlights On alarm sound
Turn signals still make audible clicking sound.

Don't forget to disconnect the battery prior to doing any of this work. I took the photos during the re-assembly.
Thats intense!
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No Fasten Seatbelt alarm. Dash light still flashes, just no corresponding noise.
Glad to hear that the turn signal clicker still works, guess there is another speaker elsewhere... i MAY go this route, drove an older car and the bliss of turning it on and no blinky lights, no nagging buzzers...
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I'm sorry if I missed this but why do you want to remove the key in chime? I may be missing something but I do not understand why this is an issue. If you want to have the doors open with the key in the ignition, turn the key to the on position without actually starting the vehicle and the chime will ding 3 or 4 times and then not chime again until you remove the key or put it back to the acc position.

As for those who are annoyed with the seatbelt chime, there are a number of posts on this site that have the 4 step process to disable the BeltAlert system on most FCA vehicles.

Check here and here.
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Well i performed the chime speakerectomy... I dont miss it... also removed rear head rests, replaced headunit with factory non touchscreen radio, still have sirius and Uconnect, but removed the Uconnect buttons on radio and sterring wheel (stock parts) ... i think i removed all annoyances, oh also removed warning labels from visors and soft top ... i feel like i am driving a jeep now, not a minivan ...Next mission is LEDs (without resistors)

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