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Old 06-13-2011, 11:36 AM
Dawgpack Dawgpack is offline
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Default Key in ignition/headlights on beep problem

So I have an issue with that beeping alarm thing that goes off when you open the door and the key is still in the ignition or the headlights are on. It beeps every time I open the driver side door, even if the headlights are off and the key is out of the ignition. It started happening yesterday and I left it overnight and it still did it when I opened the door this morning (the keys were still inside the house and the headlights were off).

It's not an issue with the door latch because the beeping stops when I close the door. Does anyone have any idea what wires might be screwed up that I could check or any other ideas for what this could be?
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:12 PM
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Default Re: Key in ignition/headlights on beep problem

Nobody has any ideas? :/
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:15 PM
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Default Re: Key in ignition/headlights on beep problem

its not an issue...its supposed to..

its telling to SHUT THE GODDAMN DOOR and to TURN OFF UR LIGHTS before you drain ur battery

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however it is not supposed ot beep when the door is open and no key so my bad on that!

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any electrical mods recently?
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:25 PM
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haha ya I know it's supposed to do that when the key is in or the lights are on, which is why I don't want to just disable it completely to make it go away.

I just installed a cb radio, and to power it I took off a harness from one of my cigar lighters and plugged in the respective cb wires to the positive and negative plugins on the harness. Other than that I haven't touched anything.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:26 PM
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Default Re: Key in ignition/headlights on beep problem

im not even sure where to start man....unplug battery overnight and see if it hasnt learnerd some bad shit?
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:10 PM
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So the beeping went away. I have no idea why. I opened up my door when I got home and it just didn't beep. It was a very happy moment. Now it just beeps when the key is in the ignition or the lights are on like it's suppose to
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:12 PM
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yay! that kind of weird glitch happens to me sometimes tooo...just goes away lol
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:29 PM
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Default Re: Key in ignition/headlights on beep problem

key tumbler is a little loose next time it does it wiggle the key tumbler and see if it quits.
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:50 PM
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My truck does it all the time. Even when I wiggle it, the damn thing won't shut off. It gets annoying but sometimes when I bump the steering wheel accidentally, it goes away. Is there a wire I can pull or something? That's how it was in my miata.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:33 AM
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Default Re: Key in ignition/headlights on beep problem

The door dinger is not a matter of programming or computer memory. Disconnecting the battery wont' do anything but erase other useful things that it will have to re-learn. It is just physical switches and and a dinger. If it fixed itself, something was stuck, probably the key cylinder.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:53 PM
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Default Re: Key in ignition/headlights on beep problem

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So I have an issue with that beeping alarm thing that goes off when you open the door and the key is still in the ignition or the headlights are on. It beeps every time I open the driver side door, even if the headlights are off and the key is out of the ignition. It started happening yesterday and I left it overnight and it still did it when I opened the door this morning (the keys were still inside the house and the headlights were off).

It's not an issue with the door latch because the beeping stops when I close the door. Does anyone have any idea what wires might be screwed up that I could check or any other ideas for what this could be?
I have the same issue. Mine started out of the blue a few months ago & hasn't quit! I haven't done anything electrical with my vehicle. It's very annoying! I know one of these days I am going to lock the keys in the ignition or leave my headlights on because I'm learning to ignore the chiming. I would like to know how to fix it. I DO NOT want to disable the chime.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:54 PM
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If you mess with the ignition (with the key out and door open) if you turn it and wiggle it it will go off mine did this until i had to pull the alarm beeper thing out because it was constantly beeping.
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