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Old 02-24-2011, 05:18 PM
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Default Unkown beeper in dash wont shut off

I just recently bought a 98 4cyl. ranger. There is a beeper that randomly comes on and it's not the seatbelt chime. I actually had to compare the 2. This one is the same pitch that comes on when you leave the door open, but it beeps 5 times in a sequence of 5 times and shuts off. It will randomly come on again. Both door latches are working fine i sprayed them and latched them with the door open and that particular chime goes off. Also sometimes the parking brake light comes on when i use it, other times it does not, as with the seatbelt light. Person before me went in and actually illegally took out the check engine light out and i had to put a new one in. I'm not sure if there is a fuse for those functions, or possibly a wire short or something. Any ideas or starting points? I hope its not the computer and all this wouldnt be so bad but i travel 3 hrs. a day so this gets real old fast. Even if i could disconnect the chime itself im seriously considering it before i go Nuts. Sorry for the long thread but thanks1
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:47 PM
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sounds like the owner b4 you really messed some stuff up.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:14 PM
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This sounds like the chime that sounds when the airbag warning light is missing or burned out.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:16 PM
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This sounds like the chime that sounds when the airbag warning light is missing or burned out.
I believe you're right.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:52 PM
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This sounds like the chime that sounds when the airbag warning light is missing or burned out.

x2, may not be the light, but something with the system
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:50 AM
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the problem you are having sounds very much like the same problem in my truck...i have gotten used to the beeping though...sometimes i dont even hear it any more loll. But i did find out that it was the airbag system...

I realized this when i putt the key on the on position without turning on the engine...when you put the key in that position you notice that all the lights in the dashboard light up in order to let you check if any of the bulbs are out....at the point i realized that the air bag light bulb was out...

So i can only conclude that A something is wrong with my airbag system and its beeping as well as lighting up the bulb ( but the bulb is burnt out so i cant see it) or B. its beeping becuase its trying to tell me that the bulb is out....

So go to your truck and try that out and see if you notice any bulbs that are out....

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OR you can just leave the random beeping there and use it for funny's when you have passengers in the car with you like i do...

I would be driving my truck with some one in the passenger seat and it will be like just a simple quite drive...then suddenly the car would start beeping...as soon as it starts beeping just start smacking the dash board and yelling at it telling it to shut the hell up and that your tired of its bitching and nagging.
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