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I'd like to sit in the car with the doors open and listen to music without the "ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding... ding..." Where is that little sucker? (pair of dykes in hand)
I know its probably the same "dinger" that "dings" on low feul, etc...And I know its related to the BCM, hmmm maybe I could just bybass the switches on the doors? what do ya'll think?

I know, I know... "just turn the music up" right?
 

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i'd love to know the answer to this as well
on my buddies F-150 it was a 4 second thing, unplugged a wire under the dash and it shut off
 

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According to "The Bible"

The Body Control Module (BCM) is concealed
below the driver side end of the instrument panel in
the passenger compartment, where it is secured to
the dash panel side of the Junction Block (JB).


The diagnostic instruction if it is NOT working is

No tone when key is left in ignition. Ignition
switch is in the OFF position and driver’s door is
open.
(1) Using a DRBIIIt scan tool, check drivers door
ajar switch for good ground when driver’s door is
open.
(2) Use DRBIIIt scan tool to perform PCI bus
diagnostics on BCM for battery, ignition switch input,
key-in-switch and driver’s door input and Chime Output
Test.
(3) Inspect BCM connectors and wires for proper
connection.
(4) Check for battery feed at terminal J1-7 of BCM
connector.


Sooooo, I assume if you were to disconnect J1-7 of the BCM, the chime would no longer function. Unfortunately, I could not find a oic of the BCM. If I do, I'll post it.
 

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The DRB III tools costs $1500 used!!!! Only the dealer can help or a Chrysler specialized mechanic.
 

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I dunno if all 2nd gens are the same but my '03 does not have the classic push button switch. The door ajar switch is inside of the door lock solenoid.Assuming your '98 is the same, it would be impractical to tape over. The drivers door is the only door that operates the key-in chime. so if it was me I would find the wire ,20 gauge Tan no tracer,that goes from the BCM to the drivers door switch and connect a toggle switch to it. I'm not sure if opening the door opens or closes the circuit. If opening the door closes the circuit, then cut the Tan wire and connect the toggle switch between the two ends. If opening the door opens the circuit then connect both ends to one toggle switch terminal and connect the other toggle switch terminal to ground.Using a switch will let you enable or disable it when ever you feel like it.
 
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murquiza said:
The DRB III tools costs $1500 used!!!! Only the dealer can help or a Chrysler specialized mechanic.
Or, you can rent it for 7 days use, with all modules, cables and hookups supplied.. about $150, with air shipping back and forth.
 

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After 5 minutes or so the lights in the car turn off and so does the ding sound. Lights go out so battery won't die.
 

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The switch is part of the lock. Just take a key or something and trip the lock, making it think the door is closed. You just have to remember to unlatch it before you try to shut the door.
 

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i wouldnt do what swalker says. dont take that the wrong way swalker. sounds like a good idea also. but if he forgets that the door latch is locked and u slam or close the door hard u can really F up the door hindge and lock. i would just leave all 4 windows down.
 

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Interesting to know its related to the BCM cause I have no door chime. But I also don't have rear defrost and my climate controls are messed up although I can still get A/C and Heat but only on front defrost. So far the conclusion seems to be that the BCM needs to be replaced btu I think this confirms it even more.

hmmmm
 
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Just put the car in ACCESSORY if you don't want the DING DING sound, damnit..

It's that so complicated?

LOL.
 

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JE.Electronics said:
Just put the car in ACCESSORY if you don't want the DING DING sound, damnit..

It's that so complicated?

LOL.
Only problem with that is if you have the door open even in ACCESSORY it will still DING to let you know you have the key in IGNITION so you don't make a mistake and lock the door with the keys in it.

Do you really leave the door open with the keys in it that much where you need to modify you car?
 

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JE.Electronics said:
Or, you can rent it for 7 days use, with all modules, cables and hookups supplied.. about $150, with air shipping back and forth.
Who rents these?? With it you should be able to disable a governor or flash a pcm to new settings correct? Please say yes!
 

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There should just be a little push button switch on the B pillar. Tape it closed, and you wont have a ding. I had one of those swtiches break off and I had to listen to ding ding ding...for 2 hours of traffic.
 
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