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How to avoid bumper or tire bump damages

We all deal with a damaged bumper, dinged side panel, mirror and other such dings and incidents. I have noticed in many years driving a Jeep; be sure to pay for the factory/dealer installed tow hitch, door protection strips and if possible the larger tires or better suspension. Why? Trust me, if anyone parks too close or tire bumps your Jeep, they are certainly on the bad end of that deal about always. The money saved over ten years NOT paying for annoyance insurance items, encountered with our smaller sedan, pays for itself.

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lift gate open warning light sounds when temp is below 60


sounds like the cold temps cause the metal door to warp which causes an increased distance to the sensor that tells the computer the lift gate is open. The lift gate sensors should be adjusted to be closer together.

Dec 12, 2013 | 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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can i disable the chime in my car via fuse? or is there a wire i can cut


Locate the door chime under the dash, normally on the drivers side just above the accelerator and brake pedal area and unplug the connector from the chime. No more DING DING DING DING DING DING DING DING!!

Hope that helps, Good Luck.

Les

Oct 31, 2013 | 2005 Chrysler 300

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I own a 2007 montana and had it for 1 month now ..It keeps making a ding ding ding chime while driving ..The passengers rear door is automatic and when I press the button it makes the same noise but when Im driving it comes on for no reason , Ive Stopped to re-open then close but it still sounds ..could it be sumthing else ?


1. Turn off the overhead over-ride switch. Drive again. Do the chimes stop? If yes, the door is not closing properly due to the door contacts. Clean them yourself or have them serviced.
2. If the chimes did not stop in step 1. above, it's not likely the door but rather something else.
3. Chimes occur for many reasons. Suggest checking - a. are the rear back-up warning sensors blocked/dirty? b. any other lights on the dash like oil, abs, airbag, etc? c. passenger side airbag disabled - something heavy placed in passenger seat?

In my experience, it's the automatic door contacts. We have a long history of problems with these auto doors, that are still not resolved. problems all throughout the warranty period, and now into the extended warranty period. We must unite and get GM to resolve the quality of these doors. My next step (next incident) is going to be to have the dealership inspect the entire wiring system.

Oct 14, 2010 | 2007 Pontiac Montana

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