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Door buzzer/chime does not sound. Have swapped out the bad unit with '4' additional units from the salvage yard. Dome light works properly when either door is opened/closed. Just no audible sound when lights are left on or key is left in ignition.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Chime does not work when opening the door after the car is shut off and also when the running lights are left on after the car is shut off. Chime does work however for a brief second when turning on
There is a switch in the latch of your door which is broken. They used to use easily replaceable plunger switches now they have incorporated the switch into the door lock latch mechanism making it more expensive than necessary. I had same problem. You probably also set off your alarm quite frequently as well. If you shut off your car and try to start it after 30 seconds the alarm sounds, it did in my case. Luckily, I had purchased one of those extended warranties as my car was used. I still had to pay $100 but I think the switch is just over $120 this for me covered labor as well.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
Sounds like the contact for the key chime in the steering column is shorted to ground. The only way to get the contact is to buy the clockspring. If you can live with it leave it alone. The clockspring is labor intense. You have to remove the airbag,steering wheel, and trim around column. If you ar mechanically inclined you could just disconnect it by cutting the wire going to the chime. It is under the key tumbler. I hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
I had the same problem as this...
When you open or close your door there is lever that sits just below the the door latch that is attached to the frame of your car by a single screw.
It is a black plastic L shaped bit of plastics that slides on its own guide. It has obviously started to malfunction over time.
To double check this:
Turn the car lights on
Open your door
Locate the black L shaped plastic level.
Wriggle it around sliding back and forth - if it starts to work when you are applying pressure onto it it looks like it has broken.
Go to your local wreckers and ask them for a replacement part (it cost me $2.00 AUD to get mine)
To take the part off all you need to do is push the level back as far as it will go and you will see a phillips heads screw holding it in place.
Undo the screw and detach the part (there will be a wire attached to the back of the metal guide)
Unplug the wire and throw the part into the bin.
Attach the wire to the back of the new part and screw the new one into place.
All should be working fine now.
Posted on Mar 09, 2010
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Go sit in your truck and close all the doors. Light stays on right? Put your key in the ignition. Does the chime start going off when you put the key in? If so, door switch or the GEM thinks a door is open.
To find out which door... Leave the key in the ingntion. Turn to the on position. Even with doors closed, chime sounds once after a few seconds and door ajar light comes on and stays on right? Open each door one by one. The chime should sound each time you open a door. When you find the door that doesn't make the chime sound when you open it, that is the problem. (Don't forget to try the rear hatch and the hatch glass also!) To determine if the switch is bad or if the GEM is having a problem thinking the door is open, just unplug the suspected switch, close all the doors, and see if the problem stops. (don't forget to wait a second to give the lights time to go off) If unplugging the switch solves it, the replace it. If it doesn't, Ford can check your GEM to see if it is the problem.
I hope this helps
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