My car is constantly dinging.... constantly.... even though the door is shut, my seatbelt is on, and so on. I was thinking maybe there is a fuse that is messed up... can anyone tell me which fuse would power the dinger thingy, lol
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Re: Kia Optima LX Fuses
One of your door (or trunk) switches may have failed that controls the warning 'chime.'
Another possibility; if you have anything weighing a couple of pounds on an unoccupied seat, it may think there is an 'unbelted' passenger in that position.
You can try to locate a defective door switch by opening one door at a time, locating the switch button (look for it on the door frame) and depress it, letting it snap back out.
Sometimes the switch contacts geet contaminated or corroded and letting the button 'snap' out can shake the contacts enough to restore electrical contact.
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Does your cruise control work? If not it is the brake light switch. It will be a small mechanical switch that will be activated when pushing down on the brake pedal. May need a new switch or just adjusting.
To removed the door panel. Remove 1
screw in the grab handle pocket, 1 behind the door open lever, and 2
screws at the forward edge, the bottom edge, and the rear edge. Remove
the small window-corner speaker if equipped. Then lift off the door
panel. Don't lift too far, there are wires to disconnect.
Door won't open?
those of you whose door is shut and you
cannot open it, here is the trick that the Kia mechanic.
Insert the key into the door lock. In one quick motion, simultaneously
turn the key to the unlock position AND pull the handle. It took us
several attempts to finally get it to work.
The 01 Optima had the keyless entry buttons right on the key itself. I'm not sure if the LX had the option... it was standard on the SE version. In any case, programming is done at the dealership, and is expensive. They use their special "code reader / writer" that plugs into the OBD II port under the dash. You provide all keys and they are recoded to the module that is located under the stereo. A cheaper option might be an aftermarket alarm installed at a local car audio shop. They are less expensive than you might think, even installed. Good luck.
P.S. the 01 Optima remote key had a problem with very short range. You needed to be within a few feet of the doors for it to work.
are you wearing your Seatbelt,are your doors closing all the way hatchback ajar ? i only ask as these would be the Dinging sounds your having chances are you have a bad door pin switch which isnt closin the loop as for your Check engine light being its OBD1 you will have to run a scan tool to see what the codes are that are throwing the Intermintent check engine light but as for the dinging it sounds like a Door pin switch thats gone bad try that 1st ....and this is not a solution but it will be close to it and also scans arent that expensive and it beats throwin Money at a problem that could be dont Guess there are at least 60 known Faults if not more that can Trigger that light to come on ....Goodluck