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96 FORD TAURUS, iNTERIOR LIGHT STAYS ON AFTER TIME OUT PERIOD. kEY CHIMES AFTER PARKING AND DOOR AJAR LITE ON WHEN PROBLEM IS ACTING UP. CAN'T PARK AND LISTEN TO RADIO WITHOUT CHIME AND AT NIGHT DRIVE AND INTERIOR LITE IS ON.

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  • spongetrucke Sep 04, 2009

    I opened and manually pressed each door switch in by hand to no avail. is there a other way of testing the circuit? like which fuse can I remove and where is the timer?chine relay located?

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One of you 'door switches' is not operating. You will have to mess with each door (check dash for hint on which door). Try opening each door when it's not acting up. See if you can make it happen from the door you are testing. Opne and close several times until you find the door that causes it. Then you can address the door switch that is actually causing it. Maybe just sticking or needs adjustment.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

  • Craig Butler
    Craig Butler Sep 04, 2009

    I don't think that the time you spent is going to do it yet. I think that as you are driving and the road vibration is factored in, then it fails. You may have to do some driving, stopping and mess with the door switches a bit. This may turn out to be a bit tricky. The door chime is very difficult to over ride, they do that for a reason, so people don't over ride them.
    I wish I could point you straight to it but....it's a process


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Your best bet would be to find a Tech like this guy , with the right diagnostic equiment . Door Locks Go Crazy 1 Unless you know how to do automotive electrical testing . Your door ajar switch is a input to a body control module . or GEM as ford calls thiers .
Door Locks Go Crazy 2 Your auto lights are controlled pretty much the same .
Electric Testing Techniques You Need to Know

Do you know what DTC"S are ? diagnostic trouble codes ! You probably have a door ajar switch problem . You need a factory or professional type scan tool to check these codes
B1322 Door Ajar Driver Circuit Short to Ground GEM/CTM REFER to Section 417-02 . B1323 Door Ajar Lamp Circuit Failure GEM/CTM REFER to Section 413-01 . B1325 Door Ajar Lamp Circuit Short to Battery GEM/CTM REFER to Section 413-01 . B1330 Door Ajar RF Circuit Short to Ground GEM/CTM REFER to Section 417-02 . B1334 Decklid Ajar Rear Door Circuit Short to Ground GEM/CTM REFER to Section 417-02 . B1338 RR Door Ajar Circuit Short to Ground GEM/CTM REFER to Section 417-02 . B1340 Chime Input Request Circuit Short to Ground GEM/CTM GO to Pinpoint Test C .
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Do you see how complex these systems can be for someone that doesn't deal with these problems on a daily base's ! Check for codes an if there are any , doing the diagnostic's associated with it . Without doing the diagnostic's you could replace parts all day long an not fix the problem .
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My 2004 Pontiac grand am se1 acts like door is open and interior light stays on also does t lock on its own when in gear and lights don't blink and horn not honk when locking with key bob


Door ajar switch problem more then likely or wiring issue . The BCM - body control module won't turn off interior light , let door lock because it think's the door is open . The door ajar switch is a input to the BCM .

The first thing would be to have it checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes . Also check with an enhanced scan tool to see if the BCM shows ajar switch data (open or closed ? Do you know about body electronics ?
Body Control Module
The various BCM input and output circuits are described in the corresponding functional areas indicated on the BCM electrical schematics. The Body Control Module functions include the following:
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A/C compressor request. Refer to Air Temperature Description and Operation


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Remote Function Control. Refer to Keyless Entry System Description and Operation


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A/C cooling Fan. Refer to Air Delivery Description and Operation


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Audio Delay Power. Refer to Radio/Audio System Description and Operation


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Exterior and interior lighting control. Refer to Exterior Lighting Systems Description and Operation


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Daytime running lights (DRL)


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Automatic lighting control


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Fog lamps


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Interior lighting. Refer to Interior Lighting Systems Description and Operation


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Battery rundown protection (Inadvertent Power). Refer to Interior Lighting Systems Description and Operation


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Chimes. Refer to Audible Warnings Description and Operation


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Key-In-Ignition


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Head Lamps On


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Seat Belt Not Fastened


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Turn Signal On


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Park Brake Warning


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Door Ajar Warning


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Gage control. Refer to Instrument Cluster Description and Operation in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.


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Instrument cluster indicator control. Refer to Instrument Cluster Description and Operation in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.


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Theft deterrent. Refer to Theft Systems Description and Operation .


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Engine coolant level sensing. Refer to Cooling System Description and Operation .


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Washer solvent level sensing. Refer to Wiper/Washer System Description and Operation in Wipers/Washer Systems.


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Key-in-ignition sensing. Refer to Audible Warnings Description and Operation in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.


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Seat belt use sensing. Refer to Seat Belt System Description and Operation .


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Brake fluid level sensing.


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Parking brake state sensing.


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Rear compartment interface. Refer to Power Door Locks Description and Operation


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Horn interface.


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Door lock interface. Refer to Power Door Locks Description and Operation


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Bulb Check. Refer to Instrument Cluster Description and Operation in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.

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Where is chime module located on 2005 ford taurus


There is no chime module ,there is a speaker inside the instrument cluster.
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The door ajar chime feature is controlled by the smart junction box (SJB). The driver and passenger door ajar switches, and the liftgate are hardwired to the SJB. If any door or liftgate is sensed as being open, and the ignition switch is in RUN/START position, the SJB will process the input and sends a chime request to the instrument cluster over the controller area network (CAN).
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The safety belt chime feature is controlled by the restraints control module (RCM). The driver safety belt switch is hardwired to the RCM. The RCM communicates with the instrument cluster over a hardwire connection. If at any time during the first 6 seconds after the ignition switch is placed in RUN the driver safety belt is sensed as being unfastened, the RCM will process the input, and in turn, sends a chime request to the instrument cluster.
Have the vehicle checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes ,not OBD 2 codes , the check engine light has nothing to do with this .
Instrument Cluster Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index DTC Description Source Action B1342 Instrument Cluster is Defective Instrument Cluster INSTALL a new instrument cluster. REFER to Section 413-01 . B1352 Ignition Key-In Circuit Failure Instrument Cluster Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2477 Module Configuration Failure Instrument Cluster REFER to Section 413-01 .
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Headlamp Switch On Warning The generic electronic module (GEM) sounds when the driver door is opened while the headlamp switch (11654) is in the PARK or HEAD position, and continues to sound at a rate of 4 chimes per second until the headlamp switch is turned off or the driver door is closed.
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