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My door chime wont stop ringing when the driver side door is open and the keys are out of the ignition. how can i fix this?

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I just found out that the problem on our 1998 windstar was the chime switch attached to the ignition switch. This chime switch when dislodged will short and act as if the keys are still on when the door is open ( thus sounding off the alarm). I had a hunch that the problem was close to the steering wheel because the alarm would stop if I change the angle of the steering wheel a couple of notches up or down. I guess when i did that the chime switch that i'm pertaining to get reset to the right position and stops the alarm. when i opened up the steering wheel housing around the ignition , the chime switch fell, it had a blk wire I think, and I saw that the clips on it were kind of melted thus not sticking to its right position. I just had to remove the ignition switch for a while and replaced the chime switch with the help of a zip tie wrapped around it. then I placed every part back together and no chimes... also I did this all while the battery was disconnected because i needed the ignition switch to be in the on position to get it off the steering wheel. Good luck guys!

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    I just found out that the problem on our 1998 windstar was the chime
    switch attached to the ignition switch. This chime switch when
    dislodged will short and act as if the keys are still on when the door
    is open ( thus sounding off the alarm). I had a hunch that the problem
    was close to the steering wheel because the alarm would stop if I
    change the angle of the steering wheel a couple of notches up or down. I
    guess when i did that the chime switch that i'm pertaining to get reset
    to the right position and stops the alarm. when i opened up the
    steering wheel housing around the ignition , the chime switch fell, it
    had a blk wire I think, and I saw that the clips on it were kind of
    melted thus not sticking to its right position. I just had to remove the
    ignition switch for a while and replaced the chime switch with the help
    of a zip tie wrapped around it. then I placed every part back together
    and no chimes... also I did this all while the battery was disconnected
    because i needed the ignition switch to be in the on position to get it
    off the steering wheel. Good luck guys!

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Something wrong with ignition switch.

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Make sure your ignition is locked to OFF and see if the chiming continues, if so you may have to pull out and disconnect the door jamb switch to get the ringing to stop

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