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I would like to unplug the door chime on my 1999 windstar but cannot locate it. can you help?

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it is located on the column around the key cylinder it is a black ring with connector

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SOURCE: rear hatch door sensor location on 1998 windstar

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SOURCE: sometimes my headlights do not

Hello Barchild.
First thing I looked for were service bulletins.
I found this Recall on headlights. Just in case it is part of your headlight issue.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 99V011000
Manufacturer: TOYOTA MOTOR CO., LTD. Year: 1999
Model: RX300
Year of Recall: '99
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 23441 Summary:
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles. The headlights and taillights may not automatically illuminate in low ambient light when the headlight switch is placed in the "AUTO" position.
Vehicles following behind may not see the vehicle since no headlights and taillights would be illuminated, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will install a modified body Electronic Control Unit.
Owner notification is expected to begin during mid-February 1999. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

And secondly I checked for issues with door switches.
This is what I found related to door switches which are mounted on each door latch.

EL004-00 April 28, 2000
'99 RX 300 Introduction
The driver's door ECU/Master Switch has been improved with new software. When the ECU program becomes temporarily disabled, one or more of the following concerns may occur. 1. The driver's side door lock won't lock/unlock electrically when operating from the master switch or wireless key, but will operate with the manual control. 2. The multiplex communication continues transmitting data after the ignition is turned off and all doors are closed. (Battery drain stays at 1.4 - 1.6 amps.) 3. The door ajar light remains illuminated with the doors closed. 4. The power windows may not operate properly from the master switch. 5. The room lamp does not turn on while the door is open, the room lamp switch is in the door position and the courtesy lamp in the door is ON. DIAGNOSIS:
1. There are no other multiplex concerns that are related to the master switch aside from the 5 possible concerns listed above. 2. Before replacing any components, disconnect and reconnect the battery and then reconfirm the customer's complaint. If the customer's complaint has not been corrected, the master switch is not at fault and the source of the complaint lies elsewhere. Applicable Vehicles ^ 1999 model year RX 300If you have further questions please ask. Thank you for using FixYa.


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In most vehicles the "chime" is located in the dash around where your 4 way flaser is. It could simply be the door switch also which is a little button that depresses when you close the door to open the circuit shutting the dome light and chime off. They are easy to change and inexpensive. Hope that helps.

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