The key switch usually breaks or wears out and makes contact. It is on
the lock cylinder. This would cause the chime to not come on, or stay
on. Sounds like the switch is bad.
Warning Chime, Key-In-Ignition
The key-in-ignition chime warns that the key is still in the ignition when
the driver's door is ajar. The key-in-ignition warning chime will sound when:
- GEM: Driver door is ajar, the ignition switch is in the OFF/LOCK or
ACC position and the keys are in the ignition.
- CTM: Driver door is ajar, the ignition switch is in the OFF/LOCK, ACC or RUN
position and the keys are in the ignition.
The key-in-ignition warning chime will stop sounding when:
- Driver door is closed.
- Key is removed from the ignition.
- GEM: Ignition switch is switched to the RUN position.
The key-in-ignition warning chime inputs are:
This is a pic for a 98, could not find one for 97 which may be the older style which is more prone to break.
- Ignition switch RUN position (battery potential on both RUN
and RUN/ACC inputs).
- Ignition switch ACC position (battery potential on RUN/ACC
- Key-in-ignition switch (grounded with key-in-ignition, open circuit with
- LH door ajar switch (open circuit with door closed, grounded with door