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1999 Dodge Caravan alarm bell going off. Help

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Sep 29, 2011, 3:46 PM

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I have a 1999 dodge caravan. It has a short in it because the warning bell is going off when we drive it. It does not go off all the time, but about 50% of the time. The van is old and I don't want to take it to the shop. It is the bell that sound when the car door is open or the same sound when the low fuel light dings. How do I disconnect that dinging bell. My wife is going crazy help me.

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Sep 29, 2011, 4:05 PM

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The warning chime is inside the body control module(BCM) soldered onto a printed circuit board. If you disconnect the BCM, these things won't function:

- automatic door locks
- battery protection
- CCD radio
- chimes
- compass/mini-trip support
- courtesy lamps
- BCM diagnostic support
- door lock inhibit
- headlamp time delay
- ignition key lamp
- illuminated entry
- instrument panel dimming
- mechanical instrument cluster support
- power door locks (with/without remote keyless entry)
- sliding door memory lock
- vehicle theft security system (VTSS)
- windshield wipers / washers (front and rear

You need to figure out what is making the chime active.

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Sep 29, 2011, 4:19 PM

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I don't think anything is making it go off. The Check engine light is shorted out to. It has been on for 2 years and the mechanic told me it was the check engine light that was the problem. Is there anything else I can do.

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Sep 29, 2011, 5:50 PM

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The first thing would be to find a different mechanic. Just because he doesn't know how to resolve the issue doesn't mean the warning system is at fault. You have issues that seem to be beyond his ability.


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