Chime Alarm...??????

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Tom B, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. Tom B

    Tom B Guest

    I have a 96 Plymouth Grand Voyager which up until a month ago was working
    fine. Since that time I have had the CHIME alarm come on and stay on for 4
    Mins. This is the alarm that comes on when you leave your keys in the
    ignition or open your door with the keys in the ignition or when you leave
    your lights on when you open the door or leave the door ajar when you start
    to drive. I have had it to the dealer but they could not find out what is
    causing it. They checked all the switches on the doors and all where working
    fine. They thought that maybe the body control module might have built up a
    static charge. They unplugged it and still no go. They suggested me to
    change out the bcm and maybe that might be the problem. If that is not the
    problem then I can not return the bcm because it is an electronic part and
    therefore it stays mine.This part is rather expensive and would like some
    help if possible trying to find the cause before I do that. This chime alarm
    is starting to drive me crazy when I have to listen to it for four
    mins....everytime I start the van.

    This alarm comes on when I start the van and wait for about 10 secs or put
    the van into drive it comes on immediately.
    If you have any ideas or suggestions on what I can do then please e-mail me
    at or leave a post here.....Thanks for all your
    Tom B, Jan 12, 2004
  2. Tom B

    TOM KAN PA Guest

    Just disconnect it!
    TOM KAN PA, Jan 13, 2004
  3. Tom B

    PT_Sean Guest

    I had that happen too on my 96.

    Turned out, one latch on one sliding door was loose, not allowing the door
    to close properly.

    Its the strike plate on the van, not the door. Get a hex head driver and
    tighten, perhaps shift around, those strike platees so the door catches and
    closes properly.

    PT_Sean, Jan 14, 2004
  4. Tom B

    Tom B Guest

    But wouldn't the red light be on in the dash telling you that the door is
    I will check this out never knows what it might be...Thanks for
    the input....

    In response to TOM KANN PA I would just disconnect it if I could find out
    where the chime noise is coming from...the shop foreman at the dealer said
    that he thinks it is in the BCM and therefore you can not just disconnect it
    that have to replace the complete BCM unit..
    Tom B, Jan 14, 2004
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