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  • friskyfrankie
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    Originally posted by GM_Guy View Post
    Or just unplug the wire for the chime and never be bothered by it again.
    Then there is that. It seems to happen sometimes but not others so the mechanism has to be just slightly out of sorts.

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  • GM_Guy
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    Or just unplug the wire for the chime and never be bothered by it again.

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  • friskyfrankie
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    Excellent as that is what I thought. Thanks guys for confirming what I need to know and for the great photo of the cylinder. As long as I don't have any negative issues from it I'll call it righteous repair and done!

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  • VicCrownVic
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    +1, the little thing on the side of the ignition cylinder is what needs to be investigated. Should not chime without a key unless you have headlights on that you forgot about.
    Picture of what the side of the ignition cylinder should look like:
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  • gadget73
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    no it shouldn't chime with no key in the ignition.

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  • sly
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    Even if you don't ever disturb the lock cylinder, that can get out of alignment. Mine is loose and I have to jiggle the key wings to get things back centered since they are no longer firmly attached.

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  • friskyfrankie
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    Makes sense as something has to trigger it. Guess the question still remains: Is it normal for the chime to work when the driver's door is opened before inserting the key in the ignition or does the key have to be inserted as well?

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  • massacre
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    Yeah i didn't know what to call it. It's a small plastic piece that gets pushed over when you insert the key.

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  • gadget73
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    yeah its just a little plastic thing, easy to knock it out of position or to have the finger get bent.

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  • friskyfrankie
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    Originally posted by massacre View Post
    Sometimes the chime thingy gets out of place, or the wire gets pinched. Happened to me on my 93 once.
    Guess then it is not normal. Could always try to remove and reinstall but not sure that is going to fix it. As long as it doesn't cause any harm, not really sure if it matters much. Was just trying to find out what the normal working of it is.

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  • massacre
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    Sometimes the chime thingy gets out of place, or the wire gets pinched. Happened to me on my 93 once.

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  • friskyfrankie
    started a topic 1993 GM Ignition Cylinder Question

    1993 GM Ignition Cylinder Question

    Replaced the Multi Function switch today and had an interesting time getting the lock cylinder out. Had it in "Run" and probed the hole to push the "ball" up so I could pull it out. Finally got it to work but after reinstalling it I noticed the warning charm goes off when I open the car door and before I put the key in the cylinder. Didn't do that before I removed and reinstalled so is this normal or does it just supposed to chime with the door open and key in?
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