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Old July 22nd, 2007, 10:45 AM   #1
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I have a 2005 E250 van I drive for work, I am in this thing all day 7 days a week and now it decided it wants to chime 5 times, and then repeat itself 5 times roughly every half hour while driving, its softer than the regular chime...

I just had a fuel pump installed on Friday and the pump control module installed Saturday (same shoppe) and it started this beeping after I left, I am now over 100 miles away and don't feel like going back on Monday because they don't normally deal with newer vehicles.

Anyone know what the chime is for? anyone know how to disconnect the chime? either or both would be great news...
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Old July 25th, 2007, 01:44 PM   #2
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Are you buckled in when it chimes?
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Old July 25th, 2007, 02:59 PM   #3
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Are you buckled in when it chimes?
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Old July 25th, 2007, 03:08 PM   #4
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yes its more than likely the seat belt chimer. in the owners manual there is step by step instructions an how to shut that off.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:29 PM   #5
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Yes I use my seat belt no thats not the chime and yes it was disabled when I got the van. I hate fords...
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Old July 26th, 2007, 05:00 PM   #6
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This should help, but I would double check that the safety belt warning wasn't somehow enabled when they did the work.



Chime

The instrument cluster produces a repetitive chime for either a predetermined amount of time or continuously, under the following conditions:

the driver safety belt is unbuckled and the ignition switch is in the RUN position
the key is in the ignition switch and the driver door is open
the headlamp switch is in the HEAD or PARK position, the driver door is open, and the key is not in the ignition switch
the Safety Belt Minder feature is enabled and the appropriate parameters have been met
Air Bag Warning Chime

The air bag warning chime warns the driver that the air bag warning indicator lamp is not working and a fault occurred by sounding a chime when the ignition switch is in the RUN position for more than 20 seconds. When these conditions exist, the retraint control module (RCM) sends a chime request through the communication network to the instrument cluster. The instrument cluster then activates the warning chime. The warning consists of 5 sets of 1-second tone bursts. Each set is separated by 5 seconds of silence.

Safety Belt Warning

The safety belt warning chime reminds the driver to fasten the safety belt. This occurs when the ignition switch is turned to the RUN position and the driver safety belt remains unbuckled. The chime is terminated by buckling the driver safety belt at any time during the 4-8 second chime warning.

The chime works in conjunction with the safety belt warning indicator in the instrument cluster.

Key-in-Ignition Warning

The key-in-ignition warning chime sounds continuously when the ignition key is in the ignition lock cylinder with the key OFF and the driver door open. The chime continues to sound until the key is removed from the ignition lock cylinder or the driver door is closed.

Headlamps On Warning

The headlamps on warning chime sounds continuously when the headlamp switch is in the PARK or HEAD position, the driver door is open, and the key is not in the ignition lock cylinder.

The chime continues to sound until the headlamp switch is turned OFF or the driver door is closed.

Park Brake Warning

The park brake warning chime provides an audible indication to the driver that the park brake is engaged while the vehicle is in motion.

Safety Belt Minder

NOTE: The Safety Belt Minder can be configured with or without using a diagnostic tool. For additional information on configuring this feature with a diagnostic tool, refer to Section 418-01. To configure this feature without using a diagnostic tool, refer to Belt Minder Deactivating/Activating in this section.

The Safety Belt Minder feature supplements the safety belt warning function. The Safety Belt Minder feature is enabled after the current safety belt warning is complete. The Safety Belt Minder reminds the driver that the safety belt is unbuckled by intermittently sounding a chime and illuminating the safety belt warning lamp in the instrument cluster once the vehicle speed has exceeded 3 mph. While activated, the Safety Belt Minder activates the chime and warning indicator for 6 seconds, with a 30 second interval between activations.

The Safety Belt Minder stops when:

the driver seat belt is buckled.
the ignition switch is turned to OFF or ACC.
5 minutes have elapsed since the belt minder started.
Fail Safe Cooling Warning Chime

When the engine coolant temperature reaches an over temperature condition, the powertrain control module (PCM) provides an over temperature signal to the instrument cluster. The instrument cluster positions the temperature gauge in the HOT range and flashes the CHECK GAGE indicator. The instrument cluster also provides an intermittent chime, consisting of 3 tones within a 5 second interval for level one fail safe cooling mode or 5 tones within a 9 second interval for level two fail safe cooling mode.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 01:04 PM   #7
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bingo... Airbag indicator light is off... what a retarded deal... I Fing hate ford... If I wasn't being paid by someone else to drive it I would have never gotten into it.
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I have a 2005 E250 van I drive for work,
take it to the dealer
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I rememebr sitting in meetings where they would debate all the chime crap for the Lincoln LS. :tonka:
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take it to the dealer
I drive it for work, but I am leasing it, only thing I don't cover is when it breaks down....

Bringing me to the next question of...

HOW THE FORK DO YOU CHANGE THE BULB?

from the looks of it ya gotta disassemble half the dashboard..
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Old July 27th, 2007, 09:25 PM   #11
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if your leasing it, and its an 05, doesnt it still have a bumper to bumper warranty?
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if your leasing it, and its an 05, doesnt it still have a bumper to bumper warranty?
at 201,000 miles? its not a dealer lease, its a fleet lease... I have to cover maintenance but not break downs... Basically I am an over the road trucker, I'm saying hi from Mississippi right now....
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HOW THE FORK DO YOU CHANGE THE BULB?

from the looks of it ya gotta disassemble half the dashboard..
Yes, pull the cluster and change the bulb (it's on the back side).

Here's the bad news.... Just because the bulb doesn't work doesn't mean it's bad. It could be a wiring issue (or it could just be the bulb).
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turn your blinker off
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Old August 25th, 2007, 10:34 AM   #15
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I had the same problem with a friends truck. The cluster itself wasn't too difficult to pull. I think I had the truck apart and back together in an hour or so.
If it is the bulb, remember it does take a special bulb. I ended up finding one laying around the garage for whatever reason, but I would guess you'd probably have to get it from the dealer OR out of another cluster with a good bulb.
After I replaced the blub on the truck the tone stopped, but the light was on because of a broken clocksping in the steering column.
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