need to wire a headlight reminder buzzer


dorlow
03-22-2015, 04:33 PM
I have a 2004 impala. I have an aftermarket radio installed. Long story short, the guy that installed it couldn't put in an aftermarket chime to the aftermarket radio due to some wiring issues. But I would like to make a buzzer to just remind me if I leave my lights on. I bought a buzzer from radio shack. One wire has to go to the headlights and one wire has to go to a circuit that is hot when the car is on and not hot if the car is off.

I see the headlight fuse but it has a bolt through it and I'm not sure how to get it off. I took the bolt out and still couldn't get to the fuse (in the drivers door.). Also need a good recommendation of a circuit that is hot if the key is on and not hot if its off.

dorlow
03-22-2015, 05:00 PM
Oh, BTW, I was trying to follow a way one guy on the internet showed he could just pinch the wires in the fuse box vs splicing wires. So I want to get the light fuse out to put the wire in the fuse plug.

Stealthee
03-23-2015, 06:22 AM
You don't have to put in an aftermarket chime, you need to just buy the right harness that keeps the chimes.

dorlow
03-23-2015, 07:19 AM
You don't have to put in an aftermarket chime, you need to just buy the right harness that keeps the chimes.

That's not an option. When I first paid Best Buy to put this radio in, they did just that. But the reason why I was having an after market radio installed was because I was getting dead batteries. Turns out the factory harness has been hacked quite a bit. They couldn't warranty a quality install using the factory harness, so I told them to bypass the factory harness and run a new one knowing it would disable all the factory features with the system dings. So, getting a different harness isn't an option. They wired my radio in like they were wiring a radio into a 70s car. Bypassed everything. But on the plus side, since they've done this, I haven't had one dead battery.

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