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Door chime malfunctioning on 98 Mystique

11-05-2007, 05:27 AM
The door chime on my 1998 Mystique is malfunctioning. It's supposed to chime when the door is open and the key is in the ignition. Or when the headlights are on and the key is not in the ignition, and the door is open. In addition, when the door is open, the interior lights are supposed to come on.

What is happening is that when the driver's door is open, the interior lights don't come on and the chime no longer works. Instead, the chime will sometimes sound when I'm driving down the road. There are no problems with the passenger door and the chimes. It's only on the driver's side.

Is there a way to fix this? There's nothing worse than taking a 2 hour road trip and having the chimes go off for over 30 continuous minutes. It's enough to make you go crazy.

11-05-2007, 02:52 PM
Next time this happens see if the wipers work. If they dont, I'll link you to the fix on contour.org.

11-16-2007, 02:02 AM
Oddly enough, it isn't chiming long enough to see if the wipers work. It will chime for a second then stop, then start, then stop. It hasn't done it continuously for a few weeks. But it's still annoying. It does seem like it's doing it more on turns, but I'm still not sure about that.

Though something disturbing did happen recently. As I was going out to my car at night, at home, I noticed that the inside lights were on. They were the same lights that would come on if the door was open. I know no one had been in my car because the car was in my locked garage. I have no idea how long they had been on. I'm certain they were off when I had last gotten out of the car.

This has me concerned because if it happens enough, it could wear down the battery.

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