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    Hey Guys...

    Does anyone know how to switch off the annoying chime in the hilux when you open a door and the key is still in the ignition?

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    You take off the cover under the steering wheel. And unplug the wire going to the key slot. I'll see if I can find a link that I followed

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    Somebody must find that oke that invented the idea and disconnect his chime

    (I silenced my Patrol one as well)
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    Until you've locked your keys in a running car, choke pulled out halfway with semi-screwed up central locking system, you won't understand the value of such a chime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    Until you've locked your keys in a running car, choke pulled out halfway with semi-screwed up central locking system, you won't understand the value of such a chime.
    I don't ever leave the keys in the ignition and close the door even with the engine stopped because modern vehicles lock themselves and close the windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olyfboer View Post
    I don't ever leave the keys in the ignition and close the door even with the engine stopped because modern vehicles lock themselves and close the windows.
    I had an 1989 Jetta. At Uni one morning after class, middle of the winter, it's cold. Car's central locking was acting up at times causing the doors to unlock and lock again in quick succession. So I get to the car, unlock, open the door, key in ignition. See a buddy walking along. Decide "I'll start the car and pull out the choke so it can warm up a bit before I leave". So I do that. And then closed the door. The locked door.

    The car stood revving at like 3,500RPM (the max where it revs with the choke pulled out when it's hot) for almost two hours before we managed to get the door open. Half a tank of petrol gone. Embarrassing AS HELL, standing there with a 1.8 Jetta with a, uhm, "noise maker" muffler tip revving at that speed and I can't get into the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaggy View Post
    You take off the cover under the steering wheel. And unplug the wire going to the key slot. I'll see if I can find a link that I followed
    BRILLIANT!!!! ...done, thank you so much!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    Until you've locked your keys in a running car, choke pulled out halfway with semi-screwed up central locking system, you won't understand the value of such a chime.
    A question then would the chime have prevented that. Mine only used to chime with the car off and door open. Surely the chime would not have made a difference. The chime is supposed to alert you that you left the key in the ignition but if the car is running that would have been a clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaggy View Post
    A question then would the chime have prevented that. Mine only used to chime with the car off and door open. Surely the chime would not have made a difference. The chime is supposed to alert you that you left the key in the ignition but if the car is running that would have been a clue.
    I never thought of that. That's true. OK now I see chimes can be annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    ............ can be annoying.
    (..can be...) Well the one that squeals when the key is in the ignition, engine off and door open is plain stupid....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    (..can be...) Well the one that squeals when the key is in the ignition, engine off and door open is plain stupid....
    What happens when you're working on the car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    (..can be...) Well the one that squeals when the key is in the ignition, engine off and door open is plain stupid....
    Agreed!!! You cannot sit in or near the car with the door open, keys in and listen to music or study the owner's manual (it is super thick!) vecause of the silly PING! PING! PING!

    Well anyway now I can hehehehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olyfboer View Post
    What happens when you're working on the car?
    Exactly, that is when it is the most annoying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olyfboer View Post
    I don't ever leave the keys in the ignition and close the door even with the engine stopped because modern vehicles lock themselves and close the windows.
    I have yet to see one of these modern vehicles do this as you state above. Please give us some examples? The only time I have seen any of my cars self lock is when i have remotely opened them and then not opened the door within say 30seconds. If windows are left open you have to hold remote button in for a few seconds. This has been my experience with my discos, fords, vw's,porsche,audi,subaru and toyota. I leave my keys in my cars most of the time when at home and never had them self lock, close windows, or even start and drive off on their own.

    My FJ definitely won't self lock with keying ignition or even with key removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    I have yet to see one of these modern vehicles do this as you state above. Please give us some examples? The only time I have seen any of my cars self lock is when i have remotely opened them and then not opened the door within say 30seconds. If windows are left open you have to hold remote button in for a few seconds. This has been my experience with my discos, fords, vw's,porsche,audi,subaru and toyota. I leave my keys in my cars most of the time when at home and never had them self lock, close windows, or even start and drive off on their own.

    My FJ definitely won't self lock with keying ignition or even with key removed.
    My mate bought a Ford Bantam.
    First day back at the house, I closed the door.
    After about 45 seconds the car doors locked automaticaly.
    Keys were in the ignition. Windows closed.

    It was the first thing that I double checked at the dealer when I bought my BT50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexP View Post
    My mate bought a Ford Bantam.
    First day back at the house, I closed the door.
    After about 45 seconds the car doors locked automaticaly.
    Keys were in the ignition. Windows closed.

    It was the first thing that I double checked at the dealer when I bought my BT50.
    I had a Bamtam bake in 2008, definitely did not do this. I would love to see this for myself....if anyone has a car that does this please post a video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    I had a Bamtam bake in 2008, definitely did not do this. I would love to see this for myself....if anyone has a car that does this please post a video.
    Well I had a 2008 DMAX 300 Isuzu...just after getting it, one morning loaded my daughter in her car seat, pulled out the garage, put in neutral (idling) and got out to go close the garage...CLICK!!!!! all the doors locked...luckily still at home so fetched spare key and unlocked...apparently they did this STRUES BOB!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor_Mathews View Post
    Well I had a 2008 DMAX 300 Isuzu...just after getting it, one morning loaded my daughter in her car seat, pulled out the garage, put in neutral (idling) and got out to go close the garage...CLICK!!!!! all the doors locked...luckily still at home so fetched spare key and unlocked...apparently they did this STRUES BOB!!!
    Have a cruiser 79 and it self locks the cab after a shortish period, if u use the key fob to unlock and then open the passenger door only, then close it and don't go around to the drivers side. If you open drivers door first or soon after the passenger door, it is OK. Weird. Got caught a few times.

    Now have spare key salted away in canopy section, hidden away etc

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    Just disabled my seat belt chime on my LC 76. On the newer models you have to ask Toyota to disable or you need to disconnect the wire at the "seat belt connector"
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