: A how-to question
10-25-2003, 09:18 PM
OK, so I disabled the seat belt reminder, and I debadged the the girl, but I have a question. I gave her a good bath today (first time I actually washed myself), I'm having a good time, got the stereo cranked with the doors open.....and I'm still hearing the beeping sound that goes on to remind you keys in, door is open. I want to get rid of that beeping......anyone have any ideas, it's more annoying than the seatbelt reminder.
10-25-2003, 09:23 PM
Why do you leave the keys when you are playing the radio? If its stock then you can play it for an hour at a time without having to turn the key. Just push the power button and it should work.
10-25-2003, 09:27 PM
I have an after market system
10-25-2003, 11:55 PM
ha. the easiest way how i do it, i just kinda stick a dime against where the little button is. ahhh, hard to explain. its where the latch catches when u shut the door. thats where i just stick somethin' in there to keep the thing pushed in so it wont beep on me.
10-26-2003, 12:04 AM
or you can turn the key to the position right before the start position. it will not beep then, beware though this will turn on all the running accesories so you just have to turn them off thats all.
10-26-2003, 12:07 AM
yeah. i dont do that cause it drains the battery.
10-26-2003, 12:21 AM
Nobody has found a way to turn the beep completely off though, huh? I would like to know how people figured out how to turn off the seatbelt reminder........it felt like I was putting in a cheat code for GTA 3
10-26-2003, 12:27 AM
ive never heard of anyone turning it off. im not sure u can.
10-26-2003, 11:50 AM
You wonder how people figured out how to turn off the seat belt minder? Well, this may come as a real shocker........... but they READ the owners manual. Imagine that?
10-26-2003, 04:58 PM
BFOCUSED- - - - - First of all, I bought my car used, and for some reason it didn't come with an owners manuel, I've never needed one......nor did I give a F U C K that I didn't have one because when something is wrong I take it to a mechanic, that's why they have job's, to fix shit that is broken! Second of all, it's douchebag's like you that turn people off to message boards.....someone asks a sincere question and you come back with a smartass remark that if you said face to face to me would get your sorry ass landed in a hospital. Maybe in the future you should think about either answering the question with a REAL answer, or just stay outta the thread. Either way, just make sure you stay under the rock you're living cause nobody needs someone like you around.
10-26-2003, 05:28 PM
Why would you have the door open if your washing your car?
10-26-2003, 05:31 PM
I was finishing drying, doing the inside, the windows, etc. Am I the only one that washes a car this way??
if i got the question right, it's really easy. To turn the beeping off with the keys in when the doors are open.... (i don't have power locks, but i don't think it'd be any different) At the latch that holds the door shut (the part that's on the car's body, not the moving latch that's on the door iself, the bar part i mean), just take out the Torx bolts (i think they're size 30). When the bolts are out, the metal bar piece comes off, and there's a wiring harness behind there. Just unplug the wiring harness then put the bar back on. If you have a habit of locking the keys in your car i wouldn't suggest doin that though since it will never 'remind' you with the annoying sound.
10-26-2003, 07:42 PM
Well, first let me offer my sincere apoligies. I am sorry if I offened you. Was only joking for God's sake.
With humble regrets
10-26-2003, 08:26 PM
Thank you BFOCUSED.......I apologize myself, been a rough day for me. California has declared San Diego a disaster area with the fires going on right now. Been a lil edgy today and quick to cuss people out today, happened today at the grocery store with picketers I was picking up items for a friend who house burned down and they gave me crap for going to Albertsons.......anyways my bad!
10-26-2003, 08:50 PM
No problem, I can understand your frustration. I hope you and your family are safe.
I am not the type of person that would cause hate and dis-content on any web forum. I have been at this for far too long (I bought my 1st pc in 1985) and have been involved in many, many internet user groups and forums. I don't flame anyone. So enough said.
Bye the way I used to live in Imperial Beach back in 1975, and moved to Huntington Beach from there. Now living in Upstate NY...lol quite a change huh?
Talk about frustration, my 18 year old son just wrecked his 2002 ZTS Mach Audio Focus that I bought for him. The car is a total loss, he is fine, which is the most important thing, but looking at that fine car all smashed up makes me want to hurl. He fell asleep while driving home from a gig his band was playing.
10-26-2003, 09:47 PM
Glad to hear your son is alright. You can always replace a car, but not your boy! Hopefully now he won't drive home anymore after gigs........call up a limo service and really go rockstar style. Can I ask what in the world were you thinking going from a Southern Cal beach to New York?? That is one hell of a change of scenery. I think maybe now you should buy him an SVT!! He deserves it.
10-26-2003, 10:32 PM
Zach is one of the thousands of young people with talent enough to make it big, but never do. It's all about knowing the right people and being in the right place at the right time. He is still in High School as a senior, and will graduate this year, we hope. And who knows, his band just might make it.
As far as the move from SoCal to NY, well it's like this. I got very tired of all the people, the violence, and the smog. I was born here in NY and my folks are getting up in years, and I wanted to spend some good quality time with them while they are still here. And this is a very beautiful place to live, you just have to be willing to deal with all the snow and cold.
The SVT is not an option for Zach at this time. I do let him drive mine, but not too often, all that speed goes to his head.
I hope you have gotten your door chime problem solved. If you own a Focus, this is THE place to be for all kinds of solutions to any Focus problems. This board is the best!
10-27-2003, 08:48 PM
hold on.. bigbadworm you said you have a aftermarket system in your car.. so you can just turn it on without the keys.. hm.. I installed my aftermarket system.. and I can still turn it on..without the keys, and when the car is off... did I install it wrong? Someone tell me before something bad happens to my car.
10-28-2003, 10:25 AM
asianchris: you should check your amp with your car turned off to make sure it's not staying on all the time, or you're gonna need a new battery soon. You may just have the remote wire hooked up in a different place than other people though, so your amp turns on with the radio, even without turnin the key. In that case, you are okay, but don't play it for an extended time without running your car to recharge the battery.
10-30-2003, 12:07 PM
I installed an Alpine CDA-9807 along with an Alpine amp.......I can't turn the stereo on without the keys being in. Tha was something I liked about the stock stereo, being able to turn it on without the keys being in, BUT, I've never been fond of stock audio equipment, so I yipped it.