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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 09, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Door buzzer

Hello all,
I'm ready to try and make my door buzzer work in my '69. Any suggestions on where to start??
Thanks
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 09, 11:41 AM
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Re: Door buzzer

Sticky has alot of info...door buzzer = key minder.

1. when doors open, do interior lights work?
2. Does the horn work?
3. Do directionals work?
4. Do hazards work?

Buzzer / key minder is intregal to horn relay mounted on the radiator support just below the voltage regulator. Start there if everything else listed above works. I had a bad one even though horn worked.

If you don't have a wiring diagram start there and ohm meter or continuity light, get them.

The key minder circuit is a part of the blinker /hazard / horn wiring assy under the steering wheel just behind the cancel cam for the directionals.

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Re: Door buzzer

1. when doors open, do interior lights work?
2. Does the horn work?
3. Do directionals work?
4. Do hazards work?

Yes all of these work.

Where do I find the sticky?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 09, 11:51 AM
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Re: Door buzzer

If you can get your hands on a wiring digram, you can trace the wires to the harmonica connector. By jumping the right 2 wires, if the buzzer sounds, then the problem is in the steering column most likely by the ignition switch. If not, you need to trace it to the relay and see what is missing.

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If you can get your hands on a wiring digram, you can trace the wires to the harmonica connector. By jumping the right 2 wires, if the buzzer sounds, then the problem is in the steering column most likely by the ignition switch. If not, you need to trace it to the relay and see what is missing.

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Alan's got it right for sure...the harmonic connector is at the base of the steering column. The right two wires (can check colors when I get home....) are for buzzer.

do as he suggests and you'll know which way to go...!
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Alan's got it right for sure...the harmonic connector is at the base of the steering column. The right two wires (can check colors when I get home....) are for buzzer.

do as he suggests and you'll know which way to go...!
I was right? Quick, has anyone seen my wife?



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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 09, 06:33 AM
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Re: Door buzzer

Doug did you find it? If you jumped the wires and the buzzer worked, the key warning switch is in the steering column. After you get the lock plate off, remove the signal arm and the hazard button. Remove the three screws holding the directional signal switch in. Unplug the harness on the column so you can pull the directional switch partially out of the column. The key warning switch is two copper contacts that you will see at the two o'clock position. Use needlenose pliers to pull out on the plastic housing. The plastic may come out in pieces. There is a spring that slips on to the switch that you have to transfer to the new one. It goes on the bottom side. With the key out of the ignition, push the new switch back in and reinstall everything in reverse order. (Note: It is easier to replace the switch with the lock cylinder removed)

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Re: Door buzzer

I recently replaced a aftermarket horn relay (buzzer worked) and put an original one back in and WOW, the GM one is way louder than the aftermarket.

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Re: Door buzzer

I always hated that door buzzer: My horn relay was acting up - clicking and no horn. Obviously the Relay Contacts where pitted. So I took the Relay apart and fitted new Contacts and the Relay worked sounding the horn - While I was at it I cut off the TOP Arm of the Relay Contacts that is responsible for the Buzzing Action of the Relay and did away with the Annoying Buzzer ;o)

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