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Disabling door chime - PICTURES! -

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by ramonortiz55, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. Jun 5, 2015 at 3:40 PM
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    ramonortiz55

    ramonortiz55 [OP] New Member

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    So today I decided I needed to get rid of that annoying door chime!

    This is my write up, applies to 3rd generation 4runners.

    First, remember to disconnect the negative side of the battery. We will be dealing with the instrument cluster here.

    Second, remove the bottom kick panel under the steering wheel.

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    Carefully unplug all the switches that are attached to that kick panel. In my case it was the following three plugs:

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    Next, carefully lay the kick panel on the driver side floor. I didn't remove the hood lever nor the gas door lever.

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    Then I removed the trim around the key tumbler. Gave it a nice tug.

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    This starts to reveal the screws that hold the trim around the instrument panel, two at the bottom, on the right side of the steering wheel.

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    Two on top above the instrument panel:

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    And one on the left side of the steering wheel, sorry for the bad picture, but its hidden in there.

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    The trim is removed, along with any switches:

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    Then the instrument panel is revealed. This is being held with four screws.

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    Now the instrument panel can be pulled away:

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    Unplug very carefully!

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    Take it to a nice comfortable location to lay it down.

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    Remove the white backing and voila! Here is the bell chime!

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    Carefully rip that bastard off. I twisted it.. slowly and carefully.

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    This takes care of it!

    I installed everything back in, and NO MORE DOOR CHIME!
     
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  2. Aug 3, 2015 at 5:54 PM
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    4Runnernut

    4Runnernut New Member

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    rebuilt engine/tranny..
    I HATE my door chime..sooo annoying!!
     

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