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Unread 07-28-2010, 09:53 AM   #1
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Intermittent beeping on startup

When I go to start my Jeep, usually I put the key in the ignition and half-turn it for a second or two (the Jeep beeps at me and some dash lights come on at this point), then I turn the key enough to engage the starter and start the Jeep.

Recently, when I put the key in the ignition and half-turn it, sometimes the Jeep no longer beeps at me, but will start just fine. It is an intermittent problem, sometimes it beeps at me, sometimes it doesn't. It isn't a major issue as the Jeep is starting up just fine, I'm just curious if something is going out? Has anyone has seen this issue before?

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Unread 07-28-2010, 03:29 PM   #2
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Your beeper is dying a slow death, you can either be thankfull or you can fix it.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:46 AM   #3
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It might be the switch in the seat belt clip that is dying. The initial beeps when the ignition is first turned on is a seat belt reminder chime. Or are you fastening your seat belt sometimes before starting up? That will stop the chimes sounding.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 12:02 PM   #4
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Or are you fastening your seat belt sometimes before starting up? That will stop the chimes sounding.
Haha, yeah that was the first thing I thought I was doing, but turns out it doesn't beep sometimes without the seat belt fastened.
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Unread 07-30-2010, 02:25 PM   #5
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If it doesn't beep when the seat belt is unfastened it must be the seat belt switch then. The switch is normally connected to ground and when the belt is clipped in the switch opens breaking the circuit. If the contacts have gone bad it must be getting a connection just part of the time.
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