Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Quebexico, Canada
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Help needed...348 US Seat belt chime???
Hey all you 348 US model owners out there....I need your auditory help….
Ok, for the last 2 weeks I have been having battery issues with my car. She kept going dead on me even when plugged on my Battery Tender and the times were 3 days, then 2 days, then overnight then 2 hours after being fully charged.
First thing I was going to do was…..I knew I had an alarm system from the 90’s on it that I never used but figured it could be the cause of the drain (Clifford junk). So I ripped it out of the car and reattached all the wires where they need to be (another long story). But once in a while from the first time I bought it last year, I would get a chime of some sorts like a beep, beep, beep, beep 4 or 5 times then would cut.
Now this only happened when the key was in the on position and sometimes when the car was on immediately after starting it or shutting it off but still in the accessory contact mode. I originally thought it was a confirmation on or off chime/beep for the alarm because it was intermittent. The reason I thought this was because a few years ago I bought an alarm that had an auto start on it for a manual car and I had to do a special sequence to engage the auto start while the car was running to fully ensure the car was in neutral, close the door while the car was running and then the car would shut off by itself knowing there was nobody inside and the car was actually in neutral (a good system by the way) but once the sequence activated before exiting the car, she beeped.
Anyways, I removed the alarm from the car, but the problem was and still is, she sometimes beeps……urghhh. Now I’m not talking about the annoying buzzer of the “Door is open and your key is in the ignition” sound.
Now the beep happens when I start the car SOMETIMES, and sometimes when the car is on when I take my seatbelt off, placed the hand brake on then open the door (car is still running) and in no specific order for when I exit the car to open the garage door, or run back in the house because I forgot something.
My 90 348 has the passive seat belts and it doesn’t work on my side (thank god because it’s annoying as hell) but the mouse is back at the safe position to actually clip my seatbelt and I’m thinking, is this the seat belt chime shit and the beep is only intermittent because my mouse doesn't work or is this another hidden part of the alarm that I have to go digging up into the dash even further to find? I would have looked higher into the dash but cant figure how to remove it and all the alarm components were in the center console down at my feet. Because if this is part of the car then I’m ok with it.
One last thing, I did replace my battery since it would no longer hold a charge for more than 2 hours.
1990 348 TS (87284)
“I build cars for young men that only old men can afford” - Enzo Ferrari
Last edited by Magnum6464; 08-29-2011 at 07:40 AM.