Door-open switch wiring? key-in buzzer wiring?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by john.d.mcc, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. john.d.mcc

    john.d.mcc Guest

    Hello all,
    I've got a 1996 Civic Hatchback DX.

    I'm irritated by the buzzer that dings when the key is in and the door
    is open.
    I wish to disable the buzzer.
    It may be that the simplest way to do this is to short-circuit the
    door-open switch so that it is permanently 'closed'.
    Can anyone tell me which wires I need to deal with, or should I just
    remove the door-frame paneling and access the switch directly?
    Alternatively, is there another/better way to disable this buzzer?

    Thanks for your help.
    john.d.mcc, Jul 1, 2007
  2. john.d.mcc

    jim beam Guest

    if you remove the steering column cover, there's switches attached to
    the key barrel. on one side is a little contact switch with a small
    black prong that goes into the barrel mechanism and that is activated on
    key insertion. if you cut the prong off, it won't ding any more.

    but be careful!

    1. you'll be working in the area of the airbag.
    2. this works for older vehicles, but you need to check that /your/
    vehicle will still operate without this switch being activated. the ecu
    looks for certain things to be present on start-up. i don't know if the
    key sensor is on the list for your vehicle, but if it is, you'll regret
    the mod.

    otoh, just get over your annoyance. that alarm is actually useful if
    you don't want to lock your keys in the car.
    jim beam, Jul 1, 2007
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