2003 ford ranger

ford
ranger

#1

My 2003 Ranger has started making a “dinging” sound that is similar to the ding it makes when I first turn the key.

This happen when I first start up and at random times while I drive. There is no “service engine soon” light on and nothing shows up on the computer analysis.

Does anyone know what this means?


#2

It wouldn’t happen to be a series of five sets of five beeps would it?

If so, it is the warning that your SRS (airbag) has a problem and that the SRS warning light on the dash may not be working.


#3

Do you have the same sounding ‘dinging’ when you have the ignition key on when you open a door? If so, I would check and/or clean (spray some electrical contact cleaner into) the switches.

I may well be wrong, but it’s a cheap start.


#4

Sounds like a bad door ajar switch. Very common on Fords. Does the dome light stay on until you reach a certain speed? If so it’s probably the switch.


#5

That’s it. Thanks!