Chime Ringing

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noises
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#1

I have a 1997 ford econoline van and when I start it up and drive for about 2 miles ( it varies) the chime bell rings 5 times and then stops then starts up again ringing 5 times, this continues starting and stopping for a total of 25 rings. Does anyone know why it is ringing and what I can do about it? Thanks


#2

If you tell us what this “chime bell” is normally supposed to warn you about, we will have a better clue as to what is causing the problem.

Is this a “headlights on” warning, or a “door ajar” warning, or a “fasten seatbelts” reminder, or…?


#3

Not sure what the chime bell is warning me about. It is coming from the dash. Wish I could give more info.


#4

Does this chime still sound off when the vehicle is shut off?

You’ll need to narrow the fault field for us.


#5

That’s the warning that your air bag light is burned out, and you have an air bag fault. To verify this, notice if the SRS (airbag) light comes on for a few seconds when you start the car and then goes out. I bet it doesn’t come on at all, because it’s burned out. The series of five chimes is a warning that the bulb is out.


#6

The chime only rings when the car is running.