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Question regarding seat belt chime on 93 Volvo 850

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Question regarding seat belt chime on 93 Volvo 850

Postby volvodaddy » 06 Mar 2007, 20:07

My seat belt chime started ringing and won't stop, even if I buckle seat belt on drivers side. Chime will only stop when I turn off ignition. Just started acting like this recently. Does anyone know what might be causing this? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby Ozark Lee » 06 Mar 2007, 21:09

Does your seatbelt light remain illuminated after you buckle up as well or is it just the chime that won't turn off?

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Seat belt chime or key in ingition chime won't stop

Postby volvodaddy » 06 Mar 2007, 21:34

I just checked and the seat belt sign does not come on but the chime continally rings once ignition is turned on.

I also noted that the interior side lights by the doors on both sides in the front stay on too. I'm now wondering if it is a "key left in ignition" chime or door ajar chime. Could something other than the seat belts be causing the chime to come on and if so how could I identify what it is?
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Postby Ozark Lee » 06 Mar 2007, 21:59

The seatbelt chime, the key left in ignition chime, and the door ajar chime are all the same thing. If you want to shut it up you can remove relay number 212. It is located in the relay center just below the dash on the drivers side of the car, left of the steering column. The relay is usually blue in color and it has slots cut into the top of it.

Check fuses number 15, 17, and 28.

At the end of the day it sounds like either;

a) Your doors are not all shut or

b) You have a bad door switch and it thinks you have a door that isn't shut.

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seat belt, key ignition, and door ajar chime

Postby volvodaddy » 06 Mar 2007, 22:53

I really appreciate your assistance with this. I checked the fuses and they are ok. Where would the door switch be located? Is it inside the rubber housing by the door hinge? Or does it take a mechanic to get to it?
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Postby CarVolvo » 07 Mar 2007, 04:01

this will ring if your security system is not getting power.. if its not the fuse something is grounding.

Go underneath your drivers side dash and look for a blue relay with some slots cut in the top. its your seatbelt reminder chime. I could have gone on the fritz too. Its in location 212
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Postby steve » 08 Mar 2007, 03:05

My 'key left in ignition chime' rings when the key is removed. I have had the dealer try to fix it; they said I woud have to replace the whole steering column. Naturally it would cost $$$$, so I have put up with it ALL THIS TIME.

Do you think removing relay 212 would shut the darned thing up??

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Postby Ozark Lee » 08 Mar 2007, 03:15

My 'key left in ignition chime' rings when the key is removed. I have had the dealer try to fix it; they said I woud have to replace the whole steering column. Naturally it would cost $$$$, so I have put up with it ALL THIS TIME.

Do you think removing relay 212 would shut the darned thing up??


Relay 212 is where the noise emanates from. I guarantee that it will shut it up if you remove it. It has no other bad effects on the car until you lock your keys inside the car. :D

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Postby CarVolvo » 08 Mar 2007, 03:42

does a falling tree make a noise in the forest if nobody is there?


errr i mean does a relay make a noise if its not there ? ;)
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Postby steve » 08 Mar 2007, 14:07

I suspect it is really just a buzzer and not a relay. It may look like a relay.

Thanks for your help.

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Postby fredstock99 » 11 Jul 2007, 02:48

my 1993 850 seems to have the same problem. the first thing i did to shut it up was pull the blue "relay", which i actually thought was just the speaker. my car has no security system, other than a sticker saying "i am a graduate student, therefore nothing in this car is worth more $10."

a few days after i pulled the relay, the battery went dead, i figured due to the fact two courtesy lights appeared to be constantly on (1) the red light on the drivers door itself (2) the white light at the feet of the driver. So i pulled the fuse for the courtesy lights, i have been driving it for about 4 months without that relay or the fuse, seemingly, without any adverse effects.

what i am curious about, is whats the best way to diagnose the door ajar sensor. i'd like to be able to plug that fuse for the courtesy lights back in, since it also apparently handles some of the current for the oil level warning light, which has been on ever since i pulled the fuse. (i check my oil with ever tank of gas, the level is not low).

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