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Old 08-09-2013, 11:39 AM   #11
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No it will not damage anything, the door will simply bounce back, the latch is case hardened steel. I wasn't insulting you saying you were ignorant, it means you didn't know or unaware. Your way is more likely to cause damage.

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So you would butcher your wiring harness rather than to just trip the lock latch to the closed position?

Your not on the same plane of existence as most people.


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LOL, I guess not. I'm an electrical engineer and "butchering" my wiring harness doesn't intimidate me like it apparently does some people.
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LOL, I guess not. I'm an electrical engineer and "butchering" my wiring harness doesn't intimidate me like it apparently does some people.
By same plane of existence I meant the normal beaten path where soccer moms and guys that would rather not disassemble their steering column to access a connector shell to take that apart in order to silence a chime when all you have to do is trip the door latch to the closed position.

It equates right up there with telling someone how to build a watch when they ask what time it is.

It makes no sense at all. But if it makes you and the op feel better go for it, I have better things to spend my time on when I can just flip that latch and enjoy.



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It makes no sense at all. But if it makes you and the op feel better go for it, I have better things to spend my time on when I can just flip that latch and enjoy.
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Thanks, at this point you're just trolling the thread.
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Thanks alt255!!

I will be doing this mod, I realize it's a little more in depth, but the tripping the door latch with a pen is a little to bud light, and trailer trash for me. Not only that, but you WILL damage that latch over time as you smash it into the strike.

Again, great idea!

I like the idea of an in line switch as well.
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Great info! Did this last night on my '13 SCAB with manual tilt wheel. Only difference in what was described is one of the alignment tabs for the two plastic pieces around the steering column was a snap-in type. Had to pry it apart (location in yellow circle on alt255's picture).



For those who haven't already figured it out, this is a mod for people like me who don't want to hear the chime anywhere, anytime. Totally reversible if needed.
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Great info! Did this last night on my '13 SCAB with manual tilt wheel. Only difference in what was described is one of the alignment tabs for the two plastic pieces around the steering column was a snap-in type. Had to pry it apart (location in yellow circle on alt255's picture).

For those who haven't already figured it out, this is a mod for people like me who don't want to hear the chime anywhere, anytime. Totally reversible if needed.

Good info man, thanks for adding it. Glad i could help
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...For those who haven't already figured it out, this is a mod for people like me who don't want to hear the chime anywhere, anytime. Totally reversible if needed.
Got some exciting news on how to permanently do away with the door chime speaker altogether. It's an easy mod and it took me more time to type this post than it did to find the speaker and disable it. But first, I have to say a big thanks to Alt255 for originally making this post. I do not think you are ignorant nor crazy (nor off the planet of existence) nor do I think it is unreasonable to spend 10 minutes on your truck making a completely reversible mod that you never have to think about again. If anything, I'd say it's crazy to engage your latch with an ink pen every time you want to shut up the door chime and even more crazy to think that you're never ever going to accidentally attempt to close your door with a latch that's already closed. I actually used to do the pen trick with a previous vehicle to kill the dome lights while playing music with the doors open. And I can't count how many times I forgot to pull the handle before attempting to close the door. It's exponentially more likely to happen if you've been drinking. But if you are content with that trick, then by all means, drive on!

Back to the original post, I actually found the mod to be very useful. But I was still annoyed by the e-brake and headlight chime and I wanted to find a way to do away with those too. Why you may ask (especially those of you who were questioning Alt255's sanity)? Well as someone who owns and regularly drives a 1993 F-150 and a 2012 F-150, I don't want one truck to remind me my headlights are on while the other truck doesn't. That's just asking to develop a bad habit of leaving my headlights on in the older truck. Instead I would rather incorporate the muscle memory of making sure the headlight switch is off every time I get out. And being that I have common sense, I know when my emergency brake is engaged. There's also a light up display to remind me. I don't need a chime on top of that. Worst part was when I was installing my aftermarket backup camera which involved a fair amount of time with the key on and truck in reverse. A time during which I didn't want my truck to roll away. And I also didn't want to keep my foot on the brake pedal. So I naturally set the emergency brake and quickly developed a strong desire to shoot the guy who designed the God awful chime. Now that I have explained my logic so no one will feel the need to question it, I'll get off my soap box and get down to business.

After searching under the dash for a speaker box, the only one I could find was the one for the back-up sensors. The bad news is that the door chime speaker is not nearly this easily as accessible. The good news is that disabling the door chime speaker will not interfere with the back-up sensor speaker. The other bad news is that the door chime speaker is the same speaker that clicks with the rhythm of your turn signals. ***SO BEFORE YOU PROCEED*** be advised that this mod will make your turn signals and four-way flashers completely silent. If you can't live with that, DO NOT DO THIS MOD.

If you can though, get yourself a 1/4 inch drive ratchet, a 2 to 4 inch extension, a 7/32 inch socket (aka 5.5 mm), a 9/32 inch socket (aka 7 mm), a pair of wire cutters and a small flathead screw driver. Begin by removing the steering column cover in the same way as the OP's procedure (shouldn't need to remove the lower cover). Next remove the two upward facing screws that are above the gauge cluster. This allows you to remove the cluster surround (all one piece). Now you can access the four black screws that hold your gauge cluster in place (two on top close to the center and two at the bottom corners). Remove them and tilt your gauge cluster forward. There is a wire connector at the top right. You will need to remove that connector. And no, there is no one wire you can eliminate from that connector to fulfill this mod (trust me, I tried all 10 of them). Now, if you're worried about losing memory settings by unplugging this connector, I can tell you that you will not lose your tripometer or gas mileage settings. As far as I can see, all you will lose is the setting in your LCD that controls how you scroll through the menu options (I.E. Do the up and down arrows take you to the next lower sub-menu or back to the main menu). Either way, it takes 10 seconds to reset that setting. And if you're really dead set on not unplugging that connector, it has plenty of slack so you can make this mod without even disconnecting it. Now, take a look at the back of your gauge cluster. There is a small black speaker in the upper left corner. That is the culprit! Best way to get at it is to remove the very furthest back white cover. Remove the silver 7/32 inch screws that hold it on then carefully lift the snap clips that go all the way around the cluster using a flathead screw driver. Once you do you can see the green circuit board. Next step is to remove the small black cover that surrounds the speaker. Do this by depressing the three snap clips that secure it to the circuit board using a very small flathead screw driver. Now carefully remove that cover. On mine, the bottom didn't want to come out because it was caught on the speaker which is only held in place by the two metal prongs that supply it with power. Once you can see those two prongs, cut one of them. Yes this is a permanent mod. Yes, you will have to solder it if you ever want to have that door chime again. And yes, THIS DOES MAKE YOUR TURN SIGNALS SILENT. So be sure about it before you go ahead with this. But if you're anything like me, you can live with silent turn signals for the sake of not having that God forsaken chime! Once you're done, reassemble everything and let me know how it worked out for you.

I apologize for being so long-winded but I just figured I'd explain my logic ahead of time so no one will feel the need to question my sanity. I spent a lot of money on this truck and I plan to keep it for a long time and I want it to function exactly how I want it to.

If any of you are interested, I also have a mod to make the truck start with a chip-less key. I also have my truck set up so I can unlock the door manually without initiating the alarm count-down sequence. And I probably have the only 2009 and up F-150 with a functioning key hole in the passenger side door. Please feel free to message me if you want the low down on any of these other mods or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

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Got some exciting news on how to permanently do away with the door chime speaker altogether. It's an easy mod and it took me more time to type this post than it did to find the speaker and disable it. But first, I have to say a big thanks to Alt255 for originally making this post. I do not think you are ignorant nor crazy (nor off the planet of existence) nor do I think it is unreasonable to spend 10 minutes on your truck making a completely reversible mod that you never have to think about again. If anything, I'd say it's crazy to think that you're never ever going to accidentally attempt to close your door with a latch that was manipulated with a pen. I actually used to do the pen trick with a previous vehicle to kill the dome lights while playing music with the doors open. And I can't count how many times I forgot to pull the handle before attempting to close the door. It's exponentially more likely to happen if you've been drinking. But if you are content with that trick, then by all means, drive on! Back to the original post, I actually found the mod to be very useful. But I was still annoyed by the e-brake and headlight chime and I wanted to find a way to do away with those too. Why you may ask (especially those of you who were questioning Alt255's sanity)? Well as someone who owns and regualrly drives a 1993 F-150 and a 2012 F-150, I don't want one truck to remind me my headlights are on while the other truck doesn't. That's just asking to develop a bad habit of leaving my headlights on in the older truck. Instead I would rather incorporate the muscle memory of making sure the headlight switch is off every time I get out. And being that I have common sense, I know when my emergency brake is engaged. There's also a light up display to remind me. I don't need a chime on top of that. Worst part was when I was installing my aftermarket backup camera which involved a fair amount of time with the key on and truck in reverse. A time during which I didn't want my truck to roll away. And I also didn't want to keep my foot on the brake pedal. So I naturally set the emergency brake and quickly developed a strong desire to shoot the guy who designed the God awful chime. Now that I have explained my logic so no one will feel the need to question it, I'll get off my soap box and get down to business. After searching under the dash for a speaker box, the only one I could find was the one for the back-up sensors. The bad news is that the door chime speaker is not nearly this easily as accessible. The good news is that disabling the door chime speaker will not interfere with the back-up sensor speaker. The other bad news is that the door chime speaker is the same speaker that clicks with the rhythm of your turn signals. ***SO BEFORE YOU PROCEED*** be advised that this mod will make your turn signals and four-way flashers completely silent. If you can't live with that, DO NOT DO THIS MOD. If you can though, get yourself a 1/4 inch drive ratchet, a 2 to 4 inch extension, a 7/32 inch socket (aka 5.5 mm), a 9/32 inch socket (aka 7 mm), a pair of wire cutters and a small flathead screw driver. Begin by removing the steering column cover in the same way as the OP's procedure (shouldn't need to remove the lower cover). Next remove the three upward facing screws that are above the gauge cluster. This allows you to remove the cluster surround (all one piece). Now you can access the four black screws that hold your gauge cluster in place (two on top close to the center and two at the bottom corners). Remove them and tilt your gauge cluster forward. There is a wire connector at the top right. You will need to remove that connector. And no, there is no one wire you can eliminate from that connector to fulfill this mod (trust me, I tried all 10 of them). Now, if you're worried about losing memory settings by unplugging this connector, I can tell you that you will not lose your tripometer or gas mileage settings. As far as I can see, all you will lose is the setting in your LCD that controls how you scroll through the menu options (I.E. Do the up and down arrows take you to the next lower sub-menu or back to the main menu). Either way, it takes 10 seconds to reset that setting. And if you're really dead set on not unplugging that connector, it has plenty of slack so you can make this mod without even disconnecting it. Now, take a look at the back of your gauge cluster. There is a small black speaker in the upper left corner. That is the culprit! Best way to get at it is to remove the very furthest back white cover. Remove the silver 7/32 inch screws that hold it on then carefully lift the snap clips that go all the way around the cluster using a flathead screw driver. Once you do you can see the green circuit board. Next step is to remove the small black cover that surrounds the speaker. Do this by depressing the three snap clips that secure it to the circuit board using a very small flathead screw driver. Now carefully remove that cover. On mine, the bottom didn't want to come out because it was caught on the speaker which is only held in place by the two metal prongs that supply it with power. Once you can see those two prongs, cut one of them. Yes this is a permanent mod. Yes, you will have to solder it if you ever want to have that door chime again. And yes, THIS DOES MAKE YOUR TURN SIGNALS SILENT. So be sure about it before you go ahead with this. But if you're anything like me, you can live with silent turn signals for the sake of not having that God forsaken chime! Once you're done, reassemble everything and let me know how it worked out for you. I apologize for being so long-winded but I just figured I'd explain my logic ahead of time so no one will feel the need to question my sanity. I spent a lot of money on this truck and I plan to keep it for a long time and I want it to function exactly how I want it to. If any of you are interested, I also have a mod to make the truck start with a chip-less key. I also have my truck set up so I can unlock the door manually without initiating the alarm count-down sequence. And I probably have the only 2009 and up F-150 with a functioning key hole in the passenger side door. Please feel free to message me if you want the low down on any of these other mods or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

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