ON. Refer to the General Information System Description and Functional Operation for more information on the Instrument Cluster gauges and
During shipment (with the IOD fuse disconnected) the Warning and Announcement chimes will not work with the ignition key turned OFF.
Seat Belt Chime
The seat belt chime will sound for 7 seconds, when the ignition is turned ON and the driver's seat belt is unbuckled, as a reminder to the driver
to buckle the seat belt. Buckling the driver's seat belt before the time out has expired will cause the chime to stop immediately. The seat belt
lamp will stay ON for 7 seconds even if the seat belt is buckled.
Exterior Lamps ON Chime
The Exterior Lamp On Chime will act as a warning to the driver that the exterior lights have been left ON. If the ignition is OFF, the driver's
door is open, and the park lamps or headlamps are on, the chime will sound until one of the conditions is removed or until the battery
protection timeout of 3 minutes.
Key-in Ignition Chime
The key-in Ignition Chime will act as a warning to the driver that the key has been left in the ignition. If the ignition is oft and not in the
accessory power position, the driver's door is open or ajar, and the key is in the ignition, the chime will sound until one of the conditions is
removed or the battery' protection timeout of 15 minutes has expired.
Courtesy Lamp ON Chime
The Courtesy Lamp On Chime will act as a warning to the driver that the dome lamps have been left on. When the ignition is off, driver's door
is open, and the dome lamps are on, the chime will sound continuously until one of the conditions is removed or until the battery protection
timeout of 15 minutes has expired.
Turn Signal ON Chime
The Turn Signal On Chime will act as a warning to the driver that the turn signals have been left on. When a level change is detected on the
turn signal inputs to the BCM continuously for approximately 1 mile, and the vehicle speed is greater than 15 MPH, the chime will sound
continuously until the turn signal inputs are no longer active. If vehicle speed drops below 15 MPH prior to the warning being activated the
accumulated distance traveled will be reset. Chime rate is approximately 50 chimes per minute.
Airbag Warning Lamp Announcement Chime
The Airbag Warning Lamp is monitored by the BCM. If the engine exceeds 450 RPM for more than 10 seconds and the airbag warning lamp
is on, a single chime will be sounded. The chime will not be rearmed until the vehicle speed equals zero and the Airbag Warning Lamp is off.
Warning Lamp Announcement Chime
The Warning Lamp Announcement Chime will act as a warning to the driver to scan the instrument cluster to observe which lamp is
illuminated. Whenever the check gauge, low fuel, low washer level, service engine soon, system voltage failure, low tire pressure, door or
decklid ajar lamps over 2 MPH are first illuminated, the chime will sound for one tone.
NOTE The Door and Decklid Ajar Lamps are located in the odometer for 1999.
The low tire pressure critical chime will sound with each flash of the low tire warning lamp. The door and trunk ajar warning lamp
announcement chime is only given if the vehicle speed is above 2 miles per hour.
During the first two seconds of the ignition on or until the seat belt warning chime ends, all announcement chimes will be consolidated into
one warning announcement. This will occur two seconds after the seat belt warning chime ends. If a warning announcement should occur while
a higher priority warning chime is in process, no additional warning lamp announcement chime will be given after the chime in process ends.
All associated lamps will illuminate and the active chime will serve as the warning announcement.
In the case of the chime warning associated with the Service Engine Soon lamp, the chime will sound only the first illumination of this lamp.
Any other condition that could normally activate the warning announcement associated with the service engine soon lamp will not reactivate
the chime if the lamp is currently illuminated.
NOTE: If the CCD bus communication with the engine controller is lost, the BCM assumes a vehicle speed of 3 MPH. This results in the
door ajar warning tone being sounded immediately whenever a door or trunk becomes ajar.
DOOR AJAR SYSTEM
Door/Deck Ajar Lamp: 1997 model year door/deck ajar lamp is located in the instrument cluster and warns the driver of an open door or deck lid
condition. The lamp is illuminated when the instrument cluster receives the MIC message from the body controller. The BCM sends the MIC
message whenever either door is ajar, the trunk lid is ajar (ajar switch is closed to ground), and as a bulb check (for the first two seconds of each
ignition "on" cycle).
The 1999 model year door/deck ajar lamp has been replaced by the words "Door" and "Deck" displayed on the odometer. The "Door" and "Deck"
bulb check is performed at ignition on and consists of an odometer display segment test. The door ajar is controlled by a MIC message from the