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Chimes with Aftermarket Stereo

Chimes with Aftermarket Stereo

Postby SSSilverado23 [OP] » Sep 17 2012, 5:00am

I have an aftermarket stereo in my truck and it has the box that controls the chimes and onstar like its supposed to. It beeps so loud it about blows your eardrums. I pulled the stereo out of the dash and found that box that controls the chimes volume but the volume nob was busted off like someone had stuck a screw driver through it and broke it. It all works i just cant turn the volume down.

Is there anyway to just completely eliminate the chimes or turn them off? Or am i gonna need to buy a new box. Id rather not buy a new box as they are pretty damn expensive. If there is anyway to bipass the chimes please let me know! thanks
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Re: Chimes with Aftermarket Stereo

Postby 1500VHO » Sep 17 2012, 5:12am

Hi SS,

When I replaced my stock head unit with an aftermarket, the chimes box you describe was wired in by me. You can disconnect the wires, and you should then have no chimes. Also, on my unit there was no knob that you refer too. My box had two wired in jumpers. The instructions read to cut/disconnect one of the wires if the chimes were too loud. I did that, because like you, the original setup was way too loud.

The second box I had to wire in was for the Steering Wheel controls. I do not know if your particular box is all in one, or if their are separate boxes for each function of your truck,e.g. - 1 box for Chimes for open door, key in ignition. 1 Box for steering wheel controls. 1 box for On-Star, etc....

I purchased my head unit and accompanying boxes from Cructhfield..

BTW - I do not have On-Star. So I do not know if that makes a difference.

I hope this helped, :D
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Re: Chimes with Aftermarket Stereo

Postby SSSilverado23 [OP] » Sep 17 2012, 5:16am

1500VHO wrote:Hi SS,

When I replaced my stock head unit with an aftermarket, the chimes box you describe was wired in by me. You can disconnect the wires, and you should then have no chimes. Also, on my unit there was no knob that you refer too. My box had two wired in jumpers. The instructions read to cut/disconnect one of the wires if the chimes were too loud. I did that, because like you, the original setup was way too loud.

I hope this helped, :D



Do you remember or know which wires to cut/disconnect? thanks for the info!
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Re: Chimes with Aftermarket Stereo

Postby 1500VHO » Sep 17 2012, 5:21am

Hi Corrie,

Yeah, the one that the instructions told me to cut was a white wire.

Here's a link: Crutchfield

If you click on the "free installation gear" icon a second pop up box will appear. Looks like there might be one box for chimes, steering wheel control and Onstar. They have it listed for $69.00. You might want to check it out. I had to guess which stereo system you have in your truck...

I did a little more checking. The $69.00 is IF you buy a head unit from them. Otherwise the price is $139.00 Sorry about that...

Cructhfield also has great customer service...

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Re: Chimes with Aftermarket Stereo

Postby SSSilverado23 [OP] » Sep 17 2012, 5:24am

Cool i will try that! Thanks again!
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Re: Chimes with Aftermarket Stereo

Postby jarmour05 » Sep 17 2012, 5:39am

if You want the chimes but just dont want it to be as loud...If it is hidden and you wont see it under the dash would covering the box/speaker on the box with duck tape or something kind of muffle the sound a bit to a tolerable level...maybe a simple solution so you can retain the chimes if hte nob is busted
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Re: Chimes with Aftermarket Stereo

Postby SSSilverado23 [OP] » Sep 17 2012, 5:59am

jarmour05 wrote:if You want the chimes but just dont want it to be as loud...If it is hidden and you wont see it under the dash would covering the box/speaker on the box with duck tape or something kind of muffle the sound a bit to a tolerable level...maybe a simple solution so you can retain the chimes if hte nob is busted


No i cant do that with this. It sends the chimes through the speakers of the truck. So ya id either have to buy a new box or try to eliminate the chimes all together.
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Re: Chimes with Aftermarket Stereo

Postby jarmour05 » Sep 17 2012, 2:37pm

Oh ok..yeah mine has a bid which tucks in behind the unit under the dash...but it actually has a small speaker which the chimes now come out of instead of the speaker...sorry thought maybe that could be a solution...
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Re: Chimes with Aftermarket Stereo

Postby jarmour05 » Sep 17 2012, 7:18pm

I forgot to ask but did you only install the aftermarket head unit or did you also install amp to your Mids and highs...the amp would amplify your warning chimes also...good luck
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Re: Chimes with Aftermarket Stereo

Postby hocman22 » Jan 11 2014, 4:32pm

1500VHO wrote:Hi Corrie,

Yeah, the one that the instructions told me to cut was a white wire.

Here's a link: Crutchfield

If you click on the "free installation gear" icon a second pop up box will appear. Looks like there might be one box for chimes, steering wheel control and Onstar. They have it listed for $69.00. You might want to check it out. I had to guess which stereo system you have in your truck...

I did a little more checking. The $69.00 is IF you buy a head unit from them. Otherwise the price is $139.00 Sorry about that...

Cructhfield also has great customer service...

:D

That link didn't seem to work for me. I have the stock HU with a PAC adapter behind it. Is that the same setup you have? How did you know which wire to cut?
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