I have a 97 Ranger, and yesterday afternoon, I got one of those
annoying little electrical quirk begin to happen. While I haven't
experienced the "phantom wipers" yet, this one is much more annoying.
I am getting the "key in the ignition" chime every time I open the
driver's door, even with the key out! After making several stops in
the last two days, it has only not done it twice. Now that I think
about it, this chime did not work at all as of last week, when I locked
the keys inside (in the ignition) when I went to work.
I really don't want to disable this, since I do have a knack for
locking the key inside, but I also don't want to have to spend a lot of
money fixing this either. It is just too annoying to live with. If
the driver's door is open, then I hear the chime, whether the key is in
Any suggestions anyone can offer would be much appreciated!