Guys, I took my center console out this afternoon to begin the installation
of my Bluetooth Car Kit and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System I
purchased. After removing the entire console, I found the Body Control
Module or BCM (little black box directly underneath where the 12V
accessory plug is) and saw little speaker holes in the top side of the
BCM. I put my key in the ignition and sure enough it started chiming
away...LOUDLY from that location!
I put a small piece of electrical tape over it to help mute the sound and
make it more "pleasant" and it worked great! No more loud and annoying
chime. There is no way to disable it or "cut" the leads as it is built-in
to the BCM box and is not accessible so the best you can do is mute it.
It was very simple to do and I highly recommend it to those of you with
2006-2007 Sonata's that hate the loud chime.
The instructions to remove the center console can be found on the
Good luck and enjoy!