: random door chimes?



cdp
06-18-13, 12:49 AM
Within the last couple of weeks my door chimes have going off randomly when I've been driving along on perfectly straight and even roads. The doors are clearly closed and no door light, or any other light, illuminates on my dash. At least it sounds like the door chimes but I guess the beeping could be something else. Timing seems to be completely random although I just did a two and a half hour drive and it must have gone off at least a dozen times. It starts out chiming 5 times and then staying silent for a while. Subsequent chimes may be as few as 2 or as many as 5 or somewhere in between. I'm a little concerned I have a short as a result of the dealer installation of my radar detector. They apparently ran the cables from behind my rear view mirror down through the dash somewhere to setup the remote near where my right knee is.

Anyone else getting random chimes?

blue_skies
06-18-13, 01:54 AM
Check the archives - you have something laying on the passenger seat.

pever
06-18-13, 10:02 AM
Bulletin Number: SB-12-09-41-002 Bulletin Date: 12-01-2012
Component:
151600 seat belts:front:warning light/devices
Summary
Cadillac/chevrolet/buick/gmc: passenger seat belt indicator is illuminated due to possible conductive objects, such as tech 2, groceries, charging and audio cables, electronic tablets or computers and cell phones, placed on seats and would

Cadillac Cust Svc
06-18-13, 12:40 PM
Within the last couple of weeks my door chimes have going off randomly when I've been driving along on perfectly straight and even roads. The doors are clearly closed and no door light, or any other light, illuminates on my dash. At least it sounds like the door chimes but I guess the beeping could be something else. Timing seems to be completely random although I just did a two and a half hour drive and it must have gone off at least a dozen times. It starts out chiming 5 times and then staying silent for a while. Subsequent chimes may be as few as 2 or as many as 5 or somewhere in between. I'm a little concerned I have a short as a result of the dealer installation of my radar detector. They apparently ran the cables from behind my rear view mirror down through the dash somewhere to setup the remote near where my right knee is.

Anyone else getting random chimes?

Hello cdp,

I am sorry you are you are experiencing a chiming issue. If you would like to further discuss this concern, I am more than happy to do additional research on your behalf. Please private message me with your contact information, VIN and current mileage.

Sincerely,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Service

GJB
06-18-13, 02:27 PM
Could it be chimes from the lane departure system? Do you have it set to chime or seat vibrate? Maybe the system was disturbed when they wired you radar detector.

sqkid89
06-18-13, 04:06 PM
Gonna have to say it might be the passenger seat chime too. It doesn't take much for the car to think someone's sitting there. next time you get the chime, look near the overhead map lights. If it is the seatbelt chime, you should see the flashing light (I didn't notice it myself until about a month ago)

cdp
06-18-13, 10:34 PM
You guys were right. Before seeing your posts i wondered if it could be my phone sitting on the passenger seat. The chimes went off twice in the first 20 miles while the phone was in the seat. Removed the phone from the seat and the chime never went off again over the next 150 miles. Interesting that the chime went off but never gave me a seat belt icon in the dash. Didn't think to look in the overhead console.

vvv335i
06-19-13, 12:17 PM
You guys were right. Before seeing your posts i wondered if it could be my phone sitting on the passenger seat. The chimes went off twice in the first 20 miles while the phone was in the seat. Removed the phone from the seat and the chime never went off again over the next 150 miles. Interesting that the chime went off but never gave me a seat belt icon in the dash. Didn't think to look in the overhead console.

I had this issue for a day. Never had it again and I had no idea what was causing it.

Russianhaxor
07-07-13, 08:26 PM
Hahahaha it took me forever to figure out that it was my cell phone sitting in the passenger seat.

You know GM, I like that you guys have such a sensitive sensor, but do we really need to make the sensor accept ALL input between 0.01lbs and 300lbs?

It would be nice if they programmed it to ignore weight under, say, 3lbs. :D

ben.gators
07-08-13, 07:26 AM
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It's funny! It seems that GM always likes to set its threshold values to some extreme numbers! I can remember that in Cadillac CTS, the threshold for activation of passenger seat airbags was something around 88lbs or so and there was a guy in the CTS forum who his wife's weight was a few pounds less than this limit. As a result the airbags for passenger seat was always disabled although his wife was sitting in the passenger seat! :D He contacted GM and Cadillac and they confirmed the weight threshold value and they said there is nothing they can do! There were some jokes going around, like have your wife hold some bricks in her lap while she is sitting in Cadillac CTS's passenger seat! :p