Chimes, buzzers, turning signal sounds intermittent -

V6 S197 General Discussion This section is for technical discussions pertaining specifically to the V6 variation of the 2005 and newer Ford Mustang.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-26-2013, 01:55 AM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Kirkland, WA
Posts: 1
Default Chimes, buzzers, turning signal sounds intermittent

Hi guys, first post here. I checked around on the forum and couldn't find anything, so wanted to ask.

About a year ago, all of my warning chimes, low fuel alert sound, turn signal noises, and other sounds you get from the instrument cluster stopped. They have pretty much been off since then.

However, I've noticed that if the car sits in the sun and gets really hot inside, the sounds work. It feels to me like something is loose, and when it gets hot it expands and the chimes start working again.

There are no other problems with the car.

I just took apart the instrument cluster, reconnected the wiring harness, and looked for issues. No luck. I took the actual instrument cluster apart as much as I could and saw what looked like a small, single pizeo buzzer on the back, but it looked intact. (I'm not sure if that's the only speaker). I did not remove the needles and look under the faceplate, didn't want to go there.

I also just checked out the fuses and the wiring around the smart junction box, where the wiring for the instrument cluster goes, and nothing appears to be out of the ordinary.

The Ford service manual says that there's either a circuit issue with the power going to the board, or that there's a problem and the entire instrument cluster needs to be replaced. I just think that's a shame because it works every now and then, and only when the car gets hot. Seems to strange to me.

Anyone have any ideas what may be wrong? Thanks in advance for your comments!
beeeks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
6th Gear Member
Nuke's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PA to KY ('07) to IL ('09) to MS ('10) to FL ('11)
Posts: 16,186

Move south. It'll work about 10-11 months out of the year.
Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 10:31 PM   #3
JimC's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,865

The description seems to match what you have found - something making intermittent connection cutting power to the board, or the cluster itself going bad and a bad connection in the cluster that may be too small for you to see looking at the connections when you pull the cluster out.
JimC is online now   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Loud Noise Above 30 MPH bjdutch2005 2005-2014 Mustangs 10 03-24-2017 04:38 AM
Noise when turnning left Jose Corretjer New Member Area 2 09-08-2015 07:32 AM
2005 GT Intermittent Low Rail Pressure Throttle Drop zanemoseley 2005-2014 Mustangs 6 09-06-2015 01:58 PM
Help! Metra 70-5521 AMP Harness Install cbird1177711 2005-2014 Mustangs 2 09-03-2015 09:43 PM

broken, chime, chimes, not working

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.