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2005 Buick Terraza
12-16-2013, 08:50 PM
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2005 Buick Terraza
our 2005 Terraza has chimes going off constantly, we checked all doors and the hood (remote start) and they went off but came back on, is this a contact issue? is there any way to clean the contacts to ensure they are mating properly? any help would be appreciated, BTW, we have no displays on the DIC just these silly chimes!..... thanks !!!
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12-16-2013, 11:36 PM
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RE: 2005 Buick Terraza
How about after you start the engine and close the door? Trying to figure out if it may be from the key in the ignition or from a door not fully closed. Obviously both are triggered by a door opening but only the door switch will turn on the dome light.

Hint: if opening the door turns off the radio (delayed shut down after the key is off) the the door switches are working.

If you have exhausted your resources the next move would be to find someone who can scan the Body Control Module. That's the central point for all of these things. (light timers, dome lights, remote start, anti-theft, etc)
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01-31-2014, 04:30 PM
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RE: 2005 Buick Terraza
this was the door open chime, we have opened and closed all doors and it seems to have reset itself as it hasn't happened in quite a while now, maybe all it needed was some use as I'm sure this van sat for sometime being a 2005 with only 53,000 miles on it--it will definitely be seeing more mileage in the future. thanks Rupe for the response as always!
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02-01-2014, 11:49 AM
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RE: 2005 Buick Terraza
Just a suggestion for you as many times a door switch problem is the result of sagging door hinges or old collision repairs. IOW, things just don't line up for whatever reason.

If this has been sitting around I would squirt some WD-40 on all of the door hinges and hardware then a little into each door switch right at the plunger area then work the switch with your finger a few times. Also spray some silicone on all of the rubber door gaskets and wipe the mating surface clean.(the painted part) Spray that with silicone as well. This will allow the gasket to move a little and settle into the position it's supposed to be in for a proper seal plus repel moisture so the doors never freeze on a cold day. Another trick for the door switches if they don't fully depress, you can slip a vacuum cap over the plunger as a shim (trim as necessary) or glue a small piece of material on the mating surface of the door. It could be made from gasket paper, inner tube, or a scrap of flat metal and fastened with a dab of weatherstrip gule or contact cement.
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