Post by lega kismar
Just recently bought a (nearly-) new RAV4 (mod. 3003).
When I open the door with the contact key left in place, it makes an
ugly and insistent beep noise.
I like to listen to the radio from outside, eg while I clean the car
(door open), and this beep noise is really a nuisance.
Also, when I leave the small lights on when the car is parked -
convenient or even necessary in some situations, there is a different,
very annoying beep tone, obviously produced by the same beeper,
somewhere behind the dashboard, on the left of the steerwheel.
Is there a way to shut that damn thing up? (eg a fuse or so?)
Damn, man, a 3003! What type of propulsion system does it have? Nuclear?
(Sorry, tough job, but someone's got to do it! I'm guilty of
Fat-Fingering, too ;)
Try to trace it. In the gool ol' days, there used to be a module over by
the glove box, or, behind the driver's kick panel. All you had to do was
In these days of 'integrated electronics' things come as 'modules'. I
can't remember what the circumstances were, but I had to replace something
on a 1998 Pre-Runner (4WD truck...WITHOUT the 4wd!). On my older toys,
just unsnap a relay, and snap a new one in. Not in this case...it was
integrated into a $125 module! If your lucky, you will find the beeper.
But, I have a feeling it's in a module, like in the Fords. (Yeah, 'Better
Idea, Ford. A buzzer craps out, so you have to replace an $800 ECM to fix
it!) If this is the case, find the beeper and break it! (NOOOOO!)