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Old 12-25-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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Loud Warning Sensor

2004 40 MDTS. When first turning on the ignition, prior to starting the engine, there is a loud obnoxious warning tone. I would like to disconnect this as the warning message lights will still provide warning messages. Does anyone know where the this item is located, so I can disconnect it?
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
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Sometimes the warning devices are part of the loop if it disconnected it might cause issues you can locate it by getting under the dash and get someone to turn the key and listen for it then just tape it off it will tone it down and will still be hooked in
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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It's the usual "no output from the alternator" warning you get when the ignition is on. If you disable this you won't know if you have an alternator failure going down the road. My alarm is on the firewall in front of the accelerator pedal and you can rotate the cover on it to change the volume. But other systems use the same alarm so you may want to think this through.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:02 AM   #4
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I put a piece of tape over mine and it cut the noise down to a tolerable level.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:25 PM   #5
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Interesting. Neither my 06 or current 08 had/have this alarm. Have a buddy w/an 06 whose alternator died- other than the dash voltage reading he got no alarm till there were low voltage operating problems.
Seems like adding such an alarm, w/a no-engine-running relay cut out would be a handy thing.
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I know this is the Alpine forum and I may be out of place here, but are you sure it's not a low oil pressure warning? Ironically, every diesel I ever drove had one with the exception of the one I drive now.
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Thank you. How did you access it?
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Testing the alarms is part of the power on self test on most vehicles today.
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