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Old 11-28-2006, 01:56 AM
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squealing light shut off indicator noise comes on and off while driving

I have a 1985 300SD. My diesel makes this squealing noise if I turn off the car, and forget to turn off the lights. The noise tells me that the lights are still on and that I need to turn them off. Anyway when I'm driving the squealing noise while just come on and off intermittently. It will even come on sometimes when I turn on the turn signals Has anybody had this experience? Does anybody know how to fix it?
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Old 11-28-2006, 02:09 AM
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Jeeze yeah, those idiot buzzers suck...... General rule for beating em is pull the driver's side kick panel then do whatever it takes to make the buzzer/alarm sound. Thus locate the imbecile elctric device that makes all the racket, pull it out its sockets and throw it as far as you can into the bushes.
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Old 11-28-2006, 02:29 AM
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When you say the kick panel, do you mean the panel underneath the steering wheel held up by the three screws? do you have any idea how I can go about finding the part that makes that squealing sound? what it looks like, or where under the kick panel its located?
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Old 11-28-2006, 02:32 AM
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It's likely the buzzer has an intermittent short inside. Not common, but it can happen (Hey, it's 21 years old). Your cheapest option is to find one from a pick-n-pull yard and swap it with your current one.

I'm not 100% sure where it is on the SD (The kick panel is the panel directly above your knees in the driving position), but you should be able to track it down by listening for it. It's a self contained silver can.
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:22 PM
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When you say the kick panel, do you mean the panel underneath the steering wheel held up by the three screws? do you have any idea how I can go about finding the part that makes that squealing sound? what it looks like, or where under the kick panel its located?
Yeah thats the panel.... the buzz box is usually metal encased small rectangular box attached with multi prong socket that pulls right out. It will be really obvious and easy to find when its buzzzzing. This requires zero mechanical ability to fix, just pull it out and throw it away. Pull tha panel, trigger the buzz device and you will see.
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:26 PM
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but leave a sticky note or something so you know what goes in that space.. i did the same for where the cruise computer thing goes... not like id forget where it goes (sure had my feet out the sunroof while trying to get it out)
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