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Old 05-17-2019, 10:47 PM
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Buzzer driving me crazy in my 87 300D

The buzzer that goes off when the glow plugs are heating up or when you leave your keys in the ignition is randomly going off while driving. Thought it was the door switch but it is working. It usually starts off in reverse but sometimes while driving. Its driving me batty. Any ideas?

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Old 05-18-2019, 12:06 AM
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I think it’s a seat belt reminder, not a glow reminder.

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Old 05-18-2019, 12:06 AM
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Yes, that buzzer is annoying...would be less so if it was a single frequency, but it's a mechanical-electric type with make-break contacts, so the sound is very irregular. Some day I'll hunt mine down and cut it out or replace it with a modern piezo buzzer from Allied Electronics, Mouser, or Digi-Key...if you find it, please let us know where it is, taking a pic if possible...thanks...
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:07 AM
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I will. Its becoming personal. This electronic duck must perish.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:17 AM
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LOL...that was a fowl post!
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Old 05-18-2019, 03:11 AM
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One day I'll replace the buzzer with something like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ301QEoo9Y
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:29 PM
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If the buzzer is coming on with things it shouldn't be activated by, it usually indicates you have a poor ground somewhere, probably behind the dash or in the instrument cluster. The 124/late 126 buzzer is transistorized and highly sensitive to crappy grounds feeding back through it. My SDL had this issue, shifting into reverse, hitting the brake pedal, opening ANY door with the headlights on, you'd get this sick squealing noise from it that just wouldn't stop. Sanding and cleaning the ground points behind the cluster and the center console fixed the issue in my car.
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Never let something ( or someone ) drive you crazy when you are within walking distance.
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:50 PM
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Buzzer driving me crazy in my 87 300D

Okay. After some testing I found that if you remove the green and the green and red wires from this plug behind the gauge pod (which pulls straight off with some bent wire hanger shaped like a dentist pick) it silences the key buzzer.



It came from here



The two wires pulled and heat shrunk




Now I have a headlight buzzer, dome light and NO key buzzer to randomly bother me.

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Old 05-31-2019, 08:14 PM
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Now to fix the clock
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:44 PM
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It seems counter intuitive, but if you put your seatbelt on first before starting the car the buzzer doesn't buzz.

It will also remind you that your lights are on and that your key is in the ignition. Definitely in position 2, not sure if it will buzz in position 1.
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:30 PM
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Buzzer driving me crazy in my 87 300D

It still reminds me of the lights. It would randomly go off while driving and sounded horrible when waiting for the glow cycle. It did not turn off with the seat belt.


Ill probably look for a different sound generator that is less intrusive.
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:33 PM
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Ill probably look for a different sound generator that is less intrusive.

A pipe organ?

Angels ( complete with beam of light ) going AAAAaaaa. ?

James Brown singing " The Old Landmark " at a Baptist church in the movie The Blues Brothers?
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:34 AM
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Ummm. No
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:11 PM
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Drat, I thought you would hold true to your picture.

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