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Offline screaminchickin

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warning buzzers
« on: August 13, 2011, 05:28:38 AM »
Hi,think my 79 firebird should have two warning buzzers one for the seat belts and one for the key left in ignition is that correct?.Well neither of them work is there some very simple checks i can make to see why they dont work and where would the buzzers be situated,not very good with electrical stuff but if there is something simple i can check that would be great many thanks.

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Re: warning buzzers
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 07:19:06 AM »
My car has only one for the key, the seatbelt has a light its supposed to work by grounding out and turning off the light when buckled.....
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Re: warning buzzers
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2011, 11:23:46 AM »
Not sure about the early cars, but the later cars indeed have two buzzers. They are little box-shaped plastic items under the dash. The key buzzer should have two terminals, and the seatbelt buzzer should have 4 terminals.

Sometimes the key buzzer contact gets worn or removed inside the column. After you ensure you have both buzzers installed (many times they're removed b/c people find them annoying), open the driver's door and push the key in the ignition. When I got my 80, it had a bad contact so it would only buzz if I actually pushed the key against the ignition (lol). If that doesn't work, you can pull the steering wheel and lockplate behind the wheel to see if the buzzer contact is installed.


I'm not sure about the seatbelt buzzer wiring. I believe it ties into the seatbelt dash indicator light on the speedometer, but someone with a wiring schematic can probably better elaborate on that.

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Re: warning buzzers
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2011, 11:55:55 AM »
ok, I looked I do have two buzzers... one works... ha the seatbelt one is supposed to last 37 seconds..... if not buckled....
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Re: warning buzzers
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2011, 12:02:31 PM »
from a 78  and my 79 has the same.


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Re: warning buzzers
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2011, 12:03:15 PM »
ok, I looked I do have two buzzers... one works... ha the seatbelt one is supposed to last 37 seconds..... if not buckled....

I think it (the seatbelt buzzer) has a built in timer. If you turn the key 'on' after sitting, it buzzes for eternity it seems. If you shut the key off after it buzzes and do it again, it won't buzz at all (or will for maybe a second). I believe it is something that heats up or whatnot if I recall an older post here or on TAC.

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Re: warning buzzers
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2011, 04:29:28 PM »
Hey thanks guys for all the great replys,i will have a good poke around under the dash now i know what to look for.Funny that what people thought were annoying back in the day people are trying to get working again.

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Re: warning buzzers
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2011, 05:20:51 PM »
they hang/sit kinda right around the gas pedal area....
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Re: warning buzzers
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2011, 02:12:44 PM »
Hi,ok had a good look under the dash today[got a bad back to show for it  :'(].Pretty sure there is no buzzer's under there and could only find two plugs that were not pluged in to anything.


Could any of these be for the buzzer's,^^this one looks like it would maybe fit the silver one that 4SPEED posted a pic of.
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Re: warning buzzers
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2011, 02:44:56 PM »
Top one I believe is a flasher connector and the bottom is for the buzzer
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Re: warning buzzers
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2011, 03:04:41 PM »
78 gm manual,
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Re: warning buzzers
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2011, 05:05:13 PM »
Ok next question can any one sell me the two buzzers and send to the uk and how much.
many thanks

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Re: warning buzzers
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2011, 11:43:54 PM »
I saw them in a catalog new lately, npd or classic, I could never part w/ mine!
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Re: warning buzzers
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2011, 05:18:07 AM »
Yeah thanks orderd some from ames  ;D

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Re: warning buzzers
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2011, 12:22:24 PM »
The pic I put up does not show the key in ig. buzzer, is it mounted to the col?
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