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Every time I drive my wife's car the damn thing beeps for about a mile. It starts out slow and then quits with a quick series of dings.

Any idea of what It could be?

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3 minutes ago, Wayward Son said:

Every time I drive my wife's car the damn thing beeps for about a mile. It starts out slow and then quits with a quick series of dings.

Any idea of what It could be?

Buckle Up!

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34 minutes ago, Glocks4Freedom said:

Buckle Up!

Yeah, that would be my guess and if your belt is on try buckling all the other belts in the car and see if it goes away.  There may be a bad sensor in one of the seats indicating it is occupied when it isn't.

 

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Gonna go with a seat belt warning. If it's a newer car, there's very likely a weight sensor in all of the seats (including back or middle rows). 

So, putting a heavy bag or something on the seat will make the car think a seat is occupied but unbuckled.  If it's an SUV/van with folding seats, make sure you're folding them correctly, too. Sometimes just flipping the seatback without doing "first steps" will cause the same thing.

But that slow beep going to fast beep going to "giving up" is seatbelt speak in every recent car (to include a bunch of rentals) I've driven.

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Yeah....sooooooooo......don't share the details of the vehicle, or clearer specifics of when it happens.

 

 

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First guess is seat belt not buckled. Next guess is one of the doors is not closed all the way. This includes trunk. Another guess would be that it is a warning of some fluid being low. Some cars have a warning system for low windshield washer fluid, etc. Good luck. Let us know what it is when you figure it out.

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Sure it is not beeping to go over your cuss words, so the network can promote ya?

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You've got to blow into the hose hooked to the ignition interlock.

The dings indicate that an email-warrent has been sent to your PO.

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8 hours ago, gwalchmai said:

Maybe, but not the voices...

The beeping does seem to be accompanied by a feminine voice saying put your seatbelt on.

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Unless there's a roadrunner in your (wife's) car, it's the seatbelt.

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Your beeper fluid is low.  Either that or it’s time to rotate your headlights.  :biggrin:

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On 10/5/2018 at 10:18 PM, Wayward Son said:

Every time I drive my wife's car the damn thing beeps for about a mile. It starts out slow and then quits with a quick series of dings.

Any idea of what It could be?

It's the alarm alerting you it's time for you to learn something about cars.

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Blinker fluid is low, usually.

Any lights coming on?  Any gages acting weird?  Is the car doing anything strange?  Does it have a large center display?  If so, does it say anything?

Speaking of the car - what make/model/year is it?

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What you need to do, go to the parts store and buy you some fallopian tubing and run it from your seatbelt latch to the seatbelt catch and that should take care of the beeping.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, SC Tiger said:

Blinker fluid is low, usually.

Any lights coming on?  Any gages acting weird?  Is the car doing anything strange?  Does it have a large center display?  If so, does it say anything?

Speaking of the car - what make/model/year is it?

Blinker fluid?  Is that like the 100 yards of shoreline I used to send new sailors to find? Or military bearings?

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You should probably get an exhaust sample to send in for testing, and make sure to change out the summer air in your tires for winter air.

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24 minutes ago, Wyzz Kydd said:

Blinker fluid?  Is that like the 100 yards of shoreline I used to send new sailors to find? Or military bearings?

In the army it tends to be things like a box of grid squares or a mile of flight line (Aviation unit)

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Some of the old cold war soviet bloc cars had dashboard geiger counters.   Move your plutonium to the other side of your yard and see if it still happens.

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The seat belt ding is one of those that gets more urgent the longer you ignore it.  Certainly sounds like what you are hearing.

You can likely turn it off with a series of actions with the ignition, all OEM's are different.

Better thing is just to buckle up.  They are stone age tech, but they really work.

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fuses are made to be take out for a reason , one think that urks me on new vehicles is that stupid pad wear sensor , so by the time you need new pads  the sensor  beeps , then you need new pads  and a 50 dollar new sensor .  im old school , if you are an adult and need a sensor to tell you when you need brakes  you need a bicycle .  

zip tied those bitches outta the way.

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