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Old 10-15-2016, 11:22 PM   #1
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Is there a pleasant chime?

Is there a buzzer or chime to use for a headlight reminder on a 67-72 truck that does not sound like a grating buzz nor sound like a door bell ding-dong? I have been in modern cars that have something nice, but I don't find an aftermarket chime that seems right. When I look on eBay I see lots of OEM chimes for cars, but they all have many pins and I don't know how all those pins would be wired. I am thinking of just connecting 12V positive and ground in the typical wiring scheme found in the FAQ on this forum.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:11 PM   #2
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Re: Is there a pleasant chime?

No, the pleasant chime you hear is the rear bumper crushing your wife's or neighbors' windchimes.
Just kidding.
Sometimes the turn signal relays can have a 'tonk - tonk' sound, but those are rare nowdays.
Otherwise, these trucks are the strong silent types.
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:40 AM   #3
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Re: Is there a pleasant chime?

Interested in this also.
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Old 10-20-2016, 01:32 PM   #4
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Re: Is there a pleasant chime?

i installed a radio shack two tone chime #2730071
it has a non-annoying ding dong chime

installation: the chime has polarity, it will only work one way
this makes installation easy no relays, diodes or anything else needed
i hooked mine to the dash lights and any key on circuit: that's it
i used double sided tape to stick the chime to the top of my fuse panel

here is a video so you can hear the chime (jump to 7:15) to skip all the annoying dialogue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxoQmIieVJE

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Old 10-20-2016, 02:27 PM   #5
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Re: Is there a pleasant chime?

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i installed a radio shack two tone chime #2730071
it has a non-annoying ding dong chime

installation: the chime has polarity, it will only work one way
this makes installation easy no relays, diodes or anything else needed
i hooked mine to the dash lights and any key on circuit: that's it
i used double sided tape to stick the chime to the top of my fuse panel

here is a video so you can hear the chime (jump to 7:15) to skip all the annoying dialogue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxoQmIieVJE

Thanks!
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:25 AM   #6
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Re: Is there a pleasant chime?

My favorite chime is the sound of the big block coming to life!
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:03 AM   #7
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Re: Is there a pleasant chime?

My final solution I installed today was a programmable buzzer, programmed for a marimba sound.

The item: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058M0TN8

The software (for Windows):
http://www.puiaudio.com/resources-software.aspx

The sound:
https://freesound.org/people/pogmothoin/sounds/401722/

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What the final installed thing sounds like:
https://youtu.be/jh9nNqk7hZs

I attached it to pigtails that plug into the cluster feed and ignition unfused. Used zip ties to attach it under the dash.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:29 AM   #8
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Re: Is there a pleasant chime?

A little pricey but I like!
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Re: Is there a pleasant chime?

No cucaracha?
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:46 PM   #10
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Re: Is there a pleasant chime?

It's programmable, so I suppose I could upgrade the sound any time by just hooking up the computer and downloading to the buzzer. I thought about using the first 30 seconds of We Will Rock You by Queen. La Cucaracha would be pretty good, too.
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:09 PM   #11
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Re: Is there a pleasant chime?

Well the important thing is, you had fun doing it, I guess.
Back in the day, people would just say: ''Hey Man. You left your lights on." And you'ld say "oh, wow. Thanks Man", as you reached in the open window and slapped the switch to off.
Nowdays, because so many new trucks have a ''headlights-on'' audio indicator, no one bothers you, they just think the lights will automatically go out after 90 seconds, and it's no concern of theirs anyway.
After you've left your lights on and drained your battery once or twice, you get a conditioned reflex to kill the lights on shutdown.
Reminds me, I have to get a new battery for the GMC today.
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