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Old 08-27-2008, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default Door/Key in ignition chime coming through speakers

I just installed a 4 channel amp in my '08 Tahoe. I used the stock stereo and the high level inputs on the amp as opposed to using a RCA converter. Sounds great but now the door/key in ignition chime is coming through this amp and coming out the speakers very loud! What can I do?? I would like it gone altogether or just turned down. THanks!
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:54 PM   #2
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Did you tap into the front speakers or rears???? When i did the same set-up as you....I tapped into the rears and had no problems with the door chimes being loud.
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tapped into both. It had inputs for the front and rear so the fader works. I could play with turning the gain on the amp down and just will have to turn the stereo up more but it sounds pretty good now and I don't want to go that route.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:29 PM   #4
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the chimes output is on the Left front speaker, so when you put in the amp it amplifies the chime as well. You can use the front right channel and feed into the Left in on the amp and this would kill the chimes. The only draw back is you will lose Stereo Left/Right at the amp......
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Is there anyway to shut the chime off completely? I have an 08 and it's stock, but I'd like to eliminate that chime
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:54 PM   #6
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Unfortunately your turn signals are also amplified the same way. You'd lose those if you lost the chime.
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A thought, not saying it's a good thought ;-), could be to leave the left front channel through the OEM amp and run that to a new speaker under the dash. Then use the left rear channel to feed both the front and rear left channels (yes, you'd loose fade). At least then the chimes and such wouldn't be going through the new amp.
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There's got to be a way to get rid of that chime without losing fader or stereo sound. Crikey!!!
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Man I hope so I have the same issue and its driving me crazy! Damn its LOUD! My only idea is to figure out what wire is the signal for the loudness and add a potentiometer inline to lower the volume. Its what the harnesses that allow for lowering chime/onstar volume. Its worth as shot...

I would hate to have to wire my left front speaker with the rear signal as my front. Does anyone know if the rear sound is the same exact output as the front?
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In part it depends on what OEM you have, but in general the OEM amp just takes stereo input and then does processing and equalization to create the multichannel output.

The question on chimes, etc would be what is the source of the chimes? Does the amplifier create the sound or does another module create them. If anyone has an answer to that, then we may be able to figure out a solution.
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