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Want to replace "headlights are on" warning buzzer

Post by dhw3971 on Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:49 pm

For many years the "You left your headlights on, dummy" warning buzzer has not worked on my station wagon. After suffering through enough dead batteries in the last few years I want to replace it, but I have no idea what it looks like. Also, I'm not sure where to buy a new one. CAn anyone help?
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Post by thatfnthing on Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:07 pm

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Post by dhw3971 on Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:15 pm

Hmmmm, yes, I've seen that under my dashboard AND for sale on a few places. I just want to make sure I'm spending my money on the correct part...
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Post by orange Juiced on Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:52 pm

Was this standard on our cars? I don't recall this on mine, just the fasten seat belt buzzer.  scratch 
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:25 pm

Yeah I've never heard of that one either!
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:59 pm

Got it on my Monte.
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Post by pila on Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:58 pm

Some auto parts stores had them in the 90s.  I should probably get a couple too....but not for 48 bucks ! I'll look around for the simple one that just clips on a fuse in the fuse block...

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Post by dhw3971 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:41 am

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Post by pila on Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:22 pm

That looks like the way to go. Those relays & sockets are not that expensive. I used one for my fuel pump...

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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:34 am

That does look like a neat tip. I might use the one about rigging up a chirp for the directionals -- when I upgraded to LEDs, I had to get an electronic flasher, which makes no noise. So I could use an audible reminder so I'm not that guy who's diving 50 miles with the blinker on. Smile
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Re: Want to replace "headlights are on" warning buzzer

Post by SSTOOLMAN on Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:52 am

I will be stopping at radio shack this wk end. LOL, I left my lights on this morning but got a call from a coworker to turn them off.
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Re: Want to replace "headlights are on" warning buzzer

Post by dhw3971 on Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:09 am

I visited my local Shack last night and got most of the supplies for about $25: wire, blade connectors and the buzzer.  They did not have the relay, but was told it was available as an online only item.  The item number for the relay is 55064959 and the cost is $4.99.  http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=25058456

The buzzer I bought is item #273-794 (might show as 273-0794 on package); that differs from the directions shown in the link I posted.
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Re: Want to replace "headlights are on" warning buzzer

Post by thatfnthing on Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:06 pm

If you're planning to ever add anything else electrical, you'll likely need another relay in the future, so it's more cost effective to buy in bulk off ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Pack-30-40-Amp-Relay-Wiring-Harness-SPDT-12-Volt-Bosch-Style-S-/181473540590?pt=US_Relays_Sensors&hash=item2a40aa79ee

Radio Shack is like a convenience store -- if they have it, it'll cost you twice as much.

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Re: Want to replace "headlights are on" warning buzzer

Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:06 pm

Too bad you didn't wait another day. I brought this one home today and it tests out fine. Could have saved you some time and money.

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