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Haven't experienced this yet on my JK, but my 2006 Dodge Diesel does it quite frequently. Try this little test to determine if it is "sunspots" or a switch malfunction. When you take the key out and the door chime sounds, put the key back in the ignition and lightly bump it a but further in a couple of times. As was noted above there is a little switch deep in the cylinder that gets gunked up and does not always release when the key is removed. Sometimes it takes several "adjustment taps" before the chime will silence. I found a lock cylinder lubricant with a very slender tube (Like WD-40 only smaller) that I can work the lube deep into the switch. You can feel, and depress the switch, when you insert the slender lube tube. For me it lasts for a few months tat then I have to repeat.
 

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Jeep Driver's Open Door Chime Fix.

I just replaced a broken ignition switch in my Jeep Liberty. After getting it back together the driver’s door chime would come on whenever the door was opened even without the key in the ignition. I did not replace the outer key tumbler but just the inner pin section along with the electrical switch connected to it.

I didn’t have the door chime problem before so didn’t think the key tumbler was a problem. After taking the tumbler out again I checked the end pin on the new part and it was working freely.

I took the tumbler and sprayed electoral cleaner through the key slot and other end then blowing it out with the air hose. I did this twice until it was clean. My hand was black with the crud that came out of it. When I slid the key back into it I could even feel more friction on the key. I slid the tumbler back together and the problem was gone. With door open it only chimed when I put the key back in the ignition.
I would say don’t spray WD40 or oil in the tumbler but use a dry cleaner that won’t gum up
 

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I'm having the same issue. 2013 sport with manual windows and manual locks. I disconnected all the ground wires on the kick panels and tranny tunnel to paint my tub with bedliner. Put everything back and the door chime goes off with the door open and no key in the ignition. The security light was flashing all the time too, even when running
I disconnected the battery and cleaned all the grounds again. Now security light is off but the door still chimes like the keys are in the ignition. Only the driver's door. If I disconnected the door plug it stops...
 

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I had this after the stealer did some warranty/recall work on the clockspring.

Turned out their hamfisted gorilla fucked up the steering column shroud & it was touching the key surround. This stopped it from popping back out when the key was removed. I just removed the plastic & drove without it until they got the replacements in. Then fitted them properly, myself.

Basically the silver disc with the slot is a press switch. When it is pressed in by the key, the chime will sound if the door is open with the engine off. If it is stuck in, the chime will sound. Key in or out.
 

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there are two resistors inside the ignition switch.
R(key-out) >> R(key-in)
but, will try to fix nonetheless )

below the txt from FSM for JK 2007>

KEY-IN IGNITION SWITCH
DESCRIPTION
The key-in ignition switch is integral to the ignition switch, which is mounted on the left side of
the steering column, opposite the ignition cylinder. It closes a path to ground for the instrument
cluster chime warning circuitry when the ignition key is inserted in the ignition cylinder and the
driver door jamb switch is closed (driver door is open). The key-in ignition switch opens the
ground path when the key is removed from the ignition cylinder.

The key-in ignition switch cannot be repaired and, if faulty or damaged, the entire ignition switch
must be replaced. (Refer to 19 - STEERING/COLUMN/IGNITION SWITCH - REMOVAL).

DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING - KEY-IN IGNITION SWITCH
19 - STEERING
5221



1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. Remove the steering column shrouds. Unplug
the key-in ignition switch wire harness connector from the ignition switch.
2. Check for continuity between the key-in switch sense circuit and the left front door jamb switch
sense circuit terminals of the key-in ignition switch. There should be continuity with the key in
the ignition cylinder, and no continuity with the key removed from the ignition cylinder. If OK, go
to STEP 3. If not OK, replace the faulty ignition switch assembly.
3. Check for continuity between the left front door jamb switch sense circuit cavity of the key-in
ignition switch wire harness connector and a good ground. There should be continuity with the
driver door open, and no continuity with the driver door closed. If OK, see the diagnosis for
Instrument Cluster in this group. If not OK,
repair the circuit to the driver door jamb switch as required.
 

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I've searched around and can't find any help to my little problem. I've started getting a door chime every time the driver door is open and the key out of the ignition. I've got power windows and locks and the lock won't work but windows are good. Any ideas?
Hi I have a 2002 Jeep Wrangler. Had the beeping problem with door open. After I replaced the Ignition Switch, Ignition Switch Actuator Pin and key Ignition Starter Switch.
It’s a mechanical problem not electrical. It has to do with the alinement of the Ignition Switch to Ignition Switch Actuator Pin. If it is not set in the correct place it will beep with door open key out. It’s such a small amount it’s crazy. First try this to see if it will stop. Take the covers off the steering wheel. Use your fingers and get in behind the Ignition Switch. Pull it just a small amount not to hard see if the beeping stops. Still holding it in place put in the Key. The beeping should start up. Pull the key out it should stop. If you release it you my get the beeping back door open no key or if you push it a bit. This is just a check. I had to mess around with this for about an hour to set it in the correct place. I had some rubber grommets thick enough to go behind the Ignition switch and steering column to put just enough outward pressure on the switch to hold it out the right amount for the beeping to stop. I placed one at the front part of the switch to hold it down. There is enough pressure on the rubber to hold it on place. Hence the messing around it’s a very small amount that it’s out. Try this see if it works for you I have had no problems since everything work now. Hope this will fix your problem.
 

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Hi I have a 2002 Jeep Wrangler. Had the beeping problem with door open. After I replaced the Ignition Switch, Ignition Switch Actuator Pin and key Ignition Starter Switch.
It’s a mechanical problem not electrical. It has to do with the alinement of the Ignition Switch to Ignition Switch Actuator Pin. If it is not set in the correct place it will beep with door open key out. It’s such a small amount it’s crazy. First try this to see if it will stop. Take the covers off the steering wheel. Use your fingers and get in behind the Ignition Switch. Pull it just a small amount not to hard see if the beeping stops. Still holding it in place put in the Key. The beeping should start up. Pull the key out it should stop. If you release it you my get the beeping back door open no key or if you push it a bit. This is just a check. I had to mess around with this for about an hour to set it in the correct place. I had some rubber grommets thick enough to go behind the Ignition switch and steering column to put just enough outward pressure on the switch to hold it out the right amount for the beeping to stop. I placed one at the front part of the switch to hold it down. There is enough pressure on the rubber to hold it on place. Hence the messing around it’s a very small amount that it’s out. Try this see if it works for you I have had no problems since everything work now. Hope this will fix your problem.
 

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You probably won't believe this, but I had the same problem and at the same time this was happening, my kenwood ddx372bt was acting up as well. I pulled the unit out and the chime stopped. I'm in the process of getting a new stereo installed now.
we believe you! Our stereo was acting up along with this key problem. Just took the stereo out and are going to drive a few times today to make sure the problem seems fixed before replacing the stereo! We’ve tried twice so far and no key problem, but could be just random chance. Thank you!
 

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Just started this week, with key out the door chime goes off and the key in ignition light comes on when the door is open. Remote doesn't work for locking or unlocking vehicle.
Mine is doing this. It started with the key chiming with the door open and no key in. Now my key won’t lock/unlock doors. Did you find anything that fixed this problem?
 

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These issues have been reported in the past , in respect to those that have experienced it , I have not personally had this issue .
That said from what I understand the key has a sensitivity to static electrical charges due to low humidity in cold weather conditions .
Try your other key and see if the problem persists , But report back to this thread with your experience . Maybe someone with real world experience will chime in. good luck.
Do you have a remote start if so disconnect it then try
These issues have been reported in the past , in respect to those that have experienced it , I have not personally had this issue .
That said from what I understand the key has a sensitivity to static electrical charges due to low humidity in cold weather conditions .
Try your other key and see if the problem persists , But report back to this thread with your experience . Maybe someone with real world experience will chime in. good luck.
Do you have a remote start if so disconnect it then try
 
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