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Lights On Chimes Continued

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fAs I said in my last post I took the Fiesta for its 2 year service on friday 24th feb. and as I thought on the thursday night as the temperature was above 13 degrees cent. the chimes were working but of course when I got to the dealers friday at about 9.30am they were not working.( the temp was 10 degees cent). during the course of the service they started to work (the temp. had risen to 12 degrees cent. ) these are the temps on the car thermometer. of course no fault showed on the diagnostics and the fitter said that if a fault did not show then they could not find it. they also could not understand the temp. connection but this is what is happening. When the temp. shown in the car is below 12 degrees cent then the chimes do not work, when the temp shown on the car is above 13 degrees cent. then the chimes work.I still think it is the GEM but they will not change this. the only other place a fault could possibly be is the drivers door lock as this actuates the chIimes when opened. has anybody out there got any ideas. I am beginning to get quite paranoic about this problem.

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Only thing I can think of which would be temp related is that the connector or solder for the chime (I don't know if the chime is a separate unit or part of something else) is contracting in lower temps and breaking connection. When it's warmer it expands and the connection is good.

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Thanks Roger I will have a word with my dealers. I dont know where all the bits are located.Although I would think that after any fairly long run when the car should be nice and warm the chimes should work but this does not necessarily happen.

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