Q: My chimes only come on after I start my engine

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The chimes normally operate when I have the key in the on position but now they only operate when I start the engine. How do I get them to start in the on position like normal

My car has 206000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Alert chimes are triggered by sensors located on doors, seat belts and other devices that alert a driver that something is either open or not properly secured. To determine why they are not working correctly, have a mechanic complete an onsite inspection to determine which sensors are not working or where the electrical problem exists.

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