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08-06-2005, 08:38 AM
Got a 2000 GrandAm GT.
Got this rather annoying problem.
The interior chime goes off every 5 minutes with no apparent reason. No lights goes on... on the dashboard.

First, got my battery replaced 2 mos. ago and right after, my keyless entry / lock stopped working. It did not reset itself like it was supposed to.
The dealership fixed the problem and said it was a blown fuse and the grounding was bad.

On the way home, right after I got the keyless problem fixed, every 5 minutes or so, it chimes 3 times. the dealer thinks the computer box? is at fault and said it will cost around $200-300 to replace it.

To me it sounds a bit of a scam during these dog days of summer. Has anyone else heard of or experienced this?
Thanks in advance

08-06-2005, 03:46 PM
I haven't dealt with your specific concerns, though I know from first hand experience that Grand Am/Malibu BCMs have a tendency to fail and cause strange things to happen. A security problem (other than passlock sensor), SVS code or lighting control problem tends to be the main problem but I could see the BCM affecting the chime.