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I have a 96 Jeep Grand Cherokee that just started chirping tonight, it sounds like its coming from the steering column, what would make my car chirp? Thanks....

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Debbie, You said: Hi Lori, thanks for the answer. I only hear it when the engine is on, and it sounds like its coming from t e steering column. It's kinda a chirp beep, sort of the sound the security system makes when you activate it, but its one chirp then about a minute pause and it chirps again, its about at one minute intervals, until you shut the engine off....its doens't sound like a squeak....its definitely a chirp.........(96 Jeep Laredo) Thanks Debbie I did find a TSB (technical service bulletin) that talks about a chime that sounds normally when the vehicle goes over 80 mph. There have been cases where this chime is defective and goes off whenever the vehicle is moving in forward or reverse. My suggestion would be to contact the dealership and see if this could be your problem. The TSB number is 08-02-97. Hope this helps. Lori Johnson

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