Your Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 L4-2.0L DOHC VIN 3
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Safety Belt Warning
The safety belt warning chime (also called the central processing unit or CPU) is an audible warning system and timing circuit. The system components include:

  • Timing circuit safety belt switch.
  • Dome lamp switches.
  • Safety belt warning indicator switch which is an integral part of the front safety belt buckle end.
  • Ignition switch.
  • Headlamp switch.

The warning chime sounds and the safety belt warning indicator illuminates when the ignition switch is placed in the ON position and the LH front safety belt is not buckled.

Key In Ignition Warning
The warning sounds if the key is left in the ignition switch lock cylinder when either door is opened and the ignition switch is in the LOCK or OFF position.

Headlamp Switch On Warning
The warning chime sounds if the parking lamps or the headlamps are left on after the key has been removed from the ignition switch lock cylinder and either front door is opened.

Timer System
The safety belt warning chime controls the duration of the warning chime alarm and safety belt warning indicator illumination.