Nice: Guy Replaces His Volvo's Door Ajar Chime With Toto's 'Africa'

March 12, 2018


Just when you thought screencaps couldn't get any more exciting, this is a video of Chris Ng demonstrating the module he installed in his 1980's Volvo 240 to play an 8-bit version of Toto's 'Africa' instead of the traditional annoying door ajar chime. For the record, that is definitely an improvement.

The door chime in the Volvo is controlled by a plug-in sound module under the dash, so all it took to install was a quick swap of the stock version for the modified one.

To make his Volvo play Toto, Ng says that he recorded the song straight to the new module. You can do so with any smartphone or computer. Then the reprogrammed module was rewired into the door ajar circuit for the car--easy peasy.

Chris has actually started a Kickstarter to sell the recordable modules HERE if you're interested, although he's still trying to figure out just how many car models they'll work with. I got so excited I already contributed knowing full well it probably won't be compatible with my Huffy.

Keep going for the Facebook video.

Thanks to Lydia and K Diddie, who agrees there's never been a better time to drive around with your doors open.

  • KingCraigers

    Teach me!

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  • Neat - plus bonus cat - double win.

  • Talon184

    He just, TRIPLED the value of that car!

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  • Alex Perry

    I dont believe, and I could be wrong, that that is the door ajar chime. Its more like the chime to remind you to take the key out of the ignition...

  • JJtoob

    Indeed, it's the "don't lock yourself out of the vehicle and be laughed at" chime.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Facebook video player is C-A-N-C-E-R. Can't skip to places in the timeline of the video, can't even unmute it.

    Went to so that I could skip all the filler crap to hear it, was not worth it.

  • Geekologie

    there i think i fixed it

  • TheQiwiMan

    Yay! You are the hero Gotham needs, but not the one it deserves.

  • Urdnot Wrex

    I don't know about anyone else but there's no video on this article whatsoever for me.

  • JJtoob

    It's facebook video, but it works for me.

  • GeneralDisorder

    It seems to have been taken down.

  • Ez

    Down before I saw it. :( But the "door ajar" line reminded me of the MadTV skit:

  • GeneralDisorder

    I just love that it's posted on a channel named Anthony Sullivan... and quite possible is Anthony Sullivan's actual YouTube account.

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