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Old 03-09-2009, 05:27 PM   #1
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seat belt alarm. how do you turn it off???

I drive an 06 focus st, and i know its safe to buckle up. but sometimes i dont feel like putting my seat belt on. i know that i could put it on and then take it off, which would disengage the alarm. but how do i turn it off for good?


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Old 03-09-2009, 05:30 PM   #2
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I believe the procedure is in your owner's manual.
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:42 PM   #3
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Easiest way is to wear but...I know some people don't. Seems odd they would put the procedure in the manual considering it's law in most states to wear it but I believe there is a how-to I'll go look for for you
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not sure if you can turn it off without mechanically disconnecting the speaker itself. if there is a section in the manual it should be removed. why put the equipment in the seat to detect a driver or passenger and then not use it??
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Ok so I lied maybe..lol. All I could find was the door chime eliminator. I'm sure someone has done it.

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. if there is a section in the manual it should be removed. why put the equipment in the seat to detect a driver or passenger and then not use it??
Exactly what I was getting it. I haven't looked but I doubt it's in the manual.
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I'm assuming you are talking about the "belt-minder" that goes off every 15 seconds or so (as opposed to the initial chime that goes off if you don't put your seatbelt on before starting the car - I don't think that can be disabled). The way to disable "belt-minder" used to be in the manual (don't know if it still is or not). The reason it should be in the manual is because it's not the law to have a seat belt chime. It's the law to provide seat belts and other safety equipment.

There is still something called personal responsibility in the world. If you want to choose not to wear your seatbelt, you can, and you run the risk of being fined.

Plus, there is always the chance that someone lives on a long private road and doesn't want to wear a seatbelt...

Edit: Try HERE - post #4
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The Belt Minder is the electronic warning system to remind you to use your safety belt system. It's a combination of a sounding chime and the illuminating warning light on your instrument panel. By default, the Belt Minder is active. When active, if the driver's safety belt is not buckled in about 5 seconds from the time the warning light has turned off, the warning light will again illuminate and the alarm chime will sound for 6 seconds, repeating itself every 30 seconds for the next 5 minutes, or until you buckle your seat belt.
You can De-Activate the Belt Minder two ways. First, you can deactivate it temporarily for your current "run cycle", that is after you have started your car and it's still running. Second, you completely deactivate the Belt Minder so that it never reminds you again, or at least until your reactivate it...

The first method, temporary deactivation, or one time disable: After you have started your vehicle, buckle and then un-buckle your safety belt. Be sure to buckle back up.... This will disable the Belt Minder only for that ignition cycle.

The second method, permanent deactivation: Before starting, make sure that:


The partking brake is set.
The car is in Park(automatic), Neutral(manual).
The ignition is OFF.
All doors are closed.
The driver's safety belt is un-buckled.
The parking and headlights are OFF.

1) Turn the ignition switch to ON, but DO NOT START.
2) Wait for the safety belt warning light to go OFF(1-2 minutes).
Steps 3-5 MUST be completed within 60 seconds!
3) Buckle, then un-buckle the driver's safety belt 3 times, ending with the belt un-buckled.
4) Turn on the headlights, turn off the headlights.
5) Buckle, then un-buckle the driver's safety belt 3 times, ending with the belt un-buckled.
After step 5, the Safety Belt Warning Light will be turned on for 3 seconds.
6) Within 7 seconds of the safety belt warning light turning OFF, buckle then un-buckle the safety belt. This will disable the Belt Minder if it is currently enabled, or enable the Belt Minder if it is currently disabled.

Confirmation of the disabling of the Belt Minder is provided by flashing the safety belt warning light 4 times per seconds for 3 seconds. Confirmation of the enabling of the Belt Minder is provided by flashing the safety belt warning light 4 times per seconds for 3 seconds, followed by 3 seconds with the safety belt light off, then followed by flashing the safety belt light 4 times per second for 3 seconds again. After confirmation, the deactivation/activation of the Belt Minder procedure is complete.
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Very nice....now you wont be in a state of annoyance prior to dying in an accident LOL.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:57 AM   #9
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Actually this mod helped me A LOT! I was looking for a way. And for all of those that might use it to disable the chime to drive without it, I personally didn't like it for another reason:

When working on the car/tuning, Dyno runs, etc, sorry fellas, but I don't wear a seatbelt while parked. THAT's when its annoying. This helps me, but I might be a select case..
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:13 AM   #10
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+1, haha.

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Very nice....now you wont be in a state of annoyance prior to dying in an accident LOL.
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