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Old 09-20-2006, 05:24 PM   #1
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How do I disable the seatbelt warning beeber?

Can anyone tell me how to disable the annoying " you're not wearing your seatbelt" beeber. I don't have the owners manual for the car so I don't know what sequence will shut it off. It is a 2001 Focus SE. Thanks in advance. Sean


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Old 09-20-2006, 05:28 PM   #2
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I disable it by putting my seatbelt on, so I won't become disabled myself, especially since I have airbags. Preaching over, I know I've seen this topic come up before, someone should know.
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:43 PM   #3
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Go to http://www.fleet.ford.com and you can download a free owners manual.
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:52 PM   #4
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permanent deactivation of seat belt reminder: There are 9 steps you need to follow to deactivate or activate your Belt Minder system. Before doing so, 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.

Then follow these 9 steps:

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).

3. Steps 3-5 MUST be completed within 60 seconds! 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.

6. After step 5, the Safety Belt Warning Light will be turned on for 3 seconds. Within 7 seconds of the safety belt warning light turning OFF, buckle then un-buckle the safety belt.

7. 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.
8. 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.
9. After confirmation, the deactivation/activation of the Belt Minder procedure is complete.

Whew!
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It will still ding as soon as you start it but you can leave it off and drive around and it wont bother you anymore
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I never understood why someone would not where they're seatbelt. My father drilled it into me at a very young age that seatbelts save lives. "You fly you die!" were his exact words.

I'd love to hear any argument about how seatbelts are bad, but especially if you have airbags it's a must!

Think they don't help much, put your hands behind your back and walk with your face pushed out into a wall at a nice leasurly walking pace. That was 4 MPH, now imagine hitting the steering wheel or dash at 30 MPH, or God forbid 70 MPH and then tell me they don't help!

But this is America, so go ahead and don't wear one if you like to live stupidly, oops, I mean dangerously. Here in Massachusetts it's the law.
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^^^^^^^^ preach brother preach!!


but i completly agree, it has saved my life before.
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I wear my seat belt it just anoyed me when i was just driving down the street and not driving very far
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Thanks for the info TLS_BMX

Nobody rides in my car without a seatbelt. I do have one friend who has an annoying habit of taking his seatbelt off to do anything- like scratch his @ss. The beep annoys him enough that he puts it back on without me having to tell him any more. This keeps me from being pulled over by the cops for his stupidity. I don't care if he does it in his car or not. Those 1st generation airbags will whip his ass good if he gets in a bender.
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There are other reasons to turn it off...if you're just sitting in your car while its idling (say, in a parking lot) with your belt off the belt minder will still go off. Its obnoxious and annoying that it goes off just because the engine's running. Now if it went off because the car is moving that would be another thing. I've had my belt minder turned off since about a month after I got my Focus, but I still wear my belt every time the car is moving just by force of habit.
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