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2/24/2014 12:32:23 PM
How-To : Deactivate/Activate The Seat Belt Minder (2000-2004 Models) by Hockeyman
Warning: Neither Focus Fanatics nor its Members may be held responsible for the outcome of performing such a modification to ones car(Ford Focus). Such acts are performed at ones own risk, and sole responsibility must be assumed. This may include, but not limited to, the voiding of Ford vehicles factory warranty.

Always put safety first; using jackstands, eye protection, and all other required safety measures. It is also recommended to have supervision whenever possible.

Items Needed:
1. Before deactivating/activating the belt minder, set the parking brake.
2. Place gearshift in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or the neutral position (manual transmission).
3. Place the ignition switch in the OFF position.
4. Close all doors.
5. Unbuckle the driver's safety belt.
6. Place the parklamps/headlamps switch in the OFF position. (If vehicle is equipped with Autolamps, this will not affect the procedure)
Install Time: Difficulty Level:
5 Minutes 1
Step 1
Turn the ignition to the run position. (Do not start engine)
Step 2
Wait until the safety belt warning lamp turns off. (Approximately one to two minutes)

NOTE: Steps 3 through 5 must be completed within 60 seconds or the procedure must be repeated.
Step 3
Buckle then unbuckle the safety belt three times, ending with the safety belt unbuckled.
Step 4
Turn the parklamps/headlamps on then off.
Step 5
Buckle then unbuckle the safety belt three times, ending with the safety belt unbuckled. After this step the safety belt warning lamp will be illuminated for three seconds.
Step 6
Within seven seconds of the safety belt warning lamp turning off, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt. This will enable the belt minder if disabled or disable belt minder if enabled.
Step 7
The following sequence of events confirm the belt minder is enabled:
- flashing of the safety belt warning belt lamp four times per second for three seconds
- three seconds with the safety belt lamp off
- flashing the safety belt lamp four times per second for three seconds again
Step 8
The safety belt lamp flashing four times per second for three seconds provides confirmation of belt minder disabled.
Step 9
After confirmation, the deactivation/activation procedure is complete.
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