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Is there a way to permantly disable the seatbelt reminder chime on my 2010 focus? If so how would I go about doing this.

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I have a 2010, its in the owners manual. Just do what it says, worked for me going on 19 months now!

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I have a 2010, its in the owners manual. Just do what it says, worked for me going on 19 months now!

Bob
I don't have the owners manual I bought the car used.

is there a link where i can I get the instructions?
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I will post word for word tomorrow what it says in the manual. Too tired (drunk) to read clear and type it all out.
 

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Owners manual instructions

Here is the info directly from the owners manual.

Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature

The driver and front passenger Belt-Minder are
deactivated/activated independently. When deactivating/activating
one seating position, do not buckle the other position as this will
terminate the process.

Read Steps 1 - 4 thoroughly before proceeding with the
deactivation/activation programming procedure.

Note: The driver and front passenger Belt-Minder features must be
disabled/enabled separately. Both cannot be disable/enabled during the
same key cycle.

Note: If you are using MyKey™, the Belt-Minder cannot be disabled.
Also, if the Belt-Minder has been previously disabled, it will be
re-enabled after the use of MyKey™. Refer to MyKey™ in the Locks
and security chapter.

The driver and front passenger Belt-Minder features can be
deactivated/activated by performing the following procedure:
Before following the procedure, make sure that:
• The parking brake is set
• The gearshift is in P (Park) (automatic transmission) and in neutral
(manual transmission)
• The ignition switch is in the off position
• The driver and front passenger safety belts are unbuckled

WARNING: While the design allows you to deactivate your
Belt-Minder, this system is designed to improve your chances of
being safely belted and surviving an accident. We recommend you
leave the Belt-Minder system activated for yourself and others who
may use the vehicle. To reduce the risk of injury, do not
deactivate/activate the Belt-Minder feature while driving the vehicle.

1. Turn the ignition switch to the on position. DO NOT START THE
ENGINE.
2. Wait until the safety belt warning light turns off (Approximately one
minute).
• Step 3 must be completed within 50 seconds after the safety belt
warning light turns off.
3. For the seating position being disabled, buckle then unbuckle the
safety belt nine times at a moderate speed, ending in the unbuckled
state.
• After Step 3, the safety belt warning light will be turned on for three
seconds.
4. Within approximately seven seconds of the light turning off, buckle
then unbuckle the safety belt.
• This will disable the Belt-Minder feature for that seating position if it
is currently enabled. As confirmation, the safety belt warning light will
flash one time per second for three seconds.
• This will enable the Belt-Minder feature for that seating position if it
is currently disabled. As confirmation, the safety belt warning light will
flash four times per second for three seconds, followed by three
seconds with the light off, then followed by the safety belt warning
light flashing one time per second for three seconds again.


A quick google search for "2010 Ford Focus Owners Manual" will give you many sites to download your own copy for free.

If there are any questions, feel free to ask.

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Here is the info directly from the owners manual.

Deactivating/activating the Belt-Minder feature

The driver and front passenger Belt-Minder are
deactivated/activated independently. When deactivating/activating
one seating position, do not buckle the other position as this will
terminate the process.

Read Steps 1 - 4 thoroughly before proceeding with the
deactivation/activation programming procedure.

Note: The driver and front passenger Belt-Minder features must be
disabled/enabled separately. Both cannot be disable/enabled during the
same key cycle.

Note: If you are using MyKey™, the Belt-Minder cannot be disabled.
Also, if the Belt-Minder has been previously disabled, it will be
re-enabled after the use of MyKey™. Refer to MyKey™ in the Locks
and security chapter.

The driver and front passenger Belt-Minder features can be
deactivated/activated by performing the following procedure:
Before following the procedure, make sure that:
• The parking brake is set
• The gearshift is in P (Park) (automatic transmission) and in neutral
(manual transmission)
• The ignition switch is in the off position
• The driver and front passenger safety belts are unbuckled

WARNING: While the design allows you to deactivate your
Belt-Minder, this system is designed to improve your chances of
being safely belted and surviving an accident. We recommend you
leave the Belt-Minder system activated for yourself and others who
may use the vehicle. To reduce the risk of injury, do not
deactivate/activate the Belt-Minder feature while driving the vehicle.

1. Turn the ignition switch to the on position. DO NOT START THE
ENGINE.
2. Wait until the safety belt warning light turns off (Approximately one
minute).
• Step 3 must be completed within 50 seconds after the safety belt
warning light turns off.
3. For the seating position being disabled, buckle then unbuckle the
safety belt nine times at a moderate speed, ending in the unbuckled
state.
• After Step 3, the safety belt warning light will be turned on for three
seconds.
4. Within approximately seven seconds of the light turning off, buckle
then unbuckle the safety belt.
• This will disable the Belt-Minder feature for that seating position if it
is currently enabled. As confirmation, the safety belt warning light will
flash one time per second for three seconds.
• This will enable the Belt-Minder feature for that seating position if it
is currently disabled. As confirmation, the safety belt warning light will
flash four times per second for three seconds, followed by three
seconds with the light off, then followed by the safety belt warning
light flashing one time per second for three seconds again.


A quick google search for "2010 Ford Focus Owners Manual" will give you many sites to download your own copy for free.

If there are any questions, feel free to ask.

Bob
Thanks, i will try this after work tomorrow.
 

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I found that same info but i wasn't sure if that will work with a 2010 focus
Hi Sara,

Looks like Bob beat me to it, but those are the steps from the Owner's Guide, located here.

Enjoy your new Focus!

~Natasha
 

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Hi Sara,

Looks like Bob beat me to it, but those are the steps from the Owner's Guide, located here.

Enjoy your new Focus!

~Natasha
I've looked through the link you provided and I cant find the info on the belts.

what section of manual is the Belt Minder on?

i tried Bob's instructions but i wasn't successful on disabling belt minder.
 

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the instructions I posted are from pages 108/109 of the 2010 Focus owners manual. I just cut and pasted from the PDF files of the online book, but it's the exact same as my hard copy book. I used the same info to deactivate my car shortly after buying it and have been trouble free for 51,xxx miles and 19 months now. It did take me a few trys to get it right though.

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Hello fellow focus fanatics I've been busy with school and work and I haven't gotten a chance to disable my belts until today.... I think I did it successfully but I still hear 6 chimes are so annoying!!

is there some sort of "mickey mouse" way of just cutting some wire or pulling some fuse/relay to permanently silence those six chimes...

please bring this thread back from the dead!

-sara
 
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