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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Question Disabling seat belt chime

The dealership claimed there is no way to do this, but I thought I'd ask you guys just to make sure.

My normal routine is to start the engine as soon as I climb into the car, then put all my things into place, dig out my sun glasses if I need them etc... Putting on my seat belt is the last thing I do before I start driving. This of course means that I have to listen to the warning chime every bloody time I start the engine. This is annoying.

I don't mind the red warning light in the dash board - in fact that's a good feature to have in my opinion, since it is not nag-ware like the chime, I don't even mind if the chime comes on once the car is moving, I don't mind any other chimes, I just want to get rid of the chime when I first start the car.

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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 05:31 PM
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I don't know about disabling the chime when the car starts. But I know you can disable it so when you start driving over 5mph it won't chime anymore, I read that in the book.
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post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 07:10 PM
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Start the car last - if you are lucky enough to be in a garage or the weather is moderate

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Do like I've done on other vehicles...go under the seat and pull the plug on the sensor that tells if you're sitting there...it'll never look for a seat belt buckled signal.

However, don't do this on the PAX seat--the airbag circuit may be disabled if the system doesn't sense a passenger.

I didn't know the chime dinged unless the door was open...?


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I didn't know the chime dinged unless the door was open...?
When you first start any car, for the most part, there is a dinging noise.


Tony basically if you don't want the car to make the noise then buckle your seat belt before you start the car.
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Mine doesn't chime at all. I disabled the chime while driving as stated in the owner's manual, but it has never chimed while standing still.

This is from the 2008 owner's manual...

Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System
(BeltAlert)
If the driverís seat belt has not been buckled within 60
seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed is
greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the Enhanced Warning
System (BeltAlert) will alert the driver to buckle their seat
belt. The driver should also instruct all other occupants to
buckle their seat belts. Once the warning is triggered, the
Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) will continue to
chime and flash the Seat Belt Warning Light for 96
seconds or until the driverís seat belt is buckled. The
Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) will be reactivated
if the driverís seat belt is unbuckled for more than 10
seconds and the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8
km/h).
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be enabled
or disabled by your authorized dealer or by
following these steps:
NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON
or START position. DaimlerChrysler Corporation does
not recommend deactivating the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert).
1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and
buckle the driver or front passenger seat belt.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and wait
for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off.
3. Within 60 seconds of turning the ignition switch to the
ON position, unbuckle and then re-buckle the driver or
front passenger seat belt at least three times within 10
seconds, ending with the seat belt buckled.
NOTE: Watch for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn on
while unbuckling and off while re-buckling the seat belt.
It may be necessary to retract the seat belt.
4. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position. A
single chime will sound to signify that you have successfully
completed the programming.
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be reactivated
by repeating this procedure.
NOTE: Although the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning
Light will continue to illuminate while the driver or front
passenger seat belt remains unbuckled.
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JimCno, thank you. My use manual only suggested I see an authorised dealership.

However, even though I did get that single chime after trying it, the noise when I start the car is still there. So that did not do it.

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post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 06:45 PM
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There are many things that will make chimes. Mostly they are warnings of some system needing attention.

Check your dashboard lights and see what is lit then check your owners manual to see what should be lit.

It must either be trying to tell you something or not working properly.
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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 06:49 PM
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this used to be as easy as reaching under the dash a pulling an alarm module out of its recessed housing. TA DA!
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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-04-2008, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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JimCno, nope, no warning lights stay lit. Also no chime if I'm already buckled in when I start the engine. (Of course, during cold weather, the engine RPM's are pretty high, so if I start the engine after I've got everything ready and myself buckled in, then I get to sit there like a knob waiting for the engine idle speed to drop, or I can put it into gear with the engine revolutions around 1700RPM and get a nice lurch as the car tries to go forward. I've understood that this latter probably isn't the best for the transmission for the long term. In fact, I recollect the owner's manual warning about never putting the car into gear with engine revolutions above idle.)

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post #13 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-26-2008, 12:20 PM
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That's strange, I bought a used 08, and I get NO seat belt chime whatsoever!
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post #14 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-26-2008, 12:38 PM
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Come on guys, we are all supposed to be wearing them anyway. Just put them on when you jump in the car and forget about it. (just my 2 cents)

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post #15 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-28-2008, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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You really don't like to read the posts written before adding your comments, do you? I have pointed out that I do, in fact, wear my seat belt (not that it is any of anyone else's business to begin with), but I do want to be able to at least start the engine without the bloody nanny-pinging. And no, the instructions on turning it off - other than "take it to the dealer" - are not in the friggin' manual. And I did take it to the dealer - they do not know how to turn the damn thing off.

Clearer now?

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