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2003 Ford Explorer. How do I turn the seat belt chime off?

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by Kewldood, October 6, 2009.

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      I was wondering does anyone know how to turn the seat belt alarm off ????
       
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      welcome to the site
       
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      its easy, wear the seatbelt!:)
      haha but if you dont wanna do that....
      on the ranger, all i have to do is click the eject button, and that turns off the alarm until the next start.
      or you could always buy a new buckle end, and just leave it buckled in all the time, when you dont actually want the seatbelt on.

      those are my only two inputs, sorry i cant help about actually disabling the alarm, someone might be able to though.
       
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      dont believe just clickin the buckle will stop it. i think you have to go under the seat and disconnect the sensor. there are a few under there, if you have all power, but trace the wires to the buckle and disconnect. note- it is there for your safety, so might as well use.
       
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      with most seat belt buzzers, there are two wires going to the seat belt latch, either connect them together, or disconnect them. depending how it's wired one way or the other will tell it you're seat belt is buckled at all times.


      ...the other way, is to remove the buzzer itself, which is also nice if you like to have you're doors open/key in etc and not have the buzzer going.
       
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      To disable the "BeltMinder" chime either for one cycle or to turn off completely then go to https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/owners_manuals/default.asp and download/open the PDF version of your owners manual. For the 2002 model the section, including safety information, starts on page 158.

      A friend once described a method for turning the chime off via the keypad. If I have a chance I'll ask if he remembers the steps
       
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      Why would you want it off? Its there for a reason.
       
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      I always think its best to wear the seat belt. My friends day is overweight and has trouble with seat belts so what he did was go to the junkyard and buy the buckle part and buckled just that part in.
       
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      to me, there's something about being told what to do, told how to take care of myself, which is not appealing. it's sort of big-brother like. i wear my seat belt for safety, not because an annoying buzzer is making me do it. so i can relate to the idea of removing the buzzer.
       
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      As mentioned, the procedure is described in the Owners Manual (at least, it is for my 04).

      Mike
       
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      if you have the message center i thought there was a way to turn it off through it.
       
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      I plan on disconnecting mine too. Hate the 'big brother' aspect of so much of things nowadays. I wear my belt bout half the time. Hate hate hate the chime.
       
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      ^Mine just stopped working. I noticed one day when I went to move it in the driveway.
       
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      I removed the chime itself--It's in the back of the instrument cluster--I wear my seatbelt 100% of the time, but leave my key in the ignition and that's what got to me-
       
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      There's a way to turn it off through the computer, should be in the owners manual. I remember when my mom got her '02 Taurus she wanted the belt chime turned off, and I read the manual, I'm not sure, but I believe that you had to turn the ignition from the OFF position to the ACC position six times. It's probably different for the Explorers though, it should be in the manual.
       
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      ITs in the manual for your explorer - Went through the manual of my 04 and instructions say ....


      ignition off
      doors closed
      headlights off

      buckle and unbuckle 3 times ending unbuckled
      turn on headlights
      turn off headlights
      buckle and unbuckle 3 times ending unbuckled
      seatbelt light will light for 3 seconds and go off
      within 7 seconds buckle and unbuckle seatbelt once more
      seatbelt light will flash

      worked for me.. did it about 3 yrs ago.
       
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      I hate that damn chime and the belt, i'm going to try ^^^ his method.
       
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      Part of me really thought Curtis was just screwing with us with his 3x seatbelt/headlight/seatbelt etc trick.... but sure enough, it's in the manual on page 115 for my 2003!

      Make sure you have the car in the run position first, and you have to wait for the seatbelt light to go away before doing the steps.

      I personally have hated that stupid alarm. When launching a boat it's a real pain - you get in and out a lot, and listening to the damned car chime away adds to the frustration! I usually just plug the seatbelt in and sit on top of it.... not anymore!!
       
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      Does it work with the key in ACC and the door open I hate that part when you are trying to listen to the radio with the doors open
       
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      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      I'm so glad I found this thread. I hate that f'ing alarm for the seat belt, key in ignition or door ajar. I do the same thing, buckle the belt and sit on top of it, especially on short drives, which most of my daily driving is. I'll wear the belt on sunny, summer days with the windows open, long drives or high speed Thruway driving. I just don't need to hear an alarm to remind me (meaning annoy me) I don't have the belt on or anything else going on with the keys or the doors. I'll be trying this shut off method later today. Thanks to all who found this out and posted it up.
       
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      Update for 2005 Owners-Seat Belt Chime Alarm Shut Off

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      Ford likes to screw with us Explorer owners I guess, because I found out the above seat belt chime shut off method for 2004 Explorers must change year to year. So here is the instructions for owners of 2005 Explorers that do not have their vehicles owners manual anymore and need a little help:

      The pages in the 2005 owners manual for the instructions on how to "deactivate the seat belt minder/chime" can be found on pages 135 & 136 if you still have the owners manual. The steps also differ a little from the ones above posted by "Curtis" which are for 2004 Explorers.

      The 2005 Steps go as follows:

      Vehicle turned off
      Parking Brake set
      Gear shift in PARK
      Ignition switch in OFF position
      All doors closed
      Safety Belt Unbuckled
      Parking/Headlamps in OFF position (Note: If you have auto headlamps, turn off the auto headlamp feature)

      Now begins the Deactivation Procedure:

      #1: Turn ignition switch to RUN position

      #2: Wait for seat belt warning light on dash to turn off (takes a minute or so)

      :Steps 3 thru 5 must be completed within 60 seconds

      #3: At a moderate speed, buckle then unbuckle the seat belt 3 times, leaving it in the UNbuckled position

      #4: Turn Parking/Headlamps ON then Off once

      #5: At moderate speed, buckle then unbuckle the seat belt, leaving it in the unbuckled position

      : after step 5 is done, seat belt warning light will light up for 3 seconds

      #6: Within 7 seconds of the seat belt warning light turning off, at moderate speed, buckle and unbuckle the seat belt once leaving it unbuckled
      : This will deactivate the seat belt minder chime if it was currently enabled on your vehicle prior to doing these steps

      #7: Confirmation of deactivation of the seat belt minder chime is provided by the seat belt warning light flashing 4 times per second, for 3 seconds or 12 warning light flashes. (Note: when the seat belt warning light is done flashing and turns off completely, you are done)

      If you want to re-activate the seat belt minder chime in the future, the steps are the same as above, but with a few extra flashes of the seat belt warning light from Step #7 Confirmation.

      Like others have said, these steps sound ridiculous to do and they are, but they work, I just did it on my 2005 Explorer and no more annoying seat belt chime. One down and few more annoying chimes to go!

      One other thing! When you go to start the vehicle up and drive it for the first time after doing this, you'll notice the seat belt icon light will light up on the dash, don't freak out, it won't chime at all and it will disappear in about 2 minutes of run time. It will do this each and every time you start up the vehicle, but no more warning chime.
       
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      If it doesn't work, check anything that runs off sensors in the interior. My 03 didn't respond to the process until I plugged the glovebox light assembly back in. I had unplugged it after smashing it with my head while accessing blend door with a big screwdriver to get some heat going.

      And I always wear my seat belt when needed. If I don't have it on, it;s for a good reason and I don't need a reminder that its not there-
       
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      I got a fat person buckle from the dealer for free and solved the problem!
       

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