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I hate the seat belt chime. Is there a way to disable it? I know there's a sequence in older f250's but can't find anything on our transits.
 

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I hate the seat belt chime. Is there a way to disable it? I know there's a sequence in older f250's but can't find anything on our transits.
Simple: Put on the seat belt:)
I do like that it allows some motion before it starts making noise. My normal procedure is to start driving and then put on the seat belt so the delay works for me. What I do not like is the Transit does not allow you to pull the key partially out so it does not make noise. I also dislike the lights flashing and the horn blowing for some unknown reason. Purposely did not purchase any of the security options but I got it anyway. I can deal with the lights but not the horn. Disconnected horn behind the left front headlight. No horn, no noise. Did ask the dealer if horn could be reprogrammed to only make noise when horn button was pressed. Answer was no. So no horn.
 

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Wow I don't think I have that problem. Only when I lock twice I get a horn beep. I'm sure in the future we'll be able to disable stuff. I really do gotta get use to wearing my belt but I can't stand em. I mean cmon, motorcycles don't have em and there's a no helmet law so why do we have to wear our belts? Makes no sense.
 

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Wow I don't think I have that problem. Only when I lock twice I get a horn beep. I'm sure in the future we'll be able to disable stuff. I really do gotta get use to wearing my belt but I can't stand em. I mean cmon, motorcycles don't have em and there's a no helmet law so why do we have to wear our belts? Makes no sense.
Disagree. Why subject yourself to serious injury because of a little discomfort. You and your loved ones would appreciate the belt if an accident occurred. I can not believe that I of all people would support something the government has dictated. In this single case I happen to agree with them. Have seen some major crashes at sports car races that made me a believer. I also am old enough that I put seat belts in cars before they were required.

Do want to read more of your posts about your Transit. Do not cut it short. I do like your black Transit, please do not make it a hearse.

Now I will get off my soap box!
 

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The insurance lobby is primarily responsible for the seat belt laws, but if you ask a highway patrol officer they would be happy to set you straight on the benefits. They get to see the consequences of not wearing one just about every day. Me, I hate them. About 15 years ago I had an F150 and for some reason the belt on that truck annoyed me. My fix was to take a medium size binder clip (small and large don't work) and use it to take the tension out of the belt. Now I'm spoiled and do it on everything I drive. Hopefully the bomb in the b pillar (AKA pre-tensioner) will save me from myself.

Edit: To answer the OP, yes. You can buy an insert to fake the van into thinking your belt is on. Try chimestopper.com

Also there is the trick you mentioned which I have not tried. http://fordf150seatbelt.blogspot.com/2013/04/how-to-disable-seatbelt-chime-on-ford.html
 

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Rate suckers! haha like that new commerical

They are proven to save lives and reduce serious injury, why on earth would you not wear them? I'm so use to them that I reach for it when I sit on my lawnmower. Good habit to get into.
 

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I never wear them. Hate them. Been in 2 accidents without them and walked away fine. I tried the f150 disable with no luck. My dealer is gonna check Monday if there's a fix. I'll post up if I find anything out.
 

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Found out how to disable the belts for those who want to do it. This is right out of the owners manual.


Switching the Belt-Minder on and off
WARNING
While the system allows you to switch it off, this system is designed to improve your chances of being safely belted and surviving a crash. We recommend you leave the system switched on. To reduce the risk of injury, do not switch the system on or off while driving your vehicle.
Read Steps 1 - 4 thoroughly before proceeding with the programming procedure.
The system can be switched on and off by carrying out the following procedure:
Before following the procedure, make sure that:
The parking brake is set.
The transmission selector lever is in position park (P).
The ignition is switched off.
The driver safety belt is unbuckled.
Switch the ignition on. Do not start the engine.
Wait until the safety belt warning light turns off (about one minute). After Step 2, wait an additional five seconds before proceeding with Step 3. Once Step 3 is started, the procedure must be completed within 30 seconds.
Buckle then unbuckle the driver safety belt three times at a moderate speed, ending in the unbuckled state. After Step 3, the safety belt warning light will illuminate.
While the safety belt warning light is illuminated, buckle then unbuckle the driver safety belt. After Step 4, the safety belt warning light will flash for confirmation.
This will disable the feature if it is currently enabled.
This will enable the feature if it is currently disabled.
 

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didnt work.

everything went as described, but it still beeps. after the confirmation flashes, what's next? turn ignition off? on?
 

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I turned the ignition off the restarted it and drove around to make sure. Did you wait 5 seconds after the first step?
 

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I was born in the mid fifties. My father bought a 1961 Impala, new. He had seat belts installed after the purchase through a plan from Northwestern Bell, one of the Bell Telephone companies. This was before mandatory seat belt laws. Most of my life I have worn a seat belt while in a vehicle. For me it is as natural as zipping my fly, at least when I remember to do so.
 

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moot. haha great name for an appropriate post.

this isn't about not wearing seatbelts, this is about not being yelled at by my own vehicle. I can decide what I want to do and when to do it. every vehicle I've ever owned I have disabled the dinger - usually by ripping out the dinger itself. this new of technology I am afraid I'll disable the whole vehicle if I remove the dinger speaker.
 

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I turned the ignition off the restarted it and drove around to make sure. Did you wait 5 seconds after the first step?
yup tried exactly 5 seconds, longer than 5 seconds..

it works as described - 3 cycles and light comes on, one more cycle and light flashes. it just doesn't do anything. the dinger goes off no matter what.

did it work for you?
 

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yup tried exactly 5 seconds, longer than 5 seconds..

it works as described - 3 cycles and light comes on, one more cycle and light flashes. it just doesn't do anything. the dinger goes off no matter what.

did it work for you?
Yes it worked the 1st time trying it.
 

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moot. haha great name for an appropriate post.

this isn't about not wearing seatbelts, this is about not being yelled at by my own vehicle. I can decide what I want to do and when to do it. every vehicle I've ever owned I have disabled the dinger - usually by ripping out the dinger itself. this new of technology I am afraid I'll disable the whole vehicle if I remove the dinger speaker.
I have either disabled or physically removed the chime from all my vehicles, except my sons.

I still wear a seat belt 99% of the time and I was brought up in the 70's. Will definitely be trying this technique later.
 

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Possibly, but the computer knows whether it's clicked or not. The light on the dash will stay lit til you click your seatbelt. Injuries from seat belts are usually visible, but better than death.
 

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Thanks Jam7!

Just disabled the seatbelt chime following your instructions and it worked like a charm. As an added bonus, the seatbelt light also goes out after a short period of time.
 

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Got to wonder if the vehicle black box records that as seat belt connection disabled?

Semper Fi
 
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