Still doesn't work. I am pretty frustrated with all the little "we know better than you how to keep you safe" things there are in this van. It's supposed to be a cargo van, not a soccer mom family hauler!!!
Thanks for posting this.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
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.
Preface to this post is: I always wear my seatbelt and in no way does disabling a chime associated with seat belt usage frequency. I prefer not to hear it in various scenarios where one may be in the seat with the key in the ignition but not be moving or need to be wearing a seatbelt. *
i want to update everyone - really easy way to disable this chime:
1 - undo the four bolts on the seat rails, tilt seat back
2- take the black box off the metal clip. PAIN IN THE BUTT
3 - look at the brown plug - jump two pins to short the circuit. I used a piece of solder but a paperclip would be best. or cut the wires and connect them.
4 - tape it secure and reinstall on the metal clip.
done! Except for the clip, it's super easy. Bend the clip down a bit to get some access.