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Old 11-04-2008, 02:26 PM
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Seatbelt chime disable...or cut wires???

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This seatbelt chime is about to drive me insane. When I get in the car, I start the vehicle. My seatbelts not fastened, because I'm waiting for it to be handed to me (E92), and it chimes anywhere from 2-4 times every time I get in the car. It'd be awfully nice to disconnect that plug, or rewire it...or whatever I need to do.

Does anyone have any advice?? I'd like to have it done to both driver and passenger...

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Old 11-04-2008, 02:59 PM
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I'm no expert...... but I just saw a recent post with a fusebox layout (very handy BTW) ... The seatbelt warning light picture is solely associated with fuse #30..... I take no responsibility etc....

On another note, there have been numerous posts regarding the stupidity of disabling this audible warning..... I'm sure you will get reminded......
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:41 PM
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This is just a thought...I know I must sound absolutely absurd but... Why not try and wear your seatbelt... I mean... if you want to be an organ donor, I'm sure there are other ways.
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My seat belt chime works fine but I never hear it. But I've never been handed my car before...

Anyway, I would suspect pulling a fuse would be better than cutting wires.

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My seat belt chime works fine but I never hear it. But I've never been handed my car before...

Anyway, I would suspect pulling a fuse would be better than cutting wires.

Good luck.
he's talking about this.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:42 PM
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Ah, thanks. e92 service. So cool.

But if the chime is activated while being handed to then I would agree it would be annoying. Cut the wires.

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I *always* wear my belt. *ALWAYS*. However, it chimes when you start the car and the door is closed, even though the little arm hasn't handed me the damned belt yet...anyhow...it's trivial, I know...but...really...the '02 540 never cared whether you wore the thing or not, or how quickly you got it latched. It would just have a tiny little red light in the dash...this should be the same. I'll see what else that fuse takes out with it...

and if that doesnt' work...i'll pull out the seats. There is a way around this. There has to be. and with intending to keeping the car at least 100k miles...this will be bound to annoy me to death.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:28 AM
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Mine won't beep until I start driving. Maybe there is something wrong with yours???
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:52 AM
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Mine won't beep until I start driving. Maybe there is something wrong with yours???
Yea, mine doesnt start till I m driving a few hundred feet.

However there is a chime when you get in the car I think it is telling you that the key is in the ignition
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:10 AM
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Weird! I could've sworn that when I was setting my preferences there was a window where you could adjust the volume of the tone (presumably to zer0 if you want). I just tried and I can't bring it up. I must be nuts!
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:14 AM
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Did a search-it joggled my brain. The volume adjustment was part of the Logic 7 settings, not the thingy on the steering wheel. I was playing with the equalizer settings and such and came across a box labeled tone or something like that, and it was to adjust the tone volume when you open the down, etc. Try that! I think you can turn it down that way.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:19 AM
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OK. I just tried it out. Under the Equalizer type settings, there's a "gong" option. The volume of the "gong" can be adjusted from -5 to +5. It can't be shut off, and -5 is still pretty noticeable (but quieter), Cut the damn wires!
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:00 AM
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I would just get under the hood and start cutting wires until the thing stops dinging!!
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:35 AM
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I would just get under the hood and start cutting wires until the thing stops dinging!!
It's actually gonging
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:45 AM
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I would just get under the hood and start cutting wires until the thing stops dinging!!
I've done that before, it's not good. First they should track down the wire that is causing the problem, and cut it. That is what separates the home mechanic to the professional mechanic.
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:57 AM
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I've done that before, it's not good. First they should track down the wire that is causing the problem, and cut it. That is what separates the home mechanic to the professional mechanic.
My post was in jest.......please don't take it seriously.

I read about possible solutions to this a couple of years ago on this forum. One member went to a junkyard and got a male seatbelt connector from an old BMW and plugged it in to the female connector on the car which completed the electrical circuit, silencing the gonging. I think it was on an older BMW so might not work on the current models. I would not disable any safety device on a car. They are put there for a good purpose......but I'm sure the OP realizes that.
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:30 AM
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Guys,

This seatbelt chime is about to drive me insane. When I get in the car, I start the vehicle. My seatbelts not fastened, because I'm waiting for it to be handed to me (E92), and it chimes anywhere from 2-4 times every time I get in the car. It'd be awfully nice to disconnect that plug, or rewire it...or whatever I need to do.

Does anyone have any advice?? I'd like to have it done to both driver and passenger...

Thanks,
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Trade in for a sedan. Fixed.
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This is just a thought...I know I must sound absolutely absurd but... Why not try and wear your seatbelt... I mean... if you want to be an organ donor, I'm sure there are other ways.
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Line of the year!
Yes, well... I misunderstood his question, so I retract the line of the year.
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I wouldn't cut wires in a MOST-Bus BMW, that's asking for some serious trouble. The electrical system is networked, not "hub and spoke". Cutting wires = entire car will blow up.

The only way I know to avoid the 2-gong penalty is to have the parking brake off and your seatbelt fastened before starting the car. Obviously this is annoying since the E92 doesn't hand you the belt until you hit the start button. I have just gotten used to it, the gong really doesn't phase me at all anymore.
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I wouldn't cut wires in a MOST-Bus BMW, that's asking for some serious trouble. The electrical system is networked, not "hub and spoke". Cutting wires = entire car will blow up.

The only way I know to avoid the 2-gong penalty is to have the parking brake off and your seatbelt fastened before starting the car. Obviously this is annoying since the E92 doesn't hand you the belt until you hit the start button. I have just gotten used to it, the gong really doesn't phase me at all anymore.
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Same here, and I've only had my car for two weeks.
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This is just a thought...I know I must sound absolutely absurd but... Why not try and wear your seatbelt... I mean... if you want to be an organ donor, I'm sure there are other ways.
I always wear the belt and always did even in cars that didn't have stupid reminder. You know, we are grown up people and do not need nanny to remind us that we should be brushing our teeth or wearing appropriate clothes.

Unfortunately, some random insurance company lobbied the bill and now by some stupid regulations you can't switch the warning off. Tell you, if insurance companies could, they would force every alarm clock to have an audible warning about necessity to brush your teeth (savings on dental insurance!), warnings that you didn't excercise recently and fridge would be combined with a weight scale so it would lock its doors if it detected you gained couple of pounds.

Similarly, cars in Emirates have annoying beep when you are driving faster than 80mph.

And don't let me started on freezing temperature warning. It is winter, I know it is freaking cold! I don't need daily reminder.
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Tell you, if insurance companies could, they would force every alarm clock to have an audible warning about necessity to brush your teeth (savings on dental insurance!), warnings that you didn't excercise recently and fridge would be combined with a weight scale so it would lock its doors if it detected you gained couple of pounds.
- that world would be toooooo perfect!
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I always wear the belt and always did even in cars that didn't have stupid reminder. You know, we are grown up people and do not need nanny to remind us that we should be brushing our teeth or wearing appropriate clothes.

Unfortunately, some random insurance company lobbied the bill and now by some stupid regulations you can't switch the warning off. Tell you, if insurance companies could, they would force every alarm clock to have an audible warning about necessity to brush your teeth (savings on dental insurance!), warnings that you didn't excercise recently and fridge would be combined with a weight scale so it would lock its doors if it detected you gained couple of pounds.

Similarly, cars in Emirates have annoying beep when you are driving faster than 80mph.

And don't let me started on freezing temperature warning. It is winter, I know it is freaking cold! I don't need daily reminder.
Ouch, think I struck a nerve...

Was just handing out advice, no need to get upset.
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can you please link to the fusebox layout post, i cant find it, thanks
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