How to Disable the Seatbelt Alarm on a 2006 Ford Taurus

by Melody Dawn

Seat belts in the 2006 Ford Taurus have safety sensors that emit a series of five beeps that will continue to repeat if the safety belts have not been properly buckled. The National Safety Counsel recommends that all drivers wear safety belts when operating a moving vehicle. These sensors can be disabled if the noise is annoying or you prefer to not have the reminder to put on your safety belt. The sensors are on both the driver and passenger side front seats.

Prepare to disable the seat belt minder system by putting the car in park, turning off your car's ignition and setting the parking brake. Unbuckle both the driver and the passenger side front seat belts.

Put the key in the ignition and turn it away from you until you feel the first click of the on position. Do not start the engine. Wait for approximately 60 seconds for the safety belt light on the dash to go off.

Buckle and unbuckle your safety belt quickly, nine times in a row. When you complete the cycle, the belt will be in an unbuckled position and the airbag light will come on for approximately 10 seconds.

Wait for the safety light to turn off and quickly buckle and unbuckle your safety belt.

Watch for the safety light to flash on the dash four times. This will confirm that the belt minder alarm or seat belt timer has been disabled. If the light does not flash you will need to repeat the steps again.

Tip

  • check Be prepared to do the steps quickly. You must perform Step 3 within 50 seconds after the seat belt has turned off or the seat belt minder will not deactivate.

About the Author

Based in Atlanta, Melody Dawn has been writing business articles and blogs since 2004. Her work has appeared in the "Gainesville Times," "Player's Press" and "USA Today." She is also skilled in writing product descriptions and marketing materials. Dawn holds a Master of Business from Brenau University.

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