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How to Disable the Seatbelt Warning in a Mustang

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski

Modern Ford Mustang models are equipped with a seat belt warning light and alarm, often referred to by owners as a "seat belt buzzer." This system is not intended to be an annoyance, but rather, a simple reminder. Ford allows you to program this system, officially known as "Belt Minder," on or off, depending on your preferences. The process is slightly different between the eighth and ninth-generation Mustang (1999 to 2004 and 2005 to 2010).

1999 to 2004 Mustang

Step 1

Disconnect the seat belt, turn the engine off and shut both doors. Turn the ignition to "Run" (don't crank the engine).

Step 2

Wait until the seat belt light on your speedometer cluster turns off (approximately one to two minutes). Connect and disconnect the seat belt three times, ending with it disconnected.

Turn your headlights on, then immediately turn them off. Connect and disconnect the seat belt three times again. The seat belt light will display for three seconds; when it turns off, connect and disconnect the seat belt again.

2005 to 2010 Mustang

Step 1

Turn the ignition to "On." Wait for the seat belt light to turn off, and then connect and disconnect the seat belt nine times (ending with it disconnected).

Step 2

Wait for the air bag light to turn on, then off.

Connect and disconnect the seat belt one time. The system will be disabled.

Tips

  • You can repeat the process to reverse the procedure.
  • To temporarily disable your seat belt warning, quickly connect the seat belt while the light is flashing, and then disconnect it. The warning will not come on again during the ignition cycle (it will come on the next time you start your vehicle).

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