How to Disable the Seat Belt Alarm in Vehicles

by Contributing Writer; Updated June 12, 2017

Modern automobiles come equipped with a seat belt chime or seat restraint monitoring system that sounds off as a reminder to you to buckle up your seat belt. The Vehicles pickup's seat belt chime is loud, and it sounds off any time the Vehicles is on but the driver's seat belt is not buckled, or when a passenger is in the passenger seat but not wearing the seat belt. This chime may become annoying Vehicles people who simply want to listen to their radio as they sit in their car or do car repairs. The Vehicles does not provide a means of disabling the chime (though some models allow you to adjust the chime volume), but there's still a way if there's the will. It requires no automotive skills but does require a trip to an automotive accessories retailer.

Under The Hood:

 How to Disable the Seat Belt Alarm in a Ford Escape

Sit in the driver's seat of the Escape. Turn the engine off. Remove the key. Step on the parking brake pedal to set the parking brake. Unbuckle the seat belt.

Insert the key into the ignition. Turn it to the "On" position but do not crank the engine. Allow enough time for the seat belt light to shut off; this takes about 60 to 90 seconds.

Buckle then unbuckle the seat belt three times.

Look at the odometer. The warning light will come on again; then it will turn off. Immediately after it turns off, buckle and unbuckle the seat belt.

 How to Disable the Seat Belt Alarm on a Dodge Ram

Sit in the driver's seat and shut all the doors.

Put the key into the ignition and fasten your safety belt. Turn the vehicle to the "on" position, but don't start the engine. Wait for the safety belt light to turn off on the instrument panel.

Fasten and unfasten your safety belt three times within one minute of turning the vehicle to the "on" position. Then fasten the seat belt one last time.

Turn the key to the "lock" position. You should hear the bell chime one time. This is an indication that the Ram's BeltAlert system has been turned off.

Items you will need

  • Ignition key

 How to Disable the Seat Belt Alarm in a Ford Taurus

Park the vehicle, turn off the ignition and engage the emergency brake. Disconnect the driver's safety belt and the passenger's safety belt.

Put the key in the ignition and turn it to the "On" position, but don't start the engine. Wait for one minute for the seat belt light on the instrument panel to turn off.

Fasten and unfasten your seat belt very quickly nine times. At the end of this, the airbag light will turn on for 10 seconds.

Wait for the seat belt light to shut off, then quickly fasten and unfasten your seat belt.

Wait for the seat belt light to flash on the instrument panel four times. This tells you that the seat belt alarm has been disabled. If you don't see this light flash, repeat the steps.

Items you will need

  • Ignition key

 How to Disable the Seat Belt Alarm on a F-350 Ford

Set the parking brake on your Ford F-350.

Put your truck in park and ensure that all the doors are closed and the seat belts are unbuckled. Do not turn on the ignition or turn on the headlights.

Turn the ignition on. Don't start the truck. Wait for the seat belt warning light to go off on your dashboard.

Buckle and unbuckle the driver's seat belt three times. The belt should end up being unbuckled.

Turn the headlights on and then turn them right off.

Buckle and unbuckle the driver's seat belt three more times, ending up with it unbuckled. On your dashboard, you should see the safety belt warning light come on for a few seconds.

Buckle and then immediately unbuckle the driver's seat belt when the seat belt warning light turns off. The warning light on your Ford's dashboard will start flashing. When it stops, the process is complete and your alarm is disabled.

Items you will need

  • Ford F-350

 How to Disable the Seat Belt Alarm on a Mitsubishi Lancer

Empty anything off the seat that might cause the sensors to indicate that a passenger is in the seat. Place heavy objects on the back seat, the floor or in the trunk, which may also be safer while you're traveling.

Pull the seat belt across the seat, or wrap the belt around the back of the seat, and snap the buckle into the clip. Once the seat belt is buckled, the sensors should stop the alarm.

Consider taking your car in to be repaired if the sensors are going off when they shouldn't be. It is not safe to try to tamper with this system on your own since it is a part of a larger, more complex, computerized system and you may do more harm than good.

 How to Disable the Seat Belt Chime on a 2008 Chevy Silverado

Buy seat belt extenders for each seat whose chime you are going to disable.

Insert the seat belt extender into the female end of your seat belt. This gives your vehicle the impression that your seat belt is on.

Remove the excess strap on the seat belt extender. You can do this by cutting the strap with heavy-duty scissors.

Items you will need

  • Seat belt extenders

 How to Disable the Seat Belt Chime in a Dodge RAM

Sit in your car's driver seat and close the door. Make sure that all doors are closed.

Place your Dodge Ram key in the ignition. Do not turn on the car. Buckle your seat belt.

Turn the ignition key to the "On" position. The seat belt reminder light will turn off after a few moments.

Buckle and unbuckle your seat belt three times within 60 seconds of turning the vehicle on. Buckle your seat belt one more time.

Turn the ignition to "Lock." The chime will sound one time to indicate that BeltAlert has been disabled.