How to Turn Off the Seat belt warning/chime on a Dodge Caravan

by braniac

After much reading on the web and a lot of trial and error, I have finally figured out how to turn off the annoying chime the Dodge minivan makes when you don't buckle your seat belt. This works with my 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan, but other years and model Dodge cars will probably work as well. The chime is especially annoying if you are just driving the car into the garage at night or driving slowly in a parking lot or around your neighborhood. Only the chime will be turned off, the seat belt warning light will still work as it always did.

Get in the driver's seat of the car. Put the key in the ignition, but don't turn it on. Buckle your seat belt.

Pull a bunch of seat belt slack out so you can have some room to work.

Turn the key to the on position (you don't need to start the car) and wait for the seat belt warning light to turn off.

Unbuckle the seat belt, and wait for the seat belt warning light to go on.

Buckle the seat belt and wait for the seat belt warning light to go off.

Repeat the above two steps, buckling and unbuckling the seat belt 2 more times ending up with the seat belt buckled. Be sure to wait for the light to turn on or off each time. You must complete this within 60 seconds. If you hear a chime while doing this, turn off the car and start over.

Turn off the car. When you do, a single chime will be heard to let you know you have successfully completed the programming. If you don't hear the chime, you'll have to start the entire process over again. This seems absolutely crazy, I know, but that's the way it's done. Good luck!

Warning

  • close Daimler Chrysler does not recommend deactivating the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert). In other words, If you do this, you can't blame them if you don't buckle your seat belt and get injured.

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