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Old 09-14-2010, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how to turn off seat belt chime reminder?

anyone know how to turn off seat belt chime reminder 2011?
It is annoying.
I found instruction for older model 2010 but it doesn't work on 2011

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Old 10-14-2010, 08:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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anyone know how to turn off seat belt chime reminder 2011?
It is annoying.
I found instruction for older model 2010 but it doesn't work on 2011

Thanks.
You could try wearing your seatbelt.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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get a pair of those seat belt metal inserts from ebay, they are about a buck each, stick them in and be done with it.
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NEVER drive without your seatbelt on. It's idiotic.
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Why do so many people come and spew about not wearing a seat belt. The OP never said anything about not wearing it.

I find it amazingly annoying when I put my computer bag on the passenger seat of my Camry and the stupid chime is going off.

I don't need a reminder to put it on - stop holding my hand.
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anyone know how to turn off seat belt chime reminder 2011?
It is annoying.
I found instruction for older model 2010 but it doesn't work on 2011

Thanks.
your dealer can do this by hooking the ScanTool.
we can't make the changes ourselves.
if you look in the manual under "Customization" section. it tells you what can be changed by the dealer and what can be changed right at the console.
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Why do so many people come and spew about not wearing a seat belt. The OP never said anything about not wearing it.

I find it amazingly annoying when I put my computer bag on the passenger seat of my Camry and the stupid chime is going off.

I don't need a reminder to put it on - stop holding my hand.
Agree . I never see any posts giving self-righteous advice to people spending thousands to pimp out their brand new Siennas instead of using that money for, say, their kids, charities, medicinal marijuana, etc.
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your dealer can do this by hooking the ScanTool.
we can't make the changes ourselves.
if you look in the manual under "Customization" section. it tells you what can be changed by the dealer and what can be changed right at the console.
Has anyone tried this? I assumed this is a legal issue, every car does it, and everyone thinks it's annoying. I'd be somewhat surprised if you could have this done by the dealer.

PS - I was kidding in the first place, seemed like the obvious retort. And not to start a big argument, but for front seat passengers, with airbags I think it's less relevant than ever to wear a seat belt, though I always do.
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Has anyone tried this? I assumed this is a legal issue, every car does it, and everyone thinks it's annoying. I'd be somewhat surprised if you could have this done by the dealer.

PS - I was kidding in the first place, seemed like the obvious retort. And not to start a big argument, but for front seat passengers, with airbags I think it's less relevant than ever to wear a seat belt, though I always do.

are you kidding me?
what was my previous posting say?
it is a "factory enabled / dealer option" to enable/disable this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it's written right in your manual!
it is NOT a legal issue. there's no hardtime given by your dealer service department when you request this. it'll be simply done!
there'll be no liability waiver to sign off when you do this!

the only thing that you'd have to worry about is whether your dealer is going to charge you for an hour of labor for something that it'd cost them entire 2 minutes of labor. I talked my service manager to do it free as a courtasy. When you buy your car, they'd usually do it the first time for free. but if you have to do it again or if you bought the car somewhere else, they would charge you for hooking up the scantool.

again. this can be and has been done. there are no legal issues.
and under the "customization" section in your owner's manual, it shows you what else can be changed by the dealer (legally) and by yourself from the console.
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WOW. You folks are sensitive little guys. Just in case you missed it...

NEVER drive without your seatbelt on. It's idiotic.

I doubt you'll find a dealer that will touch anything to do with changing the government implemented nannies. Good luck with that.
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WOW. You folks are sensitive little guys. Just in case you missed it...

NEVER drive without your seatbelt on. It's idiotic.

I doubt you'll find a dealer that will touch anything to do with changing the government implemented nannies. Good luck with that.
I absolutely agree with that.
if that annoying ding-ding is government implemented nanny, the dealers would never EVER touch that. even before the dealership. Toyota would never touch that.
Navigation lock-out is a prime example. Toyota is way~ too sensitive and locks out users from inputing anything if the vehicle is moving. like it or not, that's one of the example of how conservative Toyota's stands is when it comes to legal and compliance issues.

seatbelt ding-ding, however, is absolutely not a gov regulation at all.
Toyota has no problem making it an option for you and neither are dealers.
as everyone agrees, as I as well, we should all wear seatbelts and that's all good, but I'm not going to lecture anyone about that.

and when I read the original request, I figured that the guy was asking because he put something heavy on the seat and was tripping the ding-ding just as I did in the past.

anyway, the short answer is:
yes it can be disabled at the dealership.
and no it has nothing to do with law or regulations.
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For the record, I am not saying I agree with the nannies... just that most won't touch them. I agree that we should be able to do what we like with the vehicle we bought with our own money...

I sure do hope you all wear your seatbelts too. I have literally had my life saved TWICE by seatbelts.
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For the record, I am not saying I agree with the nannies... just that most won't touch them. I agree that we should be able to do what we like with the vehicle we bought with our own money...

I sure do hope you all wear your seatbelts too. I have literally had my life saved TWICE by seatbelts.

I absolutely agree with the merits of seat belts. I race. <- Need I say more about if I have personal experiences?

That said, the statement most of the dealers won't touch the disabling the chime is absolutely false.
EVERY Toyota dealer will not have any issue on this when you show them the manual.
Because this is NOT legal requirement or does in no way disable the use of the seat belts.
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I have literally had my life saved TWICE by seatbelts.
My stepfather received a double hairline fracture in his back from wearing his seatbelt when rear-ended. I was in the drivers seat (15yo and these were very different times) and a Jetta rear-ended our stopped Volvo 240 at 45MPH. I didn't have my seatbelt on and I received no injury while he got 2 fractures. Until his death he was afraid of wearing one because if he got hit again with one on he may have never walked again.

The point that needs to be understood is that EVERYBODY should not be forced to do what MAY be right for SOME.
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And again, about not wearing a seatbelt:

I wear my seatbelt for the added control while driving, which turns out to be always because it definitely keeps you in your seat. It is ergonomic, otherwise I would never wear it.

I know I won't get ANY support in the following argument because in 20 years of communicating world-wide in internet forums or around the water cooler at work, I haven't found anyone that shares my views on a few things. One is that nobody seems to pay as much attention to everything happening on the road as me - I can't count the number of accidents I've ALMOST been in due to careless drivers. My wife hates every time I describe why I wouldn't have gotten into the accident she was in even though it wasn't her fault. Now that she's been with me for 15 years and sees how I avoid things she believes me - but it still hasn't rubbed off yet as you can see from my recent post about the parking lot incident. And the whole point is that I'm not some superior driver or human, I just refuse to NOT pay attention. People seem to think it is ok to let the road slip your conscience just for a second or that it's silly to check a 4th time before pulling out.

The other is for some reason I am unable to convince people that anyone who has ever driven drunk was an idiot for doing it. I suspect I have trouble with this one because many people are hypocrites and they remember that one time...

So even though I despise that people think it is ok to hurt someone else by being careless I defend my right to not protect myself from it.

I just realized I may have to clarify this further for people that can't put 2 and 2 together: Don't worry about me not wearing my seatbelt, instead worry about becoming the jerk that hits me because you weren't paying attention.
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