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2012 Toyota Camry: Disable Seat Belt Alarm

I just purchased a 2012 Toyota Camry and would like to know how to disable the seat belt alarm. I am a firm believer in seat belts but my mother lives about five blocks away from me which is just far enough for that alarm to get very annoying if I don't have the seat belt on. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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I moved your thread to the 7th gen Camry forum where you'll be more likely to get some advice.

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The dealer can turn it off. Also some one on ebay is selling what most likely is pirated Tech Stream software and a cable that you can use to turn it off yourself.

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I have heard some people who got the dealerships to turn it off (rare) Or you can buy a cable off of ebay, and use a windows xp machine to run the toyota software to customize it. (25-30 dollars)

Search ebay for the keywords " MINI VCI FOR TOYOTA & Software TIS Techstream 7.20".

As long as it's v7+ you should be fine.

Other members have meet up with people who have the cable already and just plugged it in and changed it for them.

You can turn off the driver seat belt warning, the passenger seat warning along with alot of other cool options. I have my driver seat still on but my passenger seat turned off personally

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2012 Toyota Camry: Disable Seat Belt Alarm

Great easy way to solve this problem, it's free. Wear your seatbelt.


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My dealer turned mine off no questions asked. It's in the manual under customization.. Not sure why some dealers won't... To the "wear your seatbelt" poster.. There are certain times you gotta not have one on for example, my wife turns around to tend to the three kids... Before turning the chime off it would drive us nuts.. We always wear our belts but certain times its nice not to have that annoying chime..


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Great easy way to solve this problem, it's free. Wear your seatbelt.
are you the guy that chimes in in every seatbelt thread with this?
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Thank you for all of your replies. I will try to have it turned off next time I go in for service at the dealership where I purchased the car. To one of the replies, I do realize that the easiest and cheapest way to solve my issue is to wear my seatbelt. I also know it is the law but I only drive without it when I drive to my mother's house across town where I don't drive over 30mph. Again, thanks for all of your replies.
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I also know it is the law but I only drive without it when I drive to my mother's house across town where I don't drive over 30mph. Again, thanks for all of your replies.
Only takes one accident. Years ago I was heavily into bicycling to the tune of 12,000 miles, always wore a helmet except for one day. Date was June 13, 1987, a Saturday. I was working in the calibration lab at Seabrook Nuclear Station in New Hampshire on the 6 AM to 2:30 PM shift. I called this bicycle store in Newberryport Massachusetts to see if a particular helmet was in stock, a hard shell bicycle helmet with a dark face shield. Had a lot of rain that spring, but this day was beautiful, mid 70ies, not a cloud in the sky. I decided to drive my bicycle to the store as it was only ten miles away. I went without a helmet as I could not carry a helmet back from the bicycle store, no fenders. I was within two miles of the store, going up the Gillis bridge. I started to begin my descent on the bridge when my front wheel dropped into an expansion joint, throwing me off the bicycle landing shoulder and head first into the pavement. Almost lost my left eye, which would be a problem because I'm 20/70 correctable in the right eye. I was only doing about 15 mph. So pardon me for saying you're a damn fool not to wear your seat belt 100% of the time.
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Most accidents occur within 25 miles of home and at speeds of under 45 mph.

Unless you're coasting around the neighborhood, I'd be wearing a seat belt.
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I'm sitting in the Walmart parking lot wearing my seatbelt but both of my cars have the chime turned off for reasons like I posted above.. It sounds like the op is just driving through his neighborhood or development. I take mine off the second I pull into my development or the second I enter my inlaws 1/2 mile driveway. Or I don't wear mine while playing in the snow in my jeep in the driveway... But on main roads mine is always on...


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I believe in always wearing a seat belt, and would never consider turning the warning off permanently. However, so far I have been unable to convince my 70 lb Labrador Retriever of the benefit. Never think of it, until it is too late, but does the old clip the seatbelt in before you get in trick work? I keep intending to try it.

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