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Okay, I came across these directions today to disable the seatbelt chime (Thank you to whoever posted the original instructions). I tried it as soon as I got home from work, and it worked. You will need the help of an assistant, unless you are coordinated:

-Get in and shut all the doors.
-Do not touch anything, even the brake, simply turn the key to the ON position (don't start the car)
-Change the ODO/Trip meter to ODO.
-Turn the key to off for a few seconds, then back ON again (again, don't start it)
-(This step might require your assistant) Within 6 seconds of turning the key to the ON position, press and hold the ODO knob and fasten the driver's seat belt
-As soon as the seat belt is fastened, the readout should change from the mileage to b-ON. Press the ODO knob one time and the readout should change to b-OFF
-Once the desired setting is reached (b-ON will chime, b-OFF will NOT chime), sit and wait for the LCD to show the mileage again.
-Once the mileage is displayed, you're done and can turn the car off

If you miss ANY step, this process will not work. I also read that while this works on all Gen 5's, it MIGHT work on the Gen 6's. This hasn't yet been confirmed.
 

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i have a 2003 SE and mine has no chime...just an indicator on the dash
and the code you posted above is what normally works...if that doesnt work for you, take it to the dealer and theyll hook it up to the computer and disable it for you
 

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my 05 SE has the ding... its loud, fast and goes on for a good 30 secs, or until you put your seatbelt on..

i dont wanna sound like a jerk but just wear your seatbelt. and dont use the excuse "i put stuff on my seat so thats why i dont want it on"..
 

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i dont wanna sound like a jerk


but just wear your seatbelt. and dont use the excuse "i put stuff on my seat so thats why i dont want it on"..
Too late :)

There are many reasons why a camry owner might not want to have the seat belt chime active and it is really no one's business but the owner of said camry why they want it disabled. No one should have to come up with 'an excuse' - I want it off, end of discussion.

People that make it their busniness and stand on a soap box about it should join a church and become preachers so they can tell everyone how to live their life and have an audience that really wants to listen.
 

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I keep mine on so that I don't have to tell my passengers to put on their seatbelt. It gets tiring for me to keep reminding them every time we get in. Instead of my voice, I let the dinging annoy them.
 

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I keep mine on so that I don't have to tell my passengers to put on their seatbelt. It gets tiring for me to keep reminding them every time we get in. Instead of my voice, I let the dinging annoy them.
Yeah, my front seat passengers always puts their seat belt on - but sometimes they forget and I don't notice so it's nice to have an audible reminder seeing as how you can get a ticket for not wearing your seat belt here.

The chiming definitely makes me want to rip my ears out though, when all I want to do is move my car down the street or into the garage!
 

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There are many reasons why a camry owner might not want to have the seat belt chime active and it is really no one's business but the owner of said camry why they want it disabled. No one should have to come up with 'an excuse' - I want it off, end of discussion.

People that make it their busniness and stand on a soap box about it should join a church and become preachers so they can tell everyone how to live their life and have an audience that really wants to listen.
You're damn right bro...! :thumbup:i thought i was the only one who thinks like this instead of like another one of the mindless sheep in our country, who are busy child-proofing the whole world -:rolleyes:

Example: A new law went into effect in California last month, which stipulates that you cannot smoke in your own car if a minor is in the car at the same time.
I can hear the arguments for/against the law now, but its too late, it's in effect. Perhaps the most important thing is that nobody asked our opinion or put it to a vote, they just passed the law. (Probably for state revenue purposes really) but i am neither for nor against this latest law as while i do smoke sometimes, i dont have any minors riding in the car with me. So the real question is what's the next law? no farting in your own car? Anybody care to guess?
 

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Thanks for posting this.

Sometimes when I pickup/drop-off people, we sit in the car and talk for a minute while it's on and the seatbelts are off. In previous cars it would only ding maybe 3 times and that was fine. But because the Camry one goes on for so unbelievably long, I had to disable it. My passengers and I always wear our seatbelts though.
 

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I tried these instructions for my 2007 Camry SE-V6 last year and it didn't work.

Instead, I took mine to the dealer for an oil change and asked them to disable the annoying as all hell audible chime (I was OK with the dash light flashing). Long and short of it was the dealer disabled the audible chime for me no charge.
 

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Seat Belts are meant to be worn to save lives. If we removed the indicator; chime, then we would forget to fasten the seat belt and one step away from being harm.
 

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Seat Belts are meant to be worn to save lives. If we removed the indicator; chime, then we would forget to fasten the seat belt and one step away from being harm.
Allow me to reiterate kenny1773's response to this thread:

"There are many reasons why a camry owner might not want to have the seat belt chime active and it is really no one's business but the owner of said camry why they want it disabled. No one should have to come up with 'an excuse' - I want it off, end of discussion."

Furthermore, if drivers, like me, who have spent several hundred thousand miles on the road throughout the course of their driving experience and are already conditioned to wearing their seatbelts, all the chimes/lights are irrelevant. In the 9 years or so that I've been driving, I've never once *NOT* worn my seatbelt. I don't need the chimes or lights to remind me to fasten my seatbelt, and my passengers always wear theirs. The bottom line, once again, is that it's no one's business but mine as to why I want my chime disabled.
 

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Seat Belts are meant to be worn to save lives. If we removed the indicator; chime, then we would forget to fasten the seat belt and one step away from being harm.
I've worn a seatbelt my whole life - it would seem downright weird for me to not wear one at all times. So I don't need an annoying chime going off to remind me to put it on. The new jeans I just bought didn't come with a bell to remind me that I put one leg on at a time - because it's just common sense.
 

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Allow me to reiterate kenny1773's response to this thread:
Hell Yeah!

If you search some of the older seat belt threads, I have a good rant in there about how I ride a motorcycle as my main vehicle when the weather is right. :D No lame ass seat belt chime on that one ;)



vukenny81 - if you need a chime to remind you to not be an idiot, then so be it, all I ask is for a simple solution to make the idiot chime optional. My 2005 camry did have such a solution and I am happy.

I do not need a chime or for that matter any device to think for me. I am not a 'dumbed down American' like Toyota seems to think all Americans are, and I can fully think for myself.


It seems as though the 2007 and newer camry you MUST involve the dealer in turning the chime off. That means no more camry purchases for me, my local dealer is the biggest asshole on the planet and I would never want to inconvenience myself with having no choice but take it them for something so minor. I would lose two days of my life to get the chime turned off if I had to work with their crappy service department. Yes Koons Tysons Toyota in Northern VA, I am talking about you, you suck donkey balls and are the most dishonest dealer I have ever encountered.

I hope the accord gets better :D at this point it has the lead for my next car purchase and I have been a die hard toyota owner since my 1984 corolla


Now can anyone out there tell me how to disable the 'black box' that is in the 2005 camry?

That is one I have still never been able to get an answer to and it bothers my sense of freedom that I have one active in my car that I don't want and there are no laws stating it must be present and active.
 
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