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I have checked the manual, but can't find a way to disable the seat belt alarm. Is there as way to disable it?
 

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You know most accidents happen only a short distance from home right? Just wear it and be done with it.
 

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It's possible that inactivating/disabling ANY alarm/sensor might invalidate your warranty, to boot....not worth it, if you ask me.
 

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I'm with nvisibile... I would also like to disable the seatbelt warning chime. When my 30-lb dog rides in the front passenger seat her weight is enough to trigger the sensor, and I'm subjected to several minutes of hearing that annoying chime. :headbang:

On previous cars it's been a simple matter to locate the part that activates the chime. I simply looked/felt around under the dash until I found the component that I could feel clicking off and on with the chime. Typically this would be a relay, and it could be removed from the wiring harness by sliding off the electrical connectors. I'm guessing (hoping) that the Venza uses something similar.

If anyone happens to find this before I do, please share the info. Otherwise, I hope to have this problem resolved in the next few weeks and i'll post the results here.

Personal Safety - whether it's wearing seatbelts or motorcycle helmets, or having a diving board in your swimming pool - should be a personal choice, not one dictated by our govenment and/or insurance companies. Live Free or Die.
 

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Personal Safety - whether it's wearing seatbelts or motorcycle helmets, or having a diving board in your swimming pool - should be a personal choice, not one dictated by our govenment and/or insurance companies. Live Free or Die.
Might as well drive while drinking and/or disable the brake lights to save on replacement bulbs using that analogy -- don't want to show up on the Darwin Awards now....This morning I saw a guy blow through 3 red lights to shave a few seconds off his commute time -- you can say it's his choice to take that risk, but what if he plows into your family's car while doing it?
 

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...Personal Safety - whether it's wearing seatbelts or motorcycle helmets, or having a diving board in your swimming pool - should be a personal choice, not one dictated by our govenment and/or insurance companies. Live Free or Die.
EXCEPT when such behavior raises MY automobile insurance rates.
 

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Might as well drive while drinking and/or disable the brake lights to save on replacement bulbs using that analogy -- don't want to show up on the Darwin Awards now....This morning I saw a guy blow through 3 red lights to shave a few seconds off his commute time -- you can say it's his choice to take that risk, but what if he plows into your family's car while doing it?
This is a very bad example. How does disabling the seat beat chime in anyway compare to running a red light? Not hearing that chime is not going to hurt anyone other than myself is something happens. I agree, running a red light is bad.

Again I wear my seat 98% of the time, but quick trip to the corner or moving the car in the parking garage and listening to 30 seconds of the chime is driving me crazy.

I traded a truck for this Venza and the truck forums were always very helpful. I was really hoping there would be some Venza enthusiast here, but it seems that the Nanny mentality is very prevalent here. I've never experienced anything like this.

I thought I asked a very simple question and the outcome of this question makes me realize that I can't really hope for a helpful Venza forum. At least this one. Sorry I asked.
 

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Didn't mean to offend you with my comment about wearing the seat belt. I just now first hand , My cousins daughter wasn't wearing hers one day and had a blow out and she flew out of the sunroof. Thankfully she survived.

Agreed this forum is kind of slow, I was hoping for more.input from everyone. Maybe once more are sold and more people find out about this site it will be more interesting.
 

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I have checked the manual, but can't find a way to disable the seat belt alarm. Is there as way to disable it?

I was able to have the chime disabled on my new Tundra at the dealership with their scanguage (I think that was the name of the device). On my Pruis, there were instructions posted about disabling the backup chime and seat belt chimes provided by others.

I guess this vehicle is too new or folks haven't figured out the sequences for it yet, but I'm with you. Flame suit on.
 

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Maybe just fewer rednecks ?
LoL. I remember reading news articles from the States back when DRL's started appearing down there about how so many people were going out of their way to disable a proven safety feature -- must be the same people who drive as though their turn signal stalk is connected to a bundle of dynamite under the driver's seat ;)
 

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Driving Is Not A Right But A Privelege And I Don't Like Paying For Uninsured Or Underinsured Idiot That Don't Wear Seat Belts
 
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