Keeping Seatbelt Ding from Going Off PDF Print E-mail

Dear Barbara,

I just purchased a 2002 F150 Lariat. I'm a Builder in a gated community who spends the majority of my time inside the truck in the community. I literally get in and out of the truck 100 times a day in the neighborhood. Every time I don't snap the seatbelt, that annoying ding goes off. I'm afraid to keep the seat belt in the snapped position all the time because I'm afraid I'll forget to put on the belt when I leave the neighborhood. Is there any other way to keep the sound from going off?



Dear Bryan,

Oh my gosh do I so know what you are experiencing! I personally do not have that annoying beep that seems to just get louder and more piercing every time it goes off in my Jeep. However, it seems to be my luck that every time I travel and rent a car as soon as I get into it, that beep welcomes me with a greeting that just won’t quit! UGH!

Back in my brokering days, my buddies and myself would get creative with the wire cutters, but I do not suggest that now.

Heads-up, if you try and pop the fuse out that controls the beeping sound, you also disable the airbags which in turn will make the airbag light on the dash illuminate and put you and your family in jeopardy by disabling the airbag system. There is also a distribution center underneath your dash where the dinger/chime is located. If you are diligent enough to locate this, all you will have to do is pull the dinger out of the distribution box.

I want to make it very clear that I do not suggest or endorse that you do anything to disable that dinging. I am just trying to answer your question to the best of my knowledge and ability. I just want to make it clear again that I do not encourage or recommend that you do anything to disable it.

Thanks for writing!