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How To Disconnect Seat Belt Buzzer?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Pantera Dude, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Pantera Dude

    Pantera Dude Member

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    Have any of you done this? Based on what I read on a Lotus site, it sounds like the connector may be under the seat? I presume disconnecting the wire to the buzzer would not affect air bag operation? Before anyone gets all bent out of shape, :biggrin: I wear my seatbelt any time I drive over one mph in my driveway. I just don't want or need buzzers in my cars.
     
  2. Thirstyturtle

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    I don't have an answer but I too am interested. I'm SUPER anal about wearing my seatbelt and making all my passengers wear a seatbelt but I nearly always take it off when backing into parking spots and my garage and the ding is THE MOST annoying ding I've ever heard on a car.

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  3. Saftwerk

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    There is a switch inside the safety belt lock.
    Maybe it is possible to tamper the cable to/from it.
     
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    The seatbelt has tensioners I believe, like an airbag which can go off. Be careful!!
     
  5. Pantera Dude

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    I removed the driver's seat today and disconnected the wire going to the seatbelt. No more warning bell or light! :biggrin: I took it for a test drive and there are no apparent problems. If I was going to do this to another car, I would try to do the job without disconnecting the seatbelt from the seat. It was a bear getting it back on, there has to be a better way but I couldn't figure it out. There is a spacer between the seat and the seatbelt end. It was difficult for me to get the spacer to stay where I wanted it. Next time I might try JB Weld or an adhesive to hold the metal spacer in place.
     
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    #6 Pantera Dude, Apr 4, 2013
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    It might even be possible to disconnect the wire without removing the seat? I can see the connector next to the seat, under the console, with the seat installed. It may be possible to fish the connectors out far enough to disconnect? The pictures show the white connector next to the seat/console. The other pictures show the white seat belt wire connector and the black seat heater connector, with the seat removed.



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    I had to remove the hard top to get the seat out.
     
  7. strider

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    So you just had to unplug the cable? So that means that "open" on the circuit means seatbelt plugged in and closed means seatbelt unplugged? Seems backwards to me - why not make the seatbelt tongue "close" the circuit?
     
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    The buzzer is ok with me but thank you for giving back Art. Sharing what you are learning beyond what you have found here is what it's all about.
     
  9. Pantera Dude

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    My pleasure.
     

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