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Old 01-24-2006, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default Seat Belt Beep Ender

Found the solution to the incessant beeping for the seat
belt! I can't tell you how happy this has made me!

The link came from ClubTribeca.org



http://members.cox.net/kamartin/seatbelt.html

Note: You must latch and unlatch each time, no holding the latch open.
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Old 01-26-2006, 11:54 PM   #2
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Thanks..works great.
I asked the dealer about a way to do this they wanted 45.00 and for me to sign a release..of course they would not tell me the way to do it on my own...bastages
all i need now is to find a way not to have to hit the "agree' button on the nav every time I start the thing up.
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Old 03-24-2006, 01:57 AM   #3
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Had done this on my 05 LGT Wagon and was wondering whether it worked the same on the B9T. Apparently it does.

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Old 12-11-2007, 03:33 PM   #4
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Do you happen to know if this works on the 08 Tribeca?

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Old 12-11-2007, 09:15 PM   #5
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Do you happen to know if this works on the 08 Tribeca?

Thanks.
Yes, it should.

This "fix" will work up until the battery gets disconnected...then you have to do it again.

The dealership is not supposed to do it for you, but they are able to provide you with the instructions. It's a liability thing. (I have done it for a few of my customers)
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Old 12-14-2007, 03:21 PM   #6
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This is absolutely ridiculous! Why would you want to defeat a safety warning? Why don't you just buckle your selt belt to make it stop like you are supposed to? Disabling the warning is like trying to help somebody who is on fire by telling them to stop screaming! What's next, disabling airbags because when they go off, they are not quite colormatched to your vehicle's interior?

Mods, you need to lock and/or delete this stupid thread on compromising safety before lawyers get involved...
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:03 PM   #7
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This is absolutely ridiculous! Why would you want to defeat a safety warning? Why don't you just buckle your selt belt to make it stop like you are supposed to? Disabling the warning is like trying to help somebody who is on fire by telling them to stop screaming! What's next, disabling airbags because when they go off, they are not quite colormatched to your vehicle's interior?

Mods, you need to lock and/or delete this stupid thread on compromising safety before lawyers get involved...
The problem with the warning...(and this is from a dealers point of view) is that is NEVER stops. If you are sitting in your car, say waiting for someone, or are working on something inside the car that requires the car to be running or the ignition in the ON position (yes, it even goes off when the car is not running), the beep continues to go off.

My fix is, and I have mentioned this to Subaru, is that the chime should only go off when the vehicle is moved out of PARK and into reverse or drive.

(Oh, and there are multiple threads on this here, and all over the net.....just like there are other "illegal and safety compromising" websites.....)
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:13 PM   #8
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Like when I was too tired to continue driving one cold winter evening and decided to nap for a few hours at a rest stop, and the damn beeps kept me from getting any sleep at all! Sure, I could've stopped the engine and froze to death, but I didn't really want to trouble the highway patrol with my corpse.

If this thread hadn't come up, I would've eventually dismantled the latch and found the right wire to ground.

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The problem with the warning...(and this is from a dealers point of view) is that is NEVER stops.
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Old 12-15-2007, 12:15 PM   #9
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I can confirm that it works on the 08 Tribeca.

There's always a point where you have to draw the line between people being forced into things and our lives controlled completely from the government. At the rate things are going before too long there will be beeps on toilets if you use too much toilet paper killing the environment.......This is the land of the free.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:52 AM   #10
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Default 15 beeps pause 15 seconds and repeat

Stop flaming people for wanting to take control of their car.

I completely understand the frustration with the seatbelt beep. Disabling this isn't about not wearing a seatbelt. I wear mine. The thing just drives you insane. As soon as you turn the key (you are in park!) it beeps 15 times. It waits 15 seconds and does it again and again. You know it drives you insane when you count beeps and delay...

I'll unhook it at the coffee shop in the drive through getting my wallet and it starts beeping at me. I'll stop to get the mail (I am in park), it start beeping.

It drives you insane.

A car should not drive you crazy to put on your seatbelt. I've had it with it this morning it I'm fighting with it until it is gone.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:05 AM   #11
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Had enough with the beep like me? It should only function when the car is out of park.

Let them know about it:
http://www.subaru.com/tools/contactus/index.jsp

select product recommendation. If enough people respond, maybe they will do something about it.
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:21 PM   #12
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Yes, I did it today, second attempt it worked. It does bip for about 5 times then the light is gone and the beeping is gone too!
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:40 PM   #13
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From what I understand this will work for almost all newer Subies. I did the same thing in my Impreza. I have a friend who did this with his 08 Forester too.

If you are trying to get Subaru to change this ... good luck. Some organizations like Euro NCAP give "points" to car manufacturers for stuff like this, and I doubt Subaru wants anyone calling their cars unsafe as it's one of their big selling points. Euro NCAP are the type of people who think no annoyance or inconvenience is too much to endure in the name of safety. I'm sure some US organizations do the same but I know Euro NCAP was one of the first.
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:13 PM   #14
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Man...you guys keep coming up with these great fixes that seem like they are simple as punch to do...and I keep having problems with them. I feel like the Team Dummy, and I always thought I was pretty bright, until today!

I tried this mod like 20 times...and I can't seem to get it to work on my '07 Beca. Can anyone that has had success with it be more specific on the details?? I mean..how hard can it be to put the darn ignition in start (not running) and plug the seatbelt in 20 times in 30 seconds, and then start the darn car?? I've become an expert at it...but can't seem to get the change to take affect! ARGHHHH! Wazzup, homes??

Some questions!

1) How are you sure the change has taken affect? Does the little red seatbelt light go away?

2) Should you be sitting in the drivers seat when you do this...or not?

3) Is there anything in the correct timing of this proceedure?? Like, do I have to wait until after 30 seconds to start the ignition...or can I do it as soon as I've completed the 20 snaps?

4) Does this fix completely diasable the audible alarm at ALL times, or only during specific times (like when in motion?)

This one seems so simple, but has me completely stumped....as usual! Thanks for any additional help you guys can offer.

As a footnote, to HB Dad: I don't think this mod is anything to get too worked up about. I am one who works from his car. I'm an appraiser who has to jump out, photograph a house, and then sit in the drivers seat for 5 -10 minutes, usually with the engine running, to make notes on my report. I'm always parked when doing this, and the seatbelt being on at this time just get's in the way of me moving around the interior of the car to get things done (I call it my "mobile office"). The alarm is MORE than an annoyance.,.it can be damn maddening at a time when it shouldn't even be sounding. The problem with the Tribeca system is that it is activated by the weight of the driver or the passenger sitting in their seat. This is just NOT right...it should only sound if the car is in drive or reverse, or, basically, IN MOTION, and the setbelt is NOT FASTENED! Not when the car is sitting still, but running. Sometimes you have to wait in line for something, sometimes you're up against cold weather and need to keep the car running to keep it warm while the wife runs into the local 7/11 to pick up milk. Should my seatbelt always be fastened whenever the car is running, even when I'm parked and not in traffic?? I think not. We're all adults, and I don't think disabling the seatbelt alarm is a hazard. In fact, it will be LESS annoyance and distraction for me! I'm in the HABIT of fastening my belt when moving. Being hit head-on by a drunk driver will do that to a person. You never know WHAT to expect while driving, and it's just good common sense to BUCKLE UP! But I don't need to be annoyed and frustrated by a "false alarm" when I am trying to work. My job is stressful enuff without adding THAT to the mix. Anyways...I hope I can get this mod to work. It will make my driving experience with this vehicle that much better!

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Old 01-18-2008, 08:43 PM   #15
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Found the solution to the incessant beeping for the seat
belt! I can't tell you how happy this has made me!

The link came from ClubTribeca.org



http://members.cox.net/kamartin/seatbelt.html

Note: You must latch and unlatch each time, no holding the latch open.
Note: You must latch and unlatch each time, no holding the latch open.

This was my problem. If I can do it anybody can.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:15 AM   #16
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Ahhhh... I didn't catch that note before! Maybe I was holding the latch open in my rush to get in 20 clicks in 30 seconds. Thanks for the tip...I'll give it another try and report back if any more problems!
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:01 PM   #17
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Note: You must latch and unlatch each time, no holding the latch open.
Thanks for the added info. I added these last few poignant words to my web site's directions. A good teacher is ALWAYS a perpetual student :-)

http://members.cox.net/kamartin/seatbelt.html

-Karen in AZ-
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:38 PM   #18
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I am getting more and more frustrated with this. I tried again, several times, doing this as a complete latch and unlatch...but it's still not working. And of course, that little red flashing b#$%* and the beep are driving me MORE insane than ever because I am now intensely aware of their presence! I'm about ready to jump down under the seat and snip her damn wires once and for all!

I don't know why it's not working for me! (Probably because the parking brake is grounded for the Nav mod?!?!?! *haha*). What could I possibly be doing wrong?!?!?! It seems like such an easy setting change, and yet it's not taking on my vehicle. Can someone give us some more detailed instructions that might address the problem I'm having? I'm glad you showed up here, Karen, as I know the original posting was yours. Can you help me get thru this...as this is a change my poor Beca desperately needs, if only for my sanity!
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:51 PM   #19
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I am getting more and more frustrated with this. I tried again, several times, doing this as a complete latch and unlatch...but it's still not working. And of course, that little red flashing b#$%* and the beep are driving me MORE insane than ever because I am now intensely aware of their presence! I'm about ready to jump down under the seat and snip her damn wires once and for all!
Below is the wording (which I think I "lifted" from a service manual somewhere, and added a few of my [own] comments just now :-). Count the click/unclick combo as ONE set. I believe I left mine unclicked on the last set.

One other thing I also thought of...how is the charge life on your car's battery? I had a bad battery at one point and my seat belt settings as well as my radio settings and other oddities would not "stick". Once the dealer pinpointed the problem as the batt and changed it out, everything worked fine. Most batteries out here in the desert southwest rarely last more than 20-24 months :-(

Email me off the forum if you need to! -Karen-

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"Note: You must latch and unlatch each time, no holding the latch open.

1. Turn the key to “ON” (not running) [not "ACC"]

2. Fasten and unfasten the driver’s seat belt 20 times in 30 seconds, starting from when you actually turn on the key. (This will set the passenger seat as well). [Take your time doing this...don't hurry too much!]

3. Turn the ignition on [start the car], and you should be set.

4. Setting lasts until the battery is disconnected or the system is otherwise reset.

5. If you want to do this as a temporary thing (just for one driving period), fasten/unfasten the belt 3 times in 6 seconds. The chime will reset the next time the car is started."
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:12 AM   #20
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Awesome, that friggin seatbelt chime was driving me nuts! It was so easy.

Thanks.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:47 PM   #21
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Me too! worked like a champ on both my 08 LLBean Outback and my 08 Beca...yes folks I switched over and went all Soobi this past year. It's just a smart compromise of efficiency, fuel econ, price and all the other stuff....
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:24 AM   #22
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that was cool even though I set it back for safety reasons. It reminds me which I hate to admit overides the annoyance part of it for me. I got in a wreck a few years back and didn't have my seat belt on. I was very lucky to walk away so I'm now big on seat belts.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:53 AM   #23
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I wonder if you can replace the chime sounder/relay/thingy in the Tribeca with one in the Outback?

The Tribeca chime is full on annoying, and so I did the chime ender thing. Our Outback I have never even thought about doing, as the chime is a "friendly reminder" - low key and unobtrusive. I actually LIKE IT!
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Old 03-09-2008, 06:38 PM   #24
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Smile on our Outback and 08 'beca - awesome.

the trick is definitely lock/unclicking it each time 20 times in 30 secs - then start the car.
We're so pleased with it! Wish we could do some other simple fixes that Subaru refuses to acknowledge is even a problem.
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:15 AM   #25
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This one is still aggravating the crap outta me! I can't tell you how many times I have turned the switch to the ON position, clicked and unclicked my belt 20 times, and then strated the car....only to have the beeper still give me it's annoying tones! I've tried EVERYTHING!!! Even thought maybe my accessories plugged into the lighter plugs might be causing a problem, so unplugged them all, but NO! I thought maybe my battery was low after being away, but it's had time to recharge itself, and the fix is still NOT WORKING! WHY??? WHY??? WHY???? The more I see it works for another one of you, the madder I am getting at myself AND my car for not being able to get this to work on mine. I'm about ready to take it to the dealer and have them tell me what to do! ARGHHHH!
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