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Not that I would do this sort of thing, ;) but what are my options to disable this noise? I do a fair amount of driving on a large ranch and would rather not have to listen to the seat belt chime because my belt is not buckled.

Is this a federally mandated feature?

Will a dealer disable it?

Is it just a simple 2-wire switch in the "buckle" that can be permanently closed? Or a relay under the dash that can be pulled?
 

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Well i hope i can answer your question. I work at a Dodge dealer in parts and we have several farms and ranches around us. Most of our customers have Ram diesels and use them as work trucks on the farms and ranches and they to get annoyed by the seat belt buzzer. It is an electronic buzzer not a relay like old vehicles have. The function can be turned off in the computer at your local dealer but its a federal mandated thing in all vehicles. The best way to go about it is to explain to the dealer what the vehicle is used for and ask if they will turn it off. There will be a charge for this to be done. I have had a customer with a ram simply buy a seat belt extender and hook the in to trick the computer in thinking the seat belt is buckled. So if the dealer wont turn it off for you its another option. Hope this helps
 

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The owner's manual lists a procedure on page 45 for disabling/enabling the warning chime.

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The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be enabled
or disabled by your authorized dealer or by
following these steps:

[B]NOTE:[/B] The following steps must occur within the first
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON
or START position. The manufacturer does not recommend
deactivating the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert).

1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, and
fasten the driver seat belt.

2. Start the engine, and wait for the Seat Belt Warning
Light to turn off.

3. Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle
and then re-buckle the driver seat belt at least three times,
ending with the seat belt buckled.

4. Turn off the engine. A single chime will sound to
signify that you have successfully completed the programming.
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be reactivated
by repeating this procedure.

NOTE: Although the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning
Light will continue to illuminate while the driver seat
belt remains unfastened.
 

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The seat belts are for your safety. Whether you are on the highway or on the ranch, something could happen and you need protection from the steering wheel and or windshield. The chime is just a friendly reminder to keep yourself safe.!!
 

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When I get in my truck to go a block, I'm not inclined to put on my seatbelt & the chime becomes really annoying. The next time it's even more so.
Thanks for instructions. It worked perfectly. And there is still a big red light on the dash to remind me to put the seatbelt on for longer trips.
 

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The owner's manual lists a procedure on page 45 for disabling/enabling the warning chime.

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The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be enabled
or disabled by your authorized dealer or by
following these steps:
 
[B]NOTE:[/B] The following steps must occur within the first
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON
or START position. The manufacturer does not recommend
deactivating the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert).
 
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, and
fasten the driver seat belt.
 
2. Start the engine, and wait for the Seat Belt Warning
Light to turn off.
 
3. Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle
and then re-buckle the driver seat belt at least three times,
ending with the seat belt buckled.
 
4. Turn off the engine. A single chime will sound to
signify that you have successfully completed the programming.
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be reactivated
by repeating this procedure.
 
NOTE: Although the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning
Light will continue to illuminate while the driver seat
belt remains unfastened.
You're the MAN! Great informative post! And the lights still on for safety.
 

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I have a 2008 Nitro and the process stated here and in the owners manual does not seem to be working. Has there been a change to the way the seat belt warning is disabled for a 2008 Nitro?
hi pbenag, I see you are new, you should go introduce yourself in the newbie section. welcome and congrats!

how to disable the seat belt chime.......buckle up man!!!
 

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I don't need the "reminder" to buckle up ... but do see the purpose.

The instructions didn't do what I had actually wanted, to disable the "ding ding ding ding ding" because I failed to buckle up BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE.

Still annoys me, but............I.........can........deal........with.........it..................

Passengers also must buckle up before I get moving.

I definitely like the red "someone's not buckled in" indicator.
 

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All you have to do is click the belt into the bucklle before you get in with the buckle off to the side by your right hip, & sit on the strap. The chime will not sound & the lite will not flash. You dont need to fool with electronics or anything.
 
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