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Hello!

I am a first time user on this forum. I recently purchased a 2011 Ford Edge Sport and am wondering if anyone has any idea as to how to disable the seat belt minder on this vehicle for the user manual is only specific to the use of the ingintion type Edges.

To those who respond, I appreciate all of your feedback and will be in touch soon!

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It's not specific to key ignitions - it just says to turn on the ignition but don't start the vehicle. On a push button start vehicle you hit the start button without your foot on the brake.

 

Although I can't imagine why you'd want to disable it. Seat belts are extremely important.

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Thank you for your kind and prompt response. Yes,I do agree however sometimes that reminder can be annoying especially if you are just moving that vehicle around in the driveway. ;)

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You can just buckle then quickly unbuckle your belt and it turns it off for that driving session only.

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The seat belt minder chime on my 2013 SEL is driving me nuts too. Yes, I always use the seat belt (good habit from flying), but those 4 or 5 chimes before the belt is clicked in place are what's bugging me. The chime in my wife's Fusion is tolerable, it is not in my Edge. Anyway the owners manual has a procedure to bypass the chime, page 41. The procedure doesn't work, at least not for the initial chimes; maybe if you unbuckle while driving it would stop that chime, don't know. The procedure responds just like the description, but the chimes just soldier on as usual. After completing the procedure the seat belt warning light flashes a bunch of times, maybe 10 times or so. The manual doesn't mention that, so who knows what that means.

 

Is there an alternate procedure? I tried to find the chime itself, thought a bit of duct tape over it would quiet it down enough, but can't locate it. I think it's up under the driver's side too high up to reach & do anything to it. Then I thought I'd just disconnect the wire from the seat belt receiver. Traced the wire, it comes around to the front of the seat with a very convenient junction connector. It's a 2 prong connector & I disconnected it, chime silent, BUT then the Airbag Rediness light stays on. Well I'm not driving around without the airbags fully functional so that option's off the table. Although it is interesting, I wonder what the seat belt connection does with the 2 prong connector.....it's not just an open/closed circuit, I checked it for continuity & didn't get anything with it connected or disconnected: neither resistance readings or just continuity.

 

Well if anyone can help with this it would be appreciated. Before my state of temporary insanity changes to permanent.

 

Thanks!

 

jeff

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I think you're getting confused between the regular seat belt chime and the belt minder chime. What you can turn off is the belt-minder, that's the chime that will only come on after you've started moving. The one on initial startup cannot be disabled, I think it's actually regulated by law.

 

The chime itself is a speaker in the cluster. It's the same speaker that gives you the turn signal, parking brake warning, door open warning and all that.

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I could, but I'd rather fix it, you know what I mean?

 

I understand but it's an extremely simple workaround that doesn't require any additional steps or time - just reverse the order of two steps.

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I think you're getting confused between the regular seat belt chime and the belt minder chime. What you can turn off is the belt-minder, that's the chime that will only come on after you've started moving. The one on initial startup cannot be disabled, I think it's actually regulated by law.

 

The chime itself is a speaker in the cluster. It's the same speaker that gives you the turn signal, parking brake warning, door open warning and all that.

You are exactly right. I assumed that the minder was both pre-start & during driving. I don't mind having an alert, just not so aggressive as it is on the Edge. Do you know it's percise location? I'd like to reduce it's volume by 1/3 to 1/2, perhaps Motorcraft Duct Tape?

 

Thanks for the crarification.

 

jeff

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Another owner asked why the "welcome chime" didn't always work - he liked it.

 

I don't understand why you'd go to the trouble of trying to muffle the speaker instead of simply buckling up before hitting Start - but to each his own.

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You are exactly right. I assumed that the minder was both pre-start & during driving. I don't mind having an alert, just not so aggressive as it is on the Edge. Do you know it's percise location? I'd like to reduce it's volume by 1/3 to 1/2, perhaps Motorcraft Duct Tape?

 

Thanks for the crarification.

 

jeff

 

It's a speaker soldered onto the circuit board in the instrument cluster. As I noted above, duct taping over it will mean you won't hear your turn signals anymore either.

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It's a speaker soldered onto the circuit board in the instrument cluster. As I noted above, duct taping over it will mean you won't hear your turn signals anymore either.

Thanks for the reply. I'll look for it again. As I said, I only want to quite it down a bit. Do you know if the sound is a file, wav or mp3 or something else? If so, replacing the file with something else would do it too.

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