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post #1 of 15 Old 01-25-2010, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Question can this be done?

is it possibel to disable the dirver-side seatbelt sensor? my buddy did it on his dodge ram and said it was pretty simple. just wondering if it can be done on our trucks...
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is it possibel to disable the dirver-side seatbelt sensor? my buddy did it on his dodge ram and said it was pretty simple. just wondering if it can be done on our trucks...
If you're asking about eliminating the annoying "dinging" sound, then yes. Check your owner's manual. It is a crazy process where you turn the key, buckle and unbuckle the seatbelt multiple times, etc. Eventually, the horn will honk and the dinging sound will be gone forever. I did it to my truck and I'm very happy with the "sound" of silence!

To be honest, I'm not sure if that also disables the light or not. I was more interested in eliminating the sound if I am jumping in and out of my truck every 200 feet.
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If you're asking about eliminating the annoying "dinging" sound, then yes. Check your owner's manual. It is a crazy process where you turn the key, buckle and unbuckle the seatbelt multiple times, etc. Eventually, the horn will honk and the dinging sound will be gone forever. I did it to my truck and I'm very happy with the "sound" of silence!

To be honest, I'm not sure if that also disables the light or not. I was more interested in eliminating the sound if I am jumping in and out of my truck every 200 feet.
thanks for the info! found the directions in the manual. bye bye dingding sound. lol
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wear your seatbelt bud. It might save your life one day.

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wear your seatbelt bud. It might save your life one day.
Agreed, but a lot of us use our trucks as work tools. When you need to move your truck 200 feet on a work site and you're in and out of it for 8 hours without actually driving off a construction site the seatbelt goes from being a great safety device to a royal pain in the a$$. So, I eliminated the annoying dinging sound so that I have the best of both worlds. On a construction site I don't have to listen to the sound (or buckle and unbuckle the seatbelt 100 times a day) but while on the road (any road, not just the highway) I always wear my seatbelt.
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When I used to have the livewire 2 years ago I disabled it through that and have never had it since then even after returning to stock

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Agreed, but a lot of us use our trucks as work tools. When you need to move your truck 200 feet on a work site and you're in and out of it for 8 hours without actually driving off a construction site the seatbelt goes from being a great safety device to a royal pain in the a$$. So, I eliminated the annoying dinging sound so that I have the best of both worlds. On a construction site I don't have to listen to the sound (or buckle and unbuckle the seatbelt 100 times a day) but while on the road (any road, not just the highway) I always wear my seatbelt.
I run 8 concrete plants in Colorado and New Mexico. I used to think that there was no need for seat belts on site just like you. About 6 months ago, we implemented a seat belt policy that said any time that you are moving, you have to have your seat belt buckled (1st offense 5 days off, 2nd...fired). Three weeks ago, a mixer driver was backing up a small hill, hit some snow/ice and slid down an enbankment and rolled the truck. I can say with almost 100% certainty that if he had not put his seatbelt on after getting out and checking the site, that he would not be here today. I always wear my seatbelt...first thing I do after starting my truck.

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Definately wear your Seatbelt.

BUT, if you want to disable the Minder, follow the Owner's Manual. It seems like a Jacked Up process, but it works.

I did it to mine, it just takes a couple of minutes and you can always reverse it and make it work again.

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I agree that seat belts are a vital safety component when driving, but I agree with 08 F350 FX4 saying that they're not always necessary. I'm in pipeline inspection, in and out my truck 100 times a day but never move more than a couple hundred feet at a time, and that dinging sound drove me crazy until I disabled it. I'm just glad Ford made a way to get rid of the noise without having to rip anything out.
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I always wear mine... but that minder IS really annoying

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