JKOwners Forum banner

1 - 20 of 34 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,381 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
seat belt chime AND idiot light wire bypass

super simple fix but I guess it could go here to help a few people out
theres a 4 pin plug under the driver's seat
Jump green to black and it thinks the driver's belt is fastened all the time.
no more chime, no more idiot light when you're driving across the campsite or down the driveway.
wearing the seatbelt is your choice
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
420 Posts
Good simple mod :beer:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,381 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
yeah but this gets rid of the idiot light on the dash as well
I'd just rather have the system think it's fastened all the time, no lights, no chimes.
If you're cool with the light, great, this is just a simple fix to get rid of all of it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,287 Posts
thanks, really annoys me when i drive to ge tthe mail. maybe i should open up the owners book some time.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
I cut and pasted this from the manual into another thread, but here it is...

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

NOTE: 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 buckle the driver or front passenger seat belt.

2. Turn the ignition key to the ACCESSORY/RUN position (engine does not need to be running), 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 or front passenger seat belt at least three times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt buckled.

4. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. 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’s seat belt remains unfastened.
_________________
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,381 Posts
Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
NOTE: Although the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning Light will continue to illuminate while the driver’s seat belt remains unfastened.
and thus my reason for posting this thread.
at night, that bright idiot light starts to get annoying
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
I'd like to ask a dumb question, please. What was used to jump the two pins? I haven't looked at the plug, so if I took the time, I might know what to use. But in all honesty, I'm just being lazy...so flame away. :smokin:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,381 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
I stripped a wire, twisted the end good and tight, cut it off, bent it into a U, pushed it into the holes that I was splicing across and then plugged the plug back in.
Nice little internal jumper
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Very dangerous

WARNING !!
This is a really bad idea.
Unless you deactivate your drivers airbag, which is a little tricky.
If your Jeeps computer thinks you are wearing your seatbelt, it will fire the airbag at an appropriate time (later) and speed in an accident.
If the computer "knows" you are not wearing your seatbelt, it will fire the airbag sooner and softer if at all, to avoid killing you!
Not wearing a seatbelt and having the airbag fire at full blast can kill you.
When driving a vehicle with airbags, always wear a seatbelt.!!
People have been killed "cheating" this system.
Keep the belt tight. The belt will (should) tension to restrain your movement forward into the firing airbag. Without the belt you will kiss the airbag at the time of firing, exposing you to the full force of the blast expansion.
This is a system that combines the factors of: speed and direction of movement, deceleration force, seat occupancy, seatbelt with tensioner, airbag firing speeds, etc.
Using the method described in the manual seems like the safer option.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
WARNING !!
This is a really bad idea.
Unless you deactivate your drivers airbag, which is a little tricky.
If your Jeeps computer thinks you are wearing your seatbelt, it will fire the airbag at an appropriate time (later) and speed in an accident.
If the computer "knows" you are not wearing your seatbelt, it will fire the airbag sooner and softer if at all, to avoid killing you!
Not wearing a seatbelt and having the airbag fire at full blast can kill you.
When driving a vehicle with airbags, always wear a seatbelt.!!
People have been killed "cheating" this system.
Keep the belt tight. The belt will (should) tension to restrain your movement forward into the firing airbag. Without the belt you will kiss the airbag at the time of firing, exposing you to the full force of the blast expansion.
This is a system that combines the factors of: speed and direction of movement, deceleration force, seat occupancy, seatbelt with tensioner, airbag firing speeds, etc.
Using the method described in the manual seems like the safer option.
WOW, very insightful first post, thanks for the warning...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,381 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Thank You Captain Safety!
Nowhere does this endorse driving on the highway or at speed without your handy dandy safety belt safely fastened around you.
Please reread the last sentence of the post.
I still wear mine on the road, but I wear it because I want to, not because of the idiot light and I still don't have to look at the light in camp.
you don't want to do it, then don't!

no more chime, no more idiot light when you're driving across the campsite or down the driveway.
wearing the seatbelt is your choice
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
15,337 Posts
My 06 tj had seperate drive/ pass side fuses that you could pull out to disable the air bags and i used to do that when we would wheel through boulders and such (or situations dropping off ledges...or hard bumping to get over stuff) anytime that i felt that there might be enough hard "jolts" to accidentally deploy the bags...also when my dog would ride shotgun. It was an easy / temp fix that could be quickly done... Pop the fuses back in before hitting the road and you had the airbags again. I've looked in the (only?) jk fuse block and cant find any fuses like the tj's had. Is there anything that could be done on the jk to temp disable the bags like the pulled fuse fix? It made me feel better to have the option (off road ONLY) to disable at will...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16 Posts
WARNING !!
This is a really bad idea.
Unless you deactivate your drivers airbag, which is a little tricky.
If your Jeeps computer thinks you are wearing your seatbelt, it will fire the airbag at an appropriate time (later) and speed in an accident.
If the computer "knows" you are not wearing your seatbelt, it will fire the airbag sooner and softer if at all, to avoid killing you!
Not wearing a seatbelt and having the airbag fire at full blast can kill you.
When driving a vehicle with airbags, always wear a seatbelt.!!
People have been killed "cheating" this system.
Keep the belt tight. The belt will (should) tension to restrain your movement forward into the firing airbag. Without the belt you will kiss the airbag at the time of firing, exposing you to the full force of the blast expansion.
This is a system that combines the factors of: speed and direction of movement, deceleration force, seat occupancy, seatbelt with tensioner, airbag firing speeds, etc.
Using the method described in the manual seems like the safer option.
He's just making sure everyone is fully informed.
Thanks for the info man.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,286 Posts
Just got rid of that annoying sound... did what SurfChuck said... light still comes on just no sound. :grinpimp:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
74 Posts
Not sure about other states, but this would also cause a FAIL on your annual safety inspection.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,381 Posts
Discussion Starter #18 (Edited)
Not sure about other states, but this would also cause a FAIL on your annual safety inspection.
Then don't do it!

besides - takes all of about 1 minute to do/undo :shaking:

Plus I have 5 point harnesses :thefinger:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
882 Posts
My 08 does not have the 2 silver boxes under the seat mounts to use weight in determining airbag deployment. It uses the seat belt being fastend as an indicator that someone is sitting there. I just completed the circut and my jeep thinks the seatbelt is ALWAYS on. You can complete the circut by putting on the seat belt, putting a paperclip in the yellow connector below or joining the 2 wires with a modified connector like I did. Either way the end result is the Jeep thinks the seatbelt is fastend.
 

·
Official Monkey Business
Joined
·
12,215 Posts
Cool simple mod, thanks for posting.
 
1 - 20 of 34 Posts
Top