Grumpy Old Fart
2016 Forester XT Touring
I can confirm that the 20-click method works on a '16 FXT, just like the 3 previous Subie EJ25xT cars.
Thank you! Tried all the various methods you did before searching the forum and finding your post.What disabled the chime for my car was:
1) With the drivers door open and leaving it open, turn the ignition switch to run. Turn it all the way to where you would before and without starting.
2) Push the seat belt latch in, let it click in and push the release, pull it out and repeat. Push in, click, release, reinsert and release 20 times within 30 seconds.
3) Turn off the ignition, remove the key and shut the door.
4) Reinsert the key and start the car. The chime will sound for a few seconds and the seatbelt light will flash and then go off. It will not keep chiming every 15-30 seconds and the seat belt light will not continue to flash.
I tried everyone's recommendation including the dealers and they did not work.
I had tried turn on ignition to run, hold the seat belt release down and push the belt clip in and out of the latch 20 times in 30 seconds and then turn the car off. DID NOT WORK
Someone had posted about keeping the door open through the proceedure, and actually clicking it in and then pushing the release and repeating 20 times in 30 seconds, and this is what seemed to make the difference and work on my car model and year.:woohoo:
No photos are in the post, could you repost them or anyone who has done this and can post a couple photos?I hate that annoying beeping. I did the 20 click thing and it certainly helped but I wasn't satisfied. The chime comes on almost before you can get your seatbelt on!!! I don't need a chime to remind me to wear my seltbelt. Here's how to end it forever and it takes a minute. If you pull down the rubber on the seatbelt you'll notice two sets of wires going to the seatbelt. They both travel in the same housing from the seatbelt to under the seat where it splits in two. One goes to a yellow clip (which I think has something to do with airbag/seatbelt tensioner ???). The othe is a white clip with yellow ends and that simply controls the seatbelt light and and chime. It's as easy as unclipping a clip and NO MORE DING< DING< DING!!!! Enjoy......
Here is the split of the wire housing into two under the seat.
No photos are in the thread, could you repost them or anyone who has done this and can post a couple photos?
Here is the yellow connector for saftey devices. And the sinister connector in the background.
Here she is!!!!! Disconnect it and enjoy peace and quiet!!
► Edit - moderator's note - the image on this post is not recoverable. :frown:
Has anyone with a European spec Forester been able to do this. I have tried and failed miserably.
My seatbelt chime doesn't come on until I am driving over 10mph without wearing the seat belt. It then keeps chiming until I fasten my seatbelt, even when I get out of the car to close the driveway gates. Very annoying.
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