For a number of people the use of a seat belt is not required, the truth is, some Bmw 1 series drivers only employ their car on private area and at low speeds. Nevertheless, some other drivers do not want to use the seat belt, even though they do not endanger other persons by doing so – it is against the law. We will nevertheless, only for the first category of people, teach you to disable the belt alarm of your Bmw 1 series, in order that you can drive without wearing your belt. To perform this, o start, we will give you some details to know before looking into such a operation, and secondly, we will teach you how to turn off the belt warning of your Bmw 1 series/Strong>.
Some details you should know before you want to disable the belt alarm of your Bmw 1 series
As we told you in the intro of this content, thinking turning off the belt warning of your Bmw 1 series is not minor. This alarm is there to call attention you to fasten your belt, to be in accordance with the law and not to take unneeded risks. But , if you really desire to take this step, you need to know some details that may make you think before you act, find them in the list below:
- It’s obvious, but it’s beneficial recalling that driving without a seatbelt is criminal in most western countries.
- Your Bmw 1 series being furnished with an airbag, if you don’t have your seatbelt, in the instance of an incident your airbag may be more harmful than protective
- Being a safety element, the belt alarm beeper of your Bmw 1 series must be functional , it is connected to airbag detectors, specifically the belt warning beeper of the passenger seat, so be very vigilant during your manipulations
How do I disable the belt alarm on my Bmw 1 series?
After looking at the various details to take into account before considering turning off the belt warning of a Bmw 1 series, we will show you how to operate this operation.
Use a belt buckle extension to turn off the belt alarm of your Bmw 1 series
The first and most simple method existing to you is to purchase a belt buckle extension to deactivate the belt alarm on your Bmw 1 series. The special feature of this component is that it permits you to use your belt in spite of everything. In reality, it is a belt buckle with a clip on its upper part to fit your belt buckle. Nevertheless, it is essential to know that this product must meet the manufacturer’s standards, so that in the event of an accident, it will be as resistant as your original belt buckle. That is why, it is better for you to purchase this belt buckle extension for Bmw 1 series from a car parts dealer. With this extension you can select whether you want to wear your belt or not. You can purchase this extension between 20 and 30 euros.
Use a belt buckle to turn off your Bmw 1 series belt alarm
This option is only restricted to persons who do not want to put on their car belt at all and therefore no longer want to hear the belt alarm beep of their Bmw 1 series. You will therefore be outlawed and in case of police control you risk taking a fine of hundreds euros and few points on your driving licence. We so encourage you to do this solely if you use your car on private property. The theory is more or less the same as for the extension, you will be able to purchase a belt buckle that will fit into the receptacle of your belt, which will imitate for the alarm the presence of the belt and therefore not to engage the beep of it. Be cautious to measure the width of your buckle and the notch to buy a buckle compatible with the belt receptacle of your Bmw 1 series. You will find belt buckles around 10€ using the web. Take notice that as seen in the past section, without a safety belt an airbag can be very dangerous in case of an accident.
Use a diagnostic OBD system to disable the belt alarm of your Bmw 1 series
To conclude, the wisest solution to disable the belt alarm on your Bmw 1 series. You can use a diagnostic OBD system to deactivate this alarm, however you will need the manufacturer’s guidebook to know the exact technique, and in general a professional will be better able to do this operation for you. But many of them will be hesitant because of the illegality of the procedure.
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