For some people the use of a seat belt is not necessary, in fact, some vehicle owners only use their car on private property and at low speeds. However, some other drivers do not want to use the seat belt, although they do not endanger other people by doing so – it is against the law. We will however, only for the first category of person, help you to disable the belt alarm of your car, so that you can drive without wearing your belt. To do this, firstly, we will give you some information to know before considering such a procedure, and secondly, we will show you how to turn off the belt warning of your car.
Some information you should know before you want to disable the belt alarm of your car
As we told you in the introduction of this article, considering turning off the belt warning of your vehicle is not insignificant. This alarm is there to remind you to fasten your belt, to be in accordance with the law and not to take unnecessary risks. However, if you really want to take this step, you need to know some information that may make you think before you act, here they are:
- It’s obvious, but it’s worth remembering that driving without a seatbelt is illegal in France and in most western countries.
- Your car being equipped with an airbag, if you don’t have your seatbelt, in case of an accident your airbag may be more dangerous than protective
- Being a safety element, the belt alarm beeper of your vehicle must be functional , it is linked to airbag detectors, especially the belt warning beeper of the passenger seat, so be very careful during your manipulations
How do I disable the belt alarm on my car?
After reviewing the various information to consider before considering turning off the belt warning of a car, we will explain how to perform this procedure.
Use a belt buckle extension to turn off the belt alarm of your car
The first and simplest solution available to you is to equip yourself with a belt buckle extension to deactivate the belt alarm on your vehicle. The special feature of this part is that it allows you to use your belt in spite of everything. Indeed, it is a belt buckle with a clip on its upper part to accommodate your belt buckle. However, it is important 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 traditional belt buckle. For this reason, it is better for you to buy this belt buckle extension for car from a car parts dealer. With this extension you can choose whether you want to wear your belt or not. You can find this extension between 20 and 30 euros.
Use a belt buckle to turn off your vehicle belt alarm
This technique is only reserved for people who do not wish to put on their car belt at all and therefore no longer want to hear the belt alarm beep of their cars. 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 therefore advise you to do this only if you use your car on private property. The principle is more or less the same as for the extension, you will be able to buy a belt buckle that will fit into the receptacle of your belt, which will simulate for the alarm the presence of the belt and therefore not to engage the beep of it. Be careful to measure the width of your buckle and the notch to buy a buckle compatible with the belt receptacle of your car. You will find belt buckles around 10€ on the internet. Be aware that as seen in the previous 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 car
Finally, the wisest technique to disable the belt alarm on your vehicle. You can use a diagnostic OBD system to deactivate this alarm, however you will need the manufacturer’s manual to know the exact procedure, and in general a professional will be better able to perform this procedure for you. However most of them will be reluctant because of the illegality of the procedure.