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Seat belt light

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by joeleow, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. joeleow

    joeleow Copenworld Regular

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    Is there a way to disable the irritating seat belt light? Tried searching for it but nothing came up. I do know that other makes have some secret peddle sequence that disable their seat belt sound and lights. Thanks!
     
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  2. Adam K

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    I don't believe we had that option in the UK. Mine certainly doesn't.
     
  3. ClareL

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    My 1.3 doesn't either.
     
  4. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    Adam and Clare, yours doesn't! does that mean you have tried to find out if you could do it?
    I can't see why you want it to not work, in this country when its a legal requirement to wear the seat belt.

    Joe, you could get a dummy buckle to pop in the slot. I don't see its irritating as I put my belt on and like magic the light goes out.
     
  5. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    Take the bulb out of the warning light. As seen on Red Dwarf.:)
     
  6. jaspark

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    Hi joeleow, I agree with trustafox.
    It soon goes off once you wear the seatbelt. If it doesn't you better have it serviced.
    If you are annoyed with such warning sound and light, I do not know what to say to you really... but at least the light is a legal requirement for the manufacturer to fit, just like the high mount brake lamp.
    However, there is a buckle with a slot to fit in the seatbelt slot. Does it make sense?
    I found one on Japanese website and it was cheap.
    But again, it is the minimum requirement to waer seatbelt whilst driving and its for yourself not for others.
     
  7. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    I think I remember that.
    or was that a joke about having to change the bulb to go to a different energy level? :think:

    jaspark, he's in Singapore, is it a legal requirement to wear one there? if he had been in Europe I'd not of suggested such a thing as to put a dummy buckle in, Mr Policeman. :)
     
  8. DaG

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    It was going from amber alert to red alert, they had to change the bulb.:D
    I've sort of adapted the idea, but instead of changing it remove the bulb for no light.
     
  9. trustafox

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    Thanks for the explanation, I'll make a note in the margin.
     
  10. DaG

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    Happy to be of help.
     
  11. joeleow

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    Yes guys it is a legal requirement to wear it in Singapore but in so many years of driving, I almost always "forgot" to put on my seat belt. :D:D

    I know it's unwise but I just hate the discomfort on my tummy. And I don't think I am alone here right?

    So until recently when my first convertible comes along, it was too obvious not to put on the belt when the top is down. Guess what? I have seat belt abrasion on my shoulder! :eek:

    I do have the belt buckle in my other ride to trick the car but it is a hassle to order it again from overseas. Guess I will just have to bear with the blinking light when the roof is up. :)
     
  12. quibbles

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    Well personally, I think you should wear your seat belt. I couldn't not wear it now, I'd feel very vulnerable. It's safer! Common sense to me.
     
  13. joeleow

    joeleow Copenworld Regular

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    Thanks quibbles!
     
  14. Number6

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    Not should, must. I've seen a guy go flying through a windscreen in a crash... Not a pleasant sight, I can assure you.
     
  15. trustafox

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    Joe, you even give the reason yourself. You admit you often forget :think: to put the belt on. That is why the light is there!

    Do you have a big tummy?
     
  16. joeleow

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    Big enough to feel the discomfort... thanks trustafox! :)
     
  17. jaspark

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    I also have a big tummy and I was feeling discomfort.
    But its not my option but I must wear.
    Now I do not feel no discomfort but rather something missing if I do not wear it.
     
  18. DaG

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    I'm pleased to say my six pack - washboard stomach is untroubled by a seat belt.:)

    It's a £100 fine in the uk for not wearing a belt. I must confess I nearly always drive off with no belt on and then fasten it while driving. I usually have it fastened within the first 50 metres or so, but it's a bad habit I've got into to save a few seconds.
     
  19. trustafox

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    So you are halfway down your drive by time you have the belt on? :)
     
  20. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    The parked up Ferrari I have to manoeuvre around is a bit of a bugger, but I manage it one handed. :D

    BTW, I've cleared my inbox.
     
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