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    I appreciate Peugeot's concern in keeping me safe and ensuring I always have a full battery. Thanks.

    However there are these occasions when I don't wear a seat belt:

    - I am moving the car from the street to my garage
    - I am moving the car up a few spaces
    - I am reversing

    The seat belt alert in these situations drives me nuts. Is there a way to disable this?

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    I have driven cars for over 20 years and never ever forgotten to wear seat belts so please I dont need the car to tell me what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by french-car-newb View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by french-car-newb View Post
    I appreciate Peugeot's concern in keeping me safe and ensuring I always have a full battery. Thanks.

    However there are these occasions when I don't wear a seat belt:

    - I am moving the car from the street to my garage
    If you are on a public road you must wear your seatbelt whilst driving a vehicle.

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    - I am moving the car up a few spaces
    Ditto above


    Quote Originally Posted by french-car-newb View Post
    - I am reversing
    I believe it may be acceptable to remove your seatbelt when reversing. However, the gallic twit that programmed your seatbelt warning forgot to disable the warning when reverse gear is selected.

    Quote Originally Posted by french-car-newb View Post
    I have driven cars for over 20 years and never ever forgotten to wear seat belts so please I dont need the car to tell me what to do.
    Two of the three situations you have described indicate that you may need to be told when you need to wear a seatbelt......

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    i imagine you will get a sensible and correct answer in due course, but just in case....

    i would think there is a pressure switch under/in the seat which is closed by the application of your bum, so i would be looking under the seat for the wires connected thereto, with a view to permanently disconnecting them. unless of course peugeot has come up with some complicated higher tech electronic solution to this simple function. which is possible.

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    There must be some way to deactivate it otherwise it's going to drive the people in the trade absolutely mental.
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    tradies will just plug the seatbelt in then sit on it ... There's going to be an electrical contact in the seatbelt catch. Just unplug and short this. This issue I imagine is in the event of an accident it may activate airbags for seats that aren't occupied

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    I think there are a couple of things that the Peugeot computer measures:

    1. A pressure switch under the seat (There is a bum on this seat)
    2. The acceleration as you drive onto the road (perhaps it is just the gear)
    3. The seat belt socket where the contact circuit will make or break

    Every avro after lunch, I am just moving my car into the shade in the carpark just a few meters but enough to set of the seat belt alert.

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    My 406 does the same thing and I have a fairly long 's' shaped driveway. Solution = wear the seat belt, it's not a big deal. Try being told by doctor not to drive for several months and you'll realise this is not such a big problem.
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    When I was a cabbie, some of us used to have an old seat belt clip (from a wreck) we'd just clip in there. Or you could use a bit of plastic.

    Or just short out the wires going to the bit you clip the belt into. The car will then think there is someone belted up permanently. Just make sure you're not stuffing around with the wires to the seat belt pre-tensioner

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    I'm of the opinion as mentioned before that the seat occupation interlock controls the operation of the air-bags. Permanently preventing the operation of the drivers air-bag might produce unintended consequences.
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    I seem to recall reading recently of someone who deactivated the seat belt alarm via software setting. Cant recall the make of the car, but I suspect it was on this site in relation to use of one of them befangled it thingies you attach to one's motor vehicle
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    G'day,
    I remember reading somewhere that if your car is fitted with something, [speedo, headlights, seatbelt warning etc] that something must be operative, i.e. work. If it doesn't work, a pink slip failure could occur.
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    Seems like a lot of stuffiing around to me when you can merely use it as intended.
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    G'day,
    yes,well, that is one alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post
    G'day,
    I remember reading somewhere that if your car is fitted with something, [speedo, headlights, seatbelt warning etc] that something must be operative, i.e. work. If it doesn't work, a pink slip failure could occur.
    Hmm

    I was trying to look for some guidelines on the RMS site. There is all kinds of information but this. It is commonly called e-safety check but I doubt if it goes to the extent where each safety features is retrospectively checked. Manufacturing defects are handled by the car maker/ distributor as we know. I dont think my mechanic is going to read through the manual and check if the seat belt alert works under all conditions. Indicator lights, seat belts in working condition, headlights, brakes (brake test), tyre tread wear, wipers, unbroken seats, hand brake, seem to be the most common things checked.

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    I'm not sure that it's relevant to your problem, because I think its status is supposed to be reset every time you remove the ignition key, but I had a curious experience with my seat belt warning the other day.

    I'd driven home from Bunnings with something secured by the seat-belt to prevent it from falling over, and when I got home, I just removed whatever it was without undoing the seat-belt. Subsequently came back to the car, started up and drove off, noticed the (front passenger) seat-belt was still done up, so I undid it in flight ... and discovered that the warning chime just gets noisier and noisier until stopping to fix it (with the aforementioned reset) becomes preferable to a mental breakdown ... if nothing else, though, it demonstrates the mechanism's apparently total indifference under such circumstances to seat-bum-ness in determining the seat's occupancy IF you start out with the belt done up.
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    Why not just look at a wiring diagram. Or would that be too difficult?

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    In these days of computer control I imagine that it thinks if the seat belt is done up ( and you have something in the seat), if that something is removed it would think that something is wrong therefore the audible warning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavel Moore View Post
    Why not just look at a wiring diagram. Or would that be too difficult?
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    Turn the bong off with Lexia / Planet / Diagbox.

    The "coussins gonflables" are usually determined for operation (where this is a selective matter) by pressure on a sensing pad in the seat cushion.
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    My Ford Focus had a long constant beep. It gave about 10 seconds then just came on and ddidn't go off until seatbelt went on, reegadrdless of whether you were moving. The Clio gives a pulsating beep, but not until you start moving a certain speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Turn the bong off with Lexia / Planet / Diagbox.
    G'day,
    at this time of the day, I'd rather turn the bong on.
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