Ok, so I'm going to start by saying I NEVER drive down the road without my seatbelt. I don't pull out of the driveway unless I'm as safe as possible. All you Nannys who want to go "WHAT?!?! BE WITHIN 10 FEET OF A CAR WITHOUT A SEATBELT??" just piss off, this post is not for you. Go figure out when you lost the ability to make rational thoughts. The American public at large may be too stupid and need that annoying beep to remind them to put their stupid seatbelt on. I'm not sure that this is a requirement to sell cars in the US, but it seems to be primarily for the US market. Other countries don't make a big deal of this and their cars reflect it. I am an American and I like to think for myself. If I am driving to my mailbox, or moving my car in parking structure at 5mph, or even 50 miles away from another human being and in no possible danger of a crash, -I- will choose if I want to wear my seatbelt.
On previous vehicles I was able to disable the BONG BONG BONG BONG BONG noise with minimal effort, but so far my 2013 Taco has defeated me. I have seen some good posts in my searches but so far none of the tricks with odo switch have worked. I don't like the seatbelt plug blanks because it's a pita to remove those every time you want to put on seat belt and I want the car to function as normal without the nanny bong. Unplugging any of the wire harnesses seem to disable the side airbags or result in warning lights on the dash. I will ask/beg my dealer to turn it off if they can, but if they won't, does anyone have another method to remove this? I have an ultragauge but haven't found a way to interface with the system settings.
I don't want to remove the bonger, but I will if I have to: