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Seatbelt Chime and Extender Mod

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by randomtacoguy, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Jan 17, 2017 at 6:39 PM
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    randomtacoguy

    randomtacoguy [OP] Active Member

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    The seat belt chime is annoying so I purchased the seat belt extensions from Amazon.

    For whatever reason multiple passengers have released the extension instead of the seat belt, and it seems quite confusing for everyone.

    To make matters worse I put some fabric tape around the male end of the extension to reduce the amount of vibration and clicking as I drove. The other benefit of this is it made the seat belt extension more difficult to remove and put back in. Nice and tight.

    So, in wanting to find out a way to overcome this silliness, I decided to do the following-

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    I purchased the insulating shrink tube from Amazon, here's the link- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ICY2BU/

    The product on the above Amazon link is a 3" circumference after heat, but a slightly smaller one might be able to be used. The tube I used after shrinking doesn't have any movement in either case.

    The 2.5" is $31.70 vs the 3" that I purchased that was $21.30
     
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  2. Jan 18, 2017 at 9:25 AM
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    brich999

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    i dont like messing with safety stuff. why not just disable at dealer?
     
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  3. Jan 18, 2017 at 9:40 AM
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    JoeCOVA

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    Dealer disable = free.

    If people are wearing their seatbelt why are you worried about the chime?
     
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  4. Jan 18, 2017 at 9:47 AM
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    Musubi3

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    Disable with Carista or Techstream. I bought the extenders initially, however I was able to turn off the chime through Techstream.

    The one problem I had with the extenders was the truck would still recognize me in the truck if I accidentally left my lights on. It wouldn't warn me. I rarely forget, however when/if I do, I don't want to be without enough battery to start if I went off hunting or something.
     
  5. Jan 18, 2017 at 9:49 AM
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    TacomaMike37

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    Because a lot of dealers are worthless and wont do it, or worse will charge you.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2017 at 10:15 AM
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    ModocTaco

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    I made my dealer disable before I signed paperwork. The dealer will do it, ya just have to be a dick.
     
  7. Jan 18, 2017 at 10:24 AM
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    Scruffie

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    Disabled my chimes with Carista. One of the better investments that I have made was the purchase of my Carista.
     
  8. Jan 18, 2017 at 12:47 PM
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    randomtacoguy

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    The software disable writes the setting change to volatile memory.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2017 at 12:52 PM
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    Nexusix

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    Disabled mine with Carista, its so much better.
     
  10. Jan 18, 2017 at 12:55 PM
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    My dealer just charged me 54.00 to disable it yesterday on my 5000 mile checkup. I hated the noise when on my trapline because I'm in and out of the truck constantly on the farm.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2017 at 12:59 PM
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    You could have bought carista for that price and had more options to customize stuff..
     
  12. Jan 18, 2017 at 1:07 PM
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    Ill have to look into this Carista. What else can be done with it?
     
  13. Jan 18, 2017 at 1:10 PM
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    brich999

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    Wut?o_O
     
  14. Jan 18, 2017 at 1:26 PM
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    randomtacoguy

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    The change will go away when power is lost.
     

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