Originally Posted by SeatBeltWearer
You people should keep your mouths shut if you don't have an answer to this question.
I always wear my seatbelt.
This morning, my car stopped recognizing the seatbelt; and now the car beeps to remind me every 20 seconds.
So stop telling us how important it is to wear a seatbelt and tell me how to turn this noise off. It is maddening.
That's an easy fix.
Honda seat belts (including the buckle) are covered under warranty for the life of the vehicle.
Take it to the dealer. They will fix it for free. Pretty simple solution to the noise!
They'll also reset your SRS light, since I'm sure it must be on with DTC 9-3 for a left front seat belt buckle switch failure. What's that? Your SRS light isn't on, you say? Well then you must be full of **** and telling a lie to prove some sort of point over the internet. What a lamer you are!
Originally Posted by randerton
This extender clip pops right in the normal seat below buckle and effectively disables the extremely annoying chime while still maintaining the airbag/etc.
Since you seem to be a little too dense to figure this out, I'll give you a clue: The SRS system is designed to work in conjunction with the seat belts, hence the "supplemental" in Supplemental Restraint System. It is not intended to replace the function of the belts. You stand a pretty good chance of getting injured by the airbags if they detonate in a collision while you aren't wearing a seat belt.
This way you can actually use your judgment as to when you wear your seatbelt versus a Honda lawyer or engineer imposing their judgment upon you.
Way to stick it to "the man"! How dare they tell you what to do! Only you can control your own destiny!
Thanks for making us all pay more for insurance, BTW. We love you for it.
I also find it amusing that you paid $20 for that thing over the internet when you could have just stopped by a local salvage yard and picked up a loose buckle tab for a couple of bucks. +1 internetz for your astounding brainpower.
Related anecdote: I was reading a summary of a civil case last month where a deceased man's family was suing Ford Motor Co.; the man was found dead in the passenger seat of his vehicle after he ran it off the road and collided with a tree at approximately 14mph. Apparently, he sustained fatal injuries from the airbag because he was "out of position" in the vehicle when it detonated. The family's attorney was attempting to prove that Ford's airbag was defective or malfunctioning. Ford won the decision when they introduced a key piece of evidence: The guy wasn't wearing a seat belt. Guess why he was out of position?
Sadly, the family's attorney was able to appeal for a re-trial on grounds that the dead man's seat belt use (or lack thereof) was not admissible as contributory negligence, due to a legal loophole for product liability cases. Nevermind the fact that seat belt use is required by law in the state in which this occurred
What do they expect to say when the judge asks "Was the man wearing a seat belt?" at the new trial? I know that would be the first question in my
head if I were him . . .