Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, Disabling Seat Belt Chime (07 DTS) in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Does anyone know how to disable the seat belt warning chime? Please don't give me any lectures and it is ...
Does anyone know how to disable the seat belt warning chime? Please don't give me any lectures and it is not illegal, just the proceedure that does not involve cutting or butcheriing. This is a sophisticated car. I recently found the proceedure for the full size Fords.
go to a junk yard and cut the clip off a GM seatbelt and plug it into yours. or you could make one. I bet you could cut one out of cardboard or maybe a piece of plexi glass and slip it into the seat belt. beats fooling around with the electronics
Thanks, I thought of that. My 2005 ford Crown Vic had a long and complicated set of instructions where you need to turn on the ignition, and plug and unplug the seatbelt 10 times within two minutes and the computer would disable the warning. So I'm sure the Cadillac has the same feature, but it is likely a trade secrete, as the manuf does not want the general public to know. And I agree, the general public are IDIOTS.
Sorry for such a late reply... hopefully you have already figured out a solution. But, if not I have a very simple one for you. Normally there is a procedure for going into the settings to disable. However, the procedure is not in the owner's manual and I have not been notified of a Helms manual available for the car yet. Luckily, I have an easier approach that worked like a charm for me
Simply look under the seat and find the seatbelt sensor wire (tucked neatly under the seat near the base of the seatbelt latch) and simply disconnect the wire.
GM is sorta backwards from the way you would expect the car to react. You would think if the sensor is disconnected it would chime all the time but it is actually the opposite. Disconnecting it will eliminate the chime and you can quickly and easily plug it back in whenever you want.
Let me know how that goes and if you have any other questions...
What is a Helms manual. Is that something full of goodies such as eliminating the mommie scold you always get on the Nav system every time you start the car and possibly allowing the driver to set a destination while underway?
Helms manuals are basically 100% full function service manuals (not those crappy chilton ones you get at Autozone). And, since I went to their site to get the link it looks like they DO now have them available for both the 06 DTS & Lucerne for that matter I requested an email update from them when it was available... I guess they forgot
That link should work. If not, simply go to www.helminc.com and click on vehicle owner then choose your make, etc
On my link, the service manual you would want is the second link "2006 Cadillac DTS (KS-Platform) Service Manual Set" ...I see they also have one specific for the nav system that might help you disable that annoying feature
I'm ordering one right now, and I highly suggest it if you plan to do any tinkering.