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Hello all,
New to this tread here. I know the post says a Legacy but this forum is for outbacks, they're practically the same cars.
anyways did anyone figure out how to disable the seatbelt chime with the push button yet? i have tried the 20 time in and out within 30 seconds, however, had no luck.
 

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Hello all,
New to this tread here. I know the post says a Legacy but this forum is for outbacks, they're practically the same cars.
anyways did anyone figure out how to disable the seatbelt chime with the push button yet? i have tried the 20 time in and out within 30 seconds, however, had no luck.

Don't buckle -- maybe the next -- you won't need to ---?? are seat belts needed in the hereafter??
 

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The 20 times in 30 seconds procedure does work. It's hard to do, but does work if accomplished correctly.

And, yes, there are occasions when not wearing a seat belt is convenient without being an unreasonable risk. They're not common, but do exist.
 

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Its easy as 1, 2, 3 below;

1. Get a Buckle Piece (not the whole seatbelt, see picture) from a dumped car or buy it.
2. Buckle it to your Legacy and leave it there
3. Then get ready for a Ticket or Life threat!
 

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I was waiting for the comments about buckling your seatbelt.

Glad to know this works, I may have to try it.

To the others here that say "just wear your seatbelt", I work at a place that has 3 major buildings, all about a 1/4 - 1/2 mile apart in a business park. It's annoying driving between one building and another at a maximum of 15-20 mph listening to that godforsaken dinging. Just because you don't experience this, doesn't mean their aren't circumstances where a seatbelt isn't necessary and just a time waste/inconvenience. Also, just because you don't wear your seatbelt, it doesn't mean you will automatically die in a crash. I swear, I don't understand how some people can't just answer the question or be quiet.
 

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This worked for me, but unlike my old Impreza, it only seemed to work if I let the buckle lock each time. With the Impreza, you could just hold the release down, which made it easier. You gotta be pretty quick with this car...

  • Without pressing the brake pedal, hit the start button twice for ACC mode
  • Buckle then unbuckle your seatbelt for a total of 20 times in a 30 second period
  • Hit the start button without your foot on the brake pedal to turn the car off
  • Press the brake pedal and start the car
 

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This worked for me, but unlike my old Impreza, it only seemed to work if I let the buckle lock each time. With the Impreza, you could just hold the release down, which made it easier. You gotta be pretty quick with this car...

  • Without pressing the brake pedal, hit the start button twice for ACC mode
  • Buckle then unbuckle your seatbelt for a total of 20 times in a 30 second period
  • Hit the start button without your foot on the brake pedal to turn the car off
  • Press the brake pedal and start the car






First thing I did when I got my Outbacks was disable the annoying chime using the buckle unbuckle method. >:)
 

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I generally wear my belt out of habit since you're just asking to get pulled over around here without it, but it's nice for quick drives across the neighborhood and whatnot. The chime is very annoying.
 

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Sounds cool. Thanks.

Now,
- once disabled like this, I am assuming that the Safety features of the car, e.g., Auto Cruising Control; will not work when driving, right?
- is there are way to re-enable it again?

Thanks.
 

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Sounds cool. Thanks.

Now,
- once disabled like this, I am assuming that the Safety features of the car, e.g., Auto Cruising Control; will not work when driving, right?
- is there are way to re-enable it again?

Thanks.
If it is like my 05 Legacy, if you just disconnect the battery it will re-enable it.
 

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Wouldn't it be easier to just buckle the seat belt before you get in the car, then just sit on it?
 

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Wouldn't it be easier to just buckle the seat belt before you get in the car, then just sit on it?
IMO, it's not a difficult process, so, no.



...once disabled like this, I am assuming that the Safety features of the car, e.g., Auto Cruising Control; will not work when driving, right?
- is there are way to re-enable it again?
No, there is no other effect on the vehicle besides disabling the seat belt chime. As was already mentioned, it will reset if the procedure is repeated or the battery is disconnected.


Obviously, if you need to be reminded to buckle your seatbelt, this mod is not for you.
 

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I managed to do this on my 2016 3.6R. This has stopped the continuous chirps, however, I'd like to have it stop doing the initial 5 chimes at startup. I normally get in the car, hit the button, then put my seatbelt on. The chime that immediately starts while I'm actually pulling on my seatbelt to put it on is quite annoying.

I'd be fine with it chirping at me if I start MOVING without my seatbelt or something, but I'd like to get rid of the initial startup warning about it. Or just have it delayed for 5 seconds or so, by which time I'd actually have my seatbelt fastened.

Anyone manage to get that part to stop?

(and I agree with some of the others here, I don't need a chime to help me remember to wear my seatbelt)
 

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I was waiting for the comments about buckling your seatbelt.

Glad to know this works, I may have to try it.

To the others here that say "just wear your seatbelt", I work at a place that has 3 major buildings, all about a 1/4 - 1/2 mile apart in a business park. It's annoying driving between one building and another at a maximum of 15-20 mph listening to that godforsaken dinging. Just because you don't experience this, doesn't mean their aren't circumstances where a seatbelt isn't necessary and just a time waste/inconvenience. Also, just because you don't wear your seatbelt, it doesn't mean you will automatically die in a crash. I swear, I don't understand how some people can't just answer the question or be quiet.
The 2015 doesn't ding, it chimes. And I think it's a pleasant sound, not irritating at all...
 

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These Seat Belt Extenders will stop the seat belt chime...


No I don't need to be reminded to put on my seat belt. It's been ingrained into my head since the 60's.
 

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I managed to do this on my 2016 3.6R. This has stopped the continuous chirps, however, I'd like to have it stop doing the initial 5 chimes at startup. I normally get in the car, hit the button, then put my seatbelt on. The chime that immediately starts while I'm actually pulling on my seatbelt to put it on is quite annoying.

I'd be fine with it chirping at me if I start MOVING without my seatbelt or something, but I'd like to get rid of the initial startup warning about it. Or just have it delayed for 5 seconds or so, by which time I'd actually have my seatbelt fastened.

Anyone manage to get that part to stop?

(and I agree with some of the others here, I don't need a chime to help me remember to wear my seatbelt)
Don't like the chime? Go buy a Jeep...
Any more responses should be posted here:
http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/61-general-discussions/254922-nit-pickers-post-here.html
 

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LOL I use to not wear the seat belt for short stuff around work till we had an accident and the no seatbelt factor ended up resulting in no coverage for the injured party totally got screwed! Don't give the insurers an out just wear it.
 
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