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Old 08-27-2007
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Seat Belt Minder

Iv seen a lot of these questions so here ya go…

This is not intended so you can drive without wearing your seat belt, and further more I am not responsible if you harm your self, anyone, or anything else while not wearing your safety restraint.

Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature 2003 Ranger (not sure on other years)

Read steps 1- 9 thoroughly before proceeding with the deactivation/activation programming procedure.

Before following the procedure, ensure that the following conditions are met:

The parking brake is set.
The gearshift is in the P (Park) (automatic transmission) or in the neutral position (manual transmission).
The ignition switch is in the OFF position.
All vehicle doors are closed.
The drivers safety belt is unlocked
The parklamps/headlamps are in OFF position (If vehicle is equipped with Autolamps, this will not affect the procedure.

To reduce the risk of injury, do not deactivate/activate the BeltMinder feature while driving.

1. Turn the ignition switch to the run (or ON) position. (DO NOT START THE ENGINE.)

2. Wait until the safety belt warning light turns off. (Approximately 1-2 minutes.)

Steps 3-5 must be completed within 60 seconds or the procedure will have to be repeated

3. Buckle then unbuckle the safety belt three times, ending with the belt unlocked.

4. Turn on the parklamps/headlamps, turn off the parklamps/headlamps.

5. Buckle then unbuckle the safety belt three times, ending with the belt unlocked.

After step 5 the safety belt warning light will be turned on for three seconds

6. Within seven seconds of the safety belt warning light turning off, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt.

This will disable BeltMinder if it is currently enabled, or enable it if its currently disabled

7. Conformation of disabling BeltMinder is provided by:

The safety belt warning light flashing four times per second for three seconds

Followed by three seconds with the safety belt warning light off.

Once again, the safety belt warning light will flash four times per second for three seconds

9. After receiving confirmation, the deactivation/activation procedure is complete.
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what the..???



Where on earth do you learn that...and are you sure you dont have to be standing on your head while doing it..?
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why would u want to do this, its a useless mod... and if your stupid enough not to wear your seat belt then i don't think you would really care about the damn light...
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^^^ x2
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This is crazy. I was just talking about this same thing to my boss today. His Ranger work truck chimes at him until he hits the button. I told him there was a procedure to disable that feature, but I didn't know it.

THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS! It will benefit me!
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Not that I would condone not wearing a seat belt...Just plain stupid in its own right, but does this work on the 07' models..bc i carry alot of heavy crap in my passenger seat alot...(heavy packs and big freakin military radios-made of steel) and anything over say...45lbs, then my truck thinks someone is sitting there....and the only way to keep the chiming from happening every 2min is to buckle my cargo...kind of annoying really.
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Not that I would condone not wearing a seat belt...Just plain stupid in its own right, but does this work on the 07' models..bc i carry alot of heavy crap in my passenger seat alot...(heavy packs and big freakin military radios-made of steel) and anything over say...45lbs, then my truck thinks someone is sitting there....and the only way to keep the chiming from happening every 2min is to buckle my cargo...kind of annoying really.
should be the same...but if not the procedure is in your ranger booklet
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Icon8 Fyi:

1. I think the use of seatbelts should be a CHOICE, not a law! If I'd of been
wearin a seatbelt in my 1st headon collision (67 Chevelle into 76 Mustang
II, put frontend into motor & motor into firewall), I wouldn't of been
around for the second one.............all I did was break my nose on the
steerin wheel, if I'd of been strapped in, I'd of had fatal internal injuries!
THAT'S A FACT BOYS!!!

2. I believe that children should be strapped in, as they don't see what's
comin & are flyin objects on impact.

3. You don't have to do all the listed above steps, unless ya wanta.....all
you have to do is pick up a set of seatbelt extenders (FREE at your
local Ford dealer) and put them in, then your trucks seatbelt sensors
think your strapped in.

They don't ever give ya the true stats, cause it's 50/50 on whether they are gonna help ya or hurt ya, but the government won't ever admit it.

My Father-in-Law's fiancee' was killed due to wearin a seatbelt, as the car was hit on her side & she was strapped in, so it held her in place & busted her up............paramedics said if she wouldn't of been held in place, she may of been hurt, but not killed.

My second headon type wreck, a 16yo girl (she had just got her license the week of the accident) & her cousin were in a 73 Nova SS, she turned infront of me at a intersection & I T-boned her @ 65mph with my 70 Chevelle, it was my fiancee' (Wife now) sittin in the middle front, her 2 sisters & brother in the back, and me drivin.........nobody in my car was hurt (I had a ring on my chest from the steerin wheel, but unhurt)...............her cousin seen it comin when she turned into my path & jumped from the pass. seat onto her lap........if he'd of been strapped in, he'd of been DEAD! My car pushed the side of that Nova in so far, my hood ripped the vinyl top................

NOW, that's my experiences.............as I said, should be a CHOICE for adults!

Just my O2 and fix for the guys like me that don't believe in usin em, except when we're bein pulled over by Johnny Law! ALWAYS have it on BEFORE I stop!
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why would u want to do this, its a useless mod... and if your stupid enough not to wear your seat belt then i don't think you would really care about the damn light...
I have Recaro Seats with Sparco harnesses.. That damn ' minder ' was binging galore as I don't even have the factory belts in my truck anymore! ( recievers are gone ).

I'll bet those harnesses protect me better then your whimpy factory rubbish :)

I do NOT wear seatbelts.
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I did that to mine a while back, I dont wear my seat belt when im out wheelin and stuff and that damn dinger drove me crazy.
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why would u want to do this, its a useless mod... and if your stupid enough not to wear your seat belt then i don't think you would really care about the damn light...
Umm most trucks beep without seatbelts. And I have many situations where the beeping annoys me. for example if im talking on my cellphone when i hop in my truck I cant hear someone talking over the bing sound.
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Yea you people need to look through your factory booklet that comes with the truck as this is in there as well as all sorts of other little things with the truck. It's also posted all over the palce...
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my 07 costantly does it if its not buckled, even if you hit the button u have to do some procedure its really annoying so mine is always buckled I just sit on top of it.
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I have Recaro Seats with Sparco harnesses.. That damn ' minder ' was binging galore as I don't even have the factory belts in my truck anymore! ( recievers are gone ).

I'll bet those harnesses protect me better then your whimpy factory rubbish :)

I do NOT wear seatbelts.

i understand for stuff like that, but my truck dings a few times, and doesnt make any more noises...
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i understand for stuff like that, but my truck dings a few times, and doesnt make any more noises...
Cool. I don't want my truck dinging at all. Just like the door chime, i hate that noise also.
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up down up down left right left right ab ab select start!

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golden eye?
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older than that!
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yea, i was thinkin the N64 didnt have a 'select' button.... or did it?




nope, just went and looked haha
what game? golden eye was about the time i started really playing games, well it was my first game, i had played others.
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contra for the 16 bit nintendo! That gave you 30 men each for 2 players!

(yes I am old and a geek)
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Super Contra! Goes from 3 lives to 10....only way i was able to beat that darn game...and that was 10 years after it came out.
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why would u want to do this, its a useless mod... and if your stupid enough not to wear your seat belt then i don't think you would really care about the damn light...
when i hunt i never wear a seatbelt... no point, and everytime you get out and come back in just to get to hear that dinging sound pisses you off after the 10th or 12th time
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alright guys, i finally drove a newer, automatic ranger today, i apologize for *****ing about it not being a big deal, i drove it about 200 yards to open a gate, and that thing got annoying.. my truck only dings when i first turn it on.
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mine doesn't ding at all.
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mine dings, but will stop after you push the button. but if you get out... it DOES get annoying, cause you have to do it all over again... but i did get a $75 ticket pulling into school 2 yrs ago i pulled around the corner, and the cop radio'd ahead to a group of other cops. by the time i got around the 2nd corner i had it buckled. he STILL gave me a ticket!!! they had about 30 of us on the side of the road. all the teachers drove past and gave us crap during class about SAFETY.
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